Nicole Sheindlin Wiki, Age, Husband, Children, Family, Biography & More

Nicole Sheindlin


Nicole Sheindlin is an American attorney and the co-founder of Her Honor Mentoring, a program that connects young high school girls with successful women leaders to empower and guide them. She is the step-daughter of Judy Sheindlin.


Nicole Sheindlin was born on Thursday, 4 April 1968 (age 55 years; as of 2023) in New York, New York State, United States of America. Her zodiac sign is Aries. She attended the University of Arizona in Tuscan, Arizona, from 1986-87. In 1988 she did an intensive study on Fine Art and Art History from Scuola Lorenzo De Medici in Tuscania, Italy. In 1990 she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Design and Applied Arts at the University at Buffalo in New York. From 1990-93, she went to New York Law School and received a Doctor of Law. Along with being an attorney, Nicole was a Field Visitor for UNICEF, USA. While serving with UNICEF, she travelled to different countries such as Peru, Senegal, and Morocco and examined the effectiveness of health, wellness and education programs while focusing on the betterment of girls and women.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 2″

Weight (approx.): 55kg

Hair Colour: Medium Ash Brown

Eye Colour: Light Brown


Parents & Siblings

Her father, Jerry Sheindlin, is a trial judge, jurist, attorney, author, and television personality. Her mother Suzanne Sheindlin (who also goes by Suzanne Rosenthal) is an independent financial planner in Hallandale Beach.  Her stepmother Judith Sheindlin is a court show arbitrator, television producer, author, women’s advancement philanthropist, former prosecutor, and Manhattan family court judge. She has two siblings, Gregory Sheindlin who is an attorney, and Jonathan Sheindlin who is a retinal surgeon. She also had two step-siblings from her stepmother Judith: Jamie Hartwright and Adam Levy who is an attorney and television judge.

Nicole Sheindlin with father Jerry Sheindlin, stepmother Judy Sheindlin and her four siblings

Husband & Children

Nicole Sheindlin’s husband, Daniel T. Mentzer, is a Partner and Attorney at Mentzer & Sheindlin and the two have three children together.


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Nicole spent over 12 years as a Senior Attorney in the Criminal Defence Division of The Legal Aid Society from September 1993 – May 2006. While working there, she gained experience in dealing with criminal cases, including handling trials in front of judges and juries for various serious charges like robbery, rape, attempted murder, assault, burglary, and drug-related offences. Additionally, Nicole is a counsel at Pappalardo & Pappalardo, LLP. Nicole has been the partner and attorney at Mentzer & Sheindlin, a private firm, since September 2007. The firm deals with criminal and civil litigation and does noteworthy voluntary work supporting financially disadvantaged individuals in criminal and immigration cases.


In 2006, Nicole Sheindlin co-founded Her Honor Mentoring with her stepmother Judge Judy Sheindlin. She was appointed as the Executive Director and CEO in September 2007. Her Honor Mentoring is a unique online mentoring program that operates in the Hudson Valley and NY Metro Areas, catering to high school students. The program pairs mentees (the students) with local business professionals who act as mentors, offering guidance and support while focusing on college and career readiness. Her Honor Mentoring has benefitted more than 800 young women and involved over 300 local businesswomen from various fields. The initiative has contributed over $2 million through grants, scholarships, and stipends.

Nicole Sheindlin with Judy Sheindlin, co-founders of Her Honor Mentoring

Awards, Honours, Achievements

  • Nicole Sheindlin was recognised with the New York State Senate 21st Annual Women of Distinction Award in 2019.

    Nicole Sheindlin with State Senator Shelley Mayer who awarded her with the New York State Senate 21st Annual Women of Distinction Award, 2019

  • Nicole has received the Community Champion Award in Education and Literacy from Volunteer New York of the United Way.


  • Nicole is an avid animal lover and has two pets, a dog, and a cat.
  • Nicole has authored the foreword to her stepmother Judge Judy’s book What Would Judy Say: Be the Hero of Your Own Story.
  • Nicole Sheindlin is a popular speaker who gives talks and presentations on topics like “Supporting Women and Girls” at Morgan Stanley and other platforms.