Our Attorney


Managing attorney, Nichole Dougherty, obtained her Associates of Science – Criminal Justice degree from Mott Community College in 2005, and her Bachelor of Applied Science – Criminal Justice degree from Ferris State University in 2010. She started law school immediately after that and graduated from Thomas M. Cooley Law School (the largest law school in the country) in 2014. She also grew up in one of the worst parts of Flint, so she understands what it is like to be the little guy.

Nichole makes sure that she has her client's back, no matter what!


Nichole is currently raising three kids and has worked multiple legal and customer service jobs, in addition to getting through her schooling. Prior to opening Ally Legal Services, PLLC, she worked for Shelton Legal Services, PLLC, where she helped hundreds of clients with misdemeanor and felony criminal matters, civil litigation, custody cases, and CPS matters throughout the State of Michigan. She works hard for her clients, and she will do everything within her power to make sure that her clients understand what is happening every step of the way. She has been licensed since November 2018, and has already been awarded the following:

  • Top 40 Under 40 For Criminal Law in 2020, 
  • Top 10 Attorney's Under 40 Award for Family Law in 2020, 2021 and 2022, 
  • Top 10 Best Criminal Law Attorneys in 2021,
  • Attorney and Practice Magazines Top 10 Family Law Attorneys in 2021,
  • Top 10 Best Law Firms in 2022,
  • Litigator of the Year in 2022,
  • American Institute of Trial Lawyers Best Law Firm of 2022,

Our Team

Ashtian Bergquist has been Nichole's best friend for almost 20 years, and is now a paralegal with Ally Legal Services, PLLC. Ashtian helps Nichole keep her business running seamlessly, and provides professional, compassionate help to all of their clients.