Mr. Nichols joined the Insurance Coverage Practice Group at Jackson & Campbell, P.C. in 2016. He represents domestic and international insurance companies in complex insurance coverage litigation in state and federal courts throughout the United States arising from toxic tort, environmental, professional liability, and construction defect matters. Elderidge also provides clients with coverage analysis and recommendations regarding primary, umbrella, and excess general liability policies; pollution legal liability policies; and various types of professional liability policies.
Elderidge’s experience includes serving as second-chair trial counsel in a complex insurance coverage case involving the trigger, allocation, and exhaustion theories applied to progressive disease claims spanning multiple policy periods of a decades-long, multi-carrier, multi-policy, multi-layered liability insurance coverage block.
Previously, Elderidge practiced civil litigation and workers’ compensation in Wilmington, Delaware, where he focused his practice on the defense of employers and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation and personal injury matters. He has successfully first-chaired a bench trial and administrative hearings. His litigation experience also includes drafting/filing motions and briefs, taking and defending depositions, and arguing motions in court.
Elderidge graduated from Duke University with a bachelor’s degree in public policy in 2010. In 2013, he received his J.D. from William and Mary School of Law, where he was a member of the William & Mary Law Review.
Elderidge is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, Delaware, and the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware and he is a member of the Jackson & Campbell Diversity & Inclusion Committee.