Pilar Nichols

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Bethesda, MD

Offit Kurman
 | 4800 Montgomery Lane, 9th Floor
Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: 240-507-1700
Fax: 240-507-1735
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2020
Selected to Rising Stars: 2012 - 2015
Licensed Since: 2005
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (90%),
  • Criminal Defense (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

An attorney at Tomes Salter Nichols & Gomez LLC, Pilar Nichols divides her practice among family law matters, general civil litigation and criminal defense. Fluent in Spanish as well as English, she provides representation to residents of Montgomery County and other parts of the District of Columbia metropolitan area from the firm's offices in Rockville, Maryland. Ms. Nichols is admitted to practice in both Maryland and the District of Columbia.

In her family law practice, Ms. Nichols provides advice and counsel to people who are facing the end of their marriages and who need to find resolutions to such divorce-related issues as child custody and visitation, the equitable division of complex marital assets and debts, and spousal and child support. A forceful courtroom advocate when necessary, she also is adept at helping her clients reach accords through a negotiated settlement. Her criminal defense experience includes driving under the influence of alcohol, drug possession, property crimes and white collar offenses. Ms. Nichols has also represented individuals and businesses in a wide variety of civil litigation cases.

Raised in Montgomery County, Ms. Nichols attended The Pennsylvania State University, where she majored in biobehavioral health and received a Bachelor of Science in 2002. Her legal education came at The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, where she was a contributor to the CommLaw Conspectus: Journal of Communications Law and Technology Policy and was a member of the executive board of the school's Student Bar Association before being awarded her Juris Doctor in 2005. While in law school, Ms. Nichols served several internships as well. She is an adjunct professor at her law school alma mater and a member of several legal organizations.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (90%): Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law

Criminal Defense (10%): Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Failure to Pay Child Support, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

Focus Areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Failure to Pay Child Support, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 5 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2012 - 2015

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About Pilar Nichols

Admitted: 2005, Maryland

Professional Webpage: https://www.offitkurman.com/attorney/pilar-c-nichols/?sf_act...

Honors/Awards:

  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers magazine, 2012
  • Extra Mile Award, for outstanding service to the law school, The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
  • Admission Committee, The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
  • Student Bar Association, Executive Board, The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Specialized Certificate, The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Institute for Communications Law Studies

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Maryland Hispanic Bar Association President, 2011
  • Maryland State Bar Association Leadership Academy Fellow, 2010
  • Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney’s Association, Member
  • Women’s Bar Association, Member
  • District of Columbia Bar Association, Member
  • Montgomery County Bar Association, Member
  • Maryland Hispanic Bar Association, Judicial Selections Committee
  • National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors, Legislative and Regulatory Counsel
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland
  • District of Columbia
  • State of Maryland

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Women’s Bar Association’s Fall Forum, “Prepare for Success”, Pro Bono Participant
  • Montgomery County Bar Association’s “Bar Revue”, Pro Bono Participant

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Adjunct Professor, The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
  • Writer, CommLaw Conspectus: Journal of Communications Law and Policy, The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law

Educational Background:

  • Universidad de Salamanca in Salamanca, Spain, Minor: Spanish
  • Pennsylvania State University in State College, Pennsylvania, Bachelor of Science
  • Thomas S. Wootton High School.
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Office Location for Pilar Nichols

4800 Montgomery Lane
9th Floor
Bethesda, MD 20814

Phone: 240-507-1700

Fax: 240-507-1735

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Last Updated: 8/21/2019

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