Nicole James

Raised in Brooks, Nicole is no stranger to southern Alberta and is happy today to make her home in Medicine Hat. While she originally headed to university as an engineering student, she decided that was not the career path for her. She quickly shifted her focus to Political Science and set her sights on law school.

This change proved to be an important decision, leading to her graduation from Dalhousie University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Soon after, Nicole was accepted to law school and subsequently graduated from the University of Alberta in 2020.

In her last year at the U of A Law School, Nicole was asked by the Dean to be his research assistant. During the same year, she still found time to serve as the Executive Director for Law Show—a long-standing tradition in which the student body puts on a two-night theatrical production with the sole purpose of raising funds for a charity. With Nicole at the helm, Law Show raised over $25,000.00 for WIN House Edmonton, a charity that supports women and children in domestic abuse situations.

What brought Nicole to Medicine Hat in 2019 was the opportunity to work as a summer student at Bishop Koch. She became a full-time articling student in July 2020 and was called to the bar on June 17, 2021. Today, she continues her work at Bishop Koch as an Associate, sharing that, “I knew I wanted to work at Bishop Koch the moment I interviewed with Sarah and Pat, they are truly kind and caring people and have been the best teachers and mentors.”

Professionally, Nicole is interested in the areas of Real Estate—both residential and commercial, Wills and Estate Planning, Estate Administration, and Corporate/Commercial work. She values developing a personal relationship with clients and enjoys getting to meet people from all walks of life and experience. Planning for her future in Medicine Hat, Nicole looks forward to building her practice and to providing a friendly and comforting environment for her clients.


When not in the office, you can find Nicole running, enjoying a spin class, spending time with family and friends, or out at the movies.