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John C. Nickelson

John C. Nickelson

Nickelson Law PLLC
  • Business Law, Personal Injury, Divorce ...
  • Louisiana, Texas
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John has been repeatedly recognized as a Louisiana “Super Lawyer” by and as a “Top Attorney” by SB Magazine. He is a former member of the Shreveport City Council and served as Chairman of the City Council’s Audit and Finance Committee. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Louisiana Bar Foundation, a master of the bench of the Harry V. Booth and Judge Henry A. Politz Inn of Court, a past governor-at-large for Louisiana of the Bar Association of the Federal Fifth Circuit, and a past president of the Shreveport Bar Foundation.

John represents individuals and business in a wide range of legal matters. Representative matters include defense of a company in an arbitration before the American Arbitration Association with a former executive of the company; defense of an employee charged with mishandling explosive materials at a military installation; prosecution of first-party insurance claims against an insurance company; and community property partitions involving millions of dollars of assets.

John earned his law degree from the University of Virginia and served as a law clerk to United States Circuit Judge Jennifer Walker Elrod on the federal Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. He and his wife, Emily, have been married for more than two decades, have four children, and are active members of the Cathedral of St. John Berchmans.

University of Virginia School of Law
J.D. (2004)
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Texas Christian University
B.A. (2000)
Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
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Professional Experience
Nickelson Law PLLC
- Current
Shreveport City Council
Cook, Yancey, King & Galloway, APLC
Law Clerk
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Baker Botts LLP
Friend of Pro Bono Award
Louisiana State Bar Association
Statewide Award for Providing Significant Support for the Delivery of Legal Services to Louisiana's Indigent.
Opus Justitiae
Baker Botts LLP
Award for Outstanding Commitment to Pro Bono Work.
Professional Associations
Louisiana Bar Foundation
Board Member
- Current
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Shreveport Bar Foundation
Board President
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Louisiana State Bar Association
ID Number: 32214
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State Bar of Texas
ID Number: 24046534
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  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Appeals & Appellate
Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
Websites & Blogs
Contact & Map
Nickelson Law PLLC
7591 Fern Avenue
Suite 1403
Shreveport, LA 71105
Telephone: (318) 678-5786
Fax: (318) 300-4762
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed