When you seek our assistance, we view your needs through an experienced lawyer's eyes for all legal options, potential threats and comprehensive proactive strategies. ​

We address each case with compassion, sincerity, and integrity


Why Choose Us

Your needs will come first. We understand that some legal situations can be scary. Our team will walk you through all of the legal proceedings step-by-step and ensure your comfort.

When you work with our team, we will earnestly and intelligently get to know the issues and concerns you may be facing. 

Who We Are

"This is the #1 attorney’s office in the State of Maryland."  

- Legal Administrator for Prestige Financial Services, Inc


"Excellent experience working with Andy Nichols. Andy is well versed in the law and treated all involved with the utmost of respect. Bonus...a pleasure to work with! I highly recommend this firm." - Nikki D.

​"I recently used Horman & Nichols for a real estate transaction. Marshall made it easy by not talking at you with lawyer jargon and explained things in an easy to understand way. It went flawlessly, I will use their services in the future and would highly recommend them." - Steve R.

"In the court room Trevor's work and communication skills had the judge dismissing our case within minutes. Should we ever need legal help again they would be our first phone call 100/100 times. They were easy to work with and very knowledgeable about Frederick and the surrounding counties. We highly recommend their team." - Austin O.

"If you feel you may need legal assistance, this is the firm you need to contact, without question."  - Chris C.

"In my line of work I have to deal with other attorneys frequently. I have used Horman Nichols both personally and professionally and have NEVER been disappointed. Whether it's something simple like closing on a house or more complicated like workers comp or personal injury, they have the expertise to guide you through our complex legal system. This firm is one of the absolute best in town, if not THE best. These two are local, honest (imagine that!?), and will provide you with a reasonable expectation for an outcome with your situation."  - Paul B.   

With nearly 70 years of combined experience in Maryland and Washington, D.C., you can rest assured that we have the skills and knowledge to represent your interests.

At Horman Nichols, we understand the importance of communication and will do our best to be responsive to phone calls and emails.

Horman Nichols, LLC is an AV preeminent rated boutique firm located in historic downtown Frederick.  The Firm was established in 2016 with a strong foundation of legal experience and deep roots in Frederick, Maryland.

Marshall and Andy graduated from high school and college together and both returned to Maryland to attend law school.  While attending separate law schools, they both spent time working for the same law firm in Baltimore.   

Upon completing judicial clerkships, they both began developing their respective legal practice areas.  Marshall returned to his hometown of Frederick and clerked for the Honorable Julie S. Solt.  Upon completing his clerkship, he began working as an associate with Shoemaker, Horman & Clapp, where he quickly developed a reputation as a rising talent in the legal community.  Andy moved to Baltimore and began his career as a civil litigator, practicing across the entire state of Maryland and Washington, D.C. Andy has been repeatedly recognized by his peers for his legal ability and professionalism. 

Together, Marshall and Andy bring a wide range of legal experience to Horman Nichols, LLC.  Put that experience to work for you.