Donald H. Nichols

Donald H. Nichols

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Nichols Kaster, PLLP
 | 4600 IDS Center, 80 South Eighth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Phone: 612-256-3200
Fax: 612-338-4878
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1971
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Consumer Law (20%)
Attorney Profile

Having founded what is now known as Nichols Kaster in 1974, Donald H. Nichols has over 35 years of experience in the practice of law. Don is committed to his client’s best interests and is relentless in achieving remarkable results for his clients.

His representation set the example for others in the firm to follow: taking all possible measures to professionally represent his clients, taking risks against large, better-financed opponents, and not allowing the financial limitations of clients to impede his zealous advocacy.

Don is a Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) Certified Trial Specialist and has tried over 100 cases to verdict. He has litigated close to 50 overtime and minimum wage class and collective actions on behalf of thousands of clients and has obtained over $50 million dollars for those clients.

Don’s national reputation has provided him the opportunity to lecture at over 100 seminars involving a myriad of legal topics, including electronic discovery, class action litigation strategies, wage and hour litigation, and recent developments in the law.

 

About Donald Nichols

Admitted: 1971, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: http://www.nka.com/Http:///lawyer/Donald-H-Nichols/

Honors/Awards:

  • College of Labor and Employment Lawyers Fellow
  • Named to the "Who's Who in Employment Law" list, Minnesota Law and Politics
  • Named to the "Top 40 Employment Law Lawyers" list, Minnesota Law and Politics
  • Received Martindale Hubbell A.V. rating
  • Named to "The Best Lawyers in America" list.

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • MSBA Certified Trial Specialist

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Law and Leading Attorneys Member
  • American Bar Association Member
  • Federal Labor Standards Legislation Committee Member
  • Minnesota National Employment Lawyers Association (MNELA) Member
  • National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) Member
  • College of Labor and Employment Lawyers Fellow
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Minnesota Supreme Court
  • New York Supreme Court
  • 8th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 6th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court – District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court – Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court – Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court – District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court – Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court – Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court – Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court – Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court – Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court – Western District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court – Western District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court – Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court – Western District of Wisconsin
  • State Bar of Georgia

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • 2011 38th Annual Labor & Employment Law Institute:  Panelist for “ Professionalism:  What Is It and Why Should It Matter to You?” (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
  • 2011 14th Annual ADR Institute: Panelist for  “What Lawyers Love and Hate About Mediators and Arbitrators” (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
  • 2008 Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute: Panelist for Advanced Trial Practice, "Plaintiff's Panel for Winning FLSA Cases," (St. Paul, Minnesota)
  • 2008 ABA Mid-year Meeting: Technology in the Practice & Workplace, (Chicago, Illinois)
  • 2006 17th Annual National NELA Convention: Advanced Issues in Handling FLSA Collective Actions
  • 2006 Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute: Advanced Trial Practice: Impact Litigation
  • 2006 8th Circuit NELA Conference: A Starting Point – Helpful FLSA Cases for Plaintiffs’ Lawyers

Educational Background:

  • B.A. Augsburg College, 1968

Articles about Donald H. Nichols appearing in Super Lawyers

Office Location for Donald H. Nichols

4600 IDS Center
80 South Eighth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402

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Last Updated: 1/10/2019

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