Chris Nickelson

Chris Nickelson

Law Office Of Gary L. Nickelson since 2008
Location:
Fort Worth, Texas
Phone:
817-735-4000
Fax:
817-735-1480
Email:

Areas of Practice

  • Appellate Practice Group
  • Litigation
  • Child Support
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Divorce
  • Family Law

Education

  • Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas
    • J.D. - 1999
  • The University of Texas at Austin
    • B.A. - 1996

Published Works

  • Impacts at Trial: Saving Your Trial from Mistakes, Author, Annual Family Law on the Front Lines, UT CLE, San Antonio, Texas, July, 2010
  • Finalizing the Deal: Rule 11 Agreements, Mediated Settlement Agreements, and Why Its So Important to Get Orders Timely Signed, Author, State Bar of Texas Marriage Dissolution Course, San Antonio, Texas, 2010
  • Professionalism, Co-Author, Advanced Family Law Course, San Antonio, Texas, August, 2008
  • Maintaining the Chain of Electronic Evidence and Spoliation of Electronic Evidence, Advanced Family Law Course, San Antonio, Texas, August, 2008
  • Appellate Advocacy: From the Judge's Perspective, Co-Author, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course, Austin, 2005
  • Preservation of Error for Discovery Issues, Co-Author, Brown Bag Seminar for Tarrant County Bar Association, Appellate Section, 2005
  • Appellate Advocate - Substantive Court of Appeals Update, Co-Author, The Appellate Advocate, 2001-2005
  • Relief is Just an Appeal Away: Drafting With Appeal, Author, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course, 2003
  • Puttin' on the Writs: Mandamus, Prohibition and Habeas Corpus, Author, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course, 2002

Representative Cases

Classes/Seminars

  • Post-Trial Drafting Issues, Author and Presenter, State Bar of Texas Advanced Drafting Course, Dallas, Texas, 2011
  • Trying a Case with Appeal in Mind, Author and Presenter, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course, San Antonio, Texas, 2011
  • Running a Law Office for Fun And Profit, Author and Presenter, State Bar of Texas Soaking Up Some CLE Seminar, South Padre, Texas, 2011
  • The Basics: Procedural Concerns, Author and Presenter, Parent-Child Relationships Seminar, UT CLE, Houston, Texas, 2011
  • Appellate CYA, Author and Presenter, State Bar of Texas Marriage Dissolution Course, Austin, Texas, 2011
  • Strategies for Proving Best Interest, Author and Co-Presenter, Parent-Child Relationships Seminar, UT CLE, Houston, Texas, 2011
  • Using Summary Judgment Procedure in Family Law Cases, Co-Author and Presenter, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Drafting Course, Houston, Texas, 2010
  • Appellate Practice From Every Angle, Co-Author and Co-Presenter, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course, 2010
  • Proving Separate Property: An Argument for More Use of Summary Judgment Practice in Family Law Cases, Co-Author and Presenter, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course, 2010
  • Preservation of Error (Including Making and Meeting Objections), Co-Author and Presenter, Trial of Breach of Fiduciary Duty Litigation Cases, Fredericksburg, Texas, 2009
  • Equitable Remedies: Getting Out of Traps, Messes, and Other Problems to which You or Your Client May Have Unintentionally Agreed, Author and Presenter, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course, 2009
  • Course Director for the 2009 Boot Camp prior to the State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course
  • Appealing Your Family Law Case, Author and Presenter, 23rd Annual Family Law Conference, South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas, 2009
  • Family Law Essentials, Moderator, San Angelo, Texas, 2008
  • "When Reasonable Minds Cannot Disagree: Summary Judgment Practice in Texas", Moderator, Brown Bag Seminar, Tarrant County Bar Association, 2008
  • Course Director of Family Law Essentials Seminar, San Angelo, Texas, 2008
  • Brief Writing that Appeals to Your Audience, Author and Presenter, State Bar of Texas Marriage Dissolution Course, 2008
  • "When Reasonable Minds Cannot Disagree: Summary, Judgment Practice in Texas," Course Director, Brown Bag Seminar for Tarrant County Bar Association, 2008
  • Extraordinary Writs: When Ordinary Relief Just Won't Do, Co-Author and Presenter, State Bar of Texas Marriage Dissolution Course, El Paso, 2007
  • Like Skeet and Sporting Clay: Direct and Collateral Attacks on Judgments, Co-Author and Presenter, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course, 2005

Honors and Awards

  • Board Certified, Civil Appellate Law, 2006 - Present
  • Rising Star, Texas Monthly Magazine, 2004 - Present
  • Top Attorney, Fort Worth Magazine, 2007 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Family Law Council, State Bar of Texas Family Law Section, Member, 2010 - Present
  • Tarrant County Bar Association, Member
  • Tarrant County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member
  • Tarrant County Bar Association, Appellate Section, Member
  • Tarrant County Bar Association, Board of Directors, Director, 2008 - 2009
  • Tarrant County Bar Association Appellate Section, Chair, 2008 - 2009
  • Tarrant County Appellate Section, Vice-President, 2007 - 2008
  • Tarrant County Appellate Section, Secretary, 2006 - 2007
  • State Bar of Texas, Appellate Section, Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller, L.L.P., Partner, 2005 - 2007
  • Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller, L.L.P., Associate, 2001 - 2004
  • Eighth District Court of Appeals in El Paso, Texas (Justice David Chew), Staff Attorney, 2000
  • Eighth District Court of Appeals in El Paso, Texas (Justice Ann McClure), Law Clerk, 1999 - 2000