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Bo Nichols

Bo Nichols


Houston Board Certified

Houston divorce attorney John “Bo” Nichols has been practicing family law for more than twenty years. A native of Houston, Nichols is a regular selectee to the Best Lawyers in America list, holding that honor since 2009. Additionally, Nichols has been a Texas Super Lawyer honoree for more than ten years.

Devoted to the practice of family law, including divorce, child custody and property division, Nichols is regarded as one of the foremost trial specialists by his peers. Nichols holds the prestigious position of Senior Faculty Member at the National Family Law Trial Institute, a peer educational organization well known for its rigorous program dedicated to honing the trial skills of divorce lawyers from all over the United States.

Regardless of the issue at hand, when it comes to Houston family law, Nichols’ name precedes him in the courtroom. Well respected by peers, held to the utmost trust by his clients, Nichols is one of the preeminent family law attorneys locally, statewide and nationally.

Nichols is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.


  • South Texas College of Law, J.D. (1996)


  • Board Certified, Family Law – Texas Board of Legal Specialization


  • Honoree, Top Lawyer by H Texas magazine (2018)
  • Honoree, Texas Super Lawyers (2003-18)
  • The Best Lawyers in America®in family law as recognized by Best Lawyers, LLC (2009-18)
  • Recognized, Elite Lawyer by Elite Lawyer (2018)
  • Reviewit Magazine Top Lawyers (2018)

Speeches and Published Works

  • A Rocky Mountain High: The Divorce of Charlie Sheen and Brook Mueller
  • Faculty Texas Academy of Family Law Specialist – 2013
  • Proven Winning Strategies of Modern Litigation –  Brazoria County Bar Association – 2012
  • Other Causes of Action – 36th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, 2011
  • Fine Tuning Your Case for Trial – – 25th Annual Family Law Conference – 2011
  • Temporary Hearings at Break-Neck-Speed  – HBA Family Law Extravaganza – 2010
  • Spy Torts, Damages and Jail Time, ABA – Fall Conference, 2010
  • Obtaining & Admitting Evidence From Foreign Jurisdictions – 36th Annual
  • Advanced Family Law Course, 2010
  • Electronic Evidence & Spy Torts, UTCLE – Family Law on the Front Lines –2010
  • Local Rules- Knowing Your Courts – HBA Family Law Institute – 2010
  • The Intersection of Family Law and Bankruptcy Law – 24th Annual Family Law Conference – 2010
  • Temporary Hearings at Break-Neck-Speed, Jefferson County Bar Association – Houston Bar Association Family Law Section – 2009
  • Discovery -35th Annual Advanced Family Boot Camp, 2009
  • Evidence Workshop:  Keeping it In or Keeping it Out -35th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, 2009
  • The Impaired Client – Maximizing Your Client’s Possession and Access, Marriage Dissolution Institute 2009
  • Enforcement of Child-Related Issues _ ‘Do We Pass Go or Do We Go Directly to Jail?” , UTCLE – Family Law on the Front Lines – 2008
  • Temporary Hearings at Break-Neck-Speed, Jefferson County Bar Association – Family Law Section – 2009
  • Temporary Hearings at Break-Neck-Speed, South Texas College of Law – 23rd Annual Family Law Conference – 2009
  • Non-Parent Custody Issues, Advanced Family Law Course – 2008
  • Temporary Hearings at Break-Neck-Speed, UTCLE – Family Law on the Front Lines – 2008
  • Handling the Property Case on a Shoestring, South Texas College of Law – 22nd Annual Family Law Conference – 2008
  • Predicates, Making and Meeting Objections – Trial of a Family Law Jury Case – 2007
  • Taking the Fifth – What is the Effect in a Family Law Case?, Advanced Family Law Course – 2006
  • What are My Rights as a Grandparent, Texas Bar Journal, 2005 Year in Review, January 2006, Vol. 69, No.1.
  • ANALYZE THIS!  The Use of Mental Health Professionals in Ways Other Than Custody Evaluations, Advanced Family Law Course – 2002
  • Ultimate Trial Notebook-Personal Injury (assisting in research and editing) – 1995
  • Common Mistakes in the Court’s Charge and Charge Conference (assisting in research and editing) – 1996
  • Persuasive Trial Techniques and Courtroom Interaction Skills (assisting in research and editing) – 1996
  • Jury Persuasion-Voir Dire, Opening Statement, Trial and Final Argument (assisting in research and editing) – 1996
  • Marital Property Agreements (assisting in research and editing), 1996
  • HIV and Child Custody – 1996
  • Inquiries and Caveats – Daubert Proofing your Expert
  • Guest Lecturer Family Law Advocacy Course (Depositions), South Texas College of Law, 2005
  • Guest Lecturer Family Law Advocacy Course (Temporary Orders), South Texas College of Law, 2005
  • HIV and Child Custody, University of Houston School of Law, 1997
  • HIV and Child Custody, South Texas College of Law, 1997
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