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Craig A Nichols

Car accident Attorney at Portland, OR

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About Craig

Learn Craig’s areas of practice.

Craig has dedicated his legal career to the skillful and compassionate representation of those severely injured by the negligent acts of others. Consistently employing the highest level of legal standards, Craig is able to bring comfort and closure to individuals and their families with the successful resolution of their cases.

Craig is an accomplished attorney and has successfully tried numerous cases in both Oregon and Washington that have resulted in substantial verdicts and settlements for his clients. Particularly notable cases include a $3.25 million settlement that Craig negotiated in a products liability case against the manufacturer of a steel production facility. 

Craig has a special interest in helping those who have suffered traumatic brain injuries as the result of the acts of other individuals or businesses. As a result of his unique legal skills in this area, Craig has compiled a long list of settlements and jury verdicts in excess of $1 million dollars; even in extremely difficult cases where the traumatic brain injury was evidenced only by subjective complaints.

Craig's ability to intelligently apply applicable case law to specific fact patterns led him to win two important cases before the Oregon Supreme Court which resulted in decisions of first impression. One case expanded landowner liability for negligence and the other case clarified the limit of emotional distress damages in cases where physical harm is not alleged.

Licensed for 39 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2007
Updated 11/25/2022
State OR
Status Active
Acquired 1983
Updated 10/09/2022

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

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Craig A Nichols
4504 SW Corbett Ave. Ste 200
Portland, OR, 97239


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Posted by anonymous | February 26, 2015
Outstanding Service and Expertise in his field
Craig has done an excellent job over the 20+ years we have used him for defense in our business operations. He is exceptionally knowledgeable in all related areas including advertising law, contract law, regulatory matters, HR matters and various other areas where we, from time to time, find that we are taken to task, even though we go to great lengths to operate our business with the highest ethical standards. He also maintains a very good working relationship with the relevant government regulatory bodies in the state, which allows him to quickly address issues when they may come up.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder and Managing Partner
  • Nichols Law Group
  • 1983 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Associations
  • 2016 - 2016


  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1981
  • Portland State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1977

Legal Cases

  • Tomlinson v. Legacy et al


  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board of Governors
  • 2014 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2006 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present
  • United States District Court of Oregon
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1983 - Present
  • Multnomah County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present
  • Brain Injury Association of Oregon
  • President
  • 2014 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017


  • Oregon Automobile Dealers Association
  • Auto Law: Legal Reference Manual 8th Edition
  • 2016
  • Oregon Law Journal
  • Auto Law
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Trial Academy 201
  • Trial Academy 201
  • 2018
  • Trial Academy 201
  • Trial Academy 201
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

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Personal injury Attorney | May 17
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"Craig is an excellent advocate for his clients. I heartily endorse him."
Personal injury

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Portland Car accident Lawyer Craig A Nichols
Craig A Nichols
Car accident Attorney
Portland, OR
Licensed for 39 years
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