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Nicholas Brauns is a member of the Transportation, Employment, and Business Litigation practice groups. He has successfully litigated cases through arbitration, has argued and won a number of key demurrers and summary judgment motions on behalf of his clients, and has been involved in contentious corporate litigation leading to sizable monetary verdicts. Before he joined Higgs Fletcher & Mack, Mr. Brauns practiced for three years at another respected San Diego law firm.
Mr. Brauns past experience includes FINRA arbitrations, homeowner’s association disputes involving the Davis-Stirling Act, defamation actions, and financial services litigation.
Mr. Brauns has been nominated for the San Diego Daily Transcript’s Top Young Attorney Award, and is currently the President for the San Diego Chapter of the Washington & Lee University Alumni Association.
Prior to attending law school, Mr. Brauns worked as a Marine Surveyor. He was one of only a handful of North American surveyors certified by the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) to inspect bulk cargo vessels for compliance with the Australian government’s stringent bio-security protocols. Mr. Brauns has also represented the interests of shipping conglomerates such as the American Natural Soda Ash Consortium (ANSAC), and international shipping companies such as the Canadian PotAsh Exporters (Canpotex) when shipping valuable bulk cargoes to various ports throughout the world. As a surveyor, Mr. Brauns was trusted to assist with casualty investigations for domestic insurance companies, and became accustomed to analyzing complex maritime issues during the course of litigation. Mr. Brauns has drawn on his extensive maritime background to resolve a variety of cargo-related claims for transportation clients.
While attending Law School at Washington & Lee University, Mr. Brauns worked for the Virginia Capital Case Clearinghouse, an organization that offered trial-level legal aid services to defense attorneys representing capital murder defendants in cases throughout Virginia.
- J.D., Washington & Lee University (2008)
- B.A., Portland State University (2005)
ADMITTED TO PRACTICE
- State Bar of California
- San Diego County Bar Association
- President of Washington & Lee Alumni Association, San Diego Chapter
- American Bar Association, Litigation Section
- Defense Research Institute
- Risk Management Association of San Diego