Associate AttorneyNicholas Pierce

Nick graduated from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in 2017. Upon graduation, he initially focused on his criminal defense practice, and represented indigent defendants accused of major offenses in local, state, and federal courts.

It was while serving as a public defender in rural Morehouse Parish, Louisiana, that Nick first encountered ICE detention. Unfamiliar with the concept of jailing individuals for civil (immigration) violations, Nick felt his skills as a criminal defense attorney could be put to good use representing those facing the hurdles our complicated immigration system in removal proceedings. It was his experience representing detained asylum seekers before the immigration court in Louisiana which caused Nick to travel to Tijuana, Mexico, to assist legal aid organizations there in combating the controversial “Remain in Mexico” program. Since 2018, after moving to Colorado, while working primarily as a criminal defense attorney, Nick continued to find time to build his immigration practice, successfully representing immigrants before EOIR and USCIS.

As a law student Nick received accolades in U.S. Constitutional Law, International Law, and Islamic Law. Nick is licensed in Louisiana and Colorado, and is a member of the Colorado Bar Association, the Louisiana Bar Association, and the American Muslim Bar Association.

Before practicing law, Nick wrote a number of non-fiction pieces for outlets such as the Huffington Post. In 2011 he had the unexpected opportunity to report on the Arab Spring from Morocco. In 2014 he won an Associated Press award for an editorial related to the Boston Marathon bombing. Nick continues to write, albeit mostly on behalf of his clients these days. When not writing or brushing up on the intricacies of the Immigration and Nationality Act, Nick enjoys spending time with his wife, Ejaaz, and their cat Charlotte.