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Todd Nichols has been practicing law for twenty five years and has been with the firm since 1992. His practice emphasizes personal injury accidents, including injuries from automobile accidents, slip and falls, and from dangerous products. He handles cases ranging from neck and back injuries to brain injuries, burns, and death.

In addition, Todd handles employment cases, successfully prosecuting and defending cases of wrongful termination, discrimination, wage claims, and sexual harassment. He also represents clients in family law, real property, and professional malpractice, including medical and legal negligence. Todd enjoys bringing complex litigation to successful conclusion for his clients.

Todd received his undergraduate degree from the U.S. Naval Academy and his law degree from George Washington University in Washington D.C. Prior to practicing law, Todd served as a Naval Officer in the United States Sixth Fleet and nearly ten years as a Senior Staff Member in the United States House of Representatives. He is admitted to practice in the State of Washington, the District of Columbia, and federal courts including the U.S. Supreme Court. He has been honored by his peers by his election as president of the Washington State Association for Justice, formerly the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association. Todd has been named a "Super Lawyer" by Washington Law & Politics Magazine.

In his spare time, Todd is active in Washington State politics and enjoys spending time with his wife and their four children. He is an avid boater and enjoys the outdoors.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 40%
  2. Medical Malpractice: 20%
  3. Employment: 20%
  4. Family: 10%
  5. Real Estate: 10%



Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Todd. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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  • Karen Kathryn Koehler

    Todd Nichols is a smart, highly experienced attorney who takes care of his clients with compassion and skill.


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Contact info

Cogdill Nichols Rein Wartelle Andrews

Thirty-Two Square
3232 Rockefeller Avenue
Everett, WA, 98201-4317


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We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerCogdill Nichols Rein1992 - Present
PartnerFrancis & Nichols1985 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Association for JusticePresident2014 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticePresident-Elect2013 - Present
Washington State Associatio for JusticeVice President, Finance2010 - Present
Washington State Democratic PartyExecutive Board2001 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeVice President, Development2008 - 2009
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationVice President, Judicial2007 - 2008
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationVice President, Legislative2006 - 2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington University National Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
United States Naval AcademyInternational RelationsB.S.1972