Qualifications

Governor Abbott appointed Nicole to be our first Kendall County Criminal District Attorney because of her extensive background as a rural prosecutor, criminal trial experience, dedication to the Kendall County community, and commitment to do the right thing. Nicole’s tireless efforts to keep Kendall County safe is why she has been so effective. Her success is a great source of pride for our community. Nicole established and built our newly created District Attorney's Office, and her leadership is critical for the continued success off the office. There is no room for someone to learn on the job, and Nicole already has the experience to handle all of the duties of her office.

Nicole has prosecuted thousands of criminal cases and continuously fights to put away violent criminals, sexual predators, and drug dealers selling to our children. For a decade, she has ensured justice for victims of almost every crime from petty theft to murder. As District Attorney, Nicole strictly follows the law and adheres the Constitution.

Since taking office on January 1, 2017, Nicole has successfully built our District Attorney’s office from the ground up while also realizing a savings of over $200,000 to Kendall County taxpayers. She used her extensive knowledge and experience to implement policies to support efficient and effective criminal prosecution and has partnered with the school districts, women’s shelter, and local law enforcement to create programs to deter, prevent, and prosecute crime.

Nicole supports our law enforcement and they support her. Nicole and prosecutors are available 24/7 to law enforcement, and fight to make sure all investigative tools are available to successfully build criminal cases.

Here are just a few of Bishop’s accomplishments in her first year in office:

  • Established the new District Attorney’s office; and hired experienced and dedicated prosecutors and staff to serve Kendall County.
  • Developed procedures to promote efficiency within the DA’s office.
  • Established standards for working with law enforcement to promote cooperation and mutual support, including electronic case submission for added efficiency, 24/7 on-call availability, and an open-door policy.
  • Established a protocol to have a victim advocate contact a victim to offer immediate services and support within 24 hours following notification from law enforcement of an incident.
  • Developed a partnership with the Kendall County Women’s Shelter to share services and support for victims.
  • Led Kendall County’s first successful DWI warrant weekend and sober-ride campaign.
  • Created policies requiring stiffer penalties for criminals who target Kendall County families, such as repeat offenders, sex crimes, violent crimes, and drug trafficking.
  • Partnered with local schools to promote awareness to students and parents about crime and consequences.
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) presented Bishop with the Distinguished Service Award for her efforts to eliminate impaired driving in Kendall County and working towards making Kendall County a “No Refusal” county. 
  • Continuously and consistently asked the Court to send sexual predators, violent offenders, and drug dealers to prison.
  • Successfully sought for two violent juvenile offenders to be certified to stand trial as adults

Experience

  • 2010-16 Kendall County Attorney’s Office
    • Chief Criminal Prosecutor and Assistant County Attorney
    • Responsible for trials, all aspects of misdemeanor prosecution, juvenile felony prosecution, and protective orders
  • 2010 Bexar County District Attorney’s Office – Assistant District Attorney
    • Involved in establishing Bexar County’s first Veteran’s Court
    • Tried the first case of Reckless Driving based on driving while texting
  • 2009-10 Burleson County District Attorney’s Office – Assistant District Attorney
    • Responsible for trials, including trials of violent offenses, and all aspects of felony prosecution
  • 2007-08 US Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Mississippi & Lafayette County DA’s Office
    • Provisional Practice
  • Qualified in Federal Court as an Expert Witness on Domestic Violence

Education

  • Boerne High School
  • Texas A&M University – Bachelor of Arts
  • University of Mississippi School of Law – Juris Doctorate
    • With Honors in Criminal Law Concentration Program

Professional Organizations

  • 2010-present Kendall County Bar Association
    • Former President, V.P., and Exec. Director
  • 2015-present Alamo Area Council of Governments
    • Criminal Justice Advisory Committee
  • 2011-present State Bar of Texas – Criminal Justice Section
  • 2011-present State Bar of Texas – Juvenile Law Section
  • 2009-present Texas District & County Attorneys Association
  • 2013-2015 Sunrise Toastmasters
  • 2017-present Boerne Chamber of Commerce

Service, Non-Profit, Political Organizations

  • 2011-17 Rainbow Senior Center at Kronkosky Place – Board of Directors
    • Former Board President
  • 2017-present Rainbow Senior Center at Kronkosky
    • Advisory Board
  • 2013-present  Noon Rotary Club of Boerne
    • Former Lane Chair
  • 2014-present Kendall County Women’s Republican Club
    • Member & Board Member
  • 2014-present Republican Club – Member

Volunteer

  • Walk Like MADD 5K – Mothers Against Drunk Drivers – Fundraiser Keynote Speaker
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association Lock-up Fundraiser – 2013-2017 Volunteer
  • BISD Now You’re 18 Program for graduating Seniors – 2011-2017 Speaker
  • Men’s Christian Job Corp – Volunteer Instructor
  • Comfort High School Shattered Dreams – Presenter
  • Kendall County Citizens Law Enforcement Academy – Speaker
  • Boerne Chamber of Commerce – Leadership Boerne – Speaker
  • Comfort Elementary D.A.R.E Graduation – Speaker
  • Rotary Volunteer Projects
  • Various other fundraisers and volunteer opportunites since 2010

Awards

  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) – Distinguished Service Award
    • For her commitment to eliminate impaired driving in Kendall County
  • Paul Harris Fellow Recognition
  • Rainbow Senior Center – Volunteer Award
  • 2017 Nominee – Businesswoman of the Year by the Boerne Chamber of Commerce

Nicole and her family have continuously volunteered, raised funds, and supported numerous other organizations throughout the community including Young Life, Hill Country Pregnancy Center, Hill Country Mission for Health, Daily Bread Ministries, Hill Country Animal League, Blessings in a Backpack, Boerne Education Foundation, Wounded Warriors, Christian Job Corps and many others.