G. Nicholas Herman practices law in Chapel Hill, NC. He was formerly a Partner in the firm of Coleman, Bernholz, Bernholz, Gledhill, Hargrave & Herman. He now practices with the Brough Law firm where his practice concentrated in general, civil and criminal litigation and appeals. He has extensive litigation experience in state and federal court in a wide variety of areas of law, including county defense, zoning issues, personal injury, civil rights, criminal law, and employment law. He has also argued numerous cases in the North Carolina Supreme Court North Carolina Court of Appeals and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth District.
Mr. Herman is an Adjunct Professor at Duke Law School and North Carolina Central University School of Law, and he has also taught on the adjunct faculty at Campbell Law School and Elon University. He teaches courses in trial practice, the law of evidence, appellate advocacy, criminal law, criminal procedure, alternative dispute resolution, pleading and practice, statutory interpretation, and pretrial litigation. Since 1993, he has also taught on the faculty of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy in trial practice, negotiation and mediation, and deposition-taking skills. He is the author of two other books, Practical Evidence: The Law, Foundations, and Trial Techniques (2d ed. West Group 1999), Legal Counseling and Negotiating: A Practical Approach (LexisNexis 2009) and a A Practical Approach to Client Interviewing, Counseling and Decision-Making: For Clinical Programs and practical-Skills Courses (LexisNexis, 2009). 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. Mr. Herman has 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.