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Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    27 years, 4.2 thousand cases



Fixed (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

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Attorney endorsements

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  • James Elliot McIntosh

    In Rick's office is a 2 x 3 foot picture of a man shooting at people in a bar. It was the key evidence in a District Attorney's "easy case". Rick's result: Not Guilty. Even the client couldn't believe he was free. The stunned DA gave Rick the evidence as congratulations. Rick was in trial because he knew he had figured out the weakness that would win the case. Instead of life in prison, the client is free. Rick won't brag. If you ask, he will tell you how he wins so often. I can tell you, he holds the highest rank an enlisted man can hold in the United States Army - full Colonel. He has the same commitment to his clients that got him to the top in the U.S. Army. He just will not let go until he succeeds. I had at least 3 Co-D cases with Rick and won them. If you are reading this, go now and hire Rick. Your chance will increase 100%. He is your one smart choice and opportunity to have success in your case.


    James McIntosh Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Harold Victor Conde

    I endorse this lawyer. Not only is he a certified specialist in criminal law he is always focused on the client as a human being who can become a better person through his representation. He is particularly gifted in representing and helping clients with drug or alcohol related criminal issues to get their lives back on track.


    Harold Conde International law Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact info

1633 E 4th St Ste 102
Santa Ana, CA, 92701


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certified Specialist - Criminal LawThe State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization2011
Client RatingMartindale-Hubbell2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Office of Ricardo A. Nicol1989 - Present
ColonelUnited States Army (Active & Reserve)1978 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
Orange County Criminal Defense Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
North Orange County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
South Orange County Bar AssociationPast President1990 - Present
West Orange County Bar AssociationPast President1990 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
Newport Harbor Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Attempted Murder - Multiple CountsAll Felony Charges Dismissed - Client Released
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
University of San FranciscoN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1977