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Nicholas J. Dimakos Elected to Board of Trustees of the Resource Center of Somerset, Inc.

Posted on December 5th, 2014

Nicholas J. Dimakos Elected to Board of Trustees of the Resource Center of Somerset, Inc.

Bridgewater, NJ (December 5, 2014) – Nicholas J. Dimakos, an Associate of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the Resource Center of Somerset, Inc., a private, non-profit agency serving victims of domestic abuse in Somerset County.  He will serve a three year term, starting immediately.

The mission of the Resource Center of Somerset is to end domestic abuse and empower victims by providing protection, education, and resources to victims and their families, growing and adapting services to meet the changing needs of its clients.   It has advocated and provided services for more than 30 years.  Empowerment and self-determination constitute the core of the agency’s values, which permeate every aspect of the services offered to victims of abuse and their children.  Other values include confidentiality and privacy, integrity and consistency, respect for individuals’ diversity and beliefs.  The agency provides not only emergency shelter, but also legal advocacy; outreach counseling; community education; volunteer Domestic Violence Response Teams working with local police departments; and transitional housing.

Dimakos focuses his practice primarily on commercial and probate litigation.  On the commercial side, he has both prosecuted and defended claims of minority shareholder oppression, breach of restrictive covenant, and various types of fraud.  In relation to probate litigation, Dimakos has extensive experience acting as court-appointed counsel in guardianship matters.  He has served both as an advocate and temporary guardian for allegedly incapacitated persons, as well as guardian ad litem, and has been able to use those perspectives in helping clients seeking to be appointed as guardian.  Dimakos also has experience representing management in the defense of discrimination, hostile work environment, and related claims, as well as representing both objectors and developers in land use litigation.

Dimakos received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Seton Hall University School of Law and is currently a student in the John C. Lifland American Inns of Court.  Before working at Norris McLaughlin, Dimakos interned for the Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, the Honorable Garrett E. Brown, Jr. (Ret.) and clerked for the Assignment Judge of Bergen County, the Honorable Peter E. Doyne.