Still is the daughter of attorney Bruce Gordon. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Southern California in 1993 and her law degree from the University of Alabama in 1997. She practiced in Birmingham with the firm of Gordon, Dana, Still, Knight & Gilmore
In 2008, Still was appointed by Governor Bob Riley, to fill the vacancy left by Judge Allwin Horn's retirement. She ran in the 2010 Democratic primary to keep the seat, but finished second to Kenya Marshall. When Marshall was disbarred for misuse of client funds, the Alabama State Democratic Executive Committee selected Elisabeth French as the nominee. French ran unopposed in the general election.
Still was again appointed by Riley to fill the remaining term of William Noble, who retired on December 31, 2010. In January 2012 she announced that she would not be on the ballot to keep her place on the court.
Still is married and has three daughters.
- Thornton, William (June 13, 2009) "Birmingham lawyer Nicole Gordon Still named Jefferson County Circuit Court judge." Birmingham News
- Velasco, Eric (January 12, 2011) "Judge Nicole 'Nikki' Still receives new Jefferson County judicial appointment from Gov. Bob Riley." Birmingham News