Nikki Staines
Name Nikki Staines
Title Defense Attorney (20??-2019)
Occupation Attorney
Family Unnamed ex-husband
Attica Staines (daughter)
Status Alive (resigned)
Actor Callie Thorne
First Appearance "Choice"
Last Appearance "End Game"
Nikki Staines is a Manhattan defense attorney who has faced off against the Special Victims Unit for several years.

In March 2019, Staines was sexually assaulted by a lawyer named Rob Miller at a police charity ball, which eventually led to Miller stalking and threatening her when he was released on bail two months later. Despite being frightened of him, she helped the Special Victims Unit imprison Miller for the murder of a teenage girl.

After Miller was arrested the first time, Staines told Benson she could no longer be a defense attorney and quit her job. (SVU: "Blackout", "End Game")

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