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Congratulations to Partner Nicole Whyte on Being Chosen to Receive The 2024 ADL’s Marcus Kaufman Jurisprudence Award

Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara, LLP is proud to announce Founder/CEO Nicole Whyte has been chosen by the Orange County/Long Beach region of the Anti-Defamation League (“ADL”) to receive the 2024 ADL’s Marcus Kaufman Jurisprudence Award.

The ADL annual Jurisprudence Dinner, at which Nicole will be honored along with the Hon. Kirk Nakamura (retired) and Michael Ermer, will be held on Thursday, September 19, 2024, at the Turnip Rose Promenade in Costa Mesa.

Congratulations to Nicole for her lifetime of service not only to Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara, LLP but also to the larger community. Immediate past recipients include Brian Farrell, the Hon. Glenda Sanders (retired), and Eric Trout.

About the Anti-Defamation League

For decades, the ADL has been our nation’s premier civil rights and human relations organization, fighting anti-Semitism and bigotry of all kinds. Through education, legislation, inter-group dialogue, and the monitoring of extremist groups, ADL seeks to create a community free from hate and bigotry. The Marcus Kaufman Jurisprudence Award is bestowed upon attorneys who make outstanding contributions to their communities, serve as role models in their profession, and exemplify the ADL’s mission of fighting hate and promoting justice for all. The honorees are selected by the past Marcus Kaufman award recipients, who are legal luminaries well-known not only for their professional achievements but also for their community leadership.

About Nicole Whyte

Nicole Whyte is the founder and CEO of Bremer, Whyte, Brown and O’Meara, LLP, a 215 plus attorney full service law firm with nine full service offices in the Western US. Specializing in family law and complex civil litigation, she has been identified by the Daily Journal as one of California’s top 100 women attorneys, and was selected as one of America’s top 100 attorneys. Nicole is consistently named in the lists of Best Lawyers in America and top Super Lawyers in Orange County.
Born, raised, and educated in South Africa, Nicole practiced as an attorney in Johannesburg before immigrating to the United States at age 25. After quickly learning the US legal system, Nicole embarked on her American legal career and in 1997, she and partner Keith Bremer founded Bremer Whyte. Nicole is licensed in multiple states, has a two-decade plus AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and is a Certified Family Law Specialist in California.

Nicole is a well respected trial attorney in the civil and family courts, and an accomplished appellate attorney, having argued and won an appeal upholding a $93 million judgment in favor of her client. She is a sought after speaker at legal conferences across the United States and internationally, and a published author in the areas of family law and trial advocacy. She has been recognized for excellence in her ethics and professionalism.

Nicole has focused her entire legal career on giving back to the community and supporting the ideals of justice, equity, and fair treatment for all. She is a long standing board member and past President of the Public Law Center, where she has donated hundreds of hours of service to the board and Pro Bono clients. She is a member of the Sonenshine Pro Bono committee, and serves as a board member of the Orange County Bar Association, and its Pro Bono committee.

As a distinguished female founder and leader of one of the largest law firms based in Orange County, Nicole leads by example, encouraging lawyers in her firm to volunteer their time. Nicole prides herself on hiring diverse lawyers from all backgrounds and demographics, creating opportunities for many. The growth of her firm has been organic, and many lawyers at the firm began their careers as clerks at the firm. Through her example, Nicole has paved the way for those seeking to follow in her footsteps. Happily married for 25 years, mother to 4 children, and a practicing black belt in kenpo karate, she has shown it is possible to successfully balance family, career, hobbies, and community/volunteer work.