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Erik W Nicholson

DUI and DWI Attorney at Tigard, OR

5.0   221 reviews

also known as The Law Offices of Erik Nicholson


Licensed for 13 years

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About Erik

Learn Erik’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    40%
    The accused are innocent until proven guilty. An experienced defense attorney in a criminal case may help change the trajectory of one's life. Whether someone has committed a crime or not, the defense team will work to achieve the best outcome.

    14 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    40%
    The DUI laws in the state of Oregon are tough and prosecuted aggressively. Not only are the repercussions of a DUI charge severe, the entire DUI process is stressful and difficult to manage. Get an experienced DUI lawyer on your side.

    14 years

  3. Violent crime
    20%
    "Violent Crimes" encompasses a wide range of charges, all of which are serious and need to be given immediate attention in order to build a defense. Hiring an experienced criminal attorney from the beginning will help the overall outcome.

    14 years

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Erik is an experienced DUI and Criminal Defense attorney with over 14 years of courtroom experience. He has successfully represented clients facing a wide range of criminal charges, including DUI, theft, assault and more. His practice, The Law Offices of Erik Nicholson, serves the Tigard and surrounding Oregon areas. Erik has a passion for defending the accused and is happy to give a free case evaluation and consultation to anyone in need.

Erik's Background:

After graduating from Oregon State University Erik Nicholson attended Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco where he received his Juris Doctorate and graduated amongst the top of his class. While at Golden Gate University, he was on the Dean’s Honor list seven of his nine terms. He was also twice awarded the Cali Excellence for the Future Award in both advanced criminal procedure and advanced contract law for achieving the top grade in his class.

Throughout law school Erik worked at a private criminal defense law firm where he had the unique opportunity to learn about and participate in all stages of a criminal case. For his final year of law school he interned at the prestigious San Francisco Public Defender’s office where he was put on the major felony rotation.

After graduation Erik was offered an associate attorney position and practiced criminal defense throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and various other Northern California Counties. He successfully represented hundreds of clients before deciding to start The Law Offices of Erik Nicholson in his home state of Oregon.

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THE TEAM:  Erik Nicholson, Attorney at Law and Tionna LaBrie, Legal Assistant Extraordinaire.
Licensed for 13 years
State OR
Status Active
Acquired 2010
Updated 12/11/2022
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2009
Updated 11/30/2022

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

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Reviews

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Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
Erik received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2022
Posted by Timothy | August 17, 2016
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Perry Mason Look Out!
This is the best attorney I have ever hired! He was proactive from the get go, and helped me avoid jail time and got my fines reduced to almost nothing! Thank you Erik, you're the best!
Posted by anonymous | June 27, 2012
Best DUI representation in Oregon
I hired Mr. Nicholson for my DUI case and was met with an exciting, helpful and very knowledgeable attorney. Mr. Nicholson was exactly what I was looking for in a sea of defense attorneys in the Portland area, unlike others who I considered Mr. Nicholson connected with me on a personal level and made me feel I was his most important client, this feeling was also shared by others who I spoke with about Mr. Nicholson. If you want to hire an attorney that shows great interest and care in your case while providing you with the best results possible Mr. Nicholson is in my opinion the only attorney around that can provide you with such an excellent service.
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Posted by Justin | January 26, 2023
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Strongly recommend
Mr. Nicholson’s professionalism and extensive knowledge of the court process I was going through was a life saver. He carefully explained in detail the entire process and answered any questions I had about it. His fees are reasonable and transparent about what the fee covers. He made the entire process far less stressful. Highly recommended.
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Posted by Anthony | January 19, 2023
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DUII & RECKLESS DRIVING
Mr. Nicholson was very understanding & helpful throughout my criminal charge. He will honestly do everything in his power to keep you on straight path to success within your case. I got my reckless driving dismissed & now I'm in the process of taking the diversion program to get the DUII off my record. I would highly recommend anyone with the same charges like me to contact Mr. Nicholson.
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Posted by Craig | January 12, 2023
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Confidence inspiring advice
I had an incident that was the result of my poor judgment. The charges were serious enough that my reputation would be adversely affected and future employment could be jeopardized. I wanted a strong advocate with my best interests in mind. I contacted Attorney Nicholson and after moderate consultation, we had a strong game plan. I was advised by Attorney Nicholson to take specific actions. It did require an investment of time and effort on my part , but the results were more than I had hoped for. We were able to work with the DA to get weighty charges reduced to a simple infraction. Additionally, the paperwork at the courthouse contained a grave error, charge-wise, that would have gone on my record and haunted me. Due to my attorney's vigilance, he caught the mistake and oversaw the correction with the clerk at the courthouse. It was because of the sound advice, and my willingness to work with my attorney, that the results were so favorable. I can wholeheartedly recommend Attorney Nicholson to anyone who may find themselves in a legal predicament
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Posted by Crix | January 10, 2023
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Words can't describe...
Words would not describe how satisfied I am with Mr. Nicholson. I hired him after talking to EVERY DUI Lawyer in the area to ensure I take my chance with a good one and I was not disappointed. Not only did he keep his word amongst all the chaos that was my case, but he made me and my family feel cared for and safe.
Posted by Deane Bennett | December 2, 2022
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Great Lawyer
I've got nothing but praise for Mr Nicholson. He's Professional, fair and punctual. You work with him and do as he requests your case will go smoother.
Posted by Breyden | November 30, 2022
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The Most Professional and Outstanding Lawyer You Could Have for Representation.
Erik Nicholson, I will forever be grateful for the hard work and dedication you have provided to me and my family during my case. Erik did not overpromise during the initial review, yet overdelivered in every way possible during the case. First off, I was very pleased when I was met with Erik's Legal Secrertary, Tionna. Tionna was the first person I met with when hiring Mr. Nicholson and she showed the exact same professionalism as Erik does in and out of the court room. She is an amazing communicator, sharing all the necessary updates before, during and after the case. Erik Nicholson has created and negotiated the best possible outcome for me and the case I was dealing with, and I am very pleased to have found him and Tionna. Without Erik's legal representation, I truly believe the outcome of my case would have turned out very, very poorly. The dedication to my case that Erik provided was outstanding and I can not say that enough. I have never found myself in the position to need a lawyer before this case, and he broke down all the future steps and positions we would be taking along the way, making it easy to understand even as a first time offender. He is very respectable and to me, most importantly, he will never let you feel like you're alone in this process. I HIGHLY, HIGHLY advise for anyone who is looking for legal representation, no matter the magnitude of the case, to speak to Mr. Nicholson and his wonderful Secretary Tionna, if you are looking for the BEST possible outcome.
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Posted by Jessi | November 30, 2022
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#1 choice
Erik came highly recommended to us by a Clackamas county firm. He plead down felony and misdemeanor charges that my 21 year old son first time offender was facing (potential prison time). Erik always made himself available to answer our questions. He is detail oriented when explaining things, punctual, courteous, honest, personable, and very reliable. He is worth every penny and I give him the highest recommendation possible.
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Posted by Aaron | November 16, 2022
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Great Lawyer !
Very professional, well spoken. Was able to get me the best possible outcome for my case. Felony reductions, charges dropped, etc. He was able to get a few extra things granted for me from the judge. He missed one of our appearances because he got very sick. However he apologized countless times and made something retaining to the case free of charge that would've cost a good sum of money in order to make up for it. Handled everything very professional. He's not just your lawyer but a friend. Gives you all types of legal advice. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Kathleen | November 9, 2022
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Great Service
Erik was great. We were from out of the area and he continually checked in and updated us on our case. He checked in with the DA and got everything settled so that we only had to make one trip back to the area.
Posted by Romi | October 20, 2022
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Great help in need
He is awesome. Unknowingly we were in a mishap that he cleared very nicely. Thank you so much Erik!
Posted by Tyler | September 27, 2022
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Lawyer Review
Erik and his office were very communicative and prompt. Always answered any of my questions I had and made sure to email and call to make sure I understood. I felt well represented and would recommend
Posted by Angela | September 13, 2022
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Friendly, efficient and non judgemental
Erik was so very kind and didn't judge my husband for a poor decision. He was efficient and did everything for us for a smooth court proceeding which was needless to say a scary situation. I highly recommend Erik for your case needs!
Posted by Charley | September 13, 2022
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DUII
Mr. Nicholson handled my case perfectly, He was excellent advise and navigated me through the system advisin and laying out choices to be made. When I met him, I set out my best case goals; he achieved all of them. I could not have been in better hands. He, also, has a tremendous heart and a compassion for his clients.
Posted by Bianca | June 15, 2022
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Highly Recommended
Great adviser to my family when options appeared to be limited. He was quick to answer questions and return calls/emails within a timely manner. Mr. Nicholson gave us the best possible outcome and we're beyond pleased with his service!!!
Posted by Sequoia | June 14, 2022
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Sequoia's DUII Case
Kept in constant contact with me over the duration on my case, even when not a lot was updated. Answered all of my questions efficiently and to the best of his abilities and made it known there was no stupid question. Helped me find tools in order to help my case and help me reach the best possible outcome.
Posted by anonymous | May 5, 2022
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Glad I found Erik
Erik resolved my legal situation with seeking the best possible outcome and then achieving it. He was great to work with and was easy to talk to. If anything ever comes up in the future I know who I'm calling.
Posted by Myrna | April 27, 2022
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accident
Mr. Nicholson was very knowledgeable and helpful in guiding me through the legal problems that I was involved in.
Posted by anonymous | April 26, 2022
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Very Helpful!
He made sure to reach out and help me get the help I need and was reassuring. Overall 10/10
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Law Offices of Erik Nicholson
  • 2010 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Nicholson & Nicholson
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Legal Intern
  • San Francisco Public Defender's Office
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Legal Assisant
  • Nicholson & Nicholson
  • 2005 - 2009
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Education

  • Golden Gate University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Oregon State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Legal Cases

  • State v. B.H.
  • Dismissed
  • State v. K.E.
  • Charges not filed
  • State v. J.H
  • Case Dismissed
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Associations

  • National Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Washington County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon - Oregon State University
  • Board Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Featured Attorney
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2017
  • Criminal Law & Litigation Law Firm of the Year - USA
  • Finance Monthly Global Awards
  • 2016
  • Premier Attorney
  • National Academy of Jurisprudence
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Nominated as finalist for Criminal Defense Law Firm of the Year
  • Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards 2011
  • 2011
  • Excellence for the Future Award -- Advanced Criminal Procedure
  • Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction
  • 2008
  • Excellence for the Future -- Advanced Contracts
  • Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction
  • 2007
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Freshman Orientation
  • Campus Law
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (27)
Given (29)
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DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a judge, I've had the opportunity to observe Erik Nicholson represent persons charged with DUII on many occasions. He is intelligent, works zealously for his clients and demonstrates high-level trial skills. I highly recommend Erik Nicholson."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Mr. Nicholson worked at my firm for many years and has extensive knowledge of both the California and Oregon courts, he has now practiced a number of years in the Oregon courts. I have no hesitation giving him the strongest recommendation and do not hesitate to ask him to assist and handle cases on my behalf here in California. I have also followed his career in Oregon and have seen firsthand the excellent results he has obtained repeatedly and consistently. If you have been arrested, call Mr. Nicholson and you will receive top notch representation."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Erik enjoys excellent client ratings and endorsements of his fellow lawyers. I gladly endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Nicholson. He does an outstanding job for his clients and is known to be a hard working attorney in his area."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Nicholson is excellent in his field."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Nicholson is very knowledgable in his field."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Nicholson recently advised me on how to address a complicated statutory issue that arose in a DUI case I’m handling. He gave excellent advice and is clearly an experienced, knowledgeable and detail-minded attorney. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have met Mr. Nicholson on a few occasions. He is very knowledgable, and hard working. Most importantly, when I see Mr. Nicholson in court, I see a satisfied client standing next to him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I’m pleased to recommend Erik as a fine criminal defense lawyer. Erik is hardworking and has a warm professional demeanor. He is smart and demonstrates real concern for his clients."
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Tigard DUI and DWI Lawyer Erik W Nicholson
Erik W Nicholson
DUI and DWI Attorney
Tigard, OR
Licensed for 13 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available