About Greg Nichols

Family law is about people, first and foremost.

For more than 25 years, I have dedicated myself to providing people with legal help that gets them where they need to be. Whether it’s a solemn occasion, like the death of a loved one or a divorce, or it’s a joyous one, like planning for the future well being of a new born child, I see the law as a tool that can help you achieve that goal.

The knowledge and skill I bring is rooted in Louisiana’s unique civil law tradition, and you need someone well versed in that tradition to help you solve your unique issue.

*Consultations available in French and Spanish upon request

About Greg Nichols

Family law is about people, first and foremost.

For more than 25 years, I have dedicated myself to providing people with legal help that gets them where they need to be. Whether it’s a solemn occasion, like the death of a loved one or a divorce, or it’s a joyous one, like planning for the future well being of a new born child, I see the law as a tool that can help you achieve that goal.

The knowledge and skill I bring is rooted in Louisiana’s unique civil law tradition, and you need someone well versed in that tradition to help you solve your unique issue.

*Consultations available in French and Spanish upon request

“Nimble-minded in court, a careful listener in consultation, Greg was able to solve my problems while being mindful of the stress and nuance of the difficult situation."

Scott O.

As long as I have wanted to be anything, I have wanted to be a lawyer.

My family knew it would be my calling since I was ten. Sitting around the table, debating with my grandfather, I made a point that had him stumped. He paused, turned to my father, laughed, and said,

"That boy's going to be one hell of a lawyer."

I took what Grandad said to heart, and I’ve always followed that calling. But since then, I’ve learned that debate skills aren’t best used around the dinner table, but for fighting for those who need my help and my guidance.

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For nearly 20 years, I’ve proudly worked as the supervising attorney for the civil section of the Tulane Legal Assistance Program, providing advice and aid to members of the Tulane community who otherwise can’t afford to talk to a lawyer. It has always been a great privilege both to work with those who need legal help, and with the students who derive practical, real world legal experience working with clients — real people — when otherwise, their education would be limited to dry books, case law and statutes.

Working on real issues of real people, like you, is what has kept me grounded and in love with what I do for all these many years. Most of my fellow alum from the class of 1995 sought out corporate jobs as soon as they graduated, and many have long since moved on from practicing law or simply burned out.

The constant reminder that law should always be about people, first and foremost, has continuously reinforced and refreshed my passion to keep doing what I do.

My practice has given me that, and the ability to teach — and learn from — up and coming law students who share my desire to put people above profits.

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I get a special thrill out of turning the tables on “hopeless” cases against a team of skilled opponents with vast resources that they believe will hand them an easy win. Resources are important, but so is a sharp mind, dedication, and a keen knowledge of the law. Bullies can be big, and they can be scary, especially if you don’t know what they’ve brought to the fight. But any bully can be brought down if you know his weakness. A cool head, determination and skill has helped me bring down some of the biggest bullies around.

On one recent occasion, I turned down a final offer for my client to pay the other side to settle a case. I took it to trial, and I won a six figure judgment in my client’s favor. That bully sure was mad, but we beat him every step of the way to the Louisiana Supreme Court and back. And in the end, he paid what he owed. It was a good reminder of what I have always believed: if you know the law and you are determined to put the time in to fight for your clients’ rights, nobody can beat you — no matter how big and bad the guy is on the other side.

Education:
  • Juris doctor, Tulane University School of Law 1995
Bar Admissions:
  • Louisiana, 1995
  • United States District Court, Eastern Division, 1996
Professional associations and memberships:
  • LSBA Civil Law and Litigation Section
  • LSBA Family Law Section
  • LSBA Trusts, Estate, Probate and Immovable Property Law Section

At the end of the day, I am proud to work in a system that can set people up for success or provide a way to right a wrong if need be. I continue to work every day to learn about the law and work towards being the best lawyer I can be.

Because when I take a case, I put my client and my client’s needs front and center.

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