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Nicole Hininger • Associate

Ogletree Deakins • Kansas City, Missouri

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Ogletree Deakins
Park Central Plaza
4717 Grand Avenue, Suite 300
Kansas City, Missouri 64112
phone 816.471.1301
fax  816.471.1303


Ms. Hininger is an associate in the firm’s Kansas City office.  She defends employers and management in employment-related disputes in various forums, focusing primarily on discrimination, retaliation, harassment and wrongful discharge cases.  Recent successes include:
<li>Obtaining a defense jury verdict in the District of Kansas, as second-chair on a sexual harassment and retaliatory discharge claim.  Ms. Hininger examined a key management employee and several additional witnesses. <li>Obtaining summary judgment in a two-plaintiff action against a retail store, alleging race discrimination, retaliation, and other theories of recovery, in the Western District of Missouri. <li>Successfully conciliating an EEOC Charge alleging disability discrimination for a de minimis amount.Ms. Hininger has extensive employment litigation experience for an associate, including first-chairing a week-long private arbitration, second-chairing four federal jury trials, taking multiple depositions (including a plaintiff), defending management-level depositions, writing successful summary judgment motions, arguing dispositive motions in court, representing employers in settlement conferences and in mediation, and defending an EEOC on-site inspection.  Ms. Hininger is originally from Independence, Missouri.  She began her legal career as a law clerk for the Honorable John R. Gibson, who sits on the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.


  • College: B.A., summa cum laude, University of Missouri-Columbia, 2001
  • Law School: J.D., University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, 2004, Missouri Law Review, Editorial Board, Ord

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