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.

Nick predominately practices in civil ligation, commercial law, wills and estate planning, criminal and traffic law. He has successfully assisted many clients in obtaining compensation and damages ranging from building disputes, breach of contracts, and commercial lease agreements. Nick has also successfully defended clients in the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

Nick has spent an extensive amount of time in the far west region of New South Wales in Broken Hill as a Solicitor. During this time Nick appeared on a daily basis in the Broken Hill and Wilcannia Local Courts.

Nick regularly appears as a solicitor-advocate at the Downing Centre Local Court as part of our firm’s commitment to providing the community with pro-bono legal advice and representation.

Nick is an accomplished criminal lawyer and 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 appears on a regular basis in the Local Court and the District Court in complex criminal law matters.

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.

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)