Skip to main content

Elliott John Nickell

Criminal defense Attorney at Minneapolis, MN

5.0   14 reviews
  • State Years
    Minnesota - MN 11 years
    California - CA 12 years
    Kansas - KS 15 years
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State MN
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State KS
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Elliott

Learn Elliott’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%

    11 years, 100 cases

  2. Car accident
    20%

    11 years, 15 cases

  3. DUI and DWI
    20%

    11 years, 25 cases

  4. Personal injury
    10%

    11 years, 15 cases

Mission: To provide clients with effective and affordable representation when they are going through difficult times in their lives.

Education: Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.  Bachelor of Arts from Indiana University with honors.

Experience:  Before founding Nickell Law Firm, Elliott Nickell worked for a local non-profit representing the working poor in the Twin Cities in the areas of criminal law, family law, housing law, and civil law.  Prior to moving to the Twin Cities, Elliott Nickell lived in New York City with his wife, working in large scale litigation projects.

Bar Admissions:  Minnesota, California, Missouri, Kansas.

Professional Memberships:  Minnesota State Bar Association, Hennepin County Bar Association, Ramsey County Bar Association.

Location

Nickell Law Firm
400 S 4th St Ste 806 M
Minneapolis, MN, 55415-1422

Criminal Defense lawyers nearby

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  14 customer reviews
5 Star
 
100%
4 Star
 
0%
3 Star
 
0%
2 Star
 
0%
1 Star
 
0%
Posted by Cynthia | October 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thankful for Elliott
Elliott was the first person to recognize I needed help and referred me to treatment before he even began to work on my case. This was the most ethical and unselfish thing a lawyer could do. It also saved my life. My charges were due to a gambling addiction and he was thorough, calm and successful in all aspects of the criminal process. I was facing 2 serious felonies and months in prison. I received the best outcome I could have imagined, which DID NOT include prison. Reassuring and confident. Thank you Elliott.
Read less
Posted by Chandler | August 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lawyer
Great lawyer. Would recommend to anyone. Helped me with everything I needed.
Posted by Shawn | February 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent criminal lawyer, highly recommend
Mr. Nickell represented me from just after booking all the way through sentencing and got the best possible results for me. I was in a difficult situation and he was able to get an outcome far better than I thought was possible. Mr. Nickell is very good at what he does. He was on top of my case, prepared for every proceeding and communicated every step of the way. I wouldn't hesitate to hire him again and would recommend him with confidence to friends or family.
Read less
Posted by Bob | December 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended and Completely Satified
I was lucky enough to find Elliott a few years ago when I found myself with legal issues. My first consultation with Elliott was more than I expected. He explained my options and immediatly came up with a plan of action. Elliott was compationate and gave me the hope that all is not lost. As we battled through the court system, Elliott always had my back. He stood up for me and my families situation and in the end did the what seemed impossible. My family and I will always be grateful for all the work Elliott did for us all the while keeping my stress level in check over a stressful situation. My case is over and I have a new outlook on life all thanks to Elliotts hard work and dedication. He always made me feel like I was his one and only client. Always answers his phone and replies to my emails. I highly recommend Elliott. He is a bright light when a dark situation arises.
Read less
Posted by Anthony | September 24, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Elliot Nickell
I was very happy with Elliot's representation of me and my case. He was very professional and I'd totally use him again if I ever need a lawyer. He's very smart and diligent. And I could tell he was doing everything he could to help me in court! Very pleased with the outcome as well!
Posted by Steve | August 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Pleased, Not Guilty
Elliott was helpful in explaining what was needed from me at each junction in the process. He helped encourage me and help me feel comfortable with possible outcomes. Elliott was well organized and worked hard to help me get a not guilty verdict.
Posted by anonymous | August 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Diplomatic
Elliott has defended me with two criminal defense cases. One was disorderly conduct and the other was domestic assault. Elliott is very analytical and doesn't miss details. He does his due diligence. He's ethical, organized and I believe he charged me a fair price for his services.
Posted by anonymous | May 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Criminal
Elliott is very attention to detail, responsible timely lawyer and I personally recommend him to anyone who needs help.
Posted by HX | April 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Happy client
Was being charged with Careless Driving and Driving After Revocation. When I met with Elliott, he said he thought we could potentially get a stay of adjudication on the Careless Driving and dismissal on the DAR. Throughout the process, there were times when it did not seem hopeful because the Prosecutor was not willing to let both of those charges go. But with Elliott's help and recommendation, we took it to trial. I was concerned but really glad I listened to him because the DAR got dismissed and I got the stay of adjudication on the Careless Driving, after a year of a clean driving record I'm happy to say I will not be convicted as long as I meet my requirements! With formerly having a DWI on my record, I was not sure if we would be able to achieve this (since that looks terrible in the first place). I am so thankful for Elliott's guidance and determination to help me get what I wanted. He also made sure I was comfortable and satisfied with my decisions. If you're thinking about hiring Elliott, I would highly recommend just doing it. He's respectful, willing it to listen, and cares about your satisfaction. Thanks again Elliott!
Read less
Response from Elliott Nickell April 12, 2017
Thanks so much for the great review. It was a pleasure working with you.
Posted by Brian | November 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Case Dismissed
Elliott was very thorough. At times when I was starting to feel discouraged about my case Elliott was very supportive and helped me along with the process. Elliott definitely got the results that I was looking.
Response from Elliott Nickell November 29, 2016
Gun suppressed, case dismissed. Great working with you!
Posted by Darrin | November 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Everything done that he said
Elliott reviewed my case and saw no merit. Thought we could have to thrown out. It was dismissed
Posted by anonymous | November 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Happy!
I'm very happy and great full to have Elliot work my case. He was always on time and did all the talking which I appreciated very much, he was very professional and didn't run into any issues. I'm very glad that I was introduced to him and hired him, as an attorney I would forsure do it again for any matter.... :)
Posted by anonymous | November 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He's Good!
I got pulled over last year on suspicion of drinking and driving. I decided to fight the case because I felt that they had did alot of things wrong and took urine illegally to get the case in the first place. So I met Mr. Nickell and he convinced me we had a case, and to make a long story my DWI was dropped to something lower. He wasn't willing to give up until I was sastisfied. He is great!
Read less
Response from Elliott Nickell November 4, 2016
Pleasure working with you. Urine test suppressed, DWI dismissed, pled guilty to speeding.
Posted by Chris | February 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great service for reasonable rate!
Defender of the innocent. He puts the law on your side. He dosent leave you in dark. Give him call no case too big or too small. Elliott will defend us all. Thank you for your services.
View less reviews

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 30%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Nickell Law Firm
  • 2013 - Present

Education

  • University of Missouri School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Indiana University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. B.W.
  • Gun suppressed and case dismissed at probable cause stage.
  • State v. T.G.
  • Urine test suppressed, DWI dismissed.

Associations

  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Co Chair-criminal law
  • 2014 - Present
  • Misdemeanor Defense Project
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Hennepin County Bar Foundation
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
View all associations

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 40 under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018

Speaking Engagements

  • CLE
  • 4th Amendment issues from a Defense Perspective
  • 2019
  • Nuts and Bolts
  • Criminal Motion Practice
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (5)
Endorse Elliott
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I highly recommend Elliott. He is a great advocate and passionate about his work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is tenacious and diligent. If I was facing a criminal charge, there is only one lawyer I would call. Elliott Nickell."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Elliot is a zealous advocate for all of his clients. He is a very experienced trial attorney who will never shy away from a fight. Elliot does not hesitate to contest legal issues, stand up for his clients' rights, and challenge the prosecutor at every turn."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"Elliott is a true trial attorney. He's aggressive in court, compassionate toward his clients, and thorough in all aspects of his representation of clients. His commitment to his craft is topped only by his dedication to his clients. As a lawyer, I not only endorse Elliott, I would trust my life in his hands if I was charged with a crime."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Elliott is a fierce advocate. He thinks outside the box, makes creative arguments, and goes above and beyond for each of his clients. Elliott's attention to detail and and effective communication skills make him an asset to anyone seeking excellent representation. I frequently refer cases to Elliott knowing people will be in good hands."
Medical malpractice
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Minneapolis Criminal defense Lawyer Elliott John Nickell
Elliott John Nickell
Criminal defense Attorney
Minneapolis, MN
Licensed for 15 years
Free Consultation