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About JED

I became a lawyer to help people. In both my family law and civil litigation practices, I provide zealous advocacy while at the same time giving objective advice. My goal for all my clients is to be efficient and prompt.

John E.D. (Jed) Nicholson, represents clients in a wide range of disputes including all aspects of family law and civil litigation matters including breach of contract, insurance, business, real property, and construction. He handles both trial and appellate litigation in federal and state courts.

Mr. Nicholson received his B.S.F.S. degree in International Politics (with a certificate in Asian Studies) from Georgetown University in 1990. He received his J.D. degree (cum laude) from University of San Diego in 1997. From 1990 until 1994 he was a Surface Warfare Officer in the United States Navy stationed in San Diego.

In 1997, Mr. Nicholson was admitted to practice in California and joined the Los Angeles office of Ropers, Majeski, Kohn & Bentley, where he specialized in civil litigation. He moved to San Luis Obispo County in 1999, where he was an associate at Sinsheimer, Schiebelhut & Baggett. In 2001 Mr. Nicholson left to help found Adamski Moroski Madden Cumberland & Green LLP as an associate. In 2004 Mr. Nicholson became a partner in that firm. In April 2013, Mr. Nicholson opened his own law office.

Mr. Nicholson is a member of the State Bar of California and the San Luis Obispo County Bar Association. He has previously served on the San Luis Obispo County Bar Association's Board of Directors. He is admitted to practice before all the state and federal courts in California.

Mr. Nicholson is on the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Club of Mid Central Coast (formerly Boys and Girls Club of North San Luis Obispo County) as well as the Board of Directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Luis Obispo County and a past Chairman of the agency. He is on the Board of Directors for the Shelby Sudbrink Memorial Scholarship Fund. He currently serves by appointment on the San Luis Obispo County Civil Service Commission. He has been a member of the American Legion for over 20 years. He is active in coaching youth soccer and basketball in Templeton, California.


John E.D. Nicholson is here to support you, to provide any answers to questions you may have, as well as provide a realistic assessment of your situation.