Nicole M. Jenkins
Nicole M. Jenkins | Associate
Nicole Jenkins joined Anderson, Julian & Hull as an associate attorney in August 2023. She currently focuses on education law, employment law, and general civil ligation matters. Her passion for education and employment law stems from her experience working in rural Idaho as a school counselor, where she focused on the community school model, grant management, and improving equitable outcomes for students and their families.
After making the decision to pivot to a legal career, Nicole continued to work with the Idaho State Department of Education in promoting mental health programming in Idaho schools. During law school, she worked in local government; covering everything from civil appellate matters, to tribal gaming compacts. She enjoys the wide variety of challenges and creativity practicing the law provides. Nicole earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Idaho College of Law, with an emphasis in business and intellectual property law. Her emphasis allowed her to explore her interests in trademark and copyright law, and the majority of her academic research focused on the need for regulation in artificial intelligence. She was also named a finalist in the university’s mediation and negotiation competition.
Prior to law school, she attended Northwest Nazarene University, where she received her Master of Science in School Counseling, and Boise State University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She finds her experience in fostering interpersonal relationships, paired with her broad legal experience, results in creative, client-focused problem solving. Nicole is a licensed professional counselor in the State of Idaho and is a member of the Idaho Bar.
Mr. Hull has given numerous speeches in front of various organizations concerning the Idaho Worker’s Compensation Act, and the issues that have arisen under that Act as well as the Family Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Idaho’s Expanding Securities Act, published in the Idaho Law Review in 1973. Compared the Idaho State District Court decision in the case of State of Idaho v. Dare To Be Great to that of the Federal District Court ruling in the case of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission v. Dare To Be Great.
Both Courts found the scheme to be illegal, but on different grounds, and the federal case was involved in the effort to expand the definition of an investment contract to fit the parameters of the Dare To Be Great pyramid offering thus requiring registration with the Securities Exchange Commission.
Mr. Hull also prepared a report concerning the importance of compartmentalization of ventilation systems in underground mine fires at the request of the principal investigator of a proposed safety device that might allow miners trapped in underground mine fires to exit the mines safely.
The report stressed the importance of compartmentalization of the ventilation system, as opposed to the use of self-contained oxygen apparatus, and how said compartmentalized systems could be economically created using big hole bore technology.
In addition, Mr. Hull is an author of numerous papers concerning the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, as well as all aspects of the Idaho Worker’s Compensation Act.
Alan has been involved in many community organizations.
Including being president of the Amity Grade School PTA, involvement in the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts at Amity School.
He’s enjoyed coaching various children’s sports teams, as well as serving for a number of years as president of the House Corporation Board of the fraternity he belonged to in college.
Alan is a member of the board of advisors of the Idaho State Bar Worker’s Compensation Section and is a past chairman of the Idaho State Bar Committee on health insurance.
While in law school, Alan was a summer clerk for the Seattle Regional Office of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission where he worked on a number of cases involving investment contracts, pyramid schemes, and how both of those come within the purview of the 1933 Securities Act and the 1934 Securities Exchange Act.
Mr. Hull was lead counsel for the Mine Safety Appliances Company in the litigation that arose out of the Sunshine Mine fire of 1972 which resulted in 91 deaths and closure of the Sunshine Mine for more than a year.
That case was tried before the Honorable Raymond McNichols (Federal District Judge) in 1978 and resulted in a defense verdict exonerating his client and the other defendants.
He tried several other large products liability cases and in 1984 switched the focus of his practice to the representation of employers and their sureties in worker’s compensation matters.
Mr. Hull has handled many pro bono cases for various individuals, some which have arisen out of the worker’s compensation arena.
- Worker’s Compensation
Alan graduated from the University of Idaho with a Bachelor of Science in 1969, majoring in zoology and chemistry. He obtained a juris doctorate degree from the University of Idaho in 1973 and was Editor in Chief of the Idaho Law Review for the 1972-1973 school year.
Admitted to United States District Court of the District Idaho and all courts of the State of Idaho.
The Honorable Charles R. Donaldson, Justice, Idaho Supreme Court.