SAM G. NICHOLSON
Sam G. Nicholson has been practicing law in Augusta for over 35 years. He has built his reputation as an attorney who strives to achieve the best results for all clients through dedication, hard work and by providing prompt attention to his client’s legal needs. He is a senior partner in the Law Firm of Nicholson Revell LLP.
Mr. Nicholson grew up in Augusta and received his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University in 1974. He then graduated from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in 1978 where he was Vice President of the Student Bar Association and received the Dean’s Certificate of Appreciation.
Throughout his career, Sam has handled a variety of legal matters for his clients. However, for the last few years, he has focused on representing individuals who have been seriously injured as a result of the negligence or wrongdoing of another. He has been involved in several cases which resulted in multi-million dollar settlements. He also focuses on consumer class actions against corporations whose business practices have been harmful to consumers. He has an AV rating by Martindale Hubble which is the highest rating for the last 10 years. Sam has been named a “Super Lawyer” in the State of Georgia for five of the last six years and has also been selected to the National Trial Lawyers Association. He has also been named at one of the Top Attorneys in Georgia as published by the Atlanta Magazine. He is past president of the Augusta Bar Association and is a member of the Board of Governors of the State Bar of Georgia. He is also a member of the American Bar Association, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Augusta Bar Foundation. He has recently become a member of the Board of Directors of the Shield Club of Augusta serving as Secretary and a member of the Board of Directors of the Phinizy Center for Water Sciences.
Sam’s father practiced law in Augusta for over 40 years beginning in 1932 and Sam carries on that tradition today. He has served as Chairman of the State Ethics Commission, as a State Representative in the Georgia General Assembly, the Chairman of the Board of the Augusta Preparatory Day School and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame. In addition, Sam is a past President of the Parish Counsel of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Augusta and has served as Chairman of the Wachovia Bank Advisory Board.
Sam resides in Augusta with his wife Susan Eubanks Nicholson. They have three children; Katie (Rob) Wynn, Sam (Anne Marie) Nicholson, and Jane (Adam) Kuhlenbeck and eight grandchildren.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
- Georgia, 1978
- Georgia Court of Appeals, 1979
- Supreme Court of Georgia, 1979
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 1989
- U.S. District Court Southern District of Georgia, 1978
- U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1981
- U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1981
- U.S. Supreme Court, 1995
- U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 2000
- Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama
- J.D. – 1978
- Vanderbilt University
- B.A. – 1974
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
- Augusta Bar Association, Member
- State Bar of Georgia, Member
- American Bar Association, Member
- Georgia Legal Services Program, Member
- Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Member
- American Association for Justice, Member
- Sigma Alpha Epsilon
- Delta Theta Phi