Nick has dedicated his career to public service and represented minority and underserved communities for 17 years. He is committed to fighting against systems of injustice. Nick has a 360 degree perspective and understands the circumstances of the people who will appear before him. He truly cares about the community – protecting the rights and the well being of every individual.
Nick lives in the Wynnefield section of Philadelphia, with his wife and two children. He holds a B.A. from University of Maryland and a J.D. from Howard University.
Nick is running for judge to bring the equity, responsibility, and experience needed in our justice system.
Nick will ensure that justice is administered fairly and equitably. Everyone will receive the same opportunity to justice, and penalties will be imposed regardless of race, gender, and economic status. Nick will work to keep non-violent offenders out of jail and utilize diversion programs whenever appropriate. Probation should not be used as a penalty. Nick will use probation as a means to provide services to address the underlying issues which originally brought individuals into the justice system.
As judge, Nick will be responsible and accountable to all Philadelphians. Nick will demand that law enforcement is responsible and held accountable. Nick will ensure that those who have harmed and victimized others are accountable and held responsible for the harm they cause.
Nick’s personal and professional experiences make him uniquely qualified to serve Philadelphia as a member of the judiciary. Nick first served as a public defender and then as a prosecutor where he prosecuted violent gangs and organized criminal enterprises. He has worked as civil plaintiff’s personal injury attorney, civil rights attorney, and as a civil defense attorney. Nick is passionately committed to giving back to the community. He volunteers at his church, with community organizations, and provides pro bono legal services.