G. Nicholas Herman

Nick Herman received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a Morehead-Cain Scholar and his law degree from Duke University School of Law. He has extensive litigation experience in state and federal court in a wide variety of areas of law, including municipal and county defense, zoning issues, constitutional law, civil rights, eminent domain, and employment law. He has also argued over 40 cases in the North Carolina Supreme Court, North Carolina Court of Appeals, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Mr. Herman is also an Adjunct Professor at North Carolina Central University School of Law, Campbell Law School, and Elon University, and he has taught on the adjunct faculties at Duke Law School and UNC-CH Law School. He teaches courses in trial practice, the law of evidence, legal counseling and negotiating, arbitration, appellate advocacy, civil procedure, alternative dispute resolution, and pretrial litigation, among other courses. He has also taught on the faculty of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy in trial practice, negotiation and mediation, and deposition-taking skills. He is the author of six law books: North Carolina Civil Trial Practice (Juris Publishing, Inc. 2012); Navigating the First Year of Law School (Carolina Academic Press 2016); Practical Evidence: The Law, Foundations, and Trial Techniques (2d ed. West Group 1999); Plea Bargaining (4th ed. Juris Publishing Inc. 2017); Legal Counseling, Negotiating & Mediating: A Practical Approach (Carolina Academic Press 2009); and A Practical Approach to Client Interviewing, Counseling, and Decision-Making: For Clinical Programs and Practical-skills Courses (Carolina Academic Press 2009). He has also written over 60 articles on various subjects of law, litigation, and appeals.

Mr. Herman has been a lecturer at numerous Continuing Legal Education programs on topics such as land-use regulation powers, civil litigation and trial advocacy, eminent domain, the law of damages, witness preparation, disability law, and ethical considerations in civil litigation and appellate practice. He now serves as general counsel to the Town of Carrboro, the City of Roxboro, and the Rockingham County School System. He has served as special litigation counsel for Cabarrus County, Rockingham County, Brunswick County, Chatham County, Currituck County, Robeson County, the City of Concord, the City of Wilmington, the Town of Unionville, and the Town of Garner. His practice is otherwise primarily devoted to general representation and complex litigation and appeals involving areas such as county and municipal law, zoning issues, land use regulation, condemnation cases, nuisance abatement, constitutional law, employment law, disability law, and business litigation.