Nick Dolja attended the University of Oregon Honors College, where he graduated cum laude, earning a B.A. in Political Science. As an undergraduate, Nick wrote an Honors Thesis on the Soviet criminal justice system.
Nick went on to attend the UCLA School of Law. There, he earned Moot Court honors, was managing editor of the Journal of Environmental Law and Policy, and served as a student mentor. During law school, Nick also worked as a judicial extern in Federal District Court, and as a summer clerk at the Los Angeles Public Defender.
After graduating from law school in 2010, Nick began his legal career at a major California-based law firm. There, he practiced civil litigation and environmental law for five years.
Nick then returned to his home state of Oregon, where he expanded his legal experience as an associate at a downtown Portland firm that specializes in litigation, and as a contract attorney practicing family law.
Nick joined the Marshall Advocacy Center in 2021. Under Amanda’s mentorship, he is able to provide top-level legal representation to the firm’s clients, and bring a keen and detail-oriented approach to their cases. At MacLAW, Nick has represented a wide variety of clients, including criminal defendants, juveniles, and several major non-profit organizations.
In addition to his legal experience, Nick has a diverse professional and personal background. He is a first-generation immigrant from the former Soviet Union, and speaks fluent Russian. Nick has also worked in a variety of blue-collar jobs as a landscape builder, wilderness ranger, wildland firefighter, and ski patroller.
In his free time, Nick enjoys cycling, skiing, reading, and spending time with his wife and their cat.