Nicholas M. Nighswander

Nicholas M. Nighswander

Sole Practitioner
Florence, Kentucky

Has lived in the Northern KY area for the last 22 years. A former member of the NFL's Buffalo Bills, he was a standout on the gridiron at Morehead State University in Morehead KY.

Nick is a former teacher and high school football coach.

Nick graduated with a law degree in 1983 from Chase College of Law and is licensed to practice law in both KY and Ohio. During the past 17 years Nick has represented various individuals in civil and criminal matters. Four cases on which he served as co-counsel have resulted in precedent setting decisions used and followed by the courts of KY.

Stamper v. Hyden, 334 S.W.3d 120 (KYCOA 2011)

Biery, 543 B.R. 267 (Bankr. EDKY 2015)

Kenton County Public Parks Corporation v. Mark A. Modlin, KY App., S.W. 2d 876 (1995) Resulted in a settlement of more than a million dollars.

City of Covington v. Raymond and Hilda Hardebeck, Ky App., 883 S.W. 2d 499 (1994)

Areas of Practice

  • Bankruptcy
  • Probate
  • Personal Injury
  • Family Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 60% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, 1984
  • Ohio, 1984


  • Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Highland Heights, Kentucky
    • Juris Doctor - 1983
    • Honors: Received book award for federal estate and gift tax class
  • Morehead State University, Morehead, Kentucky
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1974
    • Honors: Member of Theta Chi Kappa local fraternity
    • Major: Health and Physical Education
    • Minor: Recreation

Representative Cases

Past Employment Positions

  • NFL's Buffalo Bills, Former Member
  • General practice of law, Florence, Kentucky, Sole Practitioner
  • Morehead State University, Morehead, Kentucky, Graduate Assistant in the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Department, 1975 - 1976
  • Kenton County, Kentucky Board of Education, Assistant Football Coach, 1978 - 1985
  • Lawrence County, Kentucky Board of Education, Head Football Coach, 1976 - 1978
  • Buffalo Bills, Inc. - Orchard Park, New York, Member of the Buffalo Bills professional football team

Pro Bono Activities

  • BAWAC, Inc
  • NFL Alumni Cincinnati Chapter