Nick began his career as a Research and Writing Specialist and later as an Assistant Federal Public Defender in the Southern District of Texas. In those roles, he conceived of and developed then-novel arguments relating to a complex area of federal sentencing known as the Categorical Approach. As a result of his work, many clients were able to successfully challenge then-erroneous Fifth Circuit precedent and receive lower sentences than they otherwise would have received.
After working as a public defender, Nick returned to Utah to clerk for a federal district judge. As a clerk, Nick drafted orders resolving many complex areas of civil and criminal law.
After clerking, Nick worked for an Am-Law 200 law firm in Salt Lake. There, he regularly drafted and argued both dispositive motions and non-dispositive discovery motions in state and federal courts in Utah--consistently achieving favorable results for his clients.
Nick then worked for a well-respected boutique litigation and employment firm in Utah.