Lindsay K. Nickolls

Top rated Family Law attorney in Cleveland, Ohio

The Nickolls Law Firm LLC
Lindsay K. Nickolls
The Nickolls Law Firm LLC

Practice Areas: Family Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution; view more

Licensed in Ohio since: 2012

Education: Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2010 - 2011, 2013, 2017

The Nickolls Law Firm LLC

4785 Memphis Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44144 Visit website


A true advocate for families, Lindsay K. Nickolls is dedicated to guiding people through some of the most difficult times of their lives. She founded The Nickolls Law Firm LLC on the basis of providing compassionate service to clients in Lorain and Cuyahoga counties, Ohio. Her caseload includes a range of family law issues, and she is an accredited mediator, guardian ad litem and parenting counselor.

Ms. Nickolls has spent more than a decade navigating legal issues on behalf of clients, though her passion for helping families began long before she opened her practice. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from The Pennsylvania State University in 1999, she graduated with a Master of Social Work from the University of Michigan School of Social Work in 2001. Recognizing the importance of providing people with legal advice, Ms. Nickolls then pursued a law degree, earning a Juris Doctor in 2005 from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law/Cleveland State University.

Using a results-oriented approach, Ms. Nickolls knows that alternative dispute resolution methods, such as collaborative law, are often preferable when dealing with the sensitive issues families face. She encourages an open discussion between client and attorney, answering questions honestly and allowing people to make an informed decision about their future.

When there is a high-conflict divorce or custody dispute, Ms. Nickolls will go to court to protect her clients. Licensed to practice in Ohio and Michigan, she recently had success litigating a child support case in the Ninth District Court of Appeals, as well as a parenting time and custody case through the Court of Appeals of Ohio, Eighth Appellate District and to the Supreme Court of Ohio. Ms. Nickolls is currently handling a case involving spousal support before the Court of Appeals of Ohio, Eighth Appellate District.

Practice areas

Family Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution

Focus areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Juvenile Law, Marital Property, Mediation, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Same Sex Family Law

  • 70% Family Law
  • 30% Alternative Dispute Resolution

First Admitted: 2006, Michigan

Professional Webpage:

  • Nominated as a Rising Star in 2013 in the area of Family Law
  • , Nominated as Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2020
  • Nominated as a Rising Star in the area of Family Law in 2010 & 2011
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member of the Center for Principled Family Advocacy
  • Member, Lorain County Bar Association
  • Publications Director, Washtenaw Women's Lawyer Association
  • Member, Michigan State Bar Association
  • Member, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Michigan State Bar Character and Fitness Committee
  • Member, Michigan Bar Association
  • Co-Chair, Washtenaw Family Law Section
Educational Background:
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Pennsylvania State University
  • Master of Social Work at University of Michigan
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified in Collaborative Law, 2019
  • Certified Guardian Ad Litem  
  • Certified Parenting Coordinator
  • Certified Mediator

Office location for Lindsay K. Nickolls

4785 Memphis Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44144

Phone: 440-710-0988


3 Years Super Lawyers
4 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2010 - 2011, 2013, 2017

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