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Justin Parker Nichols

Family Attorney at San Antonio, TX

5.0   55 reviews

also known as Justin Nichols, Justin P. Nichols

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  • Licensed for 11 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2012
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

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I'm a proud, a sixth generation Texan - born in San Antonio, attended Plano public schools, and obtained my bachelor's degree from Southern Methodist University.  I attended law school at St. Mary's Universit, during which I was a member of the St. Mary’s Law Journal and was a national liaison for the American Bar Association’s Law Student Division.  I've had the chance to work in both the public and private sectors, for non-profit organizations, and in 2009, I started a business helping consumers with credit-related problems, which was converted to my law firm in 2012.  I am proud to represent a variety of clients, who have come to trust me to be relentless in achieving their objectives.  It's a trust I take deeply personally, and it's my higest honor that clients entrust me with their most significant problems.


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  55 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2021
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Posted by anonymous | January 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Family Law Attorney in SA
After having several different attorney's in my past in SA and temporary orders and running around in circles, I hired Justin Nichols. This amazing attorney was able to get everything I wanted to keep my daughter safe. I recommend this attorney 100% and you will not be disappointed, he is very thorough, organized and knows how to fight with his heart! I will defiantly go back to this man if I need a future attorney! So HAPPY!!
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Posted by anonymous | December 1, 2016
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Wonderful person, truly cared about ME, not your typical arrogant attorney.
Justin and his entire staff were wonderful in every way from the first phone call to the last and became not just my legal team but my dear friends. He handled two cases for me in 2016 and both were completely successful. I couldn't be more satisfied.
Posted by anonymous | April 17, 2024
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Trespassing mules
Justin helped us resolve the trespassing mule situation and now the owner of the mules has them fenced in and off our land. We are very grateful for Justin's service. He researched the existing law and enlightened the local sheriff dept.
Posted by Micah | April 16, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Justin P. Nichols: The Attorney Who Got the Job Done
I highly recommend Justin P. Nichols as an attorney. If you find yourself dealing with a complicated case and an ex who is causing you endless stress, Justin is the man to hire. Unlike other attorneys who prefer to litigate via email and drive up your bills without providing results, Justin is not afraid to take on the challenge and fight for you. I had a custody case that spanned multiple jurisdictions and had cost me a significant amount of money before I found Justin. Previous attorneys had taken advantage of my situation, billing me for every communication and court action while refusing to ask the courts to intervene. My ex was difficult to deal with, constantly making threats and drawing out the case as long as possible. It felt like there was no end in sight. But once I hired Justin, everything changed. Within six months, my case was resolved in my favor, and I obtained 95% of what I had asked for. Justin is not only a smart and experienced attorney, but he is also emotionally intelligent and a great communicator. He kept me informed throughout the process and helped me stay grounded. Justin doesn't back down from a challenge and will fight for what you ask for, as long as it is ethical and makes sense. He has an impressive ability to find creative solutions and get things done efficiently. He was able to serve my out-of-state ex, get my motions granted, and prevent any further delays or denials. What sets Justin apart from other attorneys is his honesty, fairness, and sense of humor. He genuinely cares about his clients and their families. I can't express enough gratitude for what he has done for me and my family. I finally have peace of mind, thanks to Justin's expertise. If you are in need of a dedicated attorney who will go above and beyond for you, look no further than Justin P. Nichols. I only wish I had found him sooner.
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Posted by Stephanie | January 8, 2024
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Child Custody/Motion to Transfer
Justin did an excellent job at executing a motion to transfer case for my position as primary conservator. Justin's questions were incisive and strategic. He helped me feel supported throughout the process. I highly recommend Mr. Nichols services to anyone in need of a skilled attorney.
Posted by JMJ | December 4, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. Nichols was so Impressive During a Consultation that I Hired Him
I am honored to write in praise of Justin P. Nichols, Attorney at Law. I conferred with Mr. Nichols on a Saturday, and he was remarkably intelligent, thorough, and kind to me as a stranger grieving his partner. Mr. Nichols was very patient and explained things in detail. As a fine listener, he was always sensitive to the difference between what advice I had been given, what I was saying and what I (sometimes did not know) I needed to consider and do. I am grateful Mr. Nichols also gave me time (on a Saturday no less) to articulate my sense of his advice. He patiently corrected my errors and gave support when I remembered things correctly. More than a resourceful professional and an experienced “idea person,” Mr. Nichols evinced sensitivity to my concerns and issues and their emotional resonance. In short, Mr. Nichols’ sage advice and sensitivity inspired me to try to retain him for a second job. This attorney is very well-versed and very wise. Mr. Justin P. Nichols emanates trustworthiness and integrity and I recommend him to you wholeheartedly.
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Posted by Marisa | October 5, 2023
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Amazing lawyer!
The Nichols Law Firm has amazing staff who are all extremely helpful, friendly & professional. Justin & team got the results I wanted in my case. He listened to my concerns & wishes & worked with me! I highly recommend this law firm if you want the best outcome & customer service. My case involved military divorce with children for reference!
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Posted by Raf | March 8, 2023
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He was there for me when I needed him the most
I'm a survivor of domestic violence and my case was about to default anytime. I logged on to my computer at 9pm and frantically started looking at how I could file a response. I emailed several lawyers that night. Mr. Parker quickly responded that same night, out of the blue, and provided the link and info I needed to prevent my case from defaulting and losing my child. Good deeds should be rewarded, that's why I came here to file this review.
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Posted by Michael | December 30, 2022
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Responsive and professional
Working with Justin’s team through my divorce put my mind at ease. They communicated well, stayed on top of my case, and were able to expedite my divorce in a very short amount of time. I highly recommend Justin and am very thankful to him and his team.
Posted by Brie | December 28, 2022
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Excellent, Strong, and Compassionate Service
After speaking with dozens of firms, Justin was the first to take my case seriously, and tell me that the harassment I was facing was unacceptable. I was being attacked for my gender identity and Justin did not stand for that. Justin protected me, and put an end to the harassment I was facing. Justin is obviously devoted to protecting the community and his clients. By building a rapport with his clients and communicating with them throughout the entire process, Justin doesn't make you feel like you're just another billable client. When you're working with Justin you feel valued and respected. I have no regrets choosing to work with Justin, and will choose to work with Justin again in the future.
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Posted by Aaron | July 27, 2022
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A Bite as Hard as the Bark and Performance with Dedication that Exceeded Expectations
In many ways, the work of an attorney in my opinion, is easy. They risk very little, yet enjoy a position over those who often offer up their entire selves and expose vulnerability only for another they have never met make judgement based on an 3 page 8.5 x 11 summary of one’s serious and usually life changing event. It further seems today’s society thrives on negative criticism, which seems fun to write and read via social media rendering verdicts of guilty in a “trial by Facebook” that are often lead by the ignorant and half based rumors. But the bitter truth when seeking judgment from a court, we must all face that in the grand scheme of things, the average piece of junk handed up by some law intern is more meaningful than our own personal value we have designated it. However, there are times that a lawyer can truly risk something, and that is in the discovery and defense of something they themselves believe in. It is without question I have found that in an attorney from San Antonia, Texas. After multiple interviews with counsel across the state of Texas, it appeared futile to take on a school district, much less an established, self-righteous and arrogant one such as Plano. It has been proven to me that the world is often unkind when going against the grain of what is new or different; and easier for us to conform to society’s criticism or rules laid out before us that are vague, may no longer apply, or even maintain unintended interpretation. It is only with courage, self-confidence, dedication and a true understanding of the law for representation to take your valued event and make it their own. It is through the last 20 months that I am happy and relieved to have found Justin Nichols to take on this case on my son’s behalf; and lead it all the way to the Eastern District Court. He would not be bullied by an entire team of attorneys in or out of court, and he made sure we were all prepared. When it came to discussing the facts of the case, he knew them inside and out. This is all to often not the typical experience when it comes to a third party interpretation of events and usually only reserved for Emmy nominations from a movie. It is no secret that it takes a lot in this day and age to impress me; much less as a parent put my trust in someone who has control over my son’s future. I am so glad I did and allowed myself to take it as far as Justin said he was willing to go. I would like to take credit in finding a hidden gem amongst a pile of rocks; but Justin’s shine is bright and already been seen by many. I would not recommend any one else and so happy and relieved I was connected with him. Aaron Vann Vs. Plano Independent School District
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Posted by anonymous | July 19, 2022
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Same Sex, Domestic Partner, Divorce=Success!!
I came to Mr. Nichols in Feb of 2019, after a Spouse of mine for 26 years decided He needed to move on with somone we met while we were on Vacation in 2017. A long story shortened, I either wanted to negotiate a Settlement, or a Divorce I was not sure at the time what was even possible. I was facing Major Surgery, and serious health issues, concerns. The Pandemic began delays beyond our control, and well 3 years later, dozens of appearances in person in Court, and on Zoom. Justin was able Win all my Court apprarances. My now my X Spouse was on his 4th Atty. He wanted to drag me through Court, Drain my Finances, and hopefully win in Court because this type of case has never been on Trial or Won. This is New Territory for the Courts and Bexar County, especially Texas and many parts of our United States. I will say from personal experiance. If you want a Professional, Caring, and Highly Intelligent, Skilled Attorney for your case Justin Nichols comes Highly recommended by me. Justin with go over and beyond to make sure Justice prevails. Thank you, Justin
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Posted by anonymous | November 30, 2021
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If I could give a score above 10, Mr. Nichols and his team would get a 10+. I had a 1:00 appt. w/him and told him my situation. He asked if I could wait a bit. He came back to the lobby and said "We have a 4:00 appt. with the Judge today." From that day on until the very last day I couldn't be more satisfied with The Nichols Law Firm. Everyone was sincere, kind, compassionate, persistent and kept me up to date. Mr. Nichols is fearless, knowledgeable and never "backed down". He's a warrior. He kept fighting until he came up with the solutions necessary. Finally, Case was over and done in my favor. No one could ask for anything better than The Nichols Law Firm.
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Posted by Earl | August 9, 2021
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A great lawyer who actually listens to you, and understands what's important to you in your case. Justin has extensive experience, and really helped me with my divorce. If you want the best lawyer for your divorce, Justin is your guy!!
Posted by anonymous | June 25, 2021
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Excellent lawyer, with a lot of knowledge and even more fight!
I hired Justin after my initial settlement became unacceptable and untenable. I wished I had him the whole way. He was extremely knowledgeable, transparent, and motivated. He was the first lawyer I had that actually listened to me and gave me options instead of excuses or reasons why not to. He took my case that other Lawyers didn’t think would go anywhere and ran with it. When things turned south, he rolled with the punches and tirelessly fought for me and my children to refute false allegation after false allegation. He never backed down from a challenge and fought for me and my children. He got us in front of a judge and made more progress in 6 months than my previous two lawyers were able to in the 2 years of divorce proceedings. In the end he successfully helped me do the impossible…prove a negative, gain time with my children that my ex was trying to deny, and getting the judge to hold my ex accountable for abhorrent behavior. In fact, we got more than we hoped for including legal fees. He was worth every penny, a genuine great human being and fantastic lawyer. I know it’s cliche but by the time we were down we saw Justin less as a lawyer and more as a trusted friend, confidant, and ferocious advocate.
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Posted by Arturo | June 16, 2021
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Believe the 5 Star Reviews!
I hired Justin to finalize my divorce that I had filed myself (pro se). His office made the process quick and simple and I was literally divorced the same day! If I hadn’t hired him and instead waited for the county staff attorney to review my case it would have been another 6 months to see a judge. The price was great and the experience was fantastic. I highly recommend hiring him to help you with your legal issues!!
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Posted by Travis | February 9, 2021
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Great lawyer
Justin helped me through my entire ordeal with a vindictive ex. He was very thorough and explained everything in a way that was easy to understand and gave me options allowing me to have informed autonomy.
Posted by Erin | October 13, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend Justin
Justin has always been a great help to me. Has always taken the time to explain and answer my questions and I have been very pleased with his work and results.
Posted by Willie | June 13, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer in SA
Justin has been nothing short of the best lawyer I've seen in action. He was able to prevent me from falling prey to the injustice most fathers experience in San Antonio,TX. Justin was able to ensure I have the proper visitation, equal division of property, and excellent but fair child support payments. I recommend Justin to anyone who is looking for an honest and hard working lawyer that is going ensure you are afforded all the rights under the law, especially for fathers!
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Posted by Dana | March 10, 2020
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I Trusted Justin Nichols With Everything
I needed to a lawyer to help me in a child custody trial against my abusive ex husband. Even though we were divorced, my ex husband continued to be controlling, emotionally abusive, and narcissistic. He would keep our son and would not allow me to pick him up, or curse at me in front of his house and in front of our son when I would attempt to pick up our son. In the 10 years I had been divorced, I had never attempted to get a review of child support because I was afraid of what my ex husband would do as he had been violent, loud, angry, and spiteful even after our marriage. I originally called Justin Nichols, because my ex husband would keep our son and not release him to me, and I wanted an enforcement of child visitation. I also wanted Justin to do the review of child support. Sure enough, when I requested a review of child support, my husband petitioned for full custody of our son resulting in a jury trail. At that point, I knew I had to trust Justin Nichols with my son, my everything. Justin and his office staff were extremely responsive. Justin took the time to really listen to my concerns and took the time to understand what type of person my ex husband is, how to address him in court, and in the deposition, and win for me. This was the most stressful period in my life, and I am so thankful Justin was my lawyer. His demeanor, attention to detail, and honesty is unsurpassed. He believes in humor, and is serious when it really matters. Justin and I hugged in the court house hallway after the verdict was read court was dismissed. I could not have explained the peace I felt at that moment, and even now. My son remained in my custody, and I received a much needed increase in child support. Justin, I truly truly thank you for everything from the bottom of my heart.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 400-400 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-40%
  • Pro bono 5 %
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Nichols Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Special Justice
  • Collin County Justice Court, Precinct 3, Place 2
  • 2018 - 2018
  • Law Clerk
  • Judge John E. Payton
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Managing Member
  • Schliker Nichols & Ritzwoller, L.L.C.
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Business Devlopement Director
  • Crossroads Family Services
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Teen Court
  • Collin County Government
  • 2006 - 2008
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  • St. Mary's University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • Southern Methodist University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Luna v. RVR Taxes Corp.
  • Jury verdict in favor of client and award of attorney's fees.
  • Qum Qasr Series v. Font
  • Jury trial; verdict in client's favor.
  • Espinosa v. Plano ISD
  • Appeal sustained in part; school board found district's definition of bullying inadequate and ordered development of specific policies
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  • Make It Official - Serving the LGBT Community of Texas
  • Founder / Attorney
  • 2015 - Present
  • Texas Center for Legal Ethics
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, LGBT Law Section
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • San Antonio LGBT Chamber
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Litigation Section
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Unauthorized Practice of Law Commitee
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2018
  • Bexar County Republican Party
  • Precint Chair
  • 2014 - 2024
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2013
  • American Bar Association, Law Student Division
  • National Liaison
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Teen Court Association of Texas
  • Past President
  • 2007 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 2020 Top Ranking Attorney
  • American Association of Attorney Advocates
  • 2020
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Advocates
  • 2018
  • Apprciation Award for Support of LGBT Youth
  • Fiesta Youth
  • 2017
  • Certified LGBT Business Enterprise
  • National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
  • 2017
  • Most Influential 2015
  • Out-in-SA
  • 2015
  • 30 Under 30
  • Dallas Voice
  • 2014
  • Dallas-Fort Worth’s Top 25 Leaders of the Future
  • The Dallas Voice
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Name & Gender Marker Changes; Problems & Solutions
  • 2018
  • PFLAG Meeting
  • LGBT Advocacy and the Law
  • 2017
  • University of Texas Health Science Center
  • The Intersection of Marriage Equality & LGBT Health
  • 2015
  • Toyota LGBT Business Partnering Group
  • LGBT Legal Issues
  • 2015
  • Clearing Up Confusion
  • Supreme Court Ruling on Same Sex Marriage
  • 2015
  • Capital Club
  • San Antonio's Non-Discrimination Ordinance
  • 2014
  • Tuttle Talk
  • Consumer Credit
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (11)
Endorse Justin
Family Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"It is my pleasure to endorse attorney Justin Nichols. I worked with him on tough divorce case and he proved to be the consummate professional. It was clear to me throughout the case that he is smart, well-prepared and fights hard for his client's objectives, yet does so in a manner that doesn't create conflict with opposing counsel that only makes it harder to move the case forward. Anyone looking for a high-caliber attorney would do well to discuss their case with Justin Nichols before making a decision on who to hire."
Litigation Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have been licensed to practice for 26 years and I have done so in three states. I endorse Justin Nichols because he has both a great command of and respect for the rules of procedure. Justin fights for his clients without attacking and offending the opposing party. I would hire him to represent myself or my family. He is a credit to our profession. Adam Cortez"
Family Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I am an attorney-mediator in the DFW area and recently had the opportunity to mediate a divorce case for Justin. I was very impressed with his advocacy skills, preparation, knowledge of the law, and true compassion for his client. Divorces are difficult on their best day, and mediations are extremely emotional for the parties. Justin was able to balance being a strong advocate for his client while also being realistic and empathetic for his client's needs. I enjoyed working with Justin and hope to have the opportunity to mediate for him again."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Justin is a zealot and capable advocate. He approaches every case with the same level of determination."
Family Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I had a hotly contested case against Justin recently, and I found him to be an outstanding attorney who fought hard for his client. At the same time, he was very professional and ethical. Further, he was "on call" for his client 24/7, as he sent and responded to time-sensitive case communications day, night and weekend. I strongly endorse and recommend Justin."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I've found Justin to be a devoted advocate for his client, and skilled litigator."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Justin Nichols is as zealous and hard working as they come. His office is friendly and welcoming for all kinds of clients. Whether they be wealthy real estate moguls or struggling single parents, Justin's clients can all count on him to work hard and never back down from a challenge."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Justin is a fantastic litigator. He is thorough and knowledgeable. I know that I am sending my clients to a top notch attorney when I refer them to Mr. Nichols."
Litigation Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Nichols is a passionate and driven attorney, who works tirelessly to achieve the best results possible for his clients. He has quickly become a skilled and knowledgeable practitioner in a variety of matters of civil litigation."
Credit repair Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Justin for 6 years and not only is he an amazing person, but he is a stellar litigator with a legal brain that can turn on a dime. He’s a sixth generation Texan who can play hardball with the best of them, but he also knows when to compromise (an important, often rare, quality in an attorney.) Justin is a compassionate champion of the underdog and relentless when it comes to resolving a case in a manner that is fair and just. Frankly, I would trust him to repair more than just credit. A great attorney and zealous advocate."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"Where can I begin? For those who have had the pleasure to interact with Mr. Nichols, they know just how astute he is. His legal prowess is unmatched for such an attorney in his young career. As a colleague, Mr. Nichols is by far one of the greatest mentors I have encountered in this profession. He is a zealous advocate and his compassion for the underdog and children is unwavering."
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San Antonio Family Lawyer Justin Parker Nichols
Justin Parker Nichols
Family Attorney
San Antonio, TX
Licensed for 11 years
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