Remembering Nicole A. Tutt (April 25, 1969 – January 22, 2007)

Nossaman Announcement

SAN FRANCISCO (January 24, 2007) – Nicole A. Tutt, Of Counsel at law firm Nossaman Guthner Knox & Elliott LLP and dedicated water and public agency attorney, passed away on January 22, 2007, after a long battle with cancer.

"A phenomenal lawyer, a fearsome advocate, a peerless entrepreneur, an exemplar of Nossaman's finest, a good friend, and a loyal Giants fan, Nicole will be sorely missed by us all," said colleague David Kimport.

Nicole was born and raised in and around the Stockton area. She received a B.A. from California State University, Sacramento in 1991. Nicole continued her education at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law where she earned her J.D. in 1995.

Since beginning her career at Stockton law firm Neumiller & Beardslee, Nicole's passion for practicing law has been clear to everyone around her. At Nossaman she was an exemplary member of the Water Law Practice Group, advising both public agency and private clients on the intricacies of water and public agency law. She took great pleasure in working with colleagues around the State through the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) and participated in the National Groundwater Association. She was an active and vivacious speaker and writer.

"Her enthusiasm, energy and sense of humor were infectious. Nicole was a true team player, an accomplished attorney and a mentor to the young lawyers here," said colleague Steve Roberts.

Nicole is survived by her husband Douglas Coty; mother, Leslie Young Kurtz; grandfather, David Young and her in-laws, Doug and Erma Coty. Nicole was preceded in death by her grandmother, Ruth Young and her father, Bob Kurtz.

Services will be held at the Cherokee Memorial Funeral Home in the Chapel of Flowers in Lodi at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 26, 2007 with a reception to follow.

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