Philippine Family Lawyers

Nicolas & De Vega Law Offices is composed of dedicated and passionate lawyers, paralegals and employees who subscribe to the tenets of professionalism and a standard of the highest quality of excellence. To learn more about us, visit our website www.ndvlaw.com.

The Philippine family lawyers of Nicolas & De Vega Law Offices are as follows: 

Atty. Norieva D. de Vega - Managing Partner, Philippine Family Lawyer

Atty. Norieva D. de Vega is the Managing Partner of the Firm. She obtained her Juris Doctor degree in Law from the Ateneo de Manila University School of Law where she graduated Class Salutatorian . She also received the Silver Medal Second Honors award. Moreover, she was bestowed the Silver Medal for Academic Excellence for her achievements in the field of academics. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from the University of the Philippines in Diliman.

Before forming the firm, Atty. de Vega was connected with Carpio Villaraza & Cruz (CVC Law), where she practiced Intellectual Property Law, Corporate Law and Litigation.

Atty. De Vega practices family law and is a known resource person when it comes to family law issues in the Philippines. She has given countless seminars on family law, most especially in the fields of Philippine annulment, Philippine legal separation and the anti-violence against women and children law.

Atty. De Vega is a law professor at the Far Eastern University Institute of Law where she teaches Constitutional Law Review.

In addition to teaching, Atty. De Vega hosts a radio show entitled "Ang Buhay at Batas”. It is a legal and lifestyle radio show aired every Tuesday 12:30-1:30 p.m. at DZRJ 810 AM and shown via livestreaming at Facebook and You Tube. 

Atty. Krisanto Karlo E. Nicolas - Senior Partner, Philippine Family Lawyer

Atty. Krisanto Karlo Nicolas, one of the Founding Partners, obtained his Juris Doctor degree in Law from the Ateneo de Manila University School of Law, where he graduated with Honors and was awarded the Silver Medal Second Honors award. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from the University of the Philippines in Diliman.

Before forming the firm, Atty. Nicolas was connected with Sycip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan Law Offices, where he practiced Litigation, Labor and Employment Law, Corporate Law and Corporate Services, and Intellectual Property Law.

Aside from legal work, Atty. Nicolas also hosts "Ang Buhay at Batas", a legal and lifestyle radio show, aired every Tuesday 12:30-1:30 p.m. at DZRJ 810 AM.

As the head of the Litigation Department, Atty. Nicolas has handled numerous cases involving Philippine family law before the Office of the City Prosecutor, metropolitan trial courts, regional trial courts, Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the Philippines. 

Atty. Joeben T. De Jesus - Senior Associate, Philippine Family Lawyer

Atty. De Jesus has a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Sto. Tomas, the oldest existing university in Asia. Furthermore, he holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from the same university where he was bestowed with the Best Thesis Award.

Atty. De Jesus specializes in assisting clients with cases concerning annulment of marriage and child support. With Atty. De Jesus leading the roster of associates, the Firm's clients can rest easy as they are in the best hands. 


Atty. Unica Amor R. Mananquil - Junior Associate, Philippine Family Lawyer

Atty. Mananquil obtained both her Bachelor of Arts degree Major in Legal Management and Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Santo Tomas where she won accolades on various debate competitions and served as a leader in numerous organizations. She is also a prolific writer such that her literary works have been published on various fora including the Philippine Daily Inquirer. In addition, she was the topnotcher in the 2009 Professional Civil Service Exam.

Before joining the Firm, she worked as a direct assistant to a regional trial court judge in Manila and a legal researcher for an Assistant Prosecutor in Quezon City. Moreover, she served as a paralegal at the Optical Media Board, a government agency charged with the regulation of the manufacture, use, sale, distribution, exportation and importation of optical media in the country. Pertinently, she interned at the Public Attorney’s Office during law school.

Atty. Mananquil brings to the Firm's Civil and Criminal Litigation department her legal acumen and exemplary legal writing skills. Her top-notch attitude typifies NDV Law's commitment to outstanding legal service. A lawyer with debate prowess, strong background in legal research and passion for justice, Atty. Mananquil is a formidable force to be reckoned with. 

Atty. Divina Gracia A. Hernandez - Junior Associate, Philippine Family Lawyer

Atty. Hernandez obtained her J.D. degree (Doctor of Jurisprudence) from the University of Batangas. During her formative years in the college of law, she was a regular member of societies for scholastic development such as the moot court and the law journal. In addition, she was served the Student Council as its Public Information Officer. Prior to this, she graduated from the Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas with a degree of Bachelor of Arts in Legal Management.

Right after passing the Philippine Bar Exams, Atty. Hernandez took her legal skills, talents and expertise in the Bureau of Customs and later, in the Law Division of a well-known hospital in the country.

Atty. Hernandez brings to the Firm her extensive legal experience both in the public and private sectors, together with her passion in making the law work for the good and for the betterment of society. Indeed, Atty. Hernandez’ strong adherence to the tenets of diligence and hard work makes her an asset to the Firm’s Litigation Department. With a solid foundation in law, Atty. Hernandez ably assists the Firm’s clients in their legal concerns.