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Jeffrey P. Nichols


Jeffrey P. Nichols represents clients in a range of civil litigation matters in the state and federal courts and before state agencies. His practice areas include business torts, unfair trade practices, contract disputes, shareholder disputes, employment disputes, malpractice claims, personal injury litigation and other complex civil disputes.

Mr. Nichols is an associate editor of Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices, Business Torts and Antitrust, Vol. 12 of the Connecticut Practice Series.

Before entering private practice, Mr. Nichols served as a law clerk to the Hon. Donna F. Martinez, United States Magistrate Judge for the District of Connecticut and the Hon. Thomas A. Bishop of the Connecticut Appellate Court.

Mr. Nichols is a 1999 graduate with honors of the University of Notre Dame, from which he also obtained a Master of Education degree with honors in 2001. He obtained his law degree with honors in 2010 from Quinnipiac University School of Law where he was a Dean's Fellow and a member of the board of editors of the Quinnipiac Law Review.

Prior to law school, Mr. Nichols taught high school in Santiago, Chile and Gulfport, Mississippi.

Mr. Nichols is admitted to practice in the Connecticut state courts, in the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut and in the Second Circuit Court of Appellate.

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Significant Representations:

Represented debt collection agency in action against international corporation for breach of contract and unfair trade practices involving concealment of revenues and failure to pay fees.

Represented class of independent auto body repairers in federal unfair trade practices class action against national casualty insurer for steering repair work to favored auto body shops and suppressing labor rates in auto body industry.

Connecticut counsel for international aerospace distributor in state court action alleging breach of pricing agreement and unfair trade practices.

Represented mother and estate of deceased infant in wrongful death action claiming that physician failed to diagnose pregnancy before performing invasive procedure and obtained a landmark decision regarding the "born alive" rule. See Foster v. de Cholnoky, No. FBTCV136034831, 61 Conn. L. Rptr. 122, 2015 WL 5626312, at *1 (Conn. Super. Ct. Aug. 21, 2015).

Represented concerned parent in appeal from the Freedom of Information Commission and obtained a decision that resulted in immediate legislative correction to the Freedom of Information Act. See Lowthert v. Freedom of Info. Comm'n, No. HHBCV156030425S, 2017 WL 950990, at *1 (Conn. Super. Ct. Jan. 17, 2017).

Represented human resources manager in federal action against former employer for discrimination under the Equal Pay Act, Title VII and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Co-counsel for electrical contractor sued by national printing company that was alleged to have bypassed the electric utility meter; obtained dismissal with prejudice of all claims.

Represented minority stakeholder of national home improvement franchisor in action against majority stakeholder in action for breaches of good faith and fiduciary duties, wrongful dissolution, and misappropriation of business assets.

Represented individual before the federal district court and on appeal to the Second Circuit regarding Fourth Amendment claims against the IRS criminal investigative division concerning the execution of a search warrant.

Represented homeowners in negligence action against house painter for improper removal of lead paint.

Represented building and remodeling product developer in enforcement of his royalty interests against national conglomerate.

Represented security guard before the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights claiming sexual orientation discrimination and retaliation.

Represented young widower in federal court action against insurance company for bad faith denial of life insurance benefits.

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