LICENSED IN NEW MEXICO
Nikko was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her father was a paralegal for a plaintiffs’ personal injury law firm while she was growing up, and she spent many days at the office with her father. Her mother was a teacher. Ms. Harada has been working in the legal field since she was about 15 years old.
Ms. Harada has a Master’s Degree and received her Juris Doctorate from the University of New Mexico in 2007. She was awarded the McCulloch Award for Excellence in Constitutional Law and Honors in Clinic. While on law review as a student articles editor, Ms. Harada published an article entitled: “Trans-Literacy Within the Eighth Amendment Jurisprudence: De/Fusing Gender and Sex”, 36 N.M. L. Rev. 627 (Summer 2006). After she graduated summa cum laude, she was a judicial term clerk for the Honorable James O. Browning at the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico. She has previously worked in the areas of criminal defense, constitutional law, medical negligence, personal injury, and wrongful death.
Ms. Harada has always passionately advocated for the rights of plaintiffs and worked with plaintiffs’ law firms since her earliest days in the legal community. Ms. Harada worked with FCHC as a contract attorney for years, but was pleased to come on board to work full time for the firm.