Charles W. Nichols
A Board Certified Attorney In Civil & Personal Injury Trial Law
This is Charles’ Story
It was after my third year Texas A&M University, where I was studying pre-med and taking science classes, that I wanted to become a lawyer. I went on to finish my degree in zoology magna cum laude in the spring of 1976.
Soon after, I took the law school admission test and was admitted to the University of Houston Law Center and graduated in 1979.
During the time I was in law school, I got hired by the Harris County Sheriff’s Department to be a deputy in the civil courts division where I performed the duties of the bailiff.
In this capacity, I got to see some of the finest trial lawyers in the country present their cases to a jury in mostly what were injury cases.
It was then that I knew that being the advocate for the injured victim was my calling as opposed to being an insurance defense attorney or being an attorney that practiced in another field.
In addition to being an attorney, I am a long-standing member of the YMCA wherein I have served in many capacities including president of the board of directors.
I’m also a lay minister and lay reader at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church and have served for many years as part of governing body of the church.
When my children were younger I volunteered as a soccer and basketball coach for over 12 years.
I have also trained in martial arts with my son for a number of years.
Years of Practice
- Association of Trial Lawyers of America
- American Association for Justice
- National Institute of Trial Advocacy
- East Texas Federal Trial Lawyers Association
- Texas Trial Lawyers Association
- Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas
- College of the State Bar of Texas
- Anderson County Bar Association
- Smith County Bar Association