Nicholas A. Lutz

Laura-WolfPhone: 303–578-4400

Fax: 303–578-4401

Email: nl@rmlawyers.com

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

Nick is an attor­ney at Rathod Mohamedb­hai LLC.  His prac­tice focuses on civil rights, employ­ment dis­crim­i­na­tion, and crim­i­nal defense.   Nick is a pas­sion­ate advo­cate for the civil rights of indi­vid­u­als against gov­ern­men­tal and insti­tu­tional abuses of power and for the rights of employ­ees in the workplace. 

Nick grad­u­ated from the Uni­ver­sity of Den­ver Sturm Col­lege of Law in May 2017.  Dur­ing law school Nick rep­re­sented state pris­on­ers in fed­eral civil rights actions as part of the Uni­ver­sity of Denver’s Civil Rights Clinic.  He also served as the online edi­tor of the Uni­ver­sity of Denver’s Crim­i­nal Law Review and was the journal’s first pub­lished stu­dent author.  Nick was a recip­i­ent of DU’s Chan­cel­lor Schol­ar­ship, awarded to stu­dents with a demon­strated record of pub­lic ser­vice and aca­d­e­mic excel­lence.  Nick served as a legal extern with the Amer­i­can Civil Lib­er­ties Union of Col­orado and as Cer­ti­fied Legal Extern with the Col­orado State Pub­lic Defender’s Trial Divi­sion.  Nick was also a Stu­dent Liai­son to the Col­orado Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Divi­sion.  Prior to law school Nick vol­un­teered his time with numer­ous non-profits and advo­cacy orga­ni­za­tions, includ­ing Col­orado Legal Ser­vices and the House Major­ity Project, as well as sev­eral state and local polit­i­cal campaigns. 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • Uni­ver­sity of Den­ver Sturm Col­lege of Law, Den­ver, Col­orado, Juris Doc­tor­ate, Cer­tifi­cate in Con­sti­tu­tional Rights & Reme­dies, 2017
  • Uni­ver­sity of Col­orado, Boul­der, Col­orado, Bach­e­lor of Arts, Polit­i­cal Sci­ence, 2011

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • Col­orado Bar Asso­ci­a­tion, 2017 – Present
  • Amer­i­can Bar Asso­ci­a­tion, 2017 – Present
  • Plaintiff’s Employ­ment Lawyer’s Asso­ci­a­tion, 2017 – Present

PUBLICATIONS AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • A Right with­out a Rem­edy: The Sixth Amend­ment Right to Coun­sel and the Amer­i­can Indi­gent Defense Cri­sis, Uni­ver­sity of Den­ver Crim­i­nal Law Review, Vol. 7 (2017)
  • Col­orado Trial Lawyers Asso­ci­a­tion and Plaintiff’s Employ­ment Law Asso­ci­a­tion, Employ­ment Law 101: Client Selec­tion (May 8, 2013)
  • Col­orado Pro­gres­sive Coali­tion: Anatomy of a Civil Rights Law­suit, Best Prac­tices for Con­duct­ing Civil Rights Poten­tial Client Intakes (Sep­tem­ber 14, 2012)

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Civil Rights
  • Employ­ment Law
  • Crim­i­nal Defense

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Col­orado
  • U.S. Dis­trict Court for the Dis­trict of Colorado