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Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    27 years, 4.2 thousand cases



Fixed (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Ricardo. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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  • Daniel C Grupenhagen

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Nichol is a shrewd and wiley advocate for his clients. I have seen him get extremely good results. I would recommend him if you need a skilled, compassionate advocate.


    Daniel Grupenhagen Criminal Defense Attorney
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Contact info

1633 E 4th St Ste 102
Santa Ana, CA, 92701


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certified Specialist - Criminal LawThe State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ColonelUnited States Army (Active & Reserve)1978 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
Orange County Criminal Defense Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
North Orange County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
South Orange County Bar AssociationPast President1990 - Present
West Orange County Bar AssociationPast President1990 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
Newport Harbor Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Attempted Murder - Multiple CountsAll Felony Charges Dismissed - Client Released
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
University of San FranciscoN/AOther - BachelorsN/A