Serving Energy Industries Nationwide


Nicol is a Shareholder at Beatty & Wozniak. She joined the Casper, Wyoming office in 2013. She has been in private practice in Casper for 20 years, as of 2022. Prior to becoming an attorney, Nicol worked as a financial auditor for Ernst & Young, LLP, in Denver, Colorado (her only 2 years not living in Wyoming).

Nicol is a proud Wyoming native, raised in Wyoming's energy industry. She has a wide variety of experience, having represented various natural resources stakeholders, including oil, gas and mining companies, pipeline companies, service companies, private mineral owners, private landowners and even governmental entities. Her upbringing and breadth of experience gives her a unique perspective when advising companies regarding operations in Wyoming.

Nicol's practice involves most aspects of law impacting the energy industry, including regulatory, transactional, administrative law, and litigation. She regularly appears before the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, where she focuses on advancing our clients' development plans. She has also represented clients at the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, Environmental Quality Council, State Board of Equalization, Public Service Commission, and in front of various County Commissions in Wyoming. Her broad experience further includes negotiation of surface use agreements and resolution of disputes, drafting and negotiating various contracts, including sales and financing agreements, representation related to severance and ad valorem taxation and audits, royalty disputes, environmental regulatory permitting and compliance, administrative rulemaking, title curative, land use law and water law. Overall, Nicol maintains a business-based emphasis in her practice and aims to achieve the best results for clients in the most practical and cost-efficient manner.

In her free time, Nicol enjoys the outdoors with her husband and two daughters, participating in biathlon, skiing, biking and running. She is also involved with various community organizations focused on education and health.


  • University of Wyoming, College of Law, Laramie, Wyoming
    • Juris Doctor - 2002
  • University of Wyoming
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science - 1997
    • Major: Accounting

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 2002
  • Wyoming, 2002
  • U.S. District Court District of Wyoming, 2002
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 2004

Professional Associations

  • Wyoming Bar Association, Energy & Natural Resources Section
  • Wyoming Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • Colorado Bar Association, Natural Resources & Energy Law Section
  • Petroleum Association of Wyoming
  • Wyoming Association of Professional Landmen
  • Foundation for Natural Resources and Energy Law
  • Leadership Wyoming, Alumni
  • Leadership Casper, Alumni

Classes & Seminars

  • WOGCC APD Rulemaking, Beatty & Wozniak, PC, 2019
  • Negotiating Oil and Gas Agreements in Wyoming, Permitting, Regulation & Compliance Update, NBI, 2015
  • Hydrology and the Law, Federal and Interstate Issues, Law Seminars International, 2014
  • Frac Law: From Land Contract Negotiations to Environmental Disputes, Negotiating Key Contract Provisions, NBI, 2013
  • Oil, Gas & Mineral Law Issues, South Dakota State Bar, 2012

Published Works

  • Are You Going Dutch, or Will You Be Picking Up the Tab? Securing Payment from Non-Paying Working Interest Owners, Co-author, Wyoming Lawyer, Wyoming Lawyer, December, 2017
  • We say again – “Seller Beware”…Another Chapter in the Case of Pennaco Energy, Co-author, BW Energy News, March, 2016
  • Seller Beware, BW Energy News, December, 2015
  • WOGCC Rulemaking – Bonding & APDs, BW Energy News, October, 2015

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Wyoming Biathlon, Altitude and Endurance Training, Board of Directors
  • Mandarin Chinese Dual Language Immersion Education Parent Group
  • The Science Zone, Board of Directors
  • United Way of Natrona County, Board of Directors, 2002 to 2018

Past Positions

  • Williams, Porter, Day & Neville P.C., Partner, 2002 to 2011
  • Sherman & Howard, Counsel, 2011 to 2012