Nicole D. Faut
Nicole D. Faut joined Jarvis Law PLLC in December 2023 expand her ability to provide quality legal services and relentless advocacy to residents of the Shenandoah Valley. While she handles a number of matters in general practice, she primarily focuses on matters relating to labor and employment: including wage and hour issues under the Fair Labor Standards Act, retaliation and discrimination claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and helping employees navigate complex and sensitive issues at work in order to protect and assert their rights. Her Offices are located in Elkton, Virginia, a short distance from Harrisonburg.
Nicole began her legal career in nationally-recognized, competitive clinical programs at CUNY Law in New York City as a student attorney. She represented residents of New York City in welfare and benefits administrative proceedings, as well as victims of wage theft in federal litigation. She also clerked for the Communications Workers of America as a Peggy Browning Fellow, where she worked on arbitrations, employee grievances, and policy matters in Washington, D.C. and New York City. After graduating from law school, she joined the National Women’s Law Center in Washington, D.C. as a Fellow for the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund and Legal Network for Gender Equity. Her work as a Fellow included developing attorney resources and training materials for attorneys all around the country; federal workplace discrimination litigation; and national policy advocacy campaigns around sexual harassment and worker rights. After her fellowship, she joined a prominent plaintiff-side labor firm in Washington, D.C. where she assisted in class-action litigation, represented public-sector unions, and provided legal advice on labor relations and employment matters.
In 2020 she moved back home, the Shenandoah Valley, where she landed at a well-respected firm in Harrisonburg. In 2022, she hung her own shingle to provide relentless worker advocacy to residents of the Shenandoah Valley. Prior to law school, Nicole worked at the International Rescue Committee, after completing a Fulbright Research Fellowship to India. She has a B.A. in Religion and Culture from Virginia Tech. Nicole has been trained in trauma-informed representation, which inspires her practice with compassion, empathy, and patience. Though her legal skills were developed and sharpened in large cities, her upbringing in the Shenandoah Valley in McGaheysville, Virginia, has always guided her to handle every case with warmth and approachability. Clients can count on these qualities and rely on her skills to attain the best resolution for their legal matter.
She is admitted to practice in New York; Washington, D.C. (inactive); Virginia; West Virginia; and the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia.