Nicholas L. Meriwether

Nicholas L. Meriwether

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Practice Areas
  • Federal Employment Law
Practice Locations
  • Rochester, NY

Nicholas L. Meriwether, Esq. is an Associate in Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Rochester office, where he focuses his practice on Federal Employment Law.

Prior to joining Tully Rinckey, Nicholas was an Assistant Public Defender in the Misdemeanor Trial Division for Baltimore City in the Maryland Office of the Public Defender. There, he litigated more than 2,000 cases on behalf of indigent clients charged with criminal and traffic offenses in the Western Division of the District Court for Baltimore City and also litigated trials in the District and Circuit Courts for Baltimore City, including a jury trial. Nicholas    conducted civil restitution hearings, bail review hearings, violation of probation hearings, and criminal appeals and negotiated a large number of restitution settlements, mediations, and various tort claims related to criminal proceedings. He frequently researched, drafted, and filed a wide range of motions on behalf of clients, including supplemental discovery requests and complex evidentiary motions.

As a University of Baltimore Law Public Interest Fellow in the Felony Trial Division for Baltimore City, Nicholas drafted discovery motions, legal memoranda, and other case materials for staff attorneys in advance of felony jury trials, including multiple homicide cases. Additionally, he conducted extensive legal research concerning digital Fourth Amendment issues, including warrantless ISP tracking, the Third Party Doctrine, and law enforcement collection of historic cell-site location information.

Nicholas also worked as a Law Clerk in Forensics and Post-Conviction Divisions, where he researched technical and constitutional issues related to electronic surveillance programs operated by the Baltimore Police Department, including a novel legal challenge to the warrantless use of “Stingray” cell-site simulator devices in Maryland. He also drafted new discovery motion templates regarding digital evidence for statewide distribution to Maryland public defenders, and drafted motions for modification of sentences advocating for the early release of sick and elderly Maryland prisoners.

Nicholas served as a Legislative Intern for the Hon. Congressman Elijah E. Cummings in the Baltimore District Office. He obtained his law degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law, cum laude and a bachelor of arts degree from University of Maryland, College Park, in Government and Politics.  He is admitted to practice law in the state of Maryland.

NOT ADMITTED TO THE STATE OF NEW YORK. NY PRACTICE LIMITED TO PROVIDING LEGAL SERVICES TO MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC SOLELY BEFORE A SPECIAL COURT, DEPARTMENT, OR AGENCY OF THE UNITED STATES. ADMITTED TO PRACTICE IN THE STATE OF MARYLAND.

  • Published four times in Stylus literary magazine

Court & Bar Admissions

  • State of Maryland

NOT ADMITTED TO THE STATE OF NEW YORK. NY PRACTICE LIMITED TO PROVIDING LEGAL SERVICES TO MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC SOLELY BEFORE A SPECIAL COURT, DEPARTMENT, OR AGENCY OF THE UNITED STATES. ADMITTED TO PRACTICE IN THE STATE OF MARYLAND.

Education

  • JD: University of Baltimore School Of Law, cum laude
  • BA: University of Maryland, College Park, Government and Politics

Accreditations/Awards

  • First-Place Winner, 2016 Center for International and Comparative Law Essay Competition
  • National Lawyers’ Guild – Secretary, Executive Board member
  • Criminal Law Association
  • First-Place Winner, 2012 Jímenez-Porter Literary Prize (University of Maryland literary prize for fiction)
  • CIVICUS honors program notation recipient

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