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About Me

Languages Spoken: Spanish

Practice Areas


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



Fixed (Always), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

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


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • 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
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

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



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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 SOL Univ of the PacificN/AlawN/A
Univ of San FranciscoN/AundergraduateN/A