Me Etienne Nicolau died. Tenor of the Pyrénées-Orientales bar for decades, he died, carried away by illness, on the night of this Sunday May 15 to Monday May 16, 2022, announce his relatives.
Justice loses one of its most famous and faithful servants after the disappearance of Me Etienne Nicolau. And his name is known to everyone in the Pyrénées-Orientales.
The lawyer, who had worked in nearly 400 trials in the various assize courts of France, in civil parties as well as in defense, and in a good number of cases which occupied the first place in the judicial chronicles, had retired and hung up her black dress in 2018. After 48 and a half years of a brilliant career. Not by choice but by “obligation” he confided then, due “a serious health problem”.
Among the illustrious moments of his career, there are the Van Geloven, Patrick Tissier or even that of the Disappeared from Perpignan station in which he had assisted the families of the victims until the end with great humanity.
However, M.e Etienne Nicolau had fought against the disease. He never ceased to make his voice heard and to transmit his experience. He had signed his third book devoted to miscarriages of justice in February 2021 and continued to advocate on behalf of the law with young people in universities.