Nicole Capretta has dedicated her adult life, both professionally and personally, to community service and social justice. In her early career, she worked to support the preservation of public lands and for the advancement of women’s education. In her early 30s, Nicole pursued a law degree and graduated from Cleveland Marshall College of Law in 2013. Since then, she has worked as a public interest lawyer advocating on behalf of some of our most vulnerable citizens. She has been privileged to work at First Defense Legal Aid, Illinois Legal Aid Online, and Prairie State Legal Services. She is currently a housing law attorney at Cabrini Green Legal Aid.
In her personal life, Nicole lives in Wilmette with her spouse and four children. She tries her best to be a positive and constructive force in the community. Over the years, she has volunteered tirelessly for her children’s schools, children’s recreational organizations, and local communities. Today, she continues her legal advocacy work in a volunteer capacity for other area nonprofit organizations. And with her daughters, Nicole is an active member and sits on the board of the Wilmette Chapter of the National Charity League, a mother-daughter organization that embraces philanthropy, leadership, and culture.
Nicole considers it an honor to continue this work in an elected capacity as Clerk of New Trier Township.