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Luke Joseph Nichols

Luke Joseph Nichols

Practice areas:

Speeding & Traffic Ticket, DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense

About Me

Luke Nichols focuses intensely on Virginia Reckless Driving law, Virginia DUI law, and other traffic offenses. With a background in engineering he has naturally gravitated towards study and mastery of the complex technical and forensic issues surrounding Reckless Driving and DUI cases. When he is not working, Luke is an avid fisherman and family man.



Languages Spoken: English, Japanese

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2009

  1. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 50%
    7 years, 500 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
    7 years
  3. DUI & DWI: 25%
    7 years



Fixed (Always), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

29 total 

  • Paul L Mickelsen

    Luke thinks unconventionally and works as hard as any lawyer in Virginia; his clients regularly benefit from this. He takes pride in knowing his trade and is constantly looking at novel and creative ways to approach his cases. I have gone to him on several occasions and have been impressed each time with his breadth of knowledge of the technical aspects of traffic law. I highly endorse this lawyer.


    Paul Mickelsen Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Joanne H. Yi

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Nichols is one of the best traffic and criminal attorneys I know. He is a kind and sincere attorney who does not hesitate to help other attorneys who are in need of assistance or advice.


    Joanne Yi Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Nichols & Green pllc

10521 Judicial Drive, Suite 100
Fairfax, VA, 22030



VAAuthorized to practice law200903/11/2014

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Virginia Rising StarsSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Washington DC Rising StarsSuper Lawyer Magazine2015
Certificate of AppreciationUS DOJ Immigration Court2008

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerNichols & Green2011 - Present
OwnerSpectrum Legal Defense2009 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Fairfax County Bar AssociationGeneral Member2013 - Present
Prince William County Bar AssociationGeneral Member2013 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseGeneral Member2011 - Present
Virginia State BarN/AN/A
Virginia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/AN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
K**** v. CommonwealthFelony eluding charge was dropped and the 120mph in 55 mph zone reckless driving case resulted in just a $500 fine and 6 month lose of license with probation.
M***** v. CommonwealthDismissed after trial
R******* v. CommonwealthDUI was ammended to reckless driving with a $200 fine and 1 year probation. No license suspension, no ASAP classes, no ignition interlock. No jail.

See all Legal Cases 


Publication NameTitleDate
Continuing Legal Education Seminar publicationTechnical and Legal Anaylsis of LiDAR2014
Spectrum PublishingDefending Virginia Property Crimes2014
Spectrum PublishingVirginia Drug Crimes Defense Manual2013
Spectrum PublishingDriving on a Suspended License in Virginia2011
Spectrum PublishingThe Virginia Reckless Driving Handbook2010
Scribbit.comSexting: One More Thing for Parents to Worry About2010
Spectrum PublishingThe Virginia DUI Handbook2010


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Mason University School of LawN/AJuris Doctorate2009
Brigham Young UniversityPolitical ScienceB.S.2005

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Fairfax Annual DUI CLESubstantial Similarity2015
Prince William County Bar Association, CLE CommitteeTechnical and Legal Anaylsis of LiDAR2014
Fairfax County Bar Association Annual DUI CLELiDAR Technical and Legal Issues2014
Alternative HouseLegal Perils of Sexting2010