John 'Bo' Nichols

John 'Bo' Nichols

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Houston, TX

Bo Nichols Law, PLLC
 | 1201 Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77007
Phone: 713-227-4747
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2003, 2008 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1996
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
    Attorney Profile

    As founder of Bo Nichols Law Firm, John “Bo” Nichols is dedicated to representing people in Houston, Texas. He commits his practice to family law, handling cases that involve the following matters: child custody, divorce, visitation, annulment, child support and enforcement.

    Upon receiving a law degree from the South Texas College of Law in 1996, Mr. Nichols became a member of the State Bar of Texas. He is admitted to practice in all 14 Texas Courts of Appeals and state district courts, The Supreme Court of Texas and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

    With nearly two decades of experience, Mr. Nichols brings extensive work in litigation and mediation to every case. He understands the emotions associated with getting divorced or trying to secure delinquent child support payments, and advocates on clients’ behalf in order to reach the best possible outcome. Sharing his legal experience, Mr. Nichols teaches at the Houston Family Law Trial Institute at South Texas College of Law and has published several works concerning family law matters. The Texas Board of Legal Specialization has certified Mr. Nichols in family law, and he has been named in The Best Lawyers in America* every year since 2009.

    Staying active in the legal community, Mr. Nichols holds memberships with the Houston Bar Association, the Fort Bend County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists and the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists. Mr. Nichols is also a fellow with the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

    * The Best Lawyers in America® 2013. Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC

    About John Nichols

    Admitted: 1996, Texas

    Professional Webpage: http://www.bonicholslaw.com

    Honors/Awards:

    • Best Lawyers In America, 2009 - Present
    • Fellow of The Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists
    • Texas Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine every year since 2005
    • Fellow of The Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists
    • Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2006

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Texas State Court of Appeals
    • Member - The Houston Bar Association
    • Member, Family Law Section, State Bar of Texas
    • Member, Fort Bend County Bar Association
    • Texas, 1996
    • Supreme Court of Texas
    •  American Bar Association
    • Member, Family Law Section, Houston Bar Association
    • Senior Faculty Member - National Family Law Trial Institute - Houston
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
    • Texas State District Courts 
    • Member -  State Bar of Texas 
    • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1997

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Ad Litem Work

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Electronic Evidence & Spy Torts, UTCLE - Family Law on the Front Lines, 2010
    • Local Rules - Knowing Your Courts, HBA Family Law Institute, 2010
    • The Intersection of Family Law and Bankruptcy Law, 24th Annual Family Law Conference, 2010
    • Temporary Hearings at Break-Neck-Speed, Jefferson County Bar Association - Houston Bar Association Family Law Section, 2009
    • Discovery, 35th Annual Advanced Family Boot Camp, 2009
    • Evidence Workshop: Keeping it In or Keeping it Out, 35th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, 2009
    • Enforcement of Child-Related Issues - "Do We Pass Go or Do We Go Directly to Jail", UTCLE – Family Law on the Front Lines, 2008
    • Temporary Hearings at Break-Neck-Speed, Jefferson County Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2009
    • Temporary Hearings at Break-Neck-Speed, South Texas College of Law, 23rd Annual Family Law Conference, 2009
    • Non-parent Custody Issues, 34th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, 2008
    • Temporary Hearings at Break-Neck-Speed, UTCLE-Family Law on the Front Lines, 2008
    • Predicates, Making and Meeting Objections, Trial of a Family Law Jury Case, 2007
    • Taking the Fifth-What is the Effect in a Family Law Case, Advanced Family Law Course, 2006
    • ANANLYZE THIS! The Use of Mental Health Professionals in Ways Other Than Custody Evaluations, Advanced Family Law Course, 2002
    • Use of Mental Health Professionals in ways other than Custody Evaluations, 28th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, 2002
    • Common Mistakes in the Court's Charge and Charge Conference (assisting in research and editing), 1996
    • Persuasive Trial Techniques and Courtroom Interaction Skills (assisting in research and editing), 1996
    • Jury Persuasion-Voir Dire, Opening Statement, Trial and Final Argument (assisting in research and editing), 1996
    • Guest Lecturer Family Law Advocacy Course (Depositions), South Texas College of Law, 2005
    • Guest Lecturer Family Law Advocacy Course (Temporary Orders), South Texas College of Law, 2005
    • HIV and Child Custody, University of Houston School of Law, 1997
    • HIV and Child Custody, South Texas College of Law, 1997
    • HIV and Child Custody, 1996
    • What are My Rights as a Grandparent, Texas Bar Journal, 2005 Year in Review, Vol. 69, No.1, January , 2006
    • Ultimate Trial Notebook-Personal Injury (assisting in research and editing), 1995
    • Marital Property Agreements (assisting in research and editing), 1996
    • Inquiries and Caveats - Daubert Proofing your Expert
    • Faculty, Houston Family Law Trial Institute

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers

    Newsletters:

    • Domestic Tort Cases Today: Theories and Practices – Nevada State Bar – Family Law Section - 2017, Lecture
    • Ethical Investigations – Family Law and Technology - 2016, Lecture
    • Domestic Tort Cases Today – Houston Highlights of Family Law – Rice Hotel 2017, Lecture
    • Domestic Tort Cases Today – 43rd Annual Advanced Family Law Course, 2017, Lecture
    • “Behaviors That Sabotage the Parent-Child Relationship and What to Do About Them”-Innovations: Braking Boundaries in Custody Litigation – 2017, Lecture
    • Domestic Tort Cases Today – Extreme Family Law Makeover XVI - San Antonio - 2018, Lecture
    • Litigation Essentials: – Nevada State Bar – Family Law Section – 2018, Lecture

    Educational Background:

    • University of Houston, Houston, Texas, B.S. in Political Science & Minor: Psychology, 1993
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    Office Location for John 'Bo' Nichols

    1201 Shepherd Dr
    Houston, TX 77007

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