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Courtney A. Nichol


(312) 980-6783
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One North Franklin
Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60606

400 Renaissance Center
Suite 2600
Detroit, MI 48243


J.D., cum laude, Wayne State University Law School, 2014

  • Senior Articles Editor, The Wayne State Law Review
  • Faculty Annual Award for Highest Grade: Civil Procedure; 
  • Wayne Law Moot Court: Senior Member; 
  • Student Board of Governors Member

B.S., Brain Behavior and Cognitive Sciences, University of Michigan, 2011


Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2019 - 2021

Courtney Nichol is a partner in the Chicago office of Gordon & Rees. Her practice focuses primarily on complex commercial litigation, insurance coverage and cyber security matters. Ms. Nichol regularly counsels and represents clients on insurance coverage issues, with an emphasis on fidelity bond, cyber and commercial crime policy claims. She also has extensive experience representing insurers across the nation in all aspects of complex litigation involving coverage disputes, product liability, defective technology, data breaches, cybercrime and commercial contract disputes. 

Prior to joining Gordon & Rees, Ms. Nichol worked for a large, regional law firm in Michigan where she represented organizations in complex litigation surrounding product liability, automotive supply and commercial contract disputes.

Ms. Nichol earned her J.D., cum laude, from Wayne State University Law School, where she was the Senior Articles Editor of the Wayne State Law Review and a Senior Member of Moot Court, winning the Best Appellate Advocacy Team Award in 2013. During law school, Ms. Nichol served as a judicial intern to the Hon. Avern Cohn in the United States District Court Eastern District of Michigan. Ms. Nichol received her Bachelor of Science degree in Brain Behavior and Cognitive Science from the University of Michigan.


U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois


Illinois State Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
State Bar of Michigan