Todd Nichols

Top 20 Workers Compensation and Employment Law
Cogdill Nichols Rein Wartelle Andrews
3232 Rockefeller Avenue
Everett, WA 98201
(425) 259-6111

Todd Nichols has been practicing law for twenty five years and has been with the firm since 1992. His practice emphasizes personal injury accidents, including injuries from automobile accidents, slip and falls, and from dangerous products. He handles cases ranging from neck and back injuries to brain injuries, burns, and death.

In addition, Todd handles employment cases, successfully prosecuting and defending cases of wrongful termination, discrimination, wage claims, and sexual harassment. He also represents clients in family law, real property, and professional malpractice, including medical and legal negligence. Todd enjoys bringing complex litigation to successful conclusion for his clients.

Todd received his undergraduate degree from the U.S. Naval Academy and his law degree from George Washington University in Washington D.C. Prior to practicing law, Todd served as a Naval Officer in the United States Sixth Fleet and nearly ten years as a Senior Staff Member in the United States House of Representatives. He is admitted to practice in the State of Washington, the District of Columbia, and federal courts including the U.S. Supreme Court. He has been honored by his peers by his election as president of the Washington State Association for Justice, formerly the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association. Todd has been named a "Super Lawyer" by Washington Law & Politics Magazine.

In his spare time, Todd is active in Washington State politics and enjoys spending time with his wife and their four children. He is an avid boater and enjoys the outdoors.

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

Bar Admissions

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, Washington, District of Columbia
J.D. - 1981
U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland
B.S. - 1972

Representative Cases

Dicomes v. State, 782 P.2d 1002 (Wash. 1989)
Zorich v. Longbeach Fire Department and Ambulance Service, 118 F.3d 682 (9th Cir.) (1997)
Barth v. Allstate Insurance Company, 95 Wash.App 552, 997 P.2d 6 (1999)
IAFF No. 3266 v. Department of Retirement Systems, 97 Wash.App 715, 987 P.2d 115 (1999)
City of Arlington v. Central Puget Sound Growth Management Hearings Board , 164 Wash.2d 768 193 P.3d 1077 (2008)

Honors and Awards

President, Washington State Association for Justice (formerly Washington State Trial Lawyer's Association): Board of Governors, 2003-Present; V.P., Legislative, 2006-2007; V.P., Judicial, 2007-2008; V.P., Development, 2008-2009; V.P., Continuing Legal Education, 2009-2012; V.P. West, 2010-2011; V.P., Finance, 2011-2013; Executive Board, 2006-Present
Executive Board, Washington State Democratic Party, 2001-Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

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