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Chris Nickelson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Appellate Attorney in Fort Worth, TX

Law Office of Gary L. Nickelson
5201 West Freeway, Suite 100
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Phone: 817-864-1356
Fax: 817-735-1480
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2021
Selected to Rising Stars: 2004 - 2013
Licensed in Texas Since: 1999
Practice Areas: Appellate (60%), Family Law (40%)
Attorney Profile

Chris Nickelson is an attorney with The Law Office of Gary L. Nickelson in Fort Worth, Texas. A top-ranked lawyer with more than 20 years of total legal experience, Mr. Nickelson provides exceptional counsel and support to clients across his region and throughout the state who have legal needs involving any of the following:

·       Family law and divorce

·       Child support

·       Custody and visitation

·       Civil litigation

·       Appeals

Board-certified in Civil Appellate Law, Mr. Nickelson has achieved remarkable success helping his clients challenge previous rulings regarding their cases in order to help them obtain the favorable outcomes they expect and deserve. He also has extensive trial experience, and he strives to help his clients achieve their goals and the positive results they seek for their serious and complex family-related legal issues as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.

A leader in his legal community, Mr. Nickelson is an active member of the Tarrant County Bar Association's Appellate Section, having served as chair of the section from 2008 to 2009, vice president from 2007 to 2008 and secretary from 2006 to 2007. He is also a former board member of the organization, and he is heavily involved with its Family Law Section. He is also a member of the State Bar of Texas' Appellate and Family Law Sections.

Moreover, Mr. Nickelson has published numerous articles and conducted lectures and continuing legal education seminars across his region on a variety of family law topics. He has earned consistent recognition as being among the top lawyers in his region, and the Fort Worth Magazine has named him a Top Attorney.

A 1996 graduate of The University of Texas at Austin, Mr. Nickelson obtained his Juris Doctor from Texas Tech University School of Law in 1999. Among his other professional affiliations, he has served on the Family Law Council of the State Bar of Texas' Family Law Section since 2010.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Appellate
  • 40%Family Law

Selections

8 Years Super Lawyers
10 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2021
  • Rising Stars: 2004 - 2013

About Chris Nickelson

First Admitted: 1999

Professional Webpage: https://www.garynickelson.com/attorney/chris-nickelson/

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Post-Trial Drafting Issues, Author and Presenter, State Bar of Texas Advanced Drafting Course, Dallas, Texas, 2011 Trying a Case with Appeal in Mind, Author and Presenter, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course, San Antonio, Texas, 2011 Running a Law Office for Fun And Profit, Author and Presenter, State Bar of Texas Soaking Up Some CLE Seminar, South Padre, Texas, 2011 The Basics: Procedural Concerns, Author and Presenter, Parent-Child Relationships Seminar, UT CLE, Houston, Texas, 2011Appellate CYA, Author and Presenter, State Bar of Texas Marriage Dissolution Course, Austin, Texas, 2011 Strategies for Proving Best Interest, Author and Co-Presenter, Parent-Child Relationships Seminar, UT CLE, Houston, Texas, 2011 Using Summary Judgment Procedure in Family Law Cases, Co-Author and Presenter, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Drafting Course, Houston, Texas, 2010 Appellate Practice From Every Angle, Co-Author and Co-Presenter, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course, 2010Proving Separate Property: An Argument for More Use of Summary Judgment Practice in Family Law Cases, Co-Author and Presenter, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course, 2010 Preservation of Error (Including Making and Meeting Objections), Co-Author and Presenter, Trial of Breach of Fiduciary Duty Litigation Cases, Fredericksburg, Texas, 2009 Equitable Remedies: Getting Out of Traps, Messes, and Other Problems to which You or Your Client May Have Unintentionally Agreed, Author and Presenter, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course, 2009 Course Director for the 2009 Boot Camp prior to the State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course Appealing Your Family Law Case, Author and Presenter, 23rd Annual Family Law Conference, South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas, 2008 Family Law Essentials, Moderator, San Angelo, Texas, 2008 "When Reasonable Minds Cannot Disagree: Summary Judgment Practice in Texas", Moderator, Brown Bag Seminar, Tarrant County Bar Association, 2008 Course Director of Family Law Essentials Seminar, San Angelo, Texas, 2008 Brief Writing that Appeals to Your Audience, Author and Presenter, State Bar of Texas Marriage Dissolution Course, 2008 "When Reasonable Minds Cannot Disagree: Summary, Judgment Practice in Texas," Course Director, Brown Bag Seminar for Tarrant County Bar Association, 2008 Extraordinary Writs: When Ordinary Relief Just Won't Do, Co-Author and Presenter, State Bar of Texas Marriage Dissolution Course, El Paso, 2007 Like Skeet and Sporting Clay: Direct and Collateral Attacks on Judgments, Co-Author and Presenter, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course, 2005
  • Impacts at Trial: Saving Your Trial from Mistakes, Author, Annual Family Law on the Front Lines, UT CLE, San Antonio, Texas, July, 2010 Finalizing the Deal: Rule 11 Agreements, Mediated Settlement Agreements, and Why Its So Important to Get Orders Timely Signed, Author, State Bar of Texas Marriage Dissolution Course, San Antonio, Texas, 2010 Professionalism, Co-Author, Advanced Family Law Course, San Antonio, Texas, August, 2008 Maintaining the Chain of Electronic Evidence and Spoliation of Electronic Evidence, Advanced Family Law Course, San Antonio, Texas, August, 2008 Appellate Advocacy: From the Judge's Perspective, Co-Author, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course, Austin, 2005 Preservation of Error for Discovery Issues, Co-Author, Brown Bag Seminar for Tarrant County Bar Association, Appellate Section, 2005 Appellate Advocate - Substantive Court of Appeals Update, Co-Author, The Appellate Advocate, 2001-2005 Relief is Just an Appeal Away: Drafting With Appeal, Author, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course, 2003 Putting on the Writs: Mandamus, Prohibition and Habeas Corpus, Author, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course, 2002

Honors/Awards

  • Civil Appellate Law, Board Certified
  • Top Attorney, Fort Worth Magazine
  • Rising Star, Texas Monthly Magazine

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Family Law Council, State Bar of Texas Family Law Section, Member, 2010 to Present, Tarrant County Bar Association, Member, Tarrant County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member, Tarrant County Bar Association, Appellate Section, Member, Tarrant County Bar Association, Board of Directors, Director, 2008 to 2009, Tarrant County Bar Association Appellate Section, Chair, 2008 to 2009, Tarrant County Appellate Section, Vice-President, 2007 to 2008, Tarrant County Appellate Section, Secretary, 2006 to 2007, State Bar of Texas, Appellate Section, Member, State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section, Member

Educational Background

  • The University of Texas at Austin, B.A. - 1996
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Office Location for Chris Nickelson

5201 West Freeway
Suite 100
Fort Worth, TX 76107

Phone: 817-864-1356

Fax: 817-735-1480

Last Updated: 6/24/2021

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