Darius M. Nickerson VI

3418375_1Darius M. Nickerson VI 
Phoenix, Arizona

phone 602-264-5555
fax 602-254-8999


Darius M. Nickerson VI received his J.D. degree in 1983 from Brigham Young University. He then received an advanced legal degree, an LL.M. from Tulane University.

Mr. Nickerson spent 14 years doing strictly criminal defense of charges ranging from capitol murder, sexual assaults, robberies, burglaries, drug trafficking, DUI, domestic violence cases, and every other criminal charge under Arizona law.

In 1999, Mr. Nickerson began private practice in the firm of Burns & Nickerson. At this time Mr. Nickerson began  criminal defense practice in Federal Court. He also began practice in the area of personal injury and wrongful death. Since that time, Mr. Nickerson has also successfully litigated sexual harassment and civil rights cases typically involving police misconduct.

Areas of Practice:

  • 65% Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Sexual Harassment, Civil Rights
  • 35% Criminal Defense

Litigation Percentage:

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:

  • Arizona, 1985


  • Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1984
    • LL.M.
    • Major:  Litigation
  • Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Provo, Utah, 1983
    • J.D.
    • Honors: Senior Editor – Board of Advocates
    • Honors: Best Brief / Moot Court
  • Brigham Young University, Provo, Arizona, 1980
    • B.S.
    • Major:  Economics
    • Major:  Accounting
    • Major:  English

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • American Association for Justice (AAJ)
  • Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • American Bar Association

Past Employment Positions:

  • Burns & Nickerson, PLC, Partner, 1999 – 2001
  • Maricopa County Public Defender, Trial Attorney, 1985 – 1999