Nick graduated from John Marshall in January of 2016 and later went on to clerk at the Circuit Court of Cook County’s Tax & Miscellaneous Division. As a judicial clerk, Nick was responsible for extensive legal research as well as drafting judicial orders under advisement on workers’ compensation, employment security and eminent domain.
Nick began his professional career as a crime reporter for a daily newspaper in Central Illinois. From there, he went on to win more than 17 awards for his feature writing, investigative journalism, coverage of local government and more. As a journalist, Nick wrote for newspaper companies throughout the State of Illinois, including major newspapers in the Chicago area, like the Sun Times and Suburban Life Publications.
After enough encouragement from family and friends, Nick decided to merge his passion for writing with his interest in the law. In his first year as a student at the John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Nick became Editor in Chief of the student newspaper, which he transformed into a modern, award winning publication. In his second and third years, Nick served on the Moot Court Honors Council and became Articles Editor of the John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property Law (RIPL). Nick also has the distinction of having had two student comments published in RIPL; one on patent law and one Federal regulation of block-chain technology.