Civil Service Commissioner
John E.D. (Jed) Nicholson received his B.S.F.S. degree in International Politics from Georgetown University in 1990. He received his J.D. degree (cum laude) from University of San Diego in 1997. From 1990 until 1994 he was a Surface Warfare Officer in the United States Navy stationed in San Diego. In 1997, Mr. Nicholson was admitted to practice in California, where he specialized in civil litigation.
Mr. Nicholson has practiced law for twenty years. He has been an attorney on the Central Coast since 1999. In 2013, Mr. Nicholson started his own law office in Paso Robles. Mr. Nicholson handles both trial and appellate litigation in federal and state courts. He represents clients in a wide range of disputes including all aspects of family law as well as civil litigation matters including breach of contract, insurance, business, real property, and construction.
Mr. Nicholson is a member of the State Bar of California and the San Luis Obispo County Bar Association. He served on the San Luis Obispo County Bar Association's Board of Directors from 2013 until 2015.
Mr. Nicholson is on the Board of Directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Luis Obispo County and a past Chairman of the agency. He is a board member of the North County Boys and Girls Club. He is currently Vice President of Legacy Untied Soccer Club. He serves as Secretary of the Shelby Sudbrink Memorial Scholarship Foundation. He is active in coaching youth sports in Templeton, California.