About Us

What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.”

— Nelson Mandela


Nichols, Jackson is a Dallas-based law firm that traces its origins back to 1895.  Over the past 65 years, the firm’s practice has shifted from general practice to a focus on public service, municipal law, and the representation of cities, towns, appraisal districts, economic development corporations, transportation authorities, and local and regional political subdivisions.  We have limited our practice to the area in which we have the greatest expertise, to establish proven ability and competence.


We are dedicated and devoted to our cities and towns.  For many cities, the firm has served as the city attorney for decades, spanning the tenure of mayors, council members, and city managers.  Our advice is fair and accurate, never one-sided or politically inclined.


The firm represents over two dozen cities and towns, more than ten economic development corporations, and multiple appraisal districts and transportation authorities (these include the Dallas Central Appraisal District and the Denton County Transportation Authority). Incident to the representation of cities and towns, the firm has also acted as general counsel to many of the independent boards and commissions created by cities that include public improvement districts, regional police departments, and housing finance corporations.


As a rule, the firm does not offer services to developers or organizations that have interests in conflict with those of cities.  The firm’s practice has evolved over the past 65 years to become an exclusive municipal law and public service firm.


Fulfilling the Responsibilities of Local Governments to the Community

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