Nolan Wickel graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 1992 with a Bachelor’s Degrees in both Political Science and Philosophy. While in Austin, Nolan interned at the Secretary of State Office at the Texas State Capitol. He attended law school at the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama where he was a two-year member of the American Journal of Trial Advocacy. Nolan graduated law school in 1997 and returned to Texas and was admitted to the Texas State Bar that same year.
Nolan came to Athens in 1997 and became Assistant County Attorney for Henderson County. In 1998 he was appointed as the Henderson County Attorney by the Henderson County Commissioners Court and served in that capacity until 2001. In conjunction with his future law partner, Brian Schmidt, he prosecuted thousands of criminal cases. Additionally Nolan and Brian designed, planned and taught continuing education courses for local law enforcement with regard to the investigation and prosecution of criminal cases. For their efforts, they were awarded the East Texas Crisis' Center's "Hope Award" in 1999 and 2000.
The "Wickel and Schmidt" partnership was formed in 2001 when Nolan and Brian entered into private practice in Athens, Texas. In 2008 "Wickel and Schmidt" moved to their new office location on the south side of the square across from the Henderson County Courthouse.
Nolan is a past president of the Henderson County Bar Association and former Trinity Valley Community College instructor where he taught courses in family law, criminal law and civil litigation. He is a member of the Family Law Section of the Texas State Bar and serves on the board of the Henderson County Help Center.
He is married to his wife, Tammi, and they have two sons, Gus & Jack.
Nolan focuses his practice on family law issues. Click here to view Nolan's practice areas.