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Have you or a loved one found yourself sideways with the law? Perhaps, you just happened to be in a bad spot at the wrong time. If so, you have come to the right place now.

The Law Firm of Preston Ford Nichols provides aggressive legal representation to those who have been accused of committing a crime by the government.

We represent individuals from all walks of life facing an array of difficulties. Whether it is a minor traffic citation or a major capital offense – we can help you.

Our approach to each case will depend on what you are looking for. If you want to vigorously contest the government’s charges against you – then let’s give them a fight they will regret. Or if you want to reach the best deal you can get – then let’s talk. Either way, this firm is committed to providing you with zealous advocacy in your time of peril.

The Criminal Justice System

The best way to grasp the criminal justice system is to understand that it is a massive government bureaucracy. The United States is the most criminalized country in the world. As a result, we have a dysfunctional system that is completely overwhelmed and overworked for what it can handle.

Courts have such large dockets that sometimes your case might not get the attention it deserves. Prosecutors have so many cases to handle that many of them have become jaded, convinced of everyone’s guilt and never even bothering to consider the facts of each case. Unfortunately, many well-intentioned lawyers in our state’s public defenders offices are so overworked, they simply do not have the time and resources to put together your best defense.

It is no wonder then, that our system is rife with errors and injustices. Here at the Law Firm of Preston Ford Nichols, we offer private counsel to help you navigate through this gauntlet. Our fees are competitively priced at affordable rates. If you decide to retain us, we will negotiate a fee arrangement based on your budget and the complexity of the case.


Although we practice across the entire state, Mr. Nichols is a life-long native of Birmingham, Alabama. He graduated from Vestavia Hills High School in the class of 2004. Upon graduation, Mr. Nichols attended the University of Alabama, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in communications and political science in 2007. For his post-graduate education, Mr. Nichols attended The Birmingham School of Law and earned his Juris Doctorate in the Spring of 2011. Mr. Nichols was admitted into the Alabama State Bar in the Fall of 2011, where he has practiced in state, federal, municipal and alternative dispute resolution forums ever since.

Mr. Nichols began his legal career representing aggrieved consumers against banks and financial institutions in the aftermath of the housing crisis and great recession. Afterwards, Mr. Nichols spent two years representing plaintiffs in personal injury cases against insurance companies. In 2015, Mr. Nichols got the opportunity to begin his own law practice and pursue his own interests, where he has practiced exclusively in criminal defense to this date. During his spare time, Mr. Nichols enjoys hunting, fishing, golfing and watching Alabama football.

Preston Ford Nichols - Birmingham, Alabama Attorney

Preston Ford Nichols

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First and foremost, unless you have consulted with an attorney, never speak with law enforcement or investigators if you have been charged with a crime or have reason to believe you might be accused of one later.

We are located in the historic Legal Services of Alabama building in between Birmingham City Hall and the headquarters of Alabama Power. Your initial consultation is free, legally protected from disclosure by the law of attorney-client privilege, and easy to do. Give us a call at (205) 862-5700, send us an email, or use our contact form below if you prefer. We are prepared to help, and would consider it an honor to be your advocate.

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The Law Firm of Preston Ford Nichols
Legal Services Alabama Building
1820 7th Avenue North, Suite 100, Birmingham, AL 35203
(205) 862-5700 | Email Us

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