"Capable, committed...energetic..."

“I’ve dealt with scores of attorneys during the course of my career, and I have never worked with one more capable, committed, or energetic than Nicole Potebnya. She possesses a work ethic beyond anything I have ever witnessed, approaching complex situations with skill, technical acumen, and practical common sense. Nicole is the best thing  that could have happened to us. Period.”  – Stan Hill, Manager, Hill-Betti Business Park, L.L.C.

"Focused, determined, and dedicated..."

“Nicole is wonderful,” says Deanna McGinnis of Minnesota-based Chehalis, LLC, whose company holds property at the Lewis County Mall. “She is focused, determined, and dedicated to negotiating leases that work for us and our tenants.”

"...an instinctive understanding of people."

“Not only is Nicole super smart, but she is also a realist with an instinctive understanding of people,” notes BPCI president Mike Cholerton, a local developer, contractor, and property owner.

What We Do

TEPHRA LAW provides legal services to individuals and businesses in the areas of real estate, business, and contract law.

Our Approach

TEPHRA LAW approaches the law differently with a core tenet that relationships are the backbone of lasting solutions, and TEPHRA LAW works to implement innovative approaches to problem solving, which help to build and preserve those relationships.


With over a decade of experience, TEPHRA LAW will help you or your business navigate legal challenges quickly and efficiently so you can focus on what matters.

Practice philosophy

“Listening, asking the right questions, and applying creativity and common sense solutions to real-world legal problems—these  are indispensable keys to success in my practice. I keep an eye on my clients’ goals at all times, and use every available resource to achieve them.”   -- Nicole Potebnya