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.
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
Alerts & Publications
Alerts & Publications
St. Louis University, J.D.
Ithaca College in New York, B.A. in Sociology, cum laude
- 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