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Nikolas G. Spilson



Niko Spilson helps clients reach the best solutions for their businesses when dealing with complex product liability litigation.

Niko is devoted to building genuine relationships grounded in mutual trust, respect and understanding. Having a relationship-focused approach to his practice not only lets him achieve better results, but lets him provide the right results for each client’s unique needs. 

Prior Experience

During law school, Niko was a summer associate of the firm for two years. He drafted memoranda on complex legal questions, participated in client calls, and observed administrative hearings for pro bono matters.

At law school, he organized a discussion on diversity, equity and inclusion with Justice Kyra Bolden of the Michigan Supreme Court; volunteered with Know Your Rights, presenting on the Fourth Amendment to students at a Detroit high school to inform them of their constitutional rights during a police interaction; and at the Civil Rights Clinic, he assisted a professor in representing incarcerated clients’ civil rights claims by drafting pleadings, taking depositions, communicating with opposing counsel, and drafting appellate briefs for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Personal Interests

Outside the office, Niko enjoys seeking out opportunities to mentor youth as well as young professionals with aspirations of attending law school and joining the practice of law. As a Greek-American, Niko enjoys spending time searching for new Mediterranean cuisine and the city’s best cup of espresso. He is also an avid fan of professional basketball and enjoys attending games throughout the season.

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Bar Admissions



Michigan State University College of Law
J.D. summa cum laude, Michigan State Law Review (online forum editor) (2023)

James Madison College at Michigan State University
B.A. in Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy, magna cum laude (2020)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • The Child That No State Wants: Challenging Juvenile Sex Offender Regulations as a Violation of the Right to Travel
    2023 Michigan State Law Review (in press)
  • How to Defend Against the Rise of Nontraditional Product Claims in Class Actions
    Researcher, For the Defense (Oct. 2022)

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

Niko has an active pro bono practice and is passionate about issues surrounding criminal justice reform and civil rights.

Civic Activities

  • Mercy Home for Boys & Girls — Mentor, 2023-present
  • The Good Neighbors Project — Co-mentor, 2021-present


  • Michigan State University College of Law — Valedictorian, Class of 2023; Eve August Moot Court Scholarship Award, 2021; Jurisprudence Achievement Awards (Top Grade): Torts I, 2021; Research, Writing & Analysis, 2021; Property, 2021; Constitutional Law I, 2021; Civil Rights Clinic I, 2022; Family Law, 2023; Law & Religion, 2023
  • Seigenthaler-Sutherland Cup National First Amendment Moot Court Competition — Member of First-Place Winning Team, 2022
  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2021
Awards Methodology
No aspect of these recognitions has been approved by the highest court of any state.
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