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Christopher W. Nicholson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Towson, MD

Turnbull, Nicholson & Sanders, P.A.
210 W Pennsylvania Ave, Suite 420
Towson, MD 21204
Phone: 410-847-2230
Fax: 410-339-5298
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2022
Licensed in Maryland Since: 1982
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

At Turnbull, Nicholson & Sanders, P.A., Christopher W. Nicholson is partner and handles family law matters for clients in Towson, Maryland, and the greater Baltimore area. As a qualified attorney with over three decades of experience, he provides legal representation for those sorting through the devastating emotional and financial matters of same-sex family law, prenuptial agreements, marital property, custody and visitation, child support and divorce.

Admitted to practice in the state courts and appeals courts of Maryland as well as before the Supreme Court of the United States, Mr. Nicholson began his journey with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Delaware in 1979. After graduating with honors, he attended law school at the University of Baltimore School of Law where he was a member of the Heuisler Honor Society and graduated cum laude with his Juris Doctor in 1982.

While in law school, Mr. Nicholson was a legislation editor for the University of Baltimore Law Review and has also used his writing talents to edit the Maryland Practice Manual’s family law chapter. A former chair of the juvenile law section council of the Maryland State Bar Association, the Baltimore County Bar Association awarded him the J. Earle Plumhoff Professionalism Award.

Mr. Nicholson is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and was named one among the top 25 lawyers with the 2011 Leadership in the Law Award by The Daily Record. A co-chair of the family law subcommittee of the bench book oversight committee, he also lectures on family law curriculum for the Judicial Institute of Maryland.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law


15 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2022

Certificates and Credentials

About Christopher W. Nicholson

First Admitted: 1982, Maryland

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • Juvenile Law Section Council
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • Maryland State Bar Association Family, Past Chair
  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Court of Appeals of Maryland

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Lecturer, Judicial Institute of Maryland, Family Law Curriculum
  • Legislation Editor, University of Baltimore Law Review, 1982
  • Co-Chair, Family Law Subcommittee of the Bench Book Oversight Committee
  • Co-Editor, Family Law Chapter, Maryland Practice Manual

Educational Background

  • University of Delaware, Bachelor of Science—May 1979 Alpha Kappa Delta Honor Society


  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2015
  • Recipient, 2009 J. Earle Plumhoff Professionalism Award
  • 2011 Leadership in Law Award (top 25 lawyers), The Daily Record
  • Baltimore County Bar Association, J. Earle Plumhoff Professionalism Award, 2009
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Office Location for Christopher W. Nicholson

210 W Pennsylvania Ave
Suite 420
Towson, MD 21204

Phone: 410-847-2230

Fax: 410-339-5298

Last Updated: 7/21/2021

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