Profile

Heidi Nichols has extensive experience in complex litigation and energy and commercial transactions. Heidi represents companies, including Fortune 500 companies, and individuals in the oil and gas, power transmission, transportation, healthcare, and insurance industries. She has successfully prosecuted and defended multi-million dollar actions in federal and state courts. Heidi’s successes include recovering monies owed under a variety of contracts and defending allegations of contamination, royalty underpayment, and lease forfeiture.

Heidi has been selected as a “Rising Star” in Super Lawyers beginning in 2008. She was also recognized in 2021 by Best Lawyers as one of the Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation as well as Mass Tort / Class Actions - Defense.  A dual honor reflecting a ranking in the top 5 percent of private practice attorneys nationwide by her peers.

Heidi was recently appointed to a leadership position in the Litigation Section of the American Bar Association. She also enjoys her work on the community outreach committees of the Oklahoma Bar Association and Federal Bar Association.  

Heidi graduated cum laude from Ithaca College in New York in 1998. She earned her juris doctor degree from Saint Louis University in 2002. In 1998 Heidi was named the NCAA Female Athlete of the Year for New York. Additionally, she named NCAA All-American and Academic All-American for both Volleyball and Track and Field throughout her collegiate career.  

Best Lawyers Award Badge

Honors & Leadership

Honors & Recognitions

2018 America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators

Super Lawyers Rising Star 2008, 2009, 2013, 2014, 2015

NCAA Female Athlete of the Year for New York

NCAA All American and Academic All-American (Volleyball & Track and Field)

Community & Professional

Member, Federal Bar Association Community Service and Outreach Committee Oct. 2021-present

Federal Practice Task Force of the American Bar Association Litigation Section for 2021-2022

Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Member 2013-present

OCBA Community Service Committee Member 2017-present

Oklahoma Bar Association

Federal Bar Association

Chairman-Elect of the Board, WovenLife 2021-present

Governance Chair of the Board, WovenLife, Inc. 2020-2021

Secretary of the Board, WovenLife, Inc. 2020

Board Member, WovenLife, Inc. 2017-Present

Trustee, The Oklahoma Children’s Foundation 2020-present

Member, Power of 100 OKC

Member, Bereavement Committee at St. Thomas More, Norman, OK

News

Alerts & Publications

Alerts & Publications

Education

St. Louis University, J.D.

Ithaca College in New York, B.A. in Sociology, cum laude

Admissions

  • Oklahoma - 2004
  • Mississippi – 2002
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit - 2011
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit – 2002
  • U.S. Western District of Texas - 2012
  • U.S. Eastern District of Oklahoma - 2012
  • U.S. Northern, Western Districts of Oklahoma - 2005
  • U.S. Northern, Southern Districts of Mississippi - 2002
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