Senior Litigation Paralegal/Hyatt Project Coordinator
Assistant Project Director, Health Access Coalition
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Nicole Dozier joined the Justice Center in October 1996, after having worked for 8 years as a disability specialist with the Social Security Administration’s state agency, to coordinate the Hyatt project for Hyatt Class Counsel. This class action, Hyatt v. Barnhart, of over 144,000 individuals was brought against the SSA. Nicole monitors claims activity, reviews files, negotiates with SSA’s counsel over individual cases, and supervises a hotline to which clients, attorneys, and representatives call for assistance. Nicole’s work has helped secure hundreds of millions of dollars in benefits for people in NC living with disabilities. She has also worked with Justice Center litigators on consumer class actions and other impact litigation. In 2007, Nicole became the Assistant Project Director of the Health Access Coalition project. Nicole keeps organizations and individuals engaged in the Justice Center’s work around health care reform, works with coalitions on more specific issues related to reform, and handles outreach to parents on the state’s affordable health insurance options. Nicole, received a BA in Industrial Relations from UNC - Chapel Hill in 1988. Nicole is active with the NC Advocates for Justice (formerly NC Academy of Trial Lawyers) serving on the Education Committee and on the Legal Assistants Division’s Executive Committee as the Continuing Legal Education Co-Chair.