Nik 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 his time in New York, he spent two years as a law clerk for a small Midtown firm that specialized in commercial real estate, 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 just outside of Glacier National Park in Montana. The two of them are diehard Gonzaga Basketball fans and often cheer on their alma mater with their German Shepard, Ginnie. Nik and his wife are also ardent soccer fans who still spend much of their free time playing. When he isn’t playing soccer, Nik enjoys fly fishing and is an avid golfer.
- Gonzaga University – 2016
- Brooklyn Law School – 2020
- Colorado Supreme Court – 2020
- Wyoming Supreme Court – 2021
- Utah Supreme Court – 2021
- U.S. District Court, District of Colorado – 2021
- U.S. District Court, District of Wyoming - 2021
- U.S. District Court, District of Utah – 2021
- U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit – 2021
ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIP
- Colorado Bar Association
- Wyoming Bar Association
- Utah Bar Association