Staff Attorney, Criminal Defense Practice
Nick was born and raised in New York City, and is a lifelong Mets fan. He received his B.A. in International Relations from Brown University in 2003. After graduating from college, Nick returned home to New York and joined the law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison as a paralegal. Nick’s pro-bono experience at the firm inspired him to represent indigent clients on California’s death row as a paralegal at the Habeas Corpus Resource Center in San Francisco.
Nick returned to Brooklyn in 2009 to attend Brooklyn Law School where he received his J.D. in 2012. During law school Nick was Notes and Comments Editor of the Brooklyn Law Review, a member of the Criminal Procedure Moot Court team, and both a Sparer and BLSPI fellow. Nick received numerous awards, including the Judge I. Leo Glasser Prize, which he was awarded upon graduation.
Nick spent his first law school summer as a law clerk at the Orleans Public Defenders in New Orleans, Louisiana. This experience solidified his desire to pursue a career as a public defender. So, during his second year, Nick worked at the Federal Defenders for the Eastern District of New York and spent the next summer at the Bronx Defenders. He worked with the Capital Defender and Federal Habeas clinic during his third year. Nick is honored to join Brooklyn Defender Services.