Attorney Jeffrey C Nickerson specializes in Special Needs Trusts and Planning

Biography of Jeffrey C. Nickerson

When my special needs son turned 18 and I was told; “You need to set up an estate plan with a special needs trust”.   So we found an attorney who prepared our plans.  Even though I was an experienced attorney, I had no practical understanding of the legalese in our own estate plan & special needs trust.  I made a commitment that day to become an estate planning attorney that provide clients an estate plan specifically designed for their unique family situation but also simple and understandable.    
I was raised in Southern California, obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Finance & MBA from Cal State University Long Beach.  After several years preparing contracts for a major aerospace company, I returned to law school where I served on the law review and obtained a Juris Doctorate from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego.  I utilized these skills in aerospace in managing a large contracts organization where responsibilities included contracts, export licensing, software licensing and patent applications.  My wife & two sons purchased our first home in Murrieta in 1989.
In 2010 I left aerospace and launched my law practice in Murrieta.  The practice is focused solely on estate planning & administration and special needs trusts.
My wife and I are founders of Exceptional Sports, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing recreational sports opportunities to those with special needs.  My passion is providing special needs advice & counsel to special needs families.
I am an active member of the Riverside County Bar – Estate Planning Section, Southwest Riverside County Bar Association, Temecula Estate Planning Group, Wealth Counsel and Academy of Special Needs Planners.  I am an avid supporter of Special Olympics, Yellowstone Park Foundation and Yosemite Conservancy.  I love spending time outdoors and with family & friends.

Meet the Rest of the Team

Ashley Ortiz

(We have respected her request to not have her picture on our website)

Hi there! My name is Ashley and I am the Legal Assistant at Nickerson Law firm, where my responsibilities extend beyond traditional legal work to include notary public services and accounting responsibilities. With a passion for law and a keen eye for detail, I contribute to the legal processes, ensuring the smooth operation of the firm. Beyond the office, my adventurous personality comes to life as I enjoy the thrill of surfing and snowboarding, all while cherishing moments spent with loved ones during my downtime. I look forward to working with you in my capacity as a team member at Nickerson Law Firm!

Kaylee Generoso

I’m Kaylee, the Office Assistant at Nickerson Law Firm. As the initial point of contact, I specialize in fostering positive connections with clients through effective communication. I ensure that every interaction reflects the professionalism and commitment that define Nickerson Law Firm. I am also a valuable support to my colleagues in various administrative capacities. Beyond office hours, I love anything that involves an adventure or being active and outside! In my downtime I also enjoy good books and a good cup of coffee.

What do we do

Estate Planning is What We Do!
Wills – Trusts & More!
We also do Special Needs Planning (our passion), Trust Administration,
Conservatorships and Medi-Cal & VA planning