|Vice chair of Wisconsin Government Accountability Board|
|2007 - 2012|
Nichol earned his law degree from Wisconsin Law and has served as a circuit court judge in Dane County from 1988 to 2004. Prior to his judgeship, Nichol practiced law for 25 years with an emphasis on trial advocacy and labor relations and was active on the James E. Doyle American Inns of Court. He was elected to the position of district attorney as a Republican.
In 2003, Nichol won Wisconsin Judge of the Year from the Wisconsin State Bar Association.