Chris Nickels

Chris Nickels

Office: (843) 577-2026
Mobile: (843) 224-2406
Location: Charleston

Chris Nickels is a Member of Clawson and Staubes, LLC and practices injury law, dram shop and social host liability, municipal law, HOA disputes, and alternative dispute resolution. Chris is a SC Circuit Court Certified Mediator and is rated AV Preeminent® a significant accomplishment and a testament to the fact his lawyer peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence.

In 2006, Chris graduated from Leadership Charleston. From 2011 to 2015 he was an elected member of Mount Pleasant Town Council. In 2015, Chris completed “Leadership South Carolina”. In 2017, Chris took the oath an accepted appointment to the Charleston County School District Constituent School Board representing Mount Pleasant.

Chris is married to Kim Nickels, a RN who specializes in spinal care. Their oldest child Eric lives in Denver with his wife Stephanie. Daughter Laura graduated from MUSC and is a Dentist in Beverly Hills. Following her “big” sister to the “other coast”, daughter Katherine is in the middle of a two-year appointment at the UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center Cardiothoracic ICU.

Chris and Kim enjoy sports, music and fellowship. Together, they are often found at “The Joe” cheering on the Charleston Riverdogs or at the Coliseum watching the SC Stingrays. Chris is an active member of Gospel Community Church, the Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce, the East Cooper GOP Club and the Daniel Island Business Association.

  • New Mexico, 1988
  • South Carolina, 2001
  • U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina, 2001
  • Northern Illinois University, Bachelor of Science, with distinction, 1985
  • Northern Illinois University, College of Law, Juris Doctor, cum laude, 1988
  • New Mexico State Bar
  • South Carolina Bar
  • Charleston County Bar Association
  • Berkeley County Bar Association
  • Mount Pleasant Business Association
  • Daniel Island Business Association
  • Legal Specialist State of New Mexico Worker's Compensation
  • Leadership Charleston, 2006
  • Leadership South Carolina, 2014
  • South Carolina Mediator, 2016

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