Nickell, Collins, Douglas & Hanschen, L.L.C., which has achieved the highest rating for legal ability in Martindale-Hubbell, is a full-service firm located in Sikeston, Missouri. The firm actively practices in approximately 30 counties in the Southeast quarter of Missouri as well as in the St. Louis area. The firm specializes in civil litigation in State and Federal Courts, including both personal injury cases and business and probate litigation. Members of the firm also have an active transactions practice.
Members of the firm include five attorneys who served as judicial clerks in federal courts and Missouri state appellate courts. Five of the attorneys also served in editorial positions on law reviews and journals. The firm employs one full-time nurse consultant with a BSN degree and extensive experience in medical legal litigation.
The firm represents three hospitals, a large multi-specialty physician practice, the largest retailer in the world, the fourth largest independent bank in Missouri, farm credit system institutions, several of the largest individual land owners in Missouri, a large farm coop, numerous manufacturing companies, small businesses, and farmers, and several churches and not-for-profit corporations. The firm has successfully prosecuted plaintiffs' class action suits and has, on behalf of defendants in other class action cases, successfully defeated attempts to certify classes.