Ray Nichols

Ray Nichols

Dallas, Texas


  • Stephen F. Austin State University, B.A. in Sociology, B.A. in Criminal Justice 1996 Honors – Cum Laude
  • The University of Tulsa College of Law, J.D.

Bar Admissions

  • Texas State Bar
  • Licensed to practice law, Supreme Court of Texas, 2000
  • U.S. Federal District Court for the Northern District of Texas, 2001
  • U.S. Federal District Court for the Southern District of Texas, 2002
  • U.S. Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, 2003
  • U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2010
  • Texas Peace Officer License 2015

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Pi Kappa Alpha National Fraternity
  • Tannahill Lodge No. 52
  • International Legal Fraternity
  • North Texas Crime Commission
  • Former Chairman of the Board of Directors Masonic Temple Corp., Dallas, Texas
  • Collin County Forensic Fire Death Investigations Assoc.

Ray Nichols - Personal Injury, Truck and Car Wreck Lawyer in Dallas, Texas

Ray Nichols is a distinguished attorney with a rich and diverse background that sets him apart in the legal field. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice, graduating Cum Laude from Stephen F. Austin State University in 1996. His dedication to excellence continued as he pursued a Juris Doctorate at The University of Tulsa College of Law, where he consistently ranked in the top quarter of his class, ultimately graduating in 2000.

Ray's legal career has been marked by remarkable accomplishments. He was admitted to the Bar in 2000, and his jurisdictional reach expanded to include the U.S. Federal District Courts for the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas, as well as the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. In 2015, Ray also obtained a Texas Peace Officer License, showcasing his commitment to justice and security.

His involvement in various professional associations underscores his commitment to his craft and community. Ray is a proud member of the Pi Kappa Alpha National Fraternity, Tannahill Lodge No. 52, and the International Legal Fraternity. He has contributed significantly to the North Texas Crime Commission and served as the Former Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Masonic Temple Corp. in Dallas, Texas. His dedication to forensic investigations is evident through his involvement with the Collin County Forensic Fire Death Investigations Association.

Ray's journey to the legal profession is unique, as he grew up on a farm in East Texas before joining the United States Marine Corps, where he served in the Infantry from 1990 to 1993. During his military service, Ray was part of the F.A.S.T. Company and the Marine Corps Security Force Battalion, Pacific, earning an honorable discharge.

Throughout his impressive 24-year legal career, Ray Nichols has primarily focused on Personal Injury, complex litigation, and trial practice. His extensive trial experience includes over 23 Bench Trials, both Criminal and Civil and more than 33 Jury Trials, spanning Criminal and Civil cases. Additionally, he has handled 10 or more Civil Appeals and presented arguments in both Federal and State Appeal Courts. In the latter stages of his career, Ray has honed his expertise in Commercial Personal Injury Litigation and Trial Practice, ensuring that his clients receive the highest level of legal representation.

Beyond the courtroom, Ray's interests are as diverse as his legal practice. He possesses a deep fascination with aircraft and vehicle mechanics, reflecting his passion for understanding the intricate workings of machines. He also carries on a cherished family legacy by pursuing artistic interests in sculpting and painting, showcasing his creative side. When he's not immersed in the world of law or art, Ray enjoys spending quality time with his family and the delightful company of his beloved Winnie dogs.

Ray Nichols is a remarkable attorney whose dedication to the law, community involvement, and diverse interests make him a valuable asset to the Witherite Law Group and a trusted advocate for his clients.

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