Bill Nichols
White Peterson Gigray and Nichols PA

5700 East Franklin Rd Suite 200
Nampa, ID 83687
TEL: 208 466 9272

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About White Peterson Gigray and Nichols PA

White Peterson Gigray and Nichols PA is a firm focusing on estate planning, probate, trust administration and elder law issues. Based in Nampa, ID, our mission is to provide residents of Nampa and surrounding areas with quality estate planning resources, such as assistance with Living Trusts, Wills (simple & complex), Probate, Trust Administration, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Irrevocable Trusts, Family Limited Partnerships, and Charitable Giving. When you visit or call our office, we want you to feel comfortable discussing such an important issue concerning both you and your family. We want to arm you with the information you need to make an informed decision about your family's future. Visit our online Estate Planning Information Center to obtain timely, quality information on estate planning and related issues, including complimentary issues of our Special Reports and Estate Planning News articles. Residents of Nampa and surrounding areas can register to attend our Estate Planning Seminars.

About Bill Nichols

Bill was born at Boise, Idaho and has lived his entire life in the Pacific Northwest. After graduating from high school at Burns, Oregon he attended Linfield College at McMinnville, Oregon where he majored in Business Administration and Political Science, receiving his B.A. magna cum laude in 1977, and where he was also selected by the Economics/Business faculty as that year’s outstanding graduate in that discipline. He then attended the University of Oregon, School of Law, at Eugene, Oregon where he received his Juris Doctor degree in 1980.


After passing the Oregon bar exam in 1980 he joined a three lawyer firm in Nyssa, Oregon. In 1986 he passed the Idaho bar exam. He stayed in Nyssa until 1999 when he left to join White Peterson at Nampa, Idaho. At White Peterson his practice has included estate planning, probate, business entity formation, municipal law, real estate, and collections. He served as the city attorney for Meridian, Idaho from 2000 to 2004, and was appointed city attorney for McCall, Idaho in 2005, a post that he still holds. In his capacity as an attorney he has testified before the Idaho Legislature and has lectured on numerous topics to various groups. He has also taught Human Resources and Employment Law in the MBA program at Northwest Nazarene University.


Bill holds an AV Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest peer review rating issued by that publisher which is derived from surveys of practicing lawyers and judges. He received the President’s Award from the Idaho Municipal Attorneys in 2009, and the Idaho State Bar Professionalism Award in 2010.


Bill’s public service includes serving on the governing council of the Real Property Section of the Idaho State Bar, including the Chairmanship in 2005; Board member and President of the Idaho Municipal Attorneys; and service as an arbitrator for the Idaho State Bar’s fee dispute arbitration panel in the 3rd Judicial District. Bill’s wife Pam is a former teacher of 17 years and currently operates a property management business from home. They have two daughters and one grandson.

About the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys

The Academy is a national organization dedicated to promoting excellence in estate planning by providing its exclusive membership of attorneys with up-to-date research on estate and tax planning, educational materials, and other important resources to empower them to provide superior estate planning services. The Academy expects members to have at least 36 hours of legal education each year specifically in estate, tax, probate and/or elder law subjects. To ensure this goal is met, the Academy provides over 40 hours of continuing legal education each year. Since 1993, the Academy has also been a highly-regarded and sought-after resource for attorneys and consumers alike, and has been recognized by Consumer Reports, Suze Orman in her book, 9 Steps to Financial Freedom and numerous times by Money Magazine.