for Circuit Court Judge
HIGHEST RATED BY HIS PEERS IN THE WASHTENAW BAR ASSOCIATION’S JUDICIAL POLL
*not an endorsement of the WCBA
Michigan Attorney General
"He’d be fair on every single solitary case, and he would give everyone that walks into his courtroom equal respect and dignity. That’s why I’m so strongly supporting Nick for Circuit Court Judge in Washtenaw!”
WHY I’M RUNNING
When someone has a problem, it’s like a stone thrown in a pond. It has a ripple effect on everything else in their life.
Whether it’s being fired from a job you’ve had for fifteen years, or your spouse suddenly leaves you, or your loved one gets arrested. It affects you. Your family. Your finances. Your mental and emotional health. Your ability to enjoy life.
When these problems come before the court, all that may depend on a judge.
You probably picture that judge as a person high up, behind an imposing bench, wearing a black robe, pronouncing a decision.
I want to be a different kind of judge. I want to get out from that bench and sit at the table with you. Take off my robe and roll up my sleeves. Help you solve your problem.
A judge has to listen. Every situation is unique, every person who comes before the court is fighting a battle, and just wants to be heard.
I started my career in Detroit fighting for people without means, and I’ve always stood up for racial, social, and economic justice. As a civil rights attorney, I’m proud to fight for the rights of workers, survivors, and students. Outside the courtroom, working directly with families as a member of the Ann Arbor School Board still informs my understanding of how decisions on the bench play out in real life.
As a judge, I’ll be an advocate. A problem solver. A voice for justice.
Nick with his wife Gail and daughter Olivia
Most cases before the court involve divorce and other family issues.
- I will work to ensure that relationship partners are safe, that children are in stable and nurturing environments, that parties have access to mental health and substance abuse resources, and that litigation is fair and efficient for represented and non-represented litigants alike – with alternative conflict resolution encouraged.
- Decades of community service to children, students, and families
- Significant litigation of domestic violence injunctions, personal protection orders, and divorce cases in Wayne and Washtenaw Counties
- Experience in probate and juvenile law
- Published article on “Marital Torts Can Be a Valuable Tool In Divorce Cases” in July, 2019 Michigan Bar Journal and presented to Washtenaw County Bar Association Family Law Section
- Served as Guardian Ad Litem to make recommendations on settlements to families
- Endorsed by family law judicial officers, Friend of Court workers, and family law attorneys
The Circuit Court hears Family Law, Civil Cases, and Criminal Felonies for all of Washtenaw County.
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