Personal Experience & Activities
Nick is a Yankton native and is passionate about making Yankton the best possible place to live and visit. Nick has served on many non-profit boards and legislative commissions. Nick currently serves on the boards of Ability Building Services, the Yankton Area Foundation, the 63-3 Alumni Board, the Trinity Lutheran Church Youth and Family Board and Lutheran’s Outdoors. Nick is also a member of the Debtor-Creditor Committee of the South Dakota Bar Association.
Nick received his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of South Dakota in 2006. After a year working in special education at Yankton Middle School, Nick accepted a call to serve as Director of Youth and Family Ministries at Trinity Lutheran Church.
In 2008, Nick was elected to represent South Dakota’s 18th Legislative District in the State House of Representatives. Nick was re-elected in 2010, and served as House Majority Whip throughout his second term. In 2012, Nick left politics and his position at TLC to pursue a career in law.
Nick graduated with high honors from USD School of Law in 2015, also earning a Masters of Public Administration. In law school, Nick won the Sam Masten Moot Court Competition, was a member of the Moot Court Board, and served as a graduate assistant for both the Government Research Bureau and Professor Darla Jackson.
During his last semester of law school, Nick clerked for Johnson, Miner, Marlow, Woodward and Huff. He joined the firm in August, 2015. He became a partner at the firm in 2020. Nick’s practice includes commercial and real estate transactions and litigation, business formations, creditor collection and bankruptcy, general civil litigation, and personal injury recovery. Nick also has extensive experience in regulatory and governmental relations matters.
Nick and his wife Ginny have been married since 2010. Ginny teaches 2nd grade at Stewart Elementary School in Yankton. Nick and Ginny enjoy being at the lake, the golf course, at home or hanging with friends and family.