Todd C. Nichols '72

Puget Sound Chapter Trustee

Todd Nichols was appointed to the US Naval Academy from the state of New Hampshire. After graduating in 1972 with a major in International Security Affairs, he served as a surface warfare officer aboard USS Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. (DD-850), USS Dewey (DLG-14), and USS Belknap (CG-26), primarily in gunnery and anti-submarine warfare. He also served as an instructor and company officer at the US Naval Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island.

Following his transition from active duty, he served in the US House of Representatives as Legislative Assistant to Congressman Bill Chappell, Jr. of Florida and subsequently as Chief of Staff to Congresswoman Claudine Schneider of Rhode Island. He also obtained a Juris Doctor degree from the George Washington University National Law Center in 1981. He is admitted to practice in Washington State and in the District of Columbia.

Todd has practiced as a trial lawyer for 30 years in Seattle and Everett, Washington. He has served as president of the state’s trial lawyers association, the Washington State Association for Justice, and has been named a Super Lawyer. He and his wife Christine live in Snohomish, Washington and are the parents of four sons.  They enjoy travel, Navy football, and spending time with family and friends at their weekend home on Whidbey Island.