In 1972 Nick started his career as an Assistant District Attorney in Philadelphia where he tried many cases and ran several investigations. While serving in that capacity and later while in private practice in Philadelphia, he regularly served on the three-neutral panels of the Court-Annexed Arbitration program.
He moved to Rhode Island in 1977 where he has served as an Assistant Public Defender, General Counsel for the University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College and the Community College of Rhode Island, Chief Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division, Special Prosecutor for R.I. Credit Union failures, Counsel to the Attorney General, and legal counsel for numerous colleges, universities, and other non-profit organizations.
Nick has mediated and arbitrated a variety of cases, established an ADR program for resolving tort claims against the state of Rhode Island and has participated in a variety of arbitrations and mediations representing parties.
Currently he serves on the:
Nick holds a BA from Cornell, a JD from Columbia Law School and certificate from Harvard University School of Education's professional development program for higher education lawyers.
He received his first arbitration and mediation training in 1972 and 1984 respectively and has since been participating regularly in ADR education programs of the American Arbitration Association, American Bar Association's section of Dispute Resolution, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Corp., Rhode Island Labor and Employment Relations Association, University of Rhode Island's Schmidt Labor Center, and the National Association of College and University Attorneys.
Nick has presented more than 25 programs on a variety of preventive legal practices for the American Council on Education, National Association of College and University Attorneys, National Business Institute, National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, and Rhode Island Bar Association.
He has been an adjunct professor of political geography, business law and higher education law at the University of Rhode Island, adjunct professor of international relations at Salve Regina University, (in conjunction with the Naval War College), and lecturer on nonprofit law at Rhode Island College.
His publications include:
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