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Richard John Nikas

Richard John Nikas, American lawyer. Bar: California. Recipient Best Oralist award Spong National Invitational Moot Court, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1995, Meritorious Public Service medal United States Coast Guard.


  • Nikas, Richard John was born on September 9, 1968 in Long Beach, California, United States. Son of John Nikolas and Dorothy (Bernardo) Nikas.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in International Relations, University Southern California, 1991. Juris Doctor, University Southern California, 1995.


    • Special projects coordinator Vessel Assist Association American, Newport Beach, California, 1989-1994. Partner Herrick Nikas, LLP, Costa Mesa, since 2003. Guest lecturer maritime law University Southern California, Los Angeles, since 1998.

      Lecturer admiralty and maritime law California Maritime Academy, Vallejo. Chairman United States Coast Guard Working Group on National Maritime Incident Reporting Systems, Washington, since 1997, designated proctor in admiralty, The Maritime Law Association of the United States of America.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: California.


    • Author: Benedict on Admiralty, 1998, Moore's Federal Practice, 1998, The Last Yankee, 1999, Recreational Boating Law, 2000, Admiralty Practice and Procedure, 2000.


    Head football coach Ocean View High School, Huntington Beach, 1995. Mentor Huntington Beach Unified School District, since 1997. Pitcher Greek Olympic Baseball Team, Atlantic City Surf Professional Baseball Club.

    Managing general partner Old Reliable Baseball, LLC. Board governors The American Mariner, Loyola University, 1999. Member California State Bar Association, Maritime Law Association, Society Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (chairman panel 0-38), Association Professional Ball Players American.





    • father: John Nikolas Nikas
    • mother: Dorothy (Bernardo) Nikas
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    Born September 9, 1968
    (age 49)