Nicole Sodoma Managing Principal of Sodoma Law


Managing Principal

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I empower others to find success. – Nicole

The nicest compliment I’ve ever received about Sodoma Law was from a judge who described us as “smart, tenacious, and compassionate.” When clients come to us in the middle of a divorce or a custody battle, they deserve that blend of qualities from each of our family law attorneys. They need family law attorneys who will fight for them in the courtroom and empower them to achieve their goals at a difficult time in their lives.

When I opened the doors to Sodoma Law in 2008, I wanted to build a team who would help every client navigate the hurdles of separation and divorce with empathy and determination – in and out of court. I wanted to surround myself with people who live and breathe family law like I do. This practice is my passion; it’s not my job, but rather, who I am.

In hindsight, I have to believe that the events of my childhood led me on this path. I often joke with my family that my experience as a child of parents with “irreconcilable differences” predestined my career. As a family law attorney, I feel the advantage of understanding the experience of separation and divorce through the eyes of an adult and as a young girl. That experience was fraught with anxiety, especially at the beginning. I believe it’s our job, as family law attorneys, to educate our clients on their various legal options so as to reduce that anxiety and allow them to feel more in control of their cases. At our firm, each attorney and staff member believes not only in their ability to make a difference in a client’s life but also their ability to be supportive of a client’s emotional, spiritual and physical well being.

After more than two decades of practicing as a family law attorney, I know that when our clients contact us, they are typically making one of the biggest decisions of their lives. They each have somehow empowered themselves enough to make the journey to change what he or she has known… whether it was for one year or twenty years. I understand it is not always hard for everyone, but change affects us all. I see it with my clients. I saw it with my own parents.

Working with someone you trust is critical. From the moment we discuss your case, you will know that I will always do my absolute best to handle your concerns as if they are my own.


  • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
  • College of Charleston

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina
  • Washington State

Additional Licenses

  • Certified Parenting Coordinator
  • Certified Collaborative Law Attorney
  • Nationally Certified Literacy Tutor

Honors & Associations

  • All American Speaker
  • American Bar Association Family Law and Assisted Reproductive Technology Sections
  • North Carolina Bar Association Family Law Section
    Mecklenburg County Bar Association Family Law and Collaborative Law Sections
  • Mecklenburg County Collaborative Law Group
  • Mecklenburg County Domestic Court Bar Committee
  • North Carolina Association of Collaborative Divorce Professionals
  • North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys
  • Former Board Member and Chair for Charlotte Women’s Bar
  • Charlotte Women Attorneys
  • Mecklenburg Times: Charlotte’s 50 Most Influential Women
  • Charlotte Business Journal: Top 40 Women in Business
  • North Carolina Legal Elite – Business North Carolina 2010- 2016
  • Rising Star – Super Lawyers Magazine 2010
  • Super Lawyer – Super Lawyers Magazine 2011-2021
  • Blue Ribbon Panel – North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • Charlotte’s Top 50 Entrepreneur of the Year – 2010
  • Top Attorneys in North Carolina – Charlotte Magazine 2012-2013
  • Charlotte Chamber of Commerce
  • Charlotte’s Mover & Shaker Award – Business Leader Magazine 2010
  • Business Leaders of Charlotte 2008: Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity


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