Director, Health Advocacy Project
Senior Litigation Paralegal/Hyatt Project Coordinator
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Nicole Dozier joined the NC Justice Center in 1996 to coordinate the Hyatt project for Class Counsel after having worked for 7 years as a disability specialist with the Social Security Administration’s state agency. This class action, Hyatt v. Barnhart, of over 144,000 individuals was brought against the Social Security Administration. Nicole’s work has helped secure hundreds of millions of dollars in benefits for people in North Carolina 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 Advocacy Project, spearheading the effort to keep organizations and individuals engaged around health care reform by holding community forums and presenting at meetings and events across the state. In August 2014, Nicole along with co-worker, Adam Linker became a Co-Director of the project. Nicole received a BA in Industrial Relations from UNC - Chapel Hill in 1988. She is a NC State Bar certified paralegal and serves as a member of the Apex Town Council. She is currently active with the NC Advocates for Justice who named her Disability Advocacy Section Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient in 2012; the State Coalition to Promote Health Insurance for Children and as her neighborhood Legislative Action Chair.
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