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Auto Accidents

Accidents occur in an instant, changing lives forever. They can happen to anyone, any time, and no one ever is prepared. We are here to help Victims, their families, and referring attorneys have sought us out to handle automobile accident cases, whether minor or life altering.   

Premises Liability

Nobody ever anticipates being injured while in someone’s home or their place of employment, especially due to conditions you could not anticipate. In many situations, safety standards are forgotten, or even ignored. Compounded by complex governmental standards, you need guidance from those trained to seek justice in these situations.  We are here to help guide you though these challenges.

Family Law

A divorce or custody dispute may be the most difficult challenge you ever face, leaving a lasting impact on your children, your finances and your family structure. While some variables are beyond your control, choosing the right law firm can make all the difference.


Florida DUI laws are some of the toughest in the country. Close to three hundred people per month are arrested for DUI or DWI in Duval County per month. Drunk Driving cases are litigated more than any other in the criminal justice system. We have the knowledge and ability to see your DUI case from arrest to trial. Whether you gave a breath sample or refused, whether there is a video or not, every case has a chance to win and keep you from being marked for life.

Driving Offenses

Whether a basic traffic ticket, or driving on a suspended license, we are here to try and get your driving record cleared. In a town like ours, driving is a necessity. Let us see what we can do to get you back to driving again.

Substance Abuse

All too often, substance abuse destroys families. Whether it leads to financial crisis, arrest or family strife, let us help you get back on your feet and solve the problems associated with the abuse. With the right help everyone can have a new beginning.

Juvenile Offenses

What poor choices did you make when you were a teenager? What poor choices have your children made?  Felony? Misdemeanor? Let us help you put your family back together while assuring your child is not forever marked by their mistakes.

Criminal Offenses

We have the experience and knowhow to represent your family members for all forms of offenses: burglary, robbery, theft, and white-collar crimes.

First Appearance Court

The phone rings at midnight and your brother or best friend are calling from the jail, what do you do? We are available twenty four hours a day, seven days a week to walk you through the process of bonding your loved one out of jail. Rarely is justice delivered in First Appearance Court. Never hesitate to call Nichols and Pina to find out what to do when that phone rings.

Unsafe Products

Manufacturers and retailers of have a responsibility to meet acceptable standards of health and safety, to provide adequate warnings, and to remove dangerous products when necessary. In so many instances, their failure to follow requirements leaves family members picking up the pieces from an injury or death.  Allow us to walk you through the process to rectify this injustice.

Worker’s Compensation

Every year, thousands of workers are permanently disabled or killed in work-related accidents. So many others are exposed to illnesses caused from toxic products. After suffering such a tragedy, the families of these workers, at the very least, should not have to worry about medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses.

Administrative Hearings

Did you know that a DUI or Drunk Driving Arrest can lead to a suspension of your driver’s license, even if you are not convicted of the charge? The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles suspends your privileges to drive upon arrest for DUI or Drunk Driving when you get a breath test over a .08 or refuse a breath test. But, you have a right to fight, come ask us how.

Boating Laws

We are truly blessed to live in a community with miles of beautiful beachfront and the mighty St. John’s River. We both grew up on this river and have litigated all matters that arise for boaters and fishermen. From citations for illegal fishing to Boating Under the Influence or BUI, we are available to litigate all infractions associated with the water.

Real Estate

Robert Nichols has almost fifty years experience assisting clients in the negotiation and closing of commercial and residential real estate sales and leases, including the preparation of purchase agreements, financing documents, escrow instructions and other related documents. We regularly engage in the preparation and negotiation of leasing agreements for landlords and tenants.

Probate, Trusts, Wills and Estates

We are well versed in the ever changing laws regarding the formation of trusts and the preparation of wills, power of attorney, living wills, and the administration of estates. Whether to protect the future, or dealing with the loss of a loved one, let us help you protect your family interests.

Disability Income Claims

Nichols & Pina, LLLP attorney Ted Pina has been representing individuals with disability claims under group and individual disability income protection policies since 1996. Ted’s disability income clients have represented a cross section of the work force, from school teachers to physicians and corporate managers. Ted has helped these clients at all stages of the claims process from filing of the initial application for benefits to negotiating buy outs of individual policies to the filing of lawsuits in state and federal courts.