E. Nicki Hewell



Nicki Hewell is an energy attorney with experience in the several stages of business development, including assisting start-up companies with corporate documents and reorganizations. Nicki’s practice focuses on oil and gas litigation, midstream transactional matters and title curative matters for public utilities and the telecommunications industry. Within the telecommunications industry, Nicki advises Ohio municipalities regarding ordinance drafting, ensuring the ordinances are compliant with federal and state micro-wireless regulations. Nicki also represents renewable energy companies before the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO). With extensive industry knowledge, Nicki creates tailored solutions to the energy issues that companies and municipalities face daily.

In addition to her energy practice, Nicki has significant bankruptcy experience, assisting in the representation of commercial debtors in Chapter 7, Chapter 13 and Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases. She also assists trustees in Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 cases.

Previously, Nicki served as an extern for Judge Gregory Frost in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio and as a law clerk in the tax litigation division of the Indiana Attorney General’s Office.

Professional & Community Activities
  • Young Energy Professional, Institute for Energy Law
  • Pro Bono Volunteer, The Legal Aid Society of Columbus
  • Member, Energy & Mineral Law Foundation
Presentations & Published Works
  • Speaker, "Micro Wireless Ordinances after Senate Bill 331," Mayors Annual Conference, June 2017
  • Speaker, “AT&T Telecommunications Bill,” Ohio Municipal Attorneys Association Seminar, March 2017
  • Speaker, “Wireless Telecommunications Ordinances after Senate Bill 331,” Ohio Municipal League Live Webinar, February 2017
Bar Admissions & Activities
  • Admitted, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 2018
  • Admitted, State of Ohio, 2016
  • Admitted, Southern District of Ohio, 2016
  • Admitted, Northern District of Ohio, 2017
  • Member, Columbus Bar Association
  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member, Federal Bar Association
  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law (J.D.), 2016; Senior Managing Editor of the Indiana Law Journal; Administrative Director of the Inmate Legal Assistance Project; semifinalist and recipient of Oral Advocacy Honors in the Sherman Minton Moot Court competition
  • DePauw University Prindle Institute of Ethics (Graduate Fellow), 2013
  • DePauw University (B.A. cum laude in Philosophy), 2011
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