Contact Matthew A. Nickles

Office: Columbia, South Carolina
Phone: 803-259-3525
Toll Free: 888-293-6883
Fax: 803-541-9625
E-mail: mnickles@rpwb.com

Areas of Practice

  • Wrongful Death and Serious Personal Injury
  • Products & Premises Liability
  • Class Actions
  • Pool Drowning Accidents
  • Gas Can Explosions
  • Omni Insurance Betterment

Matthew A. Nickles Associate

Matt Nickles is an RPWB associate attorney who handles a variety of cases throughout the southeastern United States, including class actions, personal injury, products liability and medical malpractice. Nickles is experienced in litigating medical malpractice and pharmacy liability cases, including the case of a young girl with developmental disabilities who died as a result of being prescribed a fatal dose of phenobarbital.

A native of Columbia, South Carolina, Nickles was exposed to the law at an early age. His mother worked as general counsel for the state Department of Social Services and his father is a well-known attorney who took on the video poker industry.

It was those early experiences and the stories told around the dinner table that sparked an interest in the law. Nickles graduated with a degree in European history from Washington & Lee University and a law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law.

During law school, he interned for the Honorable Margaret Seymour, a federal judge in the District of South Carolina, and clerked for RPWB. Following graduation, he spent two years as a law clerk for the Honorable Richard Gergel. Following his clerkship, he worked for the Columbia defense firm Walker Reibold before joining RPWB as an associate attorney in 2014.

Nickles is an avid golfer. In high school, he was a member of the AC Flora High School golf team that won a state championship. He is married to his law school classmate, Jessica Godwin, who works as a prosecutor at the Fifth Circuit Solicitor’s Office.

Areas of Practice

Admissions

  • 2010, South Carolina
  • 2011, U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina

Education

  • University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2010
  • Washington and Lee University, B.A., History, magna cum laude, 2007

Professional Memberships

  • South Carolina Bar
  • 2017 Legal Elite of the Midlands, Columbia Business Journal, Personal Injury Law

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