Meet the Team

Lucy Nichols

Outreach and Development Ambassador, Christian Conciliator, Facilitator, and Coach at Something’s Got to Change.

Lucy Nichols brings a vibrant energy to Something’s Got to Change as a part-time Outreach and Development Ambassador and Christian conciliator. Her aspiration to forge partnerships with local churches in the Northern Virginia area reflects her commitment to extending Christ-centered conflict resolution services to lower-income families and others in need.

Legal Expertise and Transition to Mediation:

With over 25 years of experience in family law, Lucy’s career as a lawyer in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia has been marked by her dedication to helping people navigate high-conflict, complex cases, particularly in child custody litigation. Her in-depth understanding of family conflicts and their often devastating consequences fueled her transition from litigation to mediation. She is now certified in Virginia as a Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court mediator and a Circuit Court mediator for family cases.

New Path in Conflict Resolution:

Lucy’s journey has been profoundly influenced by her faith. Guided by the Holy Spirit, she embraced a biblical approach to conflict resolution. This led her to discover and join Something’s Got to Change, where she now applies her legal expertise and spiritual insights to serve those entangled in disputes.

Vision for Christ-Centered Service:

Lucy is passionate about offering a family and child-centered, as well as Christ-centered, approach to conflict resolution. Whether it’s family or employment relationships, her goal is to assist people in resolving disputes and facilitating difficult conversations. She is enthusiastic about her continued growth both as a Christian and as a professional in Christian conciliation and coaching.

Background and Community Engagement:

Lucy holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and a law degree from T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond. A native of Vienna, Virginia, she now resides in Oakton, where she is an active community member, volunteering at her daughter’s school and their church.