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I went into solo practice after receiving my law degree in 2006 from the University of Texas.  I moved back to Houston from Austin because I'm from here, and I wanted to begin my career here (though I love our state's capital).  I'm passionate about the legal profession, for all its frailties, and relish the freedom that has come with being my own boss.  You don't need to spend an inordinate sum of money in order to receive competent, careful representation.  Please call (713-655-8880) or e-mail me ( should you have any legal needs which necessitate professional attention.


Part of the reason I enjoy law is that I love to read and to try to understand.  The law as we know it is a remarkable system because it attempts to order human behavior (whether one thinks of the immigration law, the tax code, or criminal statutes). 


Yet as one of the greatest lawyers ever, the martyr Saint Thomas More, observed, for all its evolving complexity, the law has never been able to fully apprehend and trap the extent of human sinfulness.  It will never be able to because the human law is inferior, in its technicalities, to the saving law of Jesus Christ. 



Languages spoken: French, English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 40%
  2. Immigration: 40%
  3. Unspecified: 20%


Payment types:

Cash, Check

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  • Reba Abraham Pearce

    I endorse this lawyer wholeheartedly. I have always found him pleasant to interact with. Moreover, he is incredibly intelligent and conscientious in his work.


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  • Alexander Ali Forrest

    I endorse this lawyer. Matthew is an extraordinary appellate lawyer, with a brilliant mind and an admirable work ethic. You're in good hands with a lawyer like Matthew Nickson.


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Contact info

Law Office of Matthew Paul Nickson

1300 McGowen
Houston, TX, 77004


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200608/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Association namePosition nameDuration
Houston Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Texas International Law JournalClosing U.S. Courts to Foreign Seamen2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Texas School of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)JD - Juris Doctor2006
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Continuing Legal EducationAsylum Law2009