Nicholas RuizNick was born and raised in Visalia. He graduated from Mt. Whitney High School and College of the Sequoias before continuing his education at California State University of Fresno, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Criminology, with a focus on Forensic Behavioral Science. Nick received his Juris Doctor from the University of San Francisco School of Law, where he graduated near the top of his class. Nick was the Articles Editor for the Intellectual Property Law Bulletin during all three years of law school, and a CALI award recipient (Top Student) in Copyright Law and Criminal Procedure Law. Nick began practicing law in San Francisco with The Cartwright Law Firm before returning to Visalia and joining Williams, Brodersen Pritchett and Burke LLP.

Nick specializes in personal injury law, employment law and contract law. Nick comes from a hardworking, middle class family, which has instilled in him a passion to help people. In his free time, Nick enjoys attending sporting events, such as Giants’ games and Warriors’ games, and also enjoys hiking in national parks, playing poker, and barbecuing on a sunny day.

Areas of Practice:

  • Personal Injury
  • Contract Law
  • Employment Law

Education:

    o University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, California

  • Juris Doctor
  • Honors: CALI Awards for Excellence in Criminal Procedure and Copyright Law
  • Honors: Vice President of La Raza Law Student Association
  • Law Journal: Intellectual Property Law Journal, Articles Editor

Published Works:

  • Copyright’s Paradox: The Public Interest and Private Monopoly, 18 Intellectual Property Law Bulletin, Spring Issue 2, 2014

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • State Bar of California
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Consumer Attorneys of California