Nicolas Torres was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia, before moving to South Florida in the early 2000s. A native Spanish speaker, Nicolas brings with him a multicultural approach to his practice that better allows our firm to provide clients with a more holistic representation.
From the time of his arrival in the United States, Nicolas knew that he wanted to be a criminal defense attorney. He focused his undergraduate studies at the University of Florida on gaining a broad historical perspective on our criminal justice system. As a junior at UF, Nicolas was selected to become a Legislative Extern for the Chairman of the Criminal Justice Sub Appropriations Committee during the 2011 Florida Legislative Session. As part of the very selective program, Nicolas also received daily classes from the President of the Florida State Senate, covering everything from funding and resource allocation, to lobbying and the unfortunate realities that make up our criminal justice system.
After graduating from UF, Nicolas accepted a merit scholarship from the Emory University School of Law, where he became a Student Attorney, at the school’s Barton Juvenile Defense Clinic. As a Student Attorney Nicolas began representing juvenile clients charged with criminal violations throughout DeKalb County, Georgia. He also took advantage of the school’s litigation-heavy curriculum in order to build an excellent foundation to his oral advocacy skills.
While at Emory, Nicolas recognized that the only way to become a well-rounded defense attorney was to be in the trenches gaining as much practical experience as possible. For that reason, Nicolas joined the Broward County Public Defender’s Office after law school, where he went on to represent thousands of clients in three years. As a Public Defender, Nicolas worked his way from handling misdemeanor and traffic cases, to becoming a Lead Public Defender who handled major felonies punishable by life.