Nikolas, or Nik, as he is known to his friends and family, is a Colorado native. He grew up in Grand Junction and graduated from Grand Junction High School in 2012. Nik attended Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA, graduating with honors in 2016 with a B.A. in Political Science and a B.A. in History. After graduating from college, Nik spent a year bartending in Salt Lake City before moving to New York City and attending Brooklyn Law School. During this time, he worked for two years for a small Midtown firm that specialized in commercial real estate as well as trusts and estates. Nik also spent a year and a half in a clinical externship at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York. While there, he worked under the Deputy Chief for the Civil Division on such cases as the DACA and Haiti Temporary Protected Status litigations and the Purdue Pharmaceutical Multidistrict Litigation. Some of the cases Nik worked on made it before the Second Circuit where he was granted the opportunity to sit in on multiple oral arguments. Nik graduated with honors from Brooklyn Law School in 2020 and passed the Colorado Bar Exam that July.
Shortly before taking the Bar Exam, Nik married the love of his life, whom he met while attending Gonzaga University, in a ceremony just outside of Glacier National Park in Montana. They are devoted soccer players and fans, both continuing to play regularly, often on the same team. Nik also enjoys fly fishing and is an avid golfer, spending as much of his free time as he can on the links. Nik and his wife live in Denver with their German Shepard, Ginnie.