Randall W. Nichols

Randall W. Nichols

Senior Partner

Randall W. Nichols was born and raised in Virginia and attended law school there (University of Virginia). He went to college in North Carolina (Duke University), where his love of college basketball grew into a full-fledged obsession. He moved to Alabama in 1986 and, since then, has added college football fanatic to his resume. He practices all aspects of family law litigation and mediates family law disputes as well. He is the proud father of two children and the grateful husband of their mother.

Certification/ Specialties:

  • Certified Mediator for General Civil Litigation and Domestic RelationsCertified Mediator, Alabama Appellate Courts
  • Certified Arbitrators, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • www.aaml.org


  • University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1986 J.D.
  • Duke University, 1983 A.B.
  • Honors: Cum Laude

Bar Admissions:

  • Alabama, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Alabama
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Classes/ Seminars Taught:

  • Adjunct Professor, Cumberland School of Law
  • Adjunct Professor, Birmingham School of Law
  • Frequent Teacher at Continuing Legal Education Seminars

Professional Associations And Memberships:

  • Alabama State Bar Association
  • Alabama’s Family Law Section, 1991 – 1992 Chairman
  • Alabama Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2002 President
  • Birmingham Bar Association

Staff Information:

  • Susan Shaw, Legal Assistant
  • Direct Line: 205-838-9072