Nick set his sights on a legal career early – he first took the LSAT in 8th grade and devoted his college and law school education to a high-level of theoretical training. A member of the prestigious Bentley Society, Nick majored in Medieval and Early Modern Studies at the University of Michigan and researched, both in Ann Arbor and at Oxford University, the origins of the English common law trial jury.
After earning his Bachelor of Arts degree with high honors and tallying a perfect score on the LSAT, Nick attended Wake Forest University School of Law, where he served on the law review editorial staff and as a research assistant to Professor Michael Green, one of three recorders for the Restatement of Torts, Third. He also interned with the Federal Public Defender’s Office and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, experiences that not only exposed him to subrogation issues and medical claims, but also allowed him to obtain some significant outcomes during his courtroom appearances as a student attorney. Nick received his Juris Doctor, cum laude, in 2015 and was admitted to the Order of the Coif.
Before joining Zausmer, August & Caldwell, Nick developed his adjusting experience and no-fault knowledge, first as a law clerk with a busy insurance defense practice, and then as a senior PIP litigation specialist with Progressive Insurance, where he collaborated closely with outside counsel and fiercely negotiated settlements and voluntary dismissals. His ability to find answers and correct errors in medical records, police reports, and insurance claim filings, coupled with his pragmatic approach and talent for crafting creative solutions, makes him a valuable asset to the firm’s Insurance Defense group.
When he’s not in the office, Nick fuels his interest in history and world events, and is the commissioner of a 20-team fantasy baseball league.