Robert Nichols is a shareholder with Cummins, Goodman, Denley & Vickers P.C.  Mr. Nichols’ practice has focused on OSHA, workers’ compensation and other administrative law defense.  Mr. Nichols has represented employers in OSHA and workers’ compensation matters in Oregon and Washington and has been involved in the legislative and agency processes for developing statutes and regulations related to OSHA and workers’ compensation matters in Oregon.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Nichols’ practice focused on premises liability, construction defect, and automobile self-insurance defense litigation.

When Mr. Nichols is not practicing law, he can be found reading, cooking, golfing, hiking or fishing.

I decided to become an attorney because I enjoy the combination of different thinking styles, competitiveness and problem solving that are required in each situation.

What I enjoy most about being an attorney are the new challenges every day, working through complicated facts and legal issues to reach a solution that’s in the best interest of a particular client. Being an attorney is never boring.

Robert B. Nichols


Southern Methodist University
Dallas, Texas
Juris Doctorate, cum laude

Frostburg State University
Frostburg, Maryland
Bachelor of Arts

Professional Affiliations

  • Oregon State Bar Association
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • Oregon Classroom Law Project
  • American Society of Safety Professionals
  • National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network


Mock Trial Coach, Yamhill Carlton High School, 2019 – Current