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 of 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 and a minor in History from Graceland University in 2010.

Nichelle clerked for Humphrey Farrington & McClain while in law school and was involved in the Pro Bono Society, Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity, and was a writer for the Journal of Corporation Law, publishing her article “Tax Strategy Patents After the American Invents Act: The Need for Judicial Review” in November 2012. Nichelle was additionally on Moot Court, worked as a Student Ambassador, and served as the Senior Associate Editor for the 2012-2013 Journal of Corporation Law publication year. While at Graceland University, Nichelle participated in service projects in Nicaragua, Thailand, South Africa, and Zambia.

Since beginning her legal career at the firm in 2013, Nichelle has assisted in 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. In 2017, Nichelle was selected by the National Trial Lawyers as a Top 40 Under 40 lawyer in the State of Missouri.


$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
Missouri Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2018
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
The Missouri Bar
Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
Association of Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City