Nikki Lapine

Nikki Lapine joined the firm as an associate attorney in April 2022 in the Houston office. Her practice primarily focuses on third-party insurance defense litigation. Nikki also has experience in commercial property tax law and litigation. Prior to attending law school Nikki received her insurance license and worked for State Farm Agents in Texas and Ohio.

Nikki received her Juris Doctorate from South Texas College of Law where she graduated cum laude in 2018. While in law school Nikki was a judicial intern for the Honorable Rebeca A. Huddle at the First District Court of Appeals of Texas and a general counsel intern for the Harris County Attorney’s Office. Additionally, during law school Nikki was the President of the Jewish Law Students Association. After graduating from South Texas, Nikki stayed on as part-time staff in the office of academic success and professional achievement, coaching and tutoring 3Ls and recent graduates in preparation for the Texas Bar Exam.

When Nikki is not zealously defending her clients, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and daughter, traveling, hiking, and being around her family and friends.


Martin, Disiere, Jefferson & Wisdom, LLP

McBryde Franco, PLLC (formerly McBryde Firm, PLLC)

Professional Affiliations

State Bar of Texas

Texas Department of Insurance

Honors & Awards

Dean’s Honor List

Dean’s Merit Scholarship

CALI award: Local and State Government, and Contract Building Blocks

Transactional Law Practice Certificate

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808 Travis
Suite 1100
Houston, TX 77002
T: 713.632.1787
F: 713.222.0101



South Texas College of Law, J.D., 2018 – Cum Laude

The Ohio State University, B.S. in Hospitality Management with an emphasis in Business, 2011

Frank Evans Center for Conflict Resolution – 40-hour Basic Mediation Training, January 2018