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 partner in The Brough Law Firm, PLLC in Chapel Hill, N.C., 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, constitutional law, civil rights, eminent domain, and employment law. He has argued over 40 cases in the North Carolina Supreme Court, North Carolina Court of Appeals, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
In addition to teaching at Campbell Law School, Mr. Herman is an Adjunct Professor at North Carolina Central University School of Law and has taught on the adjunct faculties at Duke Law School, UNC-CH Law School, and Elon University (Department of Philosophy). He has taught courses in trial practice, plea bargaining, evidence, legal counseling and negotiating, alternative dispute resolution and mediation, appellate advocacy, criminal law, criminal procedure, pretrial litigation, statutory interpretation, legal writing, and ethics. 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 in numerous Continuing Legal Education programs.
Mr. Herman is the author/co-author of: North Carolina Civil Trial Practice (Juris Publishing, Inc. 20121, 2d ed. 2021); Practical Evidence: The Law, Foundations, and Trial Techniques (2d ed. West Group 1999); Plea Bargaining (5th ed. Juris Publishing, Inc. 2020); Legal Counseling, Negotiating & Mediating: A Practical Approach (Carolina Academic Press–Lexis/Nexis-Matthew Bender 2009); A Practical Approach to Client Interviewing, Counseling, and Decision-Making: For Clinical Programs and Practical-Skills Courses (Carolina Academic Press–Lexis/Nexis-Matthew Bender & Co. 2009, 2d ed. 2021); and Navigating the First Year of Law School: A Practical Guide to Studying Law (Carolina Academic Press 2016). He has also written over 60 articles on various subjects of civil and criminal law, litigation, and appeals.