Erik Nicholson

Lawyer Erik NicholsonAfter graduating from Oregon State University Erik Nicholson attended Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco where he received his Juris Doctorate and graduated amongst the top of his class. While at Golden Gate University, he was on the Dean’s Honor list seven of his nine terms. He was also twice awarded the Cali Excellence for the Future Award in both advanced criminal procedure and advanced contract law for achieving the top grade in his class.

Throughout law school Erik worked at a private criminal defense law firm where he had the unique opportunity to learn about and participate in all stages of a criminal case. For his final year of law school he interned at the prestigious San Francisco Public Defender’s office where he was put on the major felony rotation.

After graduation Erik was offered an associate attorney position and practiced criminal defense throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and various other Northern California Counties. He successfully represented hundreds of clients before deciding to start The Law Offices of Erik Nicholson in his home state of Oregon.

Erik has a passion for defending the accused and is happy to give a free case evaluation and consultation to anyone in need.

Professional Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • California Bar Association
  • Oregon Bar Association
  • Multnomah County Bar Association
  • Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • National Trial Lawyers Association


  • Golden Gate University School of Law, Juris Doctorate
  • Oregon State University, Bachelor of Arts