Brian Nichols' practice is primarily in litigation, with focuses on energy, natural resources and Indian Law. His experience includes labor law, federal compliance including Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), contracts, employment law, personal injury, premises liability and royalty claims. Brian has advised clients including BHP Navajo Coal Company, San Juan Coal Company, Sempra Energy, BNSF Railway Company, Peabody Energy, Central Consolidated School District, Chevron USA, El Paso Natural Gas, Nacogdoches Oil & Gas, Siemens IT and Four Corners Giant (Western).
As a member of the Navajo Nation Bar, Brian consults with businesses doing or considering commerce on the Navajo Nation. He regularly advises clients regarding employment (the Navajo Preference in Employment Act), property (the Navajo Nation Civil Trespass Act), vendor preferences and procurement (the Navajo Business Opportunity Act), and worker health and safety (the Navajo Occupational Safety and Health Act).