I'm Joel Nichols, and I help individuals with employment, injury, business, and family matters.I'm Joel Nichols and I understand the legal issues and challenges facing small business owners.I'm Joel Nichols, and I help individuals and small businesses obtain justice in the workplace.I'm Joel Nichols and I help injured people obtain justice when harmed by the negligence of others.I'm Joel Nichols and I understand the challenges people face in family matters.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Certificate - Standardized Field Sobriety Test Instructor||LaPier & Associates||2009|
|Certificate - Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Student Course||LaPier & Associates||2006|
|Partner||Deno Millikan Law Firm, PLLC , PLLC||2002 - Present|
|Administrative Law Judge pro tem||State of Washington Office of Administrative Hearings||2008 - 2009|
|Attorney/Director||Unemployment Law Project||1999 - 2002|
|Attorney||Law Office of Joel P. Nichols||1994 - 1999|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National College of DUI Defense||Member||2006 - Present|
|Washington Employment Lawyers Association||Member||2003 - Present|
|Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2003 - Present|
|Snohomish County Bar Association||Member||2002 - Present|
|Snohomish County Legal Services||Volunteer Attorney||2002 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Western District of Washington||Member||1994 - Present|
|Washington State Association for Justice||Member||1994 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||1993 - Present|
|Washington State Office of Administrative Hearings||Administrative Law Judge pro tem||2008 - 2009|
|Washington State Association for Justice||Eagle Member||2007 - 2016|
|King County Bar Association||Member||1994 - 2002|
|King County Bar Association, Volunteer Legal Services||Volunteer Attorney||1994 - 1999|
|Unemployment Law Project||Volunteer Attorney||1994 - 2006|
|Trial News (Washington State Trial Lawyers Association)||The Secret to Trial Mastery: Hard Work||2013|
|Defense Magazine (WACDL)||Not So Fast – Limits on Tribal Authority to Stop and Arrest Non-Tribal Members||2011|
|Defense Magazine (WACDL)||Update on Tribal Authority to Stop, Detain, and Arrest Non-Tribal Members||2011|
|Washington State Trial Lawyers (WSTLA) Trial News||Increased ESD and DLI Data Sharing — A Trap for the Unwary||2006|
|Washington State Trial Lawyers (WSTLA) Trial News||New Rules Offer Little Comfort to Unemployed Workers||2005|
|Trial News, Washington State Trial Lawyers||Unemployed Worker Rights Eroded by Boeing Flight Fear||2004|
|Seattle University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1992|
|University of Washington -Seattle||English||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1988|
|Unemployment Training||Differenceces Between Unemployment and Court Hearings||2013|
|Helping Clients Get Back on Track||Implications of Criminal Convictions on Employment||2011|
|Employment Law by the Pros||Wage and Hour 101||2011|
|WSTLA Annual Employment Law Update||Tools and Practical Applications||2006|
Posted by Ann
My case with Joel Nichols has extended over the course of a year. As all cases are, it has been emotionally draining. That being said, my situation has dealt with horrifically difficult issues. Joel has given me prudent guidance throughout this time. The number of hours he put into my case were above and beyond, and his trial abilities are absolutely skilled.
Posted by Ericka
I have never been one to write testimonial's or fill out surveys, even though I have run across many individuals deserving of my gratitude and thanks. But, this time I feel compelled to give a testimonial of Joel Nichols because I am sure there are many of you out there that do not know where to turn when a life changing episode happens unexpectedly and has the ability to debilitate your mental and physical being.
In 2009 I was fired by a large corporation in the State of Washington after working there for 5 years as an executive with exemplary appraisals and many accolades. The reason for my firing is still being challenged in the court systems 5 years later. I contacted Joel soon after I was fired, I had talked to another firm, but they did not want to take on such a big giant, stating that this particular corporation had "deep pockets and could go on forever." Joel spent hours with me, understanding this law suit could be a very complicated maze of rules, both due to public and private policies, explaining the process and the endurance needed, not sugar-coating anything. The structure of this corporation and the intricacies involved in the case should have been overwhelming for anyone to comprehend, but Joel spent hours of time reviewing hundreds if not thousands of documents and did his magic.
This is a case that could have been monetarily, mentally and physically consuming, but Joel has supported all three and not once did Joel forget over the last 5 years who I was, how I was feeling, always in touch to keep me in the loop, but most important that he believed in my case and was fighting for justice for me.
Everyone wants their voice heard and case won, but more important is that you are validated throughout your plight, and Joel not only has the ability to comprehend and articulate, his integrity, ethics, and his passion for his clients is unmeasurable. It is who he is!
I encourage anyone who needs a lawyer to take the time to talk to Joel Nichols; I will guarantee you will come out feeling that you have chosen the right person to protect your rights.
Posted by Chere'
I hired Joel Nichols to represent me in a civil matter and can honestly say he had and kept my best interest in mind throughout the case. He is honest, knowledgeable and professional. Joel kept me informed, listened to my concerns and worked so very hard for me from beginning of the case to the very end of the case. I felt so fortunate to have his skill and tenacity on my side. If I ever need an attorney again, I will most definitely and without a doubt return to Joel Nichols.
Patrick Songy, Family Attorney
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
Joel is an passionate advocate and exceptional technical lawyer. His combination of courtroom presence, client skills, and analytical ability makes him a true asset for anyone needing legal assistance on a difficult legal matter.
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