Overview

Nick Nybo is a commercial trial and appellate litigator licensed to practice law in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut.  Nick has experience with private and public contract disputes, state and federal court receiverships, municipal pension litigation, election law disputes and constitutional tort litigation.  His professional interests include employment law, specifically first amendment and whistleblower litigation.

Prior to joining AP&S, Nick was an associate at Donoghue Barrett and Singal.  He also served as a judicial law clerk to the superior court judges of Connecticut where he assisted those judges in deciding pretrial dispositive motions.  Nick interned with the Honorable Francis X. Flaherty, Associate Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court. He also interned with the Civil Division of the Office of the Attorney General of Rhode Island.  While in law school, Nick was an active member of the school’s moot court program and served as an articles editor on the Roger Williams Law Review.

Education

Roger Williams University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2013)

Bryant University (B.B.A. 2010)

Admissions

Rhode Island

Massachusetts

Connecticut

U.S. District Court, Rhode Island

U.S. District Court, Massachusetts

U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

 

Representative Matters
  • In 2016, Nick represented a Rhode Island municipality in a seventeen day bench trial in Rhode Island Superior Court defending constitutional claims arising from the municipality’s pension reform efforts and helped secure a judgment in favor of the municipality on all counts.
  • Nick represented the Providence Board of Canvassers in connection with a citizen recall of a city councilman and the resulting litigation before the Rhode Island Superior Court and the Rhode Island Supreme Court, as well as administrative proceedings before the State Board of Elections.
  • In 2017, Nick obtained a decision from the Rhode Island Superior Court granting a partial motion to dismiss after the Court concluded, in a case of first impression in Rhode Island, that “deepening insolvency” is not an independent, cognizable cause of action under Rhode Island law.
  • Nick represents a commercial land owner in Section 1983 constitutional tort litigation against a Rhode Island municipality alleging the municipality’s arbitrary and capricious enforcement of building and zoning regulations.
  • Nick secured dismissal in Rhode Island federal court of constitutional claims against a Rhode Island city arising from the city’s 2013 pension reform efforts.
  • Nick represented a receiver appointed by the Rhode Island federal court to oversee the collection and administration of assets of defunct investment funds utilized in one of Rhode Island’s largest reported Ponzi schemes.
  • Successfully secured a preliminary injunction in Rhode Island Superior Court for Providence County on behalf of an insurance brokerage firm enjoining the termination of a brokerage contract with a national medical malpractice insurance company and subsequently negotiated a settlement extending the termination date.
  • Represented a Rhode Island hospital in a rate dispute with a state health plan in Rhode Island Superior Court for Providence County.
Seminars / Publications
  • Preserving Justice: A Discussion of Rhode Island’s “Raise or Waive” Doctrine, 20 Roger Williams U. L. Rev. 375 (2015).
  • A Three Ring Circus: The Exploitation of Civil RICO, How Treble Damages Cause It, and Whether Rule 11 Can Remedy the Abuse, 18 Roger Williams U. L. Rev. 19 (2013).
  • Rhode Island Survey: State v. Sampson, 17 Roger Williams U. L. Rev. 547 (2012).
Honors
  • Named Rhode Island Rising Star 2017 and 2018, by the publishers of Super Lawyers.

Professional Affiliations
  • Member, Rhode Island Bar Association
  • Member, Massachusetts Bar Association
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