Levi Nichols appointed as new Assistant DA

Published 11:04 am Thursday, October 23, 2008

John Levi Nichols, 26, has been appointed as the new part-time Assistant District Attorney for the 2nd Judicial Circuit, which includes Crenshaw, Butler and Lowndes counties. He was appointed by D.A. John Andrews.

Nichols is the son of Asst. D.A. John and Liz Nichols of Luverne. He is a 2000 graduate of Luverne High School, and a 2004 graduate of Auburn University, where he completed his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science.

He began law school at Faulkner University in 2005; while there, he worked with Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C. Attorneys at Law. He also served on the trial team at the Thomas Goode School of Law. He served as an Honor Court prosecutor, as president of the American Association for Justice, and he served on the Board of Advocates as well.

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Also while in law school, Nichols volunteered with the Family Sunshine Center and represented victims of domestic violence.

“That was really an eye-opener,” he said.

After his first year of law school, Nichols got the opportunity to participate in an international criminal law summer program through the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

Nichols graduated from the Thomas Goode Jones School of Law of Faulkner University on May 31 of this year and has since taken and passed the bar exam. He began working with his father in August.

In addition to his new duties, Nichols will be handling civil cases with his father.

And if that’s not enough to keep the new Asst. D.A. busy, he even has a side project of managing a musician in a band, J.B. Roberts.

“I’ve had a lot of good experiences over the last seven years,” Nichols said. “I see a lot of familiar faces now that I’m back in Luverne, and that makes things a little easier in terms of practicing law. It really helps when you know so many people already.”