Judge Nichols was appointed to the County Court bench in 2007. She served as a Deputy Public Defender for nearly 10 years in the Greeley, Pueblo, Colorado Springs, and the State Appellate offices. She also spent three years in private civil practice in Denver with the firm of Kennedy & Christopher, P.C. Judge Nichols obtained her law degree from the University of Colorado School of Law and has an undergraduate degree in biological science from Colorado State University.
Judge Nichols is currently assigned to Division 17, hearing civil disputes, domestic violence, and DUI cases.