Jon A. Nichols     |     Partner     |    

Jon A. Nichols is a partner with Harman Claytor Corrigan & Wellman.  He has tried over 70 jury trials in his career, representing clients that include: national and local businesses, property owners and managers, retail and grocery stores, hotels and motels, restaurants and bars, and long-haul and local trucking and logistics companies. He handles a variety of matters for his clients, including premises liability claims, motor vehicle accidents, contract disputes, construction defects, commercial litigation and collections.  Jon is a Past-President of the Henrico County Bar Association and serves as the elected representative of the 14th District of the Virginia State Bar Council, the legislative body for the Virginia State Bar.  In 2013, he won the inaugural American College of Trial Lawyers – Chappell-Morris Award, given to a young lawyer who exemplifies the Bar’s commitment to maintaining and improving the standards of trial practice, the administration of justice, and ethics of the legal profession.


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Education
  • Canisius College, B.A., 1999
    • Pi Sigma Alpha Honors Society
    • Raichle Scholar
    • Division 1 Golf – 1998 ECAC Championship Participant
    • 1999 MAAC All Academic Team
  • State University of New York, 2002
    • Robert J. Connolly Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy
Professional Honors & Activities
  • Henrico County Bar Association
    • President – 2013
  • Virginia State Bar Council
    • Elected Representative for the 14th District
  • Richmond Bar Association
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
  • Defense Research Institute
    • Retail and Hospitality Committee
  • The Harmonie Group
    • Retail and Hospitality Committee
    • Cyber Liability Committe
  • Virginia Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, Civil Litigation Defense – 2009 – 2017
  • Virginia Business Legal Elite – Young Lawyers (Under 40) – 2012 – 2014
  • CLM Potomac Region Chapter – Secretary – 2016 – 2017
  • American College of Trial Lawyers – Chappell-Morris Award Winner – 2013
Prior Experience & Activities
  • Associate, Sinnott, Nuckols & Logan (2002 – 2007)
  • Law Clerk, Getman & Biryla (1999 – 2002)
  • Legislative Aide to the New York State Assembly and Erie County Legislature (1997 – 2001)
  • Hockey Night in Richmond Adult Hockey League (2002 – Present)
  • Huguenot Little League Baseball Coach
Bar & Court Admissions
  • Virginia State Bar
  • United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia

Presentations
  • 2012 VTLA Advanced Auto Retreat – Charlottesville, Virginia
    • The Defense Perspective on Wakole v. Barber
  • 2012 VADA Annual Meeting – Hot Springs, Virginia
    • iSpy: Social Media and Litigation
  • 2013 Harmonie Group Retail and Hospitality – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    • Innkeeper and Restaurant Responsibility for Third Party Criminal Conduct
  • 2014 National Association of Appellate Attorneys – Savannah, Georgia
    • Social Media as a Tool of Litigation