Chris Nidel, Esq.
Mr. Nidel was raised to respect life and seek justice. His career, however, started out on a very different path. After graduating from the University of Virginia with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering. he attended graduate school at M.I.T. After completing a Master’s degree, also in chemical engineering, he went to work in drug process development for a major pharmaceutical company seeking to promote and protect human health.
The company that Mr. Nidel went to work for prided itself on the following quote from its founder:
We try never to forget that medicine is for the people. It is not for the profits.
It was not long before the polished image of the pharmaceutical company wore off, and it became clear to Mr. Nidel that human health was not the driving force behind his employer.
Unfortunately, it became increasingly clear that profits drove nearly every decision, including those addressing workplace and environmental health and safety. His values of respect for life and justice were at odds with his daily work and weekly paycheck. Ultimately, after watching numerous co-workers get sick, many diagnosed with cancer at early ages, he decided to go to law school.
Mr. Nidel attended the University of Virginia School of Law, winning the school’s award for health and the law. After graduating, he went on to work for Baron and Budd, one of the largest and most respected plaintiffs’ law firms in the country, co-counseling on some of the largest environmental cases in the country.
Mr. Nidel returned to Washington, D.C., and after a short stint at a small environmental firm in the city, he left to start Nidel Law, P.L.L.C. Mr. Nidel combines a top-tier engineering and science background with a passion for human health, protecting life, and preserving justice in the face of environmental and other threats including dangerous drugs and other products.