Professional Experience

Nikki Abercrombie is an associate in the firm’s litigation, appeals, probate litigation, and land use groups.  She is licensed in Oregon and Washington and practices in both state and federal courts.  Prior to joining Cable Huston LLP as an associate in 2014, Nikki was a summer associate with the firm.  

  • BUSINESS AND COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

Nikki has been involved in a wide variety of matters in state and federal court, including breach of contract issues, corporate shareholder disputes, corporate internal investigations, construction defect and contractor disputes, insurance and surety issues, eminent domain issues, and CERCLA actions.

Nikki has extensive experience in electronic discovery and complex discovery issues for high-volume document collection and review in both Oregon and Washington state courts, as well as federal court.  Nikki has substantial experience in legal research and writing, including drafting pleadings, briefs, demand letters, mediation statements, and memoranda.  She has first-chair arbitration experience and has also assisted in depositions, mediations, and corporate internal investigations. 

Nikki’s appellate practice experience includes drafting briefs and assisting in preparation for oral argument in the Oregon Court of Appeals, Oregon Supreme Court, and Ninth Circuit.  She is an active participant in the Ninth Circuit’s Appellate Pro Bono Program and has argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

  • TRUST AND ESTATE LITIGATION

Nikki is also a member of Cable Huston’s probate litigation team, where she uses her litigation background to handle any dispute that may arise relating to an estate plan, will, trust, or elderly family member—including complex accounting and fiduciary issues related to closely-held businesses, adult guardianships and conservatorships, will and trust contests, cases involving undue influence, and situations of elder financial abuse. 

  • LAND USE

In addition to her litigation practice, Nikki works with the firm’s land use and municipal practice groups to advise public utility clients throughout Oregon on land use planning and eminent domain issues.  She has successfully obtained conditional use permits for siting transmission lines and natural gas lines in several Oregon counties and has assisted with land use cases before LUBA, the Oregon Court of Appeals, and the Oregon Supreme Court.

Professional Activities

Oregon State Bar

  • MCLE Committee, 2018-present

Multnomah Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section (YLS)

  • YLS Board of Directors, Director (2018-present)
  • YLS CLE Committee, Chair (2017-2018)
  • YLS CLE Committee, Member (2015-2017)

Member, Oregon Women Lawyers (2014-present)

Member, Gus J. Solomon Inn of Court (2017-2019)

Publications

  • Co-Author, Attorney Advocacy and Ethics in Arbitration, Chapter 12 of the Oregon State Bar CLE BarBook on Alternate Dispute Resolution (2019 ed.)
  • Note, The Issue of Donor Standing and Higher Education: Will Increased Donor Standing Be Helpful or Hurtful to American Colleges and Universities? 40 J.C. & U.L. 321 (2014).

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