Most recently, Daniel served as trial counsel for a civil engineer in a multi-week private arbitration regarding a waste water treatment plant. He also recently represented a healthcare facility in an employment matter, winning a motion to dismiss claims for breach of contract, negligence, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Also within the last few months, he represented directors of a nonprofit corporation, winning a motion to dismiss claims for grossly negligent director mishandling of financial reporting.
Mr. Nichols has also served as trial counsel in a complex toxic tort property damage case, defending a leading chemical company in two multi-month trials against a California municipality and redevelopment agency. He successfully defended a leading oil company in a toxic tort property damage and commercial contract action stemming from alleged contamination from an underground storage tank. He also assisted in the representation of a seatbelt-maker in a personal injury product liability case. Of note, Mr. Nichols obtained a finding of evidence spoliation, resulting in an adverse evidentiary sanction for the plaintiffs.
J.D., magna cum laude, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, 2005
B.A., Political Science, magna cum laude, Southern Oregon University, 2002
Honorable Michael Mosman and Honorable Robert Jones,
United States District Court, District of Oregon (2003-2004)