Joseph P. Nichols


Joseph P. Nichols was born in Norwood, New York. He was admitted to the bar in 1983. He was a former member of the Library Board in Malone, a Committee Chairperson for Troop 61 Boy Scouts, and a Finance Committee member of the Diocese of Ogdensburg and Past President of the Franklin County Bar Association. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the New York Trial Lawyers Association, Franklin County Bar Association and St. Lawrence County Bar Association.

Joseph Nichols, who practices law in Malone, New York, and serves St. Lawrence, Franklin and Clinton County was selected to Super Lawyers for 2015 – 2021. This peer designation is awarded only to a select number of accomplished attorneys in each state. The Super Lawyers selection process takes into account peer recognition, professional achievement in legal practice, and other cogent factors.


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

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

Legal Experience

May 1983 – present
Poissant, Nichols, Grue, Vanier & Babbie, P.C.
367 West Main Street
Malone, New York 12953

Associate 1983-1987
Partner 1987 to present

General Practice with emphasis on litigation

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