A native of Texas, Art Nicholson has been licensed as an attorney in the State of Texas since 1982.
After clerking for Chief U.S. District Judge William S. Sessions from 1982 to 1984, he worked for Cox & Smith, a large firm in San Antonio, from 1984 to 1991, and made partner there in 1990. Since 1991, he has owned his own law practice.
Art graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BS from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in 1979, where he lettered as the drummer for the cheerleading squad. Giving up his drumming career, he returned to Texas, and graduated with a JD (Doctor of Jurisprudence) from the University of Texas School of Law with Honors in 1982. His highest grades in law school were in International Law and Labor Law classes, so, not surprisingly, he has a keen interest in international labor law.
Art belongs to the Alamo Kiwanis Club and the Alamo Council of the U.S. Navy League. In his spare time, he writes about World War II naval history, with two books on the subject under his belt, and also builds ship models. He is married to Sandra Price Nicholson, and they have a son and a daughter, as well as an assortment of eccentric pets.