A thoughtful and determined advocate, Jeffrey P. Nichols represents clients in civil litigation in state and federal courts, before state agencies, and in mediation and arbitration settings. His areas of concentration include business disputes, contracts, unfair trade practices, contentious employment matters, malpractice claims, and other complex issues.
Jeff’s recent matters include representation of a small debt collection company in claim of breach against national corporation, using statistical modeling to demonstrate damages where financial records were lost, representation of a regional real estate developer in action for enforcement of purchase agreement involving environmental remediation conditions, and representation of a pension plan in professional malpractice action against plan actuary.
Jeff was privileged to hold back-to-back clerkships in the Appellate Court and federal district court. He enjoys writing and arguing on complicated legal issues in state and federal courts, including the courts of appeal. His appeal from a decision of the Freedom of Information Commission on behalf of a concerned parent led to a legislative amendment to the state’s Freedom of Information Act. He also obtained a landmark decision regarding the “born alive” rule on behalf of an infant’s estate.
Jeff serves as an associate editor of Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices, Business Torts and Antitrust, Vol. 12 of the Connecticut Practice Series.
Evidencing his commitment to education, Jeff previously taught high school in Mississippi and Chile. He has been a volunteer and guest speaker for Junior Achievement, and served as a member of his school district’s Strategic Planning Committee. He also serves as the Hesburgh Lecture Coordinator for the Notre Dame Club of Fairfield County.