Nicholas is a native of Raleigh, North Carolina. He graduated magna cum laude from N.C. State University with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. Before law school, Nicholas practiced for three years as a patent agent. During his 1L summer, he was a judicial extern for the Honorable Ryan T. Holte of the Court of Federal Claims. Nicholas also competes as an Oralist on the Moot Court Board. In his free time, he enjoys playing trombone, discussing philosophy, and reading science fiction.