Alex G. Nicely


Alex concentrates his practice in all areas of criminal defense at the state and federal levels, as well as family and civil law.

Alex grew up in Reno, Nevada, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice, having received academic honors, high distinction. He thereafter obtained his Juris Doctorate degree from Boston University School of Law, where he served on Public Interest Law Journal and was awarded the Dean’s Award for Philosophy of Law. Alex completed several legal internships while still in school, including an internship at the Federal Public Defender’s Office in Reno, Nevada, an internship at the Second Judicial District Court (Family Division) in Reno, Nevada, and an internship at the District Attorney’s Office in Boston, Massachusetts. Alex also clerked in the litigation group of a mid-sized national law firm, where he focused primarily on employment law and complex commercial litigation.

After graduating from law school, Alex worked as a Staff Attorney on the Racial Justice Act Charging and Sentencing Study, and then as an Assistant Public Defender at the the New Hanover County Office of the Public Defender in Wilmington, North Carolina. As an Assistant Public Defender, Alex represented indigent defendants in a wide range of cases, including cases involving traffic offenses, drug crimes, domestic violence offenses, gang violence offenses, and driving while impaired offenses.

Most recently, Alex worked for over five years at the Office of the District Attorney in Wilmington, North Carolina. As an Assistant District Attorney, Alex was responsible for prosecuting numerous cases in North Carolina’s Juvenile, District and Superior courts, including traffic tickets, driving while impaired (DWI/DUI) offenses, drug and firearms offenses, and crimes involving murder and gang violence..

In addition to his work as an attorney, Alex has consistently contributed to community outreach programs, including over three years working at Open House Youth Shelter as a counselor and mentor to numerous homeless children and high-risk teens in the Wilmington community.

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