Team: Miami A (#992 & #993)
Graduate: Class of 2008
During his time at Miami, Nick was named an All-American, served as the captain of the A team for three years and helped his team qualify for four consecutive National Championship tournaments. Though he was also a decorated attorney in his time with the program (he was named the Miami's top attorney in 2007), he is best remembered as a witness.
While a member of the Miami program Nick also had the good fortune of coaching future Miami All-Americans Gus Lazares, Tommy Jeffcott, and Claire Meikle as the head coach of the Talawanda high school mock trial team and assistant coach for the Miami freshman teams.
After graduation, Nick attended the University of St. Thomas School of Law in his hometown of Minneapolis, Minnesota where he served as the chairman of the Board of Advocates and won the Deans Award for Advanced Trial Advocacy. Nick went on to coach mock trial at the high school, college, and law school level. In 2010, Nick helped coach a team from his home state to win the High School National Championship.
Currently Nick practices commercial litigation at a firm in Edina, Minnesota. Nick has a particular interest in assisting business clients with social media advertising litigation and is a published author on the subject of admissibility standards for evidence obtained through social media. Nick routinely draws upon his experience as a mock trial coach and participant when educating the court and clients about litigation issues.
Nick's affection for the program remains as strong as ever, and he is proud to have been the first alumnus to travel to the National Championship Tournament as a spectator, a tradition that seems to build every year. Though he lives far away, the Miami mock trial program will always be close to Nick's heart.