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Christopher E Nichols

Employment and labor Attorney at San Diego, CA

5.0   42 reviews
  • Licensed for 6 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2017
    Status
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About Christopher

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San Diego attorney Christopher Nichols Esq. is an accomplished civil litigator with extensive experience in both individual and class action litigation. As a native San Diegan, Mr. Nichols went on to become a graduate of the University of San Diego ('14 BA Political Science & History) and the University of San Diego School of Law ('17 Civil Litigation). During his time in law school, he received a CALI excellence for the future award for his outstanding performance. Mr. Nichols received the Pro Bono Service Recognition Award from the University of San Diego for time spent volunteering at the San Diego Superior Court with the Family Law Facilitator’s Office assisting unrepresented litigants with their legal matters.

Christopher E. Nichols focuses his practice on employment and business disputes, representing employees, employers, individuals and businesses in all aspects of civil lawsuits. Mr. Nichols has provided exceptional counsel to clients at every stage of litigation, including discovery, depositions, law & motion work, mediations, settlement conferences, arbitration, labor commissioner hearings, and both bench and jury trials.

With a focus on employment law, Christopher E. Nichols assists both employees and employers in navigating the complexities of workplace disputes, such as wrongful termination, retaliation, harassment, discrimination, whistleblowing, wage & hour issues, and more. Among other practice areas, he has served clients in cases involving breach of contract, fraud, torts, and business disputes. Mr. Nichols has experience in complex litigation, both prosecuting and defending class actions as well as working on Private Attorney’s General Act (PAGA) matters. Throughout his time representing clients Mr. Nichols has successfully resolved countless cases obtaining millions of dollars of compensation for his clients. In addition, Mr. Nichols has served as general counsel for businesses using his problem-solving skills to advise clients on how to best avoid liability.

Location

Nevels Nichols, LLP
10089 Willow Creek Rd
Suite 200
San Diego, CA, 92131

Reviews

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Posted by Michelle | May 2, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best
My experiences with Webb Law have been stupendous. I was lucky to work with Christopher Nichols for my recent case and could not have dreamed of a better team to help me with my matters. Not only were they there for me by returning my calls and answers to my questions without delays, but they kept me positive and hopeful throughout the entire process. I really had everyone’s full support. Due to the current climate (Covid, quarantine, etc.,) I really felt that they kept me informed and did everything possible to keep my case moving, evolving and on track in a timely manner. Honestly, I can’t say I would have been able to make it through this case with the results it had without this particular team. I trust Webb Law with my personal and business endeavors and would encourage others to do the same.
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Posted by anonymous | August 25, 2023
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Nichols is the best
This is just to say a special thank you to Atty Christopher Nichols to have handled my case in a very professional and prompt manner. He removed the nightmare I encountered. He is very knowledgeable and helpful with his suggestions on how to defend me and the corporation and to counter sue. Though I did not expect the lawsuit, I am glad on how it was settled by Atty Nichols. I will surely recommend Webb Law Group to other people that might need a similar service. My over all rating with my experience with Webb Law Group is definitely 5 stars!
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Posted by anonymous | June 21, 2023
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Great Resolution on Employment Case
Christopher has been extremely professional from day one. I came to them for some help on a case, he resolved my case in less than a year. I would recommend Christopher and his team to my family and friends. Thanks Chris for all you have done for me and making it simple.
Posted by Rick | April 29, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you for the great job
A big thank you to Christopher Nichols and his team at the Webb Law Group for the great job they did on our behalf. From the very first meeting, he put us at ease. He explained the process, what to expect, his plan of action and, all along the way he was very respectful of our costs and how to minimize them. He was very thorough, gave us great legal advice, and was able to get our case dismissed. We could not be any happier with the outcome, Webb Law Group, and attorney Christopher Nichols. I would highly recommend this firm and Chris to anyone in need of legal representation. Thank you very much for all your help!!
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Posted by Alex | April 26, 2023
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Promissory Note
I had a great experience working with Christopher, the lawyer who drafted my promissory note. He was professional, knowledgeable, and efficient. Christopher listened to my concerns, provided me with expert guidance, and explained everything clearly. Thanks to his expertise, I ended up with a solid promissory note that I'm happy with. I would recommend Christopher to anyone in need of legal services.
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Posted by anonymous | August 9, 2022
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Termination suit
We reached out to Webb law group regarding a termination suit brought against our company. We were in a position that we hoped we would never be in and Mr. Nichols provided clear explanation of the process and our options. Mr. Nichols and the Webb law group had the experience and resources we needed to help us come to a resolution.
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Posted by anonymous | June 29, 2022
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Dog Custody Issue- I Couldn't Have Asked for a Better Attorney
I was verbally given a dog by someone who mistreated the dog. The person then later changed their mind (who does that?!) and demanded the dog back. After declining to hand over MY dog I was then falsely accused of stealing the dog. Some verrrry aggressive Police Officers showed up at my residence demanding I give them my dog (I refused, naturally). I was then harassed with multiple (screaming) phone calls from the former dog owner and their relatives, had crazy strangers show up pounding on my door screaming, had my apartment vandalized and was threatened with physical violence. I had to leave town for my own personal safety and the safety of my dog. I didn't know what to do and was filled with stress and anxiety. Chris Nichols was kind enough to take me on when almost no other Attorney on the planet would even talk to me. Chris is super easy to talk to, super supportive and most important, he *believed* me. Chris crafted an incredibly impressive, strongly worded cease and desist letter demanding all harassment, slander, etc. stop immediately and explained in no uncertain terms (as defined by California Civil Code) that the dog was, indeed, gifted to me. The letter is five. glorious. pages. long. and was completed a day earlier than promised. The letter alone is easily worth double the very reasonable flat fee charged. In addition to the amazing demand letter, Chris also spoke with two individuals (both) claiming to be the former dog owner's "Attorney". Chris very quickly figured out both were total fakes and not licensed Attorneys. #problemsolved In addition to Chris speaking with the fake Attorneys, he also was kind enough to have additional phone calls with me assuaging my worries about my dog and explaining legal stuff in lay terms for me. This was all done gratis- when most Attorneys would charge for every minute of their time. I haven't been harassed once since the (don't bring a knife to a gunfight) cease and desist letter was delivered. Thanks to Chris, I finally felt safe enough to bring my dog back home and will spend every day making up for the horrible life he had before. I HIGHLY recommend Chris as he really cares about his clients (and their dogs, too!) will have your back and keep you informed every step of the way. Everyone at Webb Law Group was absolutely wonderful; A big thank you to Mr. Webb, Raza Khan and Lourdes Escalante for all the valuable input and hard work. This law firm is a class act and I'm so grateful to you all.
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Posted by anonymous | May 27, 2022
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Great working with him
I would like to express my respect for the deep knowledge, high level of professionalism, as well as showing genuine concern for the client's welfare by Mr. Chis Nichols throughout. Thank you.
Posted by Michelle | February 15, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attorney You Can Trust With Anything
My experiences with Webb Law have been stupendous. I was lucky to work with Christopher Nichols for my recent case and could not have dreamed of a better team to help me with my matters. Not only were they there for me by returning my calls and answers to my questions without delays, but they kept me positive and hopeful throughout the entire process. I really had everyone’s full support. Due to the current climate (Covid, quarantine, etc.,) I really felt that they kept me informed and did everything possible to keep my case moving, evolving and on track in a timely manner. Honestly, I can’t say I would have been able to make it through this case with the results it had without this particular team. I trust Webb Law with my personal and business endeavors and would encourage others to do the same.
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Posted by anonymous | December 9, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Honest and Helpful Attorney
I spoke to Mr. Nichols about an issue I was having with my employer and he was able to give me some information when I couldn't get any from other attorneys I called. Ultimately we didn't go forward with a case because he was straight up with me about the legal situation and told it to me like it was. I appreciate him taking the time to break it down for me so that I know where I stand
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Posted by Carlos | September 27, 2021
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Appreciate your hardwork
Just wanted to thank you Mr Webb and your staff Chris & Brooke for going above and beyond for me. I can’t tell how much I appreciate the amazing legal work you did on my behalf on winning my case. Big thumbs up!
Posted by anonymous | June 17, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
If You Need an Employment Lawyer You Just Found HIm
I used Mr. Webb for a dispute with my previous company. I was quite nervous taking on such a task but was rewarded with astounding service. They were kind, considerate, and exceedingly thorough. We went through every available avenue to resolve the issue to the fullest extent. Mr. Webb will not stop fighting for you at any point. Everything was explained to me in great detail, and broken down into terms I could easily understand. Their availability to talk with clients is superb although throughout the process. Email responses were poignant and thorough as well. I genuinely could not have been more pleased with the level of respect, care, and consideration given to me throughout the entire process. If you are looking for a Firm to represent you, look no further you just found them!
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Posted by Steven | March 3, 2021
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He got my case dismissed and I didn't have to pay the Plaintiff anything!
Christopher, I wanted to thank you and your team for everything that you did.  This was the first time I've ever been involved in a legal matter and it was very comforting to feel like you had me covered.  Through excellent communication and updates I always felt that you were there for me and it really took away much of the stress.  Your team handled my case professionally and efficiently and brought it to its rightful conclusion.  Hopefully I won't need a lawyer again, but if I do I know who to call.
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Posted by anonymous | February 27, 2021
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Helped Me Feel Comfortable Through Legal Process
Christopher Nichols, Lenden Webb, and Webb Law Group employees in its entirety really made me as a client feel comfortable through this process. Every question was answered, every “unknown” was found out, and the entire situation was handled in a timely manner. I pray that I’m not in a situation where I need them again lol, but they will be the first ones I call if needed. Thank you all for your services.
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Posted by anonymous | February 27, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Wise Employment Counsel
This attorney took in a lot of information in a short time, digested it and, we believe, gave wise counsel. After speaking with him I was comfortable with moving ahead in signing the separation agreement from my employer after some changes were made. From the start my contact with his firm has been exceptional.  The intake staff were exceptionally professional and thorough.  I didn’t have to leave a voicemail or deal with a phone tree.  Speaking with him was extremely beneficial.  While being terminated was certainly not on my radar or bucket list, this experience has had some bright spots.  Speaking with Mr. Nichols and the staff at Webb Law was one of those bright spots.
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Posted by Candice | February 18, 2021
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Great Job!
Chris and his team were so easy to work with, they made me feel comfortable and put my mind at ease after our first meeting. I never had to worry about things being done because his exceptional team stayed on top of every little task. I couldn't have asked for better representation, they were so professional and got me the most amount of money in my partnership lawsuit by being patient and knowing what they were doing. I'm so grateful to them for navigating me through a very stressful period of my life. I would highly recommend them to anyone.
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Posted by Louis | August 27, 2020
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Went above and beyond for my successful lawsuit!
The services provided by Webb Law Group was top notch. Any contact I made was followed back with a quick response. The office staff in Fresno was very helpful and went above and beyond to make me feel comfortable. I have already recommended Mr. Nichols and the Webb Law Group to a family friend. Thank You All For The Excellent Services Provided.
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Posted by anonymous | July 15, 2020
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Very happy with results
Christopher Nichols and Lenden resolved my $200,000 litigated matter for a small fraction at issue. I am very happy with the results. ~Mark
Posted by Resa | July 13, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
My New Go To Attorney
I highly recommend Christopher Nichols for your legal needs.I was in a rush to find some legal advice regarding an unlawful termination during Covid19 and was having trouble getting call backs. He called me back very quickly and really valued my time.  He is incredibly honest, knowledgeable, and very professional with a great personality. He makes you feel like you are working as a team, not just a client, and is an incredible listener. He will put everything he has into your case and then some. We reached a successful settlement in the end and I could not be happier with Mr. Nichols’s guidance and support. Thank you so much, Chris!
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Posted by Michele | May 11, 2020
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Great attorney, I highly recommend
I would highly recommend Webb Law Group. I have retained them to help in a couple legal matters, both outcomes were very favorable. They assisted me with a complicated business partner dispute and dissolving of a company. They also helped me with residential lease negotiation. They are responsive, diligent, and thorough in their cases. I will continue to use them as needed both professionally and personally.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 475-475 per hour
  • Contingency 20%-45%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Nevels Nichols, LLP
  • 2024 - Present
  • Senior Associate Attorney
  • Webb Law Group, APC
  • 2023 - 2024
  • Associate
  • Webb Law Group
  • 2017 - 2023
  • Law Clerk
  • Webb Law Group, APC
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Intern
  • San Diego Superior Court Family Law Division
  • 2015 - 2015
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Education

  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2017
  • University of San Diego
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2014

Associations

  • San Diego Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Fresno County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Phi Gamma Delta
  • Graduate Advisor
  • 2014 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 2023 Outstanding Faculty Award
  • National Business Institute
  • 2023
  • Pro Bono Service Recognition
  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • 2017

Speaking Engagements

  • Drafting and Revising Employee Handbook Policies: What Paralegals Need to Know
  • What Paralegals Need to Know
  • 2023
  • California Labor and Employment Law 2021 Miniseries
  • Social Media Issues in the Workplace
  • 2021
  • California Labor and Employment Law 2021 Miniseries
  • FLSA and California Wage and Hour Update
  • 2021
  • Human Resource Law from A to Z
  • Wages and Benefits Issues
  • 2019
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (20)
Endorse Christopher
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Nichols is extremely knowledgable and aggressively pursue's his Client's rights, in addition to putting his Client's best interests first."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Chris. He is a fantastic advocate for his clients and very knowledgeable."