Team Members

Phone: 573-471-1000
Fax: 573-471-1012


BRYAN E. NICKELL is a 1991 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University with a BS in Business Administration and a major in Accounting. He earned his JD in 1994 from the University of Missouri–Columbia Law School. While in Law School, he was a member of the Board of Advocates, Order of Barristers and Missouri Law Review.

From 1994 to 1995, Nickell served as law clerk to the Honorable Stanley A. Grimm, Judge of the Missouri Court of Appeals for the Eastern District. He is admitted to practice in Missouri and Illinois, as well the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri and the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Nickell practices primarily in the areas of litigation, including medical malpractice defense, personal injury, commercial litigation, banking law, and school law. He is active in the Sikeston Jaycees and serves as Secretary and General Counsel of the Sikeston R­6 School Board. Nickell is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell. He is a fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America (less than 1⁄2 of 1% of litigation attorneys). He serves on the Fee Dispute Resolution Committee for the Missouri Bar and authors Missouri Appellate Practice– Rehearings, Transfers, and Certiorari–Missouri and Federal.