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Everett, WA

Todd C. Nichols

Partner | Cogdill Nichols Rein Wartelle Andrews

Todd C. Nichols has been recognized as a Distinguished Professional.

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Todd C. Nichols is a distinguished civil litigator based in Everett, Washington. With nearly thirty-five years of professional experience, Mr. Nichols is a sought-after advocate for plaintiffs in personal injury accidents, including automobile accidents, slip and fall injuries, and dangerous product issues. He is a partner at Cogdill Nichols Rein Wartelle Andrews, where he maintains a 10.0/10.0 “Superb” rating on Avvo.

After serving in the Navy, Mr. Nichols wanted to immerse himself in a career that would allow him to continue making a difference. In his own words:

I was a naval officer for several years, and decided I wanted to work in Congress in order to have an impact on national policy. While I was working in Congress, I went to law school because I thought it would make me more proficient and professional in my congressional work and might help me find a career after I finished there—which it certainly has.

Mr. Nichols graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1972 with an undergraduate degree, served as a naval officer for several years, and was then accepted to law school at the George Washington University National Law Center. He graduated with his Juris Doctorate in 1982 and worked for nearly ten years as a senior staff member in the United States House of Representatives before beginning his legal practice.

In 1992, Mr. Nichols joined Cogdill Nichols Rein Wartelle Andrews where he began to build the loyal clientele and stellar reputation he enjoys today. With a special emphasis on complex litigation, Mr. Nichols is skilled not just at bringing personal injury issues to resolution, but also at handling sexual harassment, family law, and employment cases. With decades of experience and formidable litigation skills, Mr. Nichols is well-equipped to handle the diverse needs of his community. He has been named a Super Lawyer® by Washington Law & Politics Magazine.  

As a widely regarded leader in his field, Mr. Nichols has been elected president of the Washington State Association for Justice. In addition, in order to maintain his position one step ahead of his competition, Mr. Nichols pays careful attention to trends and changes that can affect his clients. He notes:

I’m concerned about the rampant changes in the federal judiciary. Judge-made changes can have a big impact on my clients, especially those cases involving employment discrimination, personal injury, and medical malpractice.

Looking forward, Mr. Nichols intends to continue providing comprehensive legal services to a diverse array of clients. “I love what I do,” he says. “I just want to keep moving along.”

Mr. Nichols is happily married with four children. He is still active in politics.

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  • Washington (1985)
  • District of Columbia (1983)
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington (1985)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit (2002)


  • George Washington University National Law Center (J.D., 1981)
  • U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland (B.S., 1972)

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury Accidents
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Slip and Falls
  • Dangerous Products
  • Professional Negligence
  • Employment Law
  • Family Law
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Whistleblower Protections
  • Governmental Negligence

Professional Memberships & Associations

  • Washington State Trial Lawyers
  • U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association, Trustee, Puget Sound Chapter
  • Washington State Association for Justice, President-Elect

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