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Christopher M. Nicolaysen

Car accident Attorney at Colorado Springs, CO

5.0   29 reviews

also known as Chris Nicolaysen


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About Christopher

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I am happily married to the love of my life, Gretchen, for over 23 years.  We have two amazing daughters, Sidney and Megan.  Sidney and Megan have both graduated from college and are moving onto the next phase of their lives, adulthood. Gretchen and I will not be alone as our trusty companion, Charlie, will keep us busy with walks and any other attention dogs require.  

I enjoy going to concerts with Gretchen.  We look forward to celebrating many more years together.  

I believe the practice of law should be about finding reasonable, workable solutions to problems.  I believe in being proactive instead of reactive in handling cases.  Preparation is the key to success in any case.  

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Licensed for 8 years
State CO
Status Active
Acquired 2014
Updated 01/13/2023

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

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Springs Law Group LLC
1880 Office Club Pointe
Suite 200
Colorado Springs, CO, 80920

Reviews

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Posted by Suzanne | January 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding!
Christopher Nicolaysen was my divorce attorney in 2017. I would not have wanted anyone else representing me. Ending a 23-year marriage was more than painful. Christopher was more than my attorney. He gave tremendous emotional support that kept me focused! He more than delivered with his professionalism. Christopher was thorough, paid attention to detail, and was a straight shooter never catching me off guard. I was always aware of his strategy and process of execution. His intelligence with family law is beyond impressive. Also, Christopher has a level of compassion for his clients that gives him an edge. He displays compassion of a family man. It's obvious how much Christopher adores his wife and daughters. He coached me precisely for court, keeping my emotions intact on the stand. ~Christopher Nicolaysen is a top-notch attorney that I mention freely in the community!
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Posted by Shannon | January 5, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Christopher Micolaysen
Christopher is very professional and honest. I will definitely recommend him to all of my friends and family. He answered all of my questions and did not make me feel rushed. If you want a Lawyer that has compassion for what is going on in your life look no further.
Posted by Beth | December 30, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great advice on a family estate!
Chris consulted us regarding a family estate issue. He knows his stuff, gives you the facts (in a way we can understand) but also gave us options. He truly helped us in just a short conversation on the phone!
Posted by Phillip | December 27, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Phillip Hawthorne
Christopher was very helpful with my situation and gave very sound advice to me in my situation. He was very knowledgeable and helpful in every way. I would highly recommend him
Posted by Katie | October 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Experience with Chris
I came to Chris after a large, well-known firm in downtown Colorado Springs totally messed up. I felt like Chris was honest about how could help me, and always gave me sound advice. He’s still around to help me, even though I’m not technically a client any longer. He’s down to earth and totally gets it. He’s even helped me save a dollar or $20,000 along the way!!! Thanks, Chris.
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Posted by Jeff | September 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Service & Support
Chris and his team went above and beyond to help with my Divorce and to help me understand the Law. Chris's team was always available to help when question arose. For people that are looking for a Great Lawyer with a Great Team look no further, Spring Law Group is where you should go.
Posted by E.F. | August 28, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Solid, knowledgeable, experienced, focused counsel
Chris helped me in a highly contentious, seemingly eternal post-divorce battle over parenting time and child support. I found him to be a no-non-sense, articulate, concise, focused legal resource. I'd highly recommend him.
Posted by Christa | July 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A real person!
A month away from final divorce proceedings in a long divorce, I found myself in need of hiring a new lawyer. Chris was recommended by another attorney to me. The thing that made me hire Chris and would again in the future, is because he actively listened, wasn’t condescending or snobby and was very clear in what the action plan would be. My divorce was finalized but if I ever need legal counsel in the future, I am working with Chris!
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Posted by Heather | July 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer!
Chris was fabulous in getting the quality job done in a timely manner. I needed to get things done fairly quick and Chris went out of his way to accommodate my need. He was kind and professional during the meetings and correspondences and made sure I understand the legal issues. I would like to strongly recommend Chris to anyone seeking legal services. His rates were very reasonable and the staff were very efficient. Thank you Chris again for helping me!
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Posted by William | May 10, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Ethical and compassionate attorney!
After the death of my father, the Springs Law Group was the most compassionate and caring team I have ever had the pleasure to meet. I was greeted with a smile by their amazing office manager and treated to refreshments while I waited for the estate attorney. Chris walks in the conference room and listened patiently as I stumbled though the issues regarding my father's estate. During the consultation, he guided me through every step necessary to accomplish the probate hurdles myself so i can save money! His compassion and understanding during this emotional and difficult process has forever challenged my original disdain for lawyers. This team is worth every well spent penny!
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Posted by Cheyenne | February 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
FANTASTIC
When I started my divorce I thought this was going to be an easy win, being a victim of domestic violence and my ex wanting nothing to do with our children I figured we would just have to sign papers and be done with eachother. That was not the case. He ended up fighting me and making life hectic. Before I hired Mr. Nicolaysen I had already hired two other attourney's whom I feel just made matters worse. Mr. Nicolaysen stepped into a mess (I feel) when he took my case. I wish I had hired him from day 1! He was so kind and yet didn't put feelings into any decision he made. He was straight to the point and by the book. He explained thing to me and told me all of my options and gave me his opinions without even knowing me face to face. Our entire time together was from thousands of miles apart and all via phone conversations. I feel he took steps that my other attourney's failed to take, his price was reasonable where as I felt I was nickle and dimed before. I would highly recommend him and Springs Law Group to anyone! Thank you Chris for everything you did for me and my babies!
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Posted by John | February 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Honest, Patient, Straightforward
Thanks to Chris, we not only won our child visitation case in court, but we achieved more than we expected. From the first consult, Chris was honest, patient, and to the point with my wife and me. He clearly was not motivated by the need to obtain as much of our money as possible, instead recommending that we wait and see how things progressed before paying him a retainer. He demonstrated a genuine concern for us not just as clients, but as people, and even took the initiative to follow up after the hearing. At his recommendation, we paid for three high value, relatively low-cost preparation sessions that enabled us to go to court and win a sweeping victory. Every case will be different, and some cases I’m sure will warrant a retainer. There is no question we will be using Chris again in the future should the need ever arise. Whether we end up paying a retainer or not, I know that Chris will steer us in precisely the right direction to optimize our chances of winning.
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Posted by anonymous | February 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Smart lawyer with a heart
I chose Chris to help me with issues regarding my divorce. He has been beyond helpful in his advice and suggested strategies! I highly recommend Chris to help you if you are getting divorced.
Posted by Theo | January 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
I interviewed six lawyers before hiring Chris to help me with my divorce. He put me at ease and made the process as easy as it could be. I'd recommend Chris to anyone!
Posted by anonymous | December 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top Noth
Chris is amazing. Very knowledgeable, fair and professional. He has been willing to help at the last minute many times!
Posted by Jason | November 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Christopher M. Nicolaysen
If you are shopping for legal help, stop now and read this review. First off, I never leave reviews. I’m not one of those guys, I read the reviews, I don’t write. But Christopher Nicolaysen is such an incredible attorney, I wanted to reach out to anyone in need of assistance and suggest giving him a call. I was in a very tricky legal situation with a very contentious opposing party. Mr Nicolaysen was able to negotiate our way through difficult legal proceedings and deliver an outcome which was better than I originally hoped it would be. He conducted himself with complete professionalism, was very kind and went above and beyond to make sure I was comfortable with what was going on and actively listened to my questions and requests. I’ve dealt with several attorneys, Mr. Nicolaysen is by far the best I have worked with. Call him right now and tell him about your case. You won’t be disappointed.
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Posted by Paul | April 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome!
Chris Nicolaysen… What can I say? Awesome comes close… Chris represented me in a divorce. It was up and down between the two parties… Not only a hassle for me but Chris had to “weather the storm” too. Not once did he flinch. I felt completely comfortable with his guidance and legal representation. Any paperwork needed filing he did in an expedient manner. Accurate and to the point (Wish her’s was like that!) Laided-back guy… easy to talk to… and understands your situation… I’d highly recommend Chris in the future!!!
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Posted by Traci | March 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Knowledgeable and precise. Really took the time to listen, understand, and address my concerns. Prompt, efficient and answered any questions thoroughly. Felt absolutely confident that my case was bring handled by the most capable, professional and competent firm. Highly, highly recommend.
Posted by Holli | March 12, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgable and professional
Chris Nicolaysen is incredibly knowledgeable and straight forward. Custody cases can be a hugely emotional and irrational time for many people, myself included. Chris had the professionalism to let me know when I was being ruled by emotions and to redirect me back to putting energy where it would have a positive impact and not a negative one. I HIGHLY recommend him for any of your family law needs!
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Posted by anonymous | February 24, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Paasionate and Thorough Attorney
Chris is an excellent attorney who's passionate about his profession and places the utmost importance in his cases. He knows the law, he knows how to handle any type of case no matter how difficult it seems, and always wants what is best for his clients. His dedication to his cases is truly outstanding - he does what ever is necessary to accomplish his clients best interests and you can tell that his passion for family law comes from his heart, which is quite unheard of in the legal community today. If you want an attorney who truly cares about your case, has extensive knowledge and experience in family law, and fights for what is in your best interests this is the attorney you want to represent you.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-50%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Springs Law Group LLC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Attorney/Owner
  • Nicolaysen Law, LLC
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Attorney
  • The Gasper Law Group, PLLC
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Associate Attorney
  • The Moller Law Group, LLC
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Legal Intern
  • The Honorable Judge David L Shakes
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Law Clerk
  • The Moller Law Group LLC
  • 2011 - 2014
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Education

  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • University of Nevada-Las Vegas
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Legal Cases

  • Restraining Order
  • Restraining Order Not Granted and Dismissed

Associations

  • Colorado Bar Association
  • 2014 - Present
  • El Paso County Bar Association
  • 2014 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Remote Deposition Skills
  • NITA
  • 2021
  • Trial Skills Certificate
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • Maximum Lawyer Conference 2021
  • Smashing the Middle Class Mindset
  • 2021
  • Estate Planning and Family Law Workshop
  • Estate Planning and Family Law
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (15)
Endorse Christopher
Car accident Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Chris and the entire staff at Springs Law Group are outstanding. Chris is honest and committed to doing what's best for his clients. I highly recommend Chris."
Family Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Chris has a contagious zeal and creativity, which he uses to advocate for his clients and Colorado Springs as a whole."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've know Chris professionally for about 6 months and have gotten to know him as a person and a lawyer. He cares deeply about his clients and strives to always do what is right for them. Highly recommend."
Family Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Chris is a true professional, and is a strong advocate for his clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"Chris is not only a great co-worker but an excellent litigator! He is incredibly knowledgeable in the family law arena. Not only is he effective at his job, he brings a sincere level of compassion to the table."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I would recommend Chris to anyone looking for a competent, experienced and professional attorney. Chris is a great advocate for his clients yet understands the importance of positive communication with the opposing side. Chris works very hard for and cares about his clients and I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone."
Family Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Christopher is truly one of the best. I have known Christopher for years, and I have seen how he handles his clients cases competently, and with true compassion. Christopher knows that listening is one of the greatest skills an attorney can possess, and he has developed this skill alongside his legal knowledge- and he uses both to help his clients achieve great results. You will not be disappointed when you put your trust in Christopher."
Family Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is a great person, and will help guide you to the next phase of your life with maturity and professionalism. He is a great lawyer because he has integrity and will help get you to the best outcome possible without making your wallet or personal life suffer in the meantime. I fully endorse him."
Family Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Chris is a great attorney who understands how to advocate for his clients without being adversarial. He is a true professional who can calmly communicate with opposing counsel, even when there is disagreement. I look forward to working with Chris on future cases."
Family Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Chris brings years of experience outside the legal field to his practice, and this allows him to look at legal problems from a fresh perspective. He's professional and thorough and focused on actual problem solving as opposed to fighting for the sake of fighting. I have really enjoyed working with him and watching how he treats co-workers and client's alike with respect and patience."
Family Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Working with Chris is a true pleasure. And, I say "with" because is an excellent, creative collaborator. He is skilled at assisting his clients and colleagues to reach mutually acceptable solutions to parties' practical and emotional problems. Chris is the best type of family law attorney - effective and compassionate. I endorse him without reservation."
Family Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"Chris is a great lawyer. He's very knowledgeable and works hard for his clients. He is genuine and personable. He excels at helping his clients understand what to expect from the local magistrates and judges."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"It was always a joy to work with Chris. He has the ability to see issues from many different angles and to give full credit to all points of view as they relate to the issue. This helps him come up with creative solutions to problems. He also has a very sharp mind as it relates to successful management strategies. Chris has excellent interpersonal skills that lend to a healthy work environment. He also knows how to set a goal and work to achieve that goal. If at first he does not succeed he will assess the situation, identify what needs to be improved, and will ultimately succeed. He has been and will continue to be a key member of any team that he is a part of."
Family Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Christopher is an excellent attorney with a comprehensive understanding of the law. His attention to detail is unmatched and he really cares about his clients."
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Colorado Springs Car accident Lawyer Christopher M. Nicolaysen
Christopher M. Nicolaysen
Car accident Attorney
Colorado Springs, CO
Licensed for 8 years
Free Consultation