Meet Our Team

Nicholas J Cruz

Senior Associate

Nick completed his post-graduate Juris Doctor (J.D.) in law in 2011 and was subsequently admitted as a Solicitor in the Supreme Court of New South Wales in the same year. Whilst completing his legal training at the New South Wales Legal Aid Commission, Nick gained valuable experience in both the criminal indictable and civil litigation divisions. Nick has assisted many disadvantaged persons having worked at a busy community legal firm in Sydney. More recently Nick worked in the far west region of New South Wales in Broken Hill as a Solicitor predominately in the area of criminal and traffic law. During this time Nick appeared on a daily basis in the Broken Hill and Wilcannia Local Courts.

Nick is highly organised and takes the time to prepare your criminal law matter in order to achieve the best possible outcome. Nick is a highly passionate advocate and has appeared on a regular basis in the Local Court including briefing counsel in complexed criminal law defended hearings.

Nick’s criminal law expertise extends to representing client’s in a broad range of criminal law matters ranging from AVO’s and domestic violence related offences, bail applications, children’s court matters, applications under section 32 (mental health condition) and section 33 (condition or illness) of the Mental Health Act (NSW), NCAT Tribunal hearings, formal negotiations with the police for withdrawal of charges, use of carriage service to menace, harass or offend, use of carriage service for child abuse material, sexual touching, sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault, common assault, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and assault occasioning grievous bodily harm, stalk or intimidate, reckless wounding, unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition, unlawful possession or supply of a prohibited drug (for either personal or commercial use), confiscation of funds by the police, resist police arrest, break and enter, affray, drive unlicenced, drink driving (DUI), drug driving, and traffic or speeding related offices, drivers licence appeals, and failing to provide an animal/s with sufficient food, drink or shelter.

During his spare time Nick enjoys outdoor activities including surfing and hiking. He was an active swimmer for many years and competed at numerous state and national titles. Nick has spent many years volunteering at his local surf club as a surf life saver and has competed in many surf boat rowing and outrigger canoeing races.

Qualifications
Lawyer of the Supreme Court of New South Wales
Solicitor of the High Court of Australia
Juris Doctor in Law (UTS)
Bachelor of Business (UTS)