Nick is a lifelong resident of New Albany, Indiana. He attended Kalamazoo College and graduated from Indiana University. Upon graduating from college, he immediately joined the Army and served as a medic in Germany for three years. Utilizing the G I Bill, Nick attained a law degree from the University of Louisville.
Nick was elected to serve as Prosecuting Attorney to represent the citizens of Floyd County. As a prosecutor, Nick served on the Ethics Committee of the Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Association. After numerous jury trials, Nick devoted his full time to personal injury law. His office has grown to a total of 8 employees.
In his career, Nick has represented thousands of injured people. Of note, Nick conducted a successful oral argument before the Indiana Supreme Court in the case of Mayhue vs Sparkman, 653 N.E.2d 1384 (Ind. 1995), clarifying the law on the issue of "loss of chance." In addition to numerous other jury trials, Nick was first chair in a recent jury trial that obtained a $4,000,000 verdict.
Nick's office continues to improve and keep pace with all of the changes in technology and the law.
On a personal level, Nick has three children and three grandchildren. He loves tennis, hiking, golf and horse racing.
Throughout his career, Nick has served on many non-profit boards. Nick was also the Chairman of the Indiana Horse Racing Commission.
Areas of Practice
U.S. Federal Courts, 1978
U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky
Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky
J.D. - 1978
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
B.S. - 1972
Providence High School - 1967
Bowling v. Popp, 553 N.E.2d 511, Ind. App. 1989
Mayhue v. Sparkman, 653 N.E.2d 1384, Ind. 1995
Sprigler v. Osnabrucker Mettallwerke, 761 F. Supp. 86, So. Dist. Ind. 1991
In the Matter of the Estate of Stein, 443 N.E.2d 74, (Ind. App. 1982)
Ward v. D&A Enterprises of Clark County, Inc., 714 N.E.2d 728 (Ind. App. 1999)
South Indiana Chamber of Commerce, 1989 - 1990
Help-Ad, Incorporated, Board of Directors, 1985 - 2000
Chief Deputy, Floyd County Prosecuting Attorney, 1978 - 1983
Floyd County Prosecuting Attorney, 1983 - 1986
Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council, Vice President, 1985
Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council, Ethics Committee Member, 1984 - 1985
LifeSpring Mental Health Services, President, 1996 - 1998
LifeSpring Mental Health Services, Board of Trustees, 1992 - 2001
LifeSpring Mental Health Services Foundation, Co-Founder and Board Member, 2004 - Present
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Past President of Parish Pastoral Council
Floyd County Community Corrections, Past President
Floyd County Youth Shelter, Board of Directors
New Albany Police Merit Commission, Attorney, 1996 - 1998
Head Start, Board of Directors & Past President, 1999 - Present
Indiana Horseracing Commission, Chairman, 2001 - 2002
Bridgepointe, Board of Directors, 2004 - 2008
Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, Board of Directors, 2002 - 2003
Develop New Albany, Board of Directors, 2011 - 2014
Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program, Board of Directors, 2012 - 2014