Nicole Daussin, Esq.
Founding Attorney

  • Wellesley College ‘13 – English
  • University of North Carolina School of Law ‘19

So often legal professionals lose themselves in corruption, caring more for their own professional reputation and rapport with each other than their clients.

I am not that lawyer.

I work for you.

I have always had an independent spirit, and I pride myself on my commitment to integrity.

I grew up in the Raleigh-Durham area in North Carolina. At seventeen, I went to college at Wellesley, where I studied English with an emphasis on creative writing. But I quickly grew tired of the proverbial ivory tower and graduated early at the age of twenty.

I drove west. For the first time in my life, I felt the joy and freedom that accompanies interacting with untamed nature. After working various seasonal jobs in New Mexico, Yellowstone, and Utah, I returned home to take graduate level English courses at North Carolina State University, then decided to pursue teaching English as a Second Language in South Korea and Vietnam.

In Vietnam, I decided teaching wasn’t for me, so I found myself at the local sleepy cafe studying for the LSAT, which I ultimately took in Malaysia. I returned home to Chapel Hill, North Carolina to attend the University of North Carolina School of Law.

But I always knew I wanted to return to the Great American West, and what better place to settle down than The Last Frontier?

Accompanied by my fearless dog, Flubber, I drove from Apex, North Carolina to Palmer, Alaska, where I clerked for the Palmer Superior Court as a judicial law clerk.

After, I worked for the Anchorage District Attorney’s office as a prosecutor. I handled a heavy caseload of felony and misdemeanor crimes and developed an understanding of the way in which the State handles various levels of crime. I went on to work for a small Anchorage firm specializing in divorce and family law.

I am passionate about the work I do and I look forward to representing you as you tackle your legal problems.

Professional affiliations: Alaska Bar Association member, American Bar Association member, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts member, Greater Palmer Chamber of Commerce member, Mat-su Heath Services, Inc. board member.

Meg Petzoldt
Receptionist / Paralegal

Meg grew up in Southern Illinois where she worked as a Legal Assistant for a local law firm for two years. In July of 2021 Meg and her family made the move from Illinois to Wasilla, Alaska where they currently reside. She worked remotely for the New York City Department of Education as a Court Reporter before happily joining the Law Office of Nicole Daussin, Inc., in July of 2023 taking on the position as Receptionist/Paralegal. Meg is happy to work with each of you and assist with your legal matters!

Tegan Thorley, Paralegal at Law Office of Nicole Daussin, Inc in Wasilla, AK

Tegan Thorley

Tegan moved to Palmer full-time in 2020 from Vermont, after working for several summers in Southeast Alaska as a deckhand. A fellow ivory-tower deserter, she received her Bachelor’s Degree from Harvard University in Integrative Biology and Scandinavian Languages and Literature. While in undergrad, she served as a consultant for the Cheyenne River Sioux on a CDFI Agricultural Lending project. Tegan coaches the local youth ski team and volunteers with Junior Nordics.

Kaitlynn Bennett of The Law Office of Nicole Daussin in Wasilla, AK

Kaitlynn Bennett
Legal Assistant

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