Citizen's Spotlight: Nicole DeSimone

After being a “career student” for the past several years, Nicole DeSimone has finally found a job that she doesn’t even consider a “job” – in the usual sense of the word.   Nicole has studied education, journalism, English, judicial reporting, medical coding, business, and marketing (and is STILL enrolled in classes) because she honestly cannot get enough of learning about different fields and interests.  However, since 2001, when she began working as a legal assistant for a personal injury firm in Fairmont, WV, she came to realize what her true calling was.  “Being a legal assistant has opened my eyes to a career field that I would not have otherwise pursued on my own.  I simply happened to be looking for a job, met the qualifications, and decided to give it a try.  Nine years later, I am still working as a legal assistant and love every single second of my work.  I have never held a job position before that not only challenged me every day, but also one that I thoroughly enjoyed doing.” 

After commuting from Philippi, WV to Fairmont, WV for 3 years, and then from Clarksburg, WV to Fairmont, WV for 5 years, Nicole decided that she wanted to work closer to home in order to be closer to her children’s school.  In May 2008, Nicole began her employment at The Miley Legal Group.  “I look forward to waking up in the morning and coming into the office.  I consider my colleagues at The Miley Legal Group to be an extension of my family.  I think that, working together, we make up one amazing team.”

Nicole was born and raised in Oakland, Maryland until she was 13.  Due to her father’s job relocation, she found herself and her family living in Philippi and graduated from Philip Barbour High School in 1996.  Nicole attended Alderson-Broaddus to remain close to home from 1996 to 2000 and studied secondary education, English and journalism.  Nicole and her husband, Domenic, were married in 2000 and moved to Washington, DC to live while Domenic finished his four-year term in the United States Marine Corps.  After honoring his commitment, they moved their family back to West Virginia where Nicole always knew she belonged and which her husband, Domenic, has now grown to love.  Domenic now works as a Unites States Army Recruiter out of Morgantown, WV and they live in Nutter Fort with their two children – Gianna Marie (9) and Anthony Salvatore (6).  They recently purchased their first home this year and plan on spending many years in the Nutter Fort area. 

When Nicole and her husband are not working, they spend time together traveling and exploring on weekend trips – trips have included travelling to Philadelphia to visit Domenic’s family, and also to Pittsburgh for shopping, the zoo, and the museums.  The family also enjoys concerts and shows and often travels to Pennsylvania, Ohio, and within West Virginia to attend. 

Nicole and her family are big WVU fans and it is not unusual to see them at all of the games cheering on the Mountaineers.