Nicole Estes, Attorney


Nicole Estes is an attorney at Adams Immigration Law who has been practicing immigration law since 2013. She assists clients with individual, family-based, and employment-based immigration cases, including grounds of inadmissibility waivers, national interest waivers, VAWAs, U-Visas, adjustment of status, removal defense, removal of conditions on residence, and naturalization.

From the time she was a small child, Nicole understood her calling to be an attorney. As the consummate people-pleasing, conflict adverse middle child, Nicole persevered and found her voice—an important instrument she has refined to advocate for and defend those who most require her help. Nicole always planned to practice family law and unexpectedly stumbled into family law in an entirely different context than originally anticipated. Practicing immigration law has helped Nicole fulfill her purpose: “Keeping families together and giving a voice to those who cannot advocate for themselves is precisely the reason I practice immigration law. My life has been profoundly changed by the experiences I’ve garnered serving and helping others. I cannot imagine living my life any other way. I am grateful to all of my past and current clients for allowing me to help keep their families together in the U.S.”

In addition to practicing immigration law, Nicole is passionate about volunteering. Nicole has volunteered as a guardian ad litem for nearly eight (8) years combined for Kids’ Voice and the Marion County Juvenile Court, speaking with juvenile inmates while in custody, conducting home visits, and speaking on behalf of and in the best interests of juveniles and small children in court. Nicole is also a U-Visa attorney volunteer for the Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic and a volunteer at the O’Conner House, a home for single mothers, in Carmel, Indiana.

Nicole is an active member of her church in Westfield, Indiana and lives with her family in Carmel, Indiana.

Bar Admissions



  • Eastern Illinois, B.A., Magna Cum Laude, 2006
  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, J.D., 2012

Professional Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
  • Indianapolis Bar Association


Prepared and conducted 2 hour CLE Seminar, I-601A Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers, on behalf of the Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic in 2014.