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Christopher R. Nichols

Christopher R. Nichols

Location:
Raleigh, North Carolina
Phone:
(919) 915-0212
(800) 906-5984
Email:

Areas of Practice

  • 100% Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
  • Sexual Abuse Victims
  • Arbitration
  • Bad Faith Insurance
  • Wrongful Death

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina, 1994

Education

  • Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston Salem, North Carolina
    • J.D. - 1994
    • Honors: Order of the Barristers Litigation Honor Society
    • Honors: Wake Forest Moot Court Board, 1992-1994
    • Honors: Chief Justice Joseph Branch American Inn of Court
    • Honors: Student Bar Association, 1992-1994
    • Honors: Student Trial Bar Association, 1991-1994
    • Honors: Litigation Honor Society
  • Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
    • B.A. cum laude - May, 1991
    • Honors: Air Force Officers' Association Scholarship
    • Honors: Student Government Association
    • Honors: Old Gold and Black, Food Reporter
    • Honors: Student Defenders Association, Chairman
    • Major: Politics
    • Major: Sociology

Published Works

  • The Fight to Get Arbitration in an Automobile Case, and What to do When You Get There (with Joe Adams), N.C. Academy of Trial Lawyers, February, 2004
  • Medicare and Medicaid Reimbursement from the Plaintiff's Lawyer's Perspective, N.C. Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Common Ethical Issues in Medical Malpractice Actions (with Patrick Balestrieri), N.C. Academy of Trial Lawyers, November, 2003
  • Pre-Suit Mediation: The New Law, N.C. Academy of Trial Lawyers, October, 2003
  • A Humorous Look at Trial Preparation, Trial Briefs, N.C. Academy of Trial Lawyers, March, 2003
  • North Carolina Personal Injury Liens Manual, Third Edition, LexisNexis, 2014
  • Personal Injury Practice in North Carolina, Second Edition, LexisNexis: - See more at: http://www.lexisnexis.com/store/catalog/booktemplate/productdetail.jsp?pageName=relatedProducts&skuId=sku3820247&catId=24&prodId=prod14880334#sthash.L0d59Qph.dpuf, 2014

Representative Clients

  • I represent people who have been injured by the negligence of individuals and corporations.

Classes/Seminars

  • Faculty, Depositions: Hands-On Training, N.C. Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Pre-Suit Mediation: The New Law, N.C. Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2003
  • Seminar, Chair and Speaker, Live! the Trial of a Connective Tissue Injury Case, N.C. Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2003
  • Faculty Member, Civil Trial Advocacy Clinic, N.C. Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2003
  • Presenter, Strategies for Arbitrating UM/UIM Cases, The Masters of Insurance Law Seminar, North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2002
  • Reading Their Minds: Defense Themes in Personal Injury Cases, Mountain Magic Seminar, North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2002
  • Presenter, Voir Dire: Pushing the Limits Within the Rules, North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2002
  • Presenter, Demonstrative Evidence: Exhibits on the Cheap for Smaller Cases, North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2001
  • The Masters of Insurance Law: ABC's and 123's, Seminar Co-Chair, North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2001
  • Presenter, Rule 411: Liability Insurance as Evidence at Trial, North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2001
  • Presenter, Medicaid, Medicare and Health Care Provider Liens: Putting Money in Your Client's Pocket and Keeping Yourself Out of Trouble, Practical Trial Skills Seminar, North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2001
  • Learning the Ropes-Getting the Most out of your Personal Injury Case: Winning, Collecting and Keeping Your Damages, North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, 1999
  • Learning the Ropes: Basics of Family Law, Program Chair, North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, 1999
  • Presenter, So You Want to Open a Law Firm, North Carolina Bar Association and Lawyers' Mutual Insurance Company, 1998
  • Presenter, Ethics 101: The New Rules, North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, 1998
  • Learning the Ropes: The Basics of Civil Procedure, a Practical Approach, Program Chair, North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, 1998
  • Learning the Ropes: How to Try a Soft Tissue Injury Case, Program Chair, North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, 1997
  • Mediation Strategies, Wake Forest School of Law, April 22, 2015

Honors and Awards

  • Mentoring Award- New Lawyers Division NC Advocates for Justice, June 1, 2014
  • Ebbie Award- Citation of Excellence 2007 NC Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2007
  • Education Achievement Award- NC Advocates for Justice, 2012 - 2015
  • Order of Service Award- North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • Elected President of the NC Advocates for Justice, June 2015

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, Member, 1993
  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, Board of Governors, 1999 - 2000
  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, Professional Negligence Section, Member, 2002 - Present
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member, 1994 - Present
  • South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 1998 - Present
  • Mainstay Women's Shelter, Board of Directors, 1997 - Present
  • East Henderson High School Mock Trial Team, 1995 - 2000
  • Henderson County Dispute Settlement Center, Board of Directors, 1995 - 1999
  • Pisgah Legal Services, Volunteer Attorney, 1994 - 1995
  • Salem Academy Mock Trial Team, Attorney Advisor, 1992 - 1993
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, President, June 13, 2015 - June 13, 2016
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Litigation Section Chair, June 15, 2014 - June 15, 2015

Past Employment Positions

  • Nichols Law Firm, Raleigh North Carolina, Founder, Partner, 2005 - Present
  • Hardison & Leone, Raleigh, North Carolina, Litigation Director, 2004 - 2005
  • Kuniholm Law Firm, Raleigh, North Carolina, Litigation Attorney , 2002 - 2004
  • Coburn & Saleeby, L.L.P., Spartanburg, SC, Founding Partner, Director of North Carolina Litigation, 1999 - 2002
  • Henson Law Firm, P.A., Spartanburg, SC, Director of North Carolina Litigation, 1997 - 1999
  • Blanchard, Cathey & Nichols, Hendersonville, North Carolina, Partner, General Trial Practice, 1995 - 1997
  • James H. Toms & Associates, P.A., Hendersonville, North Carolina , Associate, General Practice, 1994 - 1995
  • Graduated Wake Forest School of Law 1994

Pro Bono Activities

  • Lawyer on the Line (Legal Aid volunteer), 2014 - Present
  • National High Mock Trial Championship Steering Committee, 2013 - 2015
  • NC Bar Association Middle School Mock Trial Coach, 2014 - 2015

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