Mr. Nicoson’s practice focuses primarily on products liability, insurance coverage and bad faith litigation, commercial litigation, personal injury defense (premises/auto/trucking), defense of governmental entities and governmental immunity claims, toxic tort, and medical negligence. He actively practices before state and federal courts and has tried over a dozen matters and arbitration proceedings to verdict, including multiple jury trials. He is also an experienced appellate practitioner with nearly a dozen briefs filed and numerous oral arguments to date as counsel of record in state and federal appellate courts. He was named a Mid-South Super Lawyer "Rising Star" in 2018 by Mid-South Super Lawyers magazine.
Mr. Nicoson is a member of the Defense Research Institute. He is an active participant in the Defense of Government Actions sub-litigation group for the Drug and Medical Device Committee.
Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, and a native of Louisville, Kentucky, Mr. Nicoson received his Bachelor’s degree (cum laude) in Environmental Biology from Taylor University, his Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from Ball State University, and his Juris Doctor (cum laude) from the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law.
Prior to law school, Mr. Nicoson worked for a full-service landscape architecture and architectural design firm in Nashville, Tennessee. While there, he designed and planned large-scale residential, commercial, recreational, and mixed-use developments in the Nashville area and surrounding counties, and he helped obtain planning commission and city council approvals for those projects. Representative project work includes the Indian Lake Village development in Hendersonville, Tennessee, the Stockett Creek subdivision in Franklin, Tennessee, and the Richard Siegel Soccer Complex in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
His personal interests outside of law include reading biographies and world history, golf and golf course design, motorsport, and time with his family and friends. He is also an avid runner, with numerous half marathon and marathon finishes, including, most recently, the 2018 Berlin Marathon. His dog often accompanies him on training runs.