Current Employment Position:
Attorney, Hill & Ponton, P.A.
University of Missouri Veterans Clinic, Columbia, MO
Harms Law Office LLC, Osage Beach, MO
Area of Practice:
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, B.A.
University of Missouri School of Law, J.D.
Recent Speaking Engagements
Effectively Representing a Client with TBI before the Regional Office and Board of Veterans Appeals
Nicholas grew up in the St. Louis Metro East suburbs and attended Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. At Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, he majored in Political Science, focusing on comparative politics in Europe, with a minor in business administration. During his undergraduate studies, Nicholas was involved in leadership roles in the SIUE Student Government and his fraternity, Alpha Kappa Lambda.
He then moved to Columbia, Missouri to attend law school at the University Of Missouri School Of Law. While there, he participated in numerous competitions ranging from alternative dispute resolution to appellate advocacy. In his third year of school, he began working in the University of Missouri School of Law Veterans Clinic as a research assistant providing pro-bono assistance to veterans and was part of the 2014 National Veterans Moot Court Competition Team arguing in Washington, D.C. It was during his time with the Veterans Clinic that Nicholas realized that he had found an area of the law that was both challenging and extremely rewarding.
Subsequent to graduation, he wanted to continue helping veterans who had been wrongfully denied their benefits by the Department of Veterans Affairs. It was this desire to help those who had served our country that led him to our team at Hill & Ponton. As a member of our team, he continues to help our nation’s veterans obtain the disability benefits they deserve
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