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.
Erik has a passion for defending the accused and is happy to give a free case evaluation and consultation to anyone in need.
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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.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|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|
|Attorney||The Law Offices of Erik Nicholson||2010 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Nicholson & Nicholson||2009 - 2010|
|Legal Intern||San Francisco Public Defender's Office||2008 - 2008|
|Legal Assisant||Nicholson & Nicholson||2005 - 2009|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Association of Trial Attorneys||Member||2013 - Present|
|Tau Kappa Epsilon - Oregon State University||Board Member||2010 - 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|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2009 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||2009 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|Bar Association of San Francisco||Member||2006 - Present|
|State v. K.E.||Charges not filed|
|State v. J.H||Case Dismissed|
|State v. D.K.||Case Dismissed|
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|Golden Gate University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2009|
|Oregon State University||Philosophy||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2005|
|Freshman Orientation||Campus Law||2013|