Clark Reed Nichols

Clark Reed Nichols

Perkins Coie LLP
  • Personal Injury, Tax Law
  • Alaska, Washington
Claimed Lawyer Profile

As a CPA, flight instructor/commercial pilot and trial attorney, Clark Nichols brings a wealth of experience and broad perspective to meeting his clients needs. He has more than 30 years of experience in the areas of product liability, commercial litigation, federal tax litigation, attorney professional malpractice, and domestic and international aviation accident litigation.

Clark's pilot experience & training and his aeronautical engineering studies at the U.S. Air Force Academy have contributed to his successful representation of aviation clients in litigation arising out of more than 100 aircraft (fixed wing and helicopter) accidents throughout the United States and in Canada, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, Colombia, Haiti, the Bahamas, Italy, England, Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan, the Maldives, and on the High Seas. Additionally, he regularly provides product liability counseling to clients on a wide variety of engine and airframe components for both airplanes and helicopters.

Clark's background as a CPA and his advanced degrees in business (MBA – Accounting,
MS -- Finance, LL.M -- Tax) have been especially important for clients involved in tax controversies and commercial disputes. He has successfully represented individuals and corporations in tax refund actions against Department of Justice attorneys in federal district court, in litigation against IRS attorneys before the U.S. Tax Court, in defense of individuals charged with tax crimes, and in state and federal administrative hearings involving tax controversies. Clark has successfully represented individuals and corporations as plaintiffs in personal injury and wrongful death actions, professional malpractice actions, and large commercial disputes that have resulted in multi million dollar recoveries for his clients.

University of Washington School of Law
LL.M. | Taxation
The University of Texas School of Law
with high honors, Order of the Coif
University of Washington School of Law
International Business
Wright State University
M.B.A. | Accounting
University of California - Los Angeles
M.S. | Finance
U.S. Air Force Academy
B.S. | Engineering Management
Professional Experience
Perkins Coie LLP
- Current
Certified Public Accountant ("CPA")
Washington Society of CPAs
Certified Flight Instructor, CFII, Multi-engine land & sea
Professional Associations
Activities: Martindale-Hubbell rated AV
Activities: American Bar Association, Litigation Section
AOPA -- Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association
- Current
Association of Graduates, United States Air Force Acadmy
- Current
Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants
- Current
Washington State Bar Association
- Current
Alaska State Bar Association
- Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Tax Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Litigation
  • Product Liability
  • Product Liability: Aviation/Aerospace
Websites & Blogs
Contact & Map
10885 N.E. Fourth Street
Bellevue, WA 98004
Telephone: (425) 635-1410
Fax: (425) 635-2410