Nichelle L. Oxley

Associate Attorney
Nichelle Oxley (formerly Closson) is an associate at Humphrey, Farrington & McClain who represents plaintiffs in multiple areas of personal injury litigation, including products liability, chemical exposure, wrongful death, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, motor vehicle accidents, and pharmaceutical liability. Nichelle earned her law degree from the University of Iowa College of Law in 2013, receiving the Jurisprudence Award for Academic Excellence and the Russell Goldman Award. Nichelle received her bachelor’s degree magna cum laude in Accounting and Business Administration from Graceland University in 2010. While at Graceland, Nichelle participated in service projects in Nicaragua, Thailand, South Africa, and Zambia.

Since beginning her legal career at the firm in 2013, Nichelle has gained substantial litigation experience, assisting in numerous trials across the country, and obtaining favorable settlements and jury verdicts in a wide variety of different types of cases. Nichelle has authored appellate briefs in Missouri District Courts and in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Named a “Rising Star” by Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers and a Top 40 Under 40 Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers, Nichelle lives close to the Historic Independence Square with her husband and daughter.

Highlights

$60 Million Jury Verdict in Breach of Contract Case – Demetre v. HMS Holdings Corp., 2017
$1 Million Settlement in Trucking Case – Stephanie Stanton v. Confidential, 2015
$499,080 Jury Verdict in Motorcycle Accident Case – Randel v. City of Kansas City, 2013
$235,000 Jury Verdict in Head Injury Case – Ellison v. Red Lobster, 2018
Numerous Confidential Settlements
National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, 2017- 2019
Missouri Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2018-2019
U.S. District Court Southern District of Kansas, 2016
U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 2015
U.S. District Court Southern District of Iowa, 2015
Missouri, 2013
U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 2013
Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
Personal Injury – Plaintiff
Wrongful Death- Plaintiff
Medical Malpractice – Plaintiff
Nursing Home Litigation – Plaintiff
Trucking law – Plaintiff
Motor Vehicle Accidents – Plaintiff
Toxic Torts – Plaintiff
Product Defects – Plaintiff
University of Iowa College of Law

  • J.D. – 2013
  • Honors: Russell Goldman Award; Jurisprudence Award for Academic Excellence

Graceland University, Lamoni Iowa

  • B.A. – 2010
  • Honors: magna cum laude
  • Majors: Accounting, Business Administration
Tax Strategy Patents After the American Invents Act: The Need for Judicial Review
November 2012, The Journal of Corporation Law
Phi Delta Phi
Kansas City Bar Metropolitan Association
American Association of Justice
Graceland University Alumni Board of Directors
Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
Association of Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City