Robert B. Nichols

 

Robert B. Nichols


Bio

Mr. Nichols is an associate with the firm. His practice focuses on workers’ compensation, OSHA, employment law and other administrative law defense. Before joining our firm, Mr. Nichols was an intern for The Beck Group in Dallas, Texas.  Mr. Nichols has also served as an Intern for Touchstone Bernays, working on cases in both the state and federal courts. Mr. Nichols received his law degree from SMU Dedman School of Law in Dallas Texas, graduating cum laude, and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Frostburg State University.  He is a member of the Oregon and Washington State Bar Associations.

LEGAL EXPERIENCE

Associate Attorney
CUMMINS, GOODMAN, DENLEY & VICKERS, P.C.
Workers’ compensation, OSHA, employment and complex civil litigation. Representation of employers and insurance companies.

Intern, 2015
THE BECK GROUP
Dallas, Texas
Coordinated as on-site project representative for the in-house legal department with experts, on-site personnel, and other corporate departments.  Performed legal research and reviewed construction documents in preparation for mediation and state administrative hearing.

Intern, 2015
TOUCHSTONE BERNAYS
Dallas, Texas
Drafted motions, pleadings, and orders in both state and federal court.  Attended depositions and motion hearings.  Performed legal research and drafted article for the Texas Restaurant Association.

Certified Property Damage Arbitor, 2007-2015
ARBITRATION FORUMS
Dallas, Texas
Apportioned liability, assessed damages and issued binding decisions for disputes brought by member companies, including most major automobile insurance companies, for disputes valued between $500 and $100,000.

Liability Claims Administrator, 2006-2015
ELCO ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
Dallas, Texas
Investigated, evaluated and negotiated liability claims within a six-state territory for a global self-insured rental car company.  Participated in litigating complex and high exposure claims.

Loss Control Administrator & Assistant Branch Manager, 2000-2006
ENTERPRISE RENT-A-CAR
Sterling, Virginia
Supported regional rental branches in reducing losses and implemented risk management practices related to documenting and reporting vehicle damages.

EDUCATION
2015, Juris Doctor
SMU Dedman School of Law
Dallas, Texas

2000, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science
Frostburg State University
Frostburg, Maryland

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Oregon State Bar Association
Washington State Bar Association
Multnomah Bar Association

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