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Nancy A. Udell

Nancy A. Udell came to Florida in 2015 via New York, Washington, DC and Santa Fe, New Mexico.  A graduate of the Yale Law School and Fordham University Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, she joined our firm in 2016. 

Nancy is admitted to practice law in New York, New Mexico and Florida.  


Yale Law School, Editor Journal of Law and Feminism, J.D. 1995.

Fordham University, Bronx, New York, 1988.  B.A. English Literature & Education. Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa.

Prior Work:

Covington & Burling,  NY, NY; Washington, DC, 1995 - 2002.  Public and private corporate and transactional practice, including mergers & acquisitions, private investments, initial public offerings.  Also general civil litigation, including numerous pro bono projects; Charles F.C. Ruff Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year. 

Director of Policy and General Counsel, Common Good, 2002-2005 Washington, DC.  Program development, public speaking, and compliance. Policy focus on education and healthcare.

Guardian Ad Litem, Lawyers for Children America, Washington, DC. 2002-2005 Volunteer --Court appointed representation of children in the Washington, DC abuse and neglect system.

Private Practice, Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Dispute Mediation, including low cost divorce.  

Mediator, Metro Court and Taos Municipal Court

Settlement Facilitator, First Judicial District

Member, ADR Committee,  NM Bar

Lawyer, Esperanza Shelter for Battered Families, Inc., Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Volunteer through NM Legal Aid.  Provide pro bono legal services for Esperanza clients in divorce, custody, protective order and related issues.  

Nancy was also a High School English teacher and dean in the Bronx, NY for four years and carried a walkie talkie.  She taught English at Breakthrough Santa Fe for seven years as a volunteer.  Breakthrough is an award winning program serving disadvantaged youth who would be the first in their families to attend college. 

She is also an accomplished clay artist.  You can see her work at