Chad Robert Nichols

Chad Robert Nichols: Attorney with Law Offices of Bamieh & Erickson, PLC


For 13 years he served Ventura and Los Angeles counties as a police officer. During his law enforcement career, Chad worked as a patrol officer, field-training officer, gang officer, and eventually a major crimes detective. His peace officer service and training earned him an Advanced POST Certificate. Chad has investigated hundreds of criminal investigations in several different fields: DUI and narcotics, homicides, violent crimes, sex crimes, child sex crimes, domestic violence, and gang crimes. The former detective has testified as an expert in both gang crimes and narcotic investigations. In 2007, Chad decided to pursue a legal degree. His extensive criminal justice background gives him a unique perspective and skillset in analyzing clients' cases. Chad's primary focus is criminal law, but he is also involved in police use of excessive force cases. In his free time, Chad keeps in shape with crossfit and surfing.

Areas of Practice (47)

  • Police Brutality
  • Criminal Law
  • Assault and Battery
  • Bribery
  • Capital Offenses
  • Civil Forfeiture
  • Burglary
  • Crime Victims Compensation
  • Criminal Antitrust
  • Criminal Conspiracy
  • Criminal Defense
  • Criminal Fraud
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Death Penalty
  • Drivers License Suspension
  • Driving While Intoxicated
  • Electronic Surveillance
  • Extortion
  • Federal Criminal Law
  • Felonies
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Grand Jury Practice
  • Habeas Corpus
  • Hit and Run
  • Homicide
  • Juvenile Criminal Law
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Mail Fraud
  • Malicious Prosecution
  • Manslaughter
  • Misdemeanors
  • Money Laundering
  • Murder
  • Parole and Probation
  • Post-Conviction Remedies
  • Search and Seizure
  • Sex Crimes
  • Sexual Assault
  • Shoplifting
  • Stalking
  • Wiretapping
  • Wire Fraud
  • Weapons Charges
  • Vehicular Homicide
  • Traffic Violations
  • Theft

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
805-332-4149  Phone
(805) 643-5555  Phone
(805) 643-5558  Fax
University Attended:
Cal State Northridge, B.A.
Law School Attended:
Ventura College of Law, J.D.
Year of First Admission:
2013, California
English and Spanish
Birth Information:
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover

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Ventura, California

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