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Erik W Nicholson

DUI and DWI Attorney at Tigard, OR

5.0   245 reviews

also known as The Law Offices of Erik Nicholson

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  • State Years
    Oregon - OR 13 years
    California - CA 14 years
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Erik

Learn Erik’s areas of practice.

3
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.

    15 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.

    15 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.

    15 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.

Awards

Client's Choice 2024,2023,2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014,2013,2012
Client's Choice
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THE TEAM:  Erik Nicholson, Attorney at Law and Tionna LaBrie, Legal Assistant Extraordinaire.

Location

The Law Offices of Erik Nicholson

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  245 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2024
Client's Choice
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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 DM | May 24, 2024
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Excellent Attorney
Erik is great representation! I hired Erik for my DUII case and got the best possible outcome I could get. Very knowledgable and transparent throught the whole process. Highly recommend.
Posted by Toby | May 3, 2024
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License reinstated
I tried to fine to have my license reinstated after a lifetime revocation and found the process to confusing to achieve. Erik walked me through the process so I could understand everything, and delivered exactly what he said he would! I will highly recommend him to anyone needing help. Best lawyer I've ever dealt with.
Posted by anonymous | April 30, 2024
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Very helpful and professional
Although I am not proud of the situation I found myself in that required Eric’s services, I am very happy I had him on my side throughout my case. He was very helpful in navigating me through my case and the court process, and made me feel more at ease.
Posted by Roderick | April 30, 2024
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Great work. He is very professional and reputable highly qualified
He got me the best results we could have gotten. Very happy with the outcome and the support.
Posted by Charles | March 22, 2024
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Awesome attorney
As I said before thank you and your staff for helping me through my case. I am grateful to be in the Diversion program. I definitely learned my lesson and have to complete the program. Thanks for the star bucks gift card. You should make a slogan. “No more beer, have a coffee”.
Posted by anonymous | March 5, 2024
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Review
Erik is an excellent attorney. Erik provided the his knowledge of the law, regarding my DUII case, with professionalism and was very thorough throughout the entire process.
Posted by Sierra | March 5, 2024
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Best in the business
Mr.Nicholson saved me from going to jail, he got me out of two felony’s, and basically saved my future. Him and his law office are incredibly professional and personable. If you’re looking for someone to fight for you he’s the guy!
Posted by anonymous | February 26, 2024
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Excellent job!
Mr. Nicholson knows what he's doing, and how the law works; and provided the expert help need! He is also very respectful of his clients. Definitely recommend him.
Posted by Cristina Darie | January 30, 2024
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Criminal charge.
Regarding anyone facing criminal charges, I can't say enough good things about Erik W Nicholson. I knew I was in good hands from the moment we had our initial consultation. In addition to having extensive understanding of criminal law, Erik W Nicholson shows their clients that they genuinely care about them. Erik W Nicholson was open and honest with me throughout my case, explaining my alternatives and the legal process. Their excellent strategic approach to my defense combined in-depth investigation with skilled bargaining to get the best possible result for me. Thanks to Erik W. Nicholson, my charges were significantly dropped, going from a criminal prosecution to a 120-day driving license suspension, allowing me to continue on with my life. You should have Erik W Nicholson on your side if you're searching for an attorney who will aggressively defend you while maintaining a high standard of professionalism and client care. They clearly care about justice and the welfare of their clients, as seen by all they do. I appreciate your exceptional service and your giving me another chance, Erik W Nicholson
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Posted by Stephanie | November 30, 2023
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Great Representative
Erik was extremely professional, helpful, and kind. This was clearly not his first rodeo and did a great job letting me know what to expect and how best to proceed. Even though he didn't charge hourly (but, instead, one flat rate), I never felt like billing was wracking up or that he was giving my any less than his best. He was always easy to get ahold of and very responsive. Hopefully, I do not have to use his services again, but if needed, I would not hesitate to reach out to him again.
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Posted by anonymous | November 27, 2023
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EXCELLENT
I would 100% recommend hiring Erik as your attorney. Very well mannered and gives you all the best advice and a fighting chance on whatever case you have. Answers all your questions and very quick to respond.
Posted by Dennis | November 22, 2023
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DUI - Diversion
Erik Nicholson was amazing representing me in my DUI- Diversion case. He was very clear with communications, extremely knowledgeable about current laws and options for me to consider going through the process. He was always available to me when I needed him for guidance and was clearly, genuinely concerned with my case and with the best possible outcome for me under the circumstances. He would always be the first person I would recommend to use.
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Posted by Vivian | November 21, 2023
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Heartfelt Gratitude for Exceptional Legal Support
Thanks to your diligent efforts, we achieved a positive outcome in my case. Your dedication to securing the best possible result did not go unnoticed, and I am truly grateful for the positive resolution. I would not hesitate to recommend your services to anyone in need of legal representation. Your professionalism, expertise, and compassionate approach set you apart, and I am fortunate to have had you as my advocate.
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Posted by Charles | October 25, 2023
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Efficient, knowledgeable, and Flexible
During my case Mr.Nicholson was fast to respond, always thoroughly explaining what was happening, and making the best judgment for advice for my particular case. Highly recommend him for someone who wants to know they have the best.
Posted by Oksana | September 13, 2023
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Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness
Erik and his crew are very professional, nice and helpful. He handled my case very well, and saved me from jail. On top, he gave me some advice and information that I will need in the future. The best lawyer you could ever get. Highly recommend!
Posted by anonymous | August 21, 2023
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VERY efficient, competent attorney with amazing bed side manner
I was referred to Erik by another attorney in the industry and after our 1st telephone conversation, it was very obvious why. It was immediately apparent that Erik is very well educated and clearly stays well informed on all matters related to his field. Additionally -throughout my case, he remained kind and unjudgmental. He focused on me as person, rather than the circumstances of my case. I HIGHLY recommend Erik to anyone looking for legal representation.
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Posted by Matthew | August 17, 2023
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Last One
Eric and his team helped me achieve the best possible outcome with my case. They provided excellent support and communication throughout the process.
Posted by Humberto | July 24, 2023
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Overwhelmed with your DUI?
Got my first (hopefully my last) DUI in the beginning of January. Was extremely overwhelmed! Began to receive all kind of letters in the mail. Erik’s stuck out to me! Gave him a call for a consult. This was done promptly and explained very well. He kept me up to date and broke down anything that I had questions about. If I was unable to reach Erik his secretary Tionna was always quick at returning emails and phone calls! They were a great team to work with. I high recommend Erik. Thank you so much for your help.
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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

Sample of 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

Honors and 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 14 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available