Brad Nichols, J.D., M.L.I.S.
Brad Nichols is the University Copyright Officer at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas where he provides assistance to faculty, students and staff with copyright concerns as well as working with faculty on issues in the area of scholarly communication. Prior to taking this position he had been in private law practice with the firm of Swenson, Storer, Andrews & Frazelle, P.C. with an emphasis on commercial and insurance defense litigation in Phoenix, Arizona and later in Las Cruces, New Mexico. His practice also involved trademark infringement and unfair competition litigation including the only reported case to interpret the New Mexico Trade Secrets Act. See, Rapid Temps v. Lamon, 144 N.M. 804, 192 P.3d 799 (App. 2008).
In addition to his commercial work he has represented numerous victims of domestic violence and those dealing with mental health issues. He has been appointed by the courts as both a mediator and as a guardian ad litem in numerous cases.
He obtained his Bachelors’ in History magna cum laude and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of New Mexico where he also received his Juris Doctor degree. He later pursued a Master’s in Library and Information Science from the University of Arizona in Tucson. Brad grew up on a cattle ranch in south-central New Mexico and has interests in history, reading, and travel.
Please visit Brad's copyright blog: Copyright Roundup.