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Chelsea Danielle Nicholson

Criminal defense Attorney at Nashville, TN

4.5   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State TN
    Acquired 2010
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Practice area
  1. Criminal defense
    I am a criminal defense attorney in Nashville in the Middle Tennessee area.

    12 years

Attorney Chelsea Nicholson is a trial lawyer practicing in Nashville and the surrounding Middle Tennessee counties. She graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with her Bachelor of Science degree in political science in 2005. She obtained her law degree in 2009 from the Nashville School of Law. Chelsea interned at the Public Defenders Office in Nashville throughout law school and started her practice with Jack Butler and Associates. She opened her own office in 2010 focusing on criminal defense and personal injury cases. While in private practice she has had numerous jury trials including cases for DUI, kidnapping, robbery, rape and drug offenses and obtained many favorable verdicts for her clients. Chelsea Nicholson strives to work with her clients to find the best outcome for their individual needs and case.

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Chelsea Nicholson, Attorney at Law
219 2nd Avenue North, Suite 400
Market Street Building
Nashville, TN, 37201


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Posted by anonymous | December 27, 2017
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Tessa Williams
Chelsea was really helpful with my case and is very passionate about her work ! She took time to make sure I understood every step of the process I endured and assured me everything would be okay! I was well prepared to testify and she won my case. She is very knowledgeable in her profession and I will definitely use her again if I need too. I would highly recommend her because you will not be disappointed!
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Posted by Heather | September 3, 2015
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An Attorney that cares!
Ms. Nicholson posses knowledge, compassion and passion for her clients. I have refered her to several people and everyone I know say the same thing! She knows everyone too, she is such a people person.
Posted by Doug | August 31, 2015
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She Cares!
I have had to engage the services of a few attorneys in the past and have never felt properly represented. Chelsea was recommended by an Attorney acquaintance for a civil case we needed to pursue. It was taken on contingency and the potential compensation to Chelsea wasn't very large. However, she treated my case like it was much larger. It took over a year to conclude and throughout the process Chelsea was attentive, timely, and communicative. Based on my experience with Chelsea I highly recommend her!
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Posted by David | August 27, 2015
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Calming Lifesaver
Chelsea was honest with us and fought hard for fairness for myself and my family. She did exactly what she said she would do instead of entertaining me and drawing the case out. I would highly recommend her.
Posted by Lynn | August 27, 2015
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Great Lawyer!
Chelsea's handling of our case influenced me to change my mind about lawyers-she was not only professional, but went out of her way to help in anyway she could AND returned our calls and answered our questions promptly. If you have to have a lawyer-Choose her!
Posted by Erin | August 26, 2015
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Amazing Lawyer
She works hard for her clients and really cares. I recommend her to everyone I know. I could not have been more happy with my experience with Ms. Nicholson.
Posted by Heather | June 25, 2013
definitely the best!
She is AMAZING! She knows what she is doing, she really cares about her clients and does an amazing job. I would recommend her to everyone 100 percent!
Posted by anonymous | November 13, 2023
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Unprofessional, rude, & lies.
Chelsea fought 2 cases for me. The 1st one, she had very little time to review my case and still kicked butt in the courtroom (and won). During the 2nd one, however, her attitude changed drastically. She was extremely rude, couldn't be bothered, was always annoyed with me, and constantly put my case on the back burner. She yelled at me on multiple occasions, then blamed it on "being stressed." She pushed my court date back multiple times; once being the week before a holiday..... just so that she could leave early. Furthermore, she messed up my birthday on the paperwork, the college I graduated from (in an email she sent to the District Attorney; she had my transcript AND diploma right in front of her), and referred to me (in a letter) as a male (I am NOT transgender and I identify solely as a female). Oh yeah.... and she is ALWAYS late to court. Also, be prepared to get scolded at for trying to contact her outside business hours. Heaven forbid you work the same hours she does and can't always contact her when it's most convenient for her. On top of that, she expects you to answer her calls immediately, even if you're working, in the hospital, driving, etc., etc., etc. However, she doesn't have to do the same. The world is supposed to revolve around her, so do not email, call, or text her outside her normal business hours or she will get extremely aggravated. She also gave me an ultimatum:  Take reviews down or she will not represent me. She gave me "x" amount of time to decide whether or not I still wanted her to represent me. However, she didn't even wait that long and withdrew herself, which was not what said in the formal letter she sent me. (By the way, I had taken down the 2 reviews [per her request].) Choose her if you want, but be prepared to be mistreated and having to walk on eggshells.
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AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Jack Butler & Associates
  • 2010 - 2012


  • Nashville School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2005


  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2014 - Present
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2010 - Present
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • 2010 - Present

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Criminal defense Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chelsea Nicholson is one of the best lawyers in Davidson and surrounding counties. She’s hard working, caring, extremely knowledgeable and always willing to help other attorneys. She fights hard for her clients, is an excellent trial attorney and will get you the best results on your case."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chelsea is an attorney who cares deeply about her clients and her fellow lawyers in the community. On numerous occasions, she's taken the time to brainstorm with me and provide valuable feedback on issues I was researching. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking for an excellent criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Chelsea is an excellent and knowledgeable lawyer and always looks out for the best interest of her clients! I highly recommend for all types of law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chelsea is an excellent advocate for her clients. I have known her for years and without a doubt would highly recommend her as a top tier attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Chelsea is a hard working and competent lawyer who cares about her Clients"
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She cares about her clients and works hard on their behalf."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chelsea knows here stuff and works hard. I highly endorse her."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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