Joseph P. Nichols

Joseph P. Nichols

Managing Partner
Malone, New York

Born in Norwood, New York, January 14, 1958. Admitted to bar 1983. Memberships: Former member of the Library Board in Malone, Committee Chairperson for Troop 61 Boy Scouts. Finance Committee member for the Diocese of Ogdensburg. 

Education :

Union University Albany Law School
Degree: J.D. - 1982
Admission to Practice: New York State
Year: 1983Niagara University
Major: History
Degree: Bachelor of Arts, History
Year: 1979
Summa Cum Laude


May 1983 - present
Poissant, Nichols, Grue & Vanier, P.C.
367 West Main Street
Malone, New York 12953
(518) 483-1440
Position: Associate 1983-1987
Partner 1987 to present
Practice: General Practice with emphasis on litigation1989-1990
Town of Malone
Malone, New York 12953
Position: Town Attorney

Village of Brushton
Brushton, New York 12916
Position: Village Attorney

January 1979 - July 1982
Assemblyman James F. Nagle
Rm. 531 - Legislative Office Building
Albany, New York 12248
Position: Legislative Aide
Duties: Research, preparation of legislation, preparation of legislative memoranda and working with constituents. COURTS OF PRACTICE
All Courts of New York State
United States District Court -
(Northern District and Western District)
United States Court of Federal Claims
Supreme Court of the United States of America


New York Continuing Legal Education Board
Association of Trial Lawyers of America
New York State Trial Lawyers Association
New York State Bar Association
Franklin County Bar Association
St. Lawrence County Bar Association
Albany County Bar Association
Committee for the Protection of Children Diocese of Ogdensburg
New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
American Bar Association
ABA Trial and Insurance Practice Section
New York State Bar Association Criminal Justice Section
National Lawyers Association
New York State Bar Association Torts, Insurance and Compensation Section
New York State Bar Association Family Law Section
ABA Litigation Section


Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1982

Honors and Awards

  • Selected for Super Lawyers, 2015 - Present