Nick was born and raised in Portland, is a lifelong Oregonian, and is proud to advocate for businesses and individuals across the Pacific Northwest. Nick’s practice focuses on commercial litigation, including employment issues, LLC and partnership litigation, real estate disputes, commercial contract litigation, and liability defense. Nick also has a particular passion for trademark law and constitutional takings.
Nick is a magna cum laude graduate of Lewis & Clark Law School, where he served as an articles editor on the Lewis & Clark Law Review. During law school Nick externed for the Honorable Lynn Nakamoto on the Oregon Supreme Court, where he developed an appreciation for the subtleties of the state’s legal landscape and learned the impact that meticulous legal writing can have on the outcome of a case. Before law school, Nick worked in intellectual property litigation support and business development for a Portland-based intellectual property law firm. Prior to joining Davis Rothwell, Nick worked for a regional law firm focused on complex commercial litigation, insurance coverage, and business transactions.
Nick has a diverse skill set and a wide breadth of experience. Nick has prepared summary judgment motions, trial briefs, discovery motions, and pleadings in trial court and in arbitration. Nick has also briefed cases before the Oregon Court of Appeals and Oregon Supreme Court. Nick recently argued a case before the Oregon Supreme Court regarding the enforcement of an agreement to arbitrate disputes relating to a client’s services contract.
In his free time Nick enjoys spending time outside cycling, climbing, trail running, and gardening.