Campbell Law School

G. Nicholas (Nick) 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 is a litigator with The Brough Law Firm in Chapel Hill, where his practice is devoted to complex litigation and appeals in state and federal court in areas such as county and municipal defense, zoning issues, land-use regulation, condemnation cases, employment law issues, business litigation and personal injury. He has argued over 25 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 an Adjunct Professor at North Carolina Central University School of Law, and he has also taught on the adjunct faculties at Duke Law School, UNC-CH Law School, and Elon University (Department of Philosophy). He teaches courses in trial practice, the law of evidence, legal counseling and negotiating, alternative dispute resolution and mediation, appellate advocacy, criminal law, criminal procedure, plea bargaining, pretrial litigation, statutory interpretation, legal writing, and ethics. At Campbell Law School, he has taught plea bargaining and legal writing. He has also taught on the faculty of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy in trial practice, negotiation and mediation, and deposition-taking skills, as well as been a lecturer at numerous Continuing Legal Education programs on topics such as the law of damages, witness preparation, legal aspects of drug testing, and ethical considerations in civil litigation and appellate practice.

Mr. Herman is the author of six books: North Carolina Civil Trial Practice (Juris Publishing, Inc. 2012); Practical Evidence: The Law, Foundations, and Trial Techniques (2d ed. West Group 1999); Plea Bargaining (3rd ed. Juris Publishing, Inc. 2012); Legal Counseling, Negotiating & Mediating: A Practical Approach (Lexis/Nexis-Matthew Bender 2009); A Practical Approach to Client Interviewing, Counseling, and Decision-Making: For Clinical Programs and Practical-Skills Courses (Lexis/Nexis-Matthew Bender & Co. 2009);  and The Order of the Golden Fleece at Chapel Hill, 1904-2004: America’s First Honor Society for University Leaders (The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library 2005). He has also written over 30 articles on various subjects of civil and criminal litigation, including direct examination, opening statement, jury instructions, deposition taking, issues in employee drug testing, nuisance abatement, the law of damages, appellate oral argument, and appellate brief writing.