Nicholas Wainwright is an Attorney at Stinar Gould Grieco & Hensley. Nicholas primarily focuses his practice on cases involving sexual and interpersonal violence and abuse, most often where children were harmed by serial predators. He represents victims of sexual abuse throughout the country in cases against business entities, religious institutions, and schools. Nicholas was a part of a team that set a record for the largest known single party sex abuse settlement in Ohio history with fellow SGGH attorneys Martin Gould and Valerie Letko. 

Nicholas has been the Supervising Attorney for the Non-Profit “Community Christian Legal Services” and a Volunteer Attorney with the Department of Veteran’s Affairs Outpatient Clinic in Toledo, Ohio since 2019. Nicholas also served as President of the Wood County, Ohio Bar Association in 2022. 

Nicholas graduated from Bowling Green State University in 2015 with a B.A. in Political Science and Communication. While at Bowling Green, Nicholas was a member of the university’s National Mock Trial Team. In 2019, he graduated with his Juris Doctor from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law. While in law school, Nicholas was a member of the law school’s National Moot Court Competition Team after being one of the top three students in the law school’s Moot Court Course. 

During law school, Nicholas was a Law Clerk at the Pulaski County Public Defender’s Office, the Bowling Green, Ohio City Prosecutor’s Office and the Law Offices of Leatherman & Witzler in Perrysburg, Ohio. Nicholas also completed a Judicial Externship at the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern & Western Districts of Arkansas. After graduation, Nicholas spent the following four years working as an Associate Attorney at the Full-Service Firm of Leatherman & Witzler, gaining knowledge in a wide array of legal focuses and simultaneously served as an Assistant Prosecutor at the Bowling Green, Ohio City Prosecutor’s Office.  

Prior to his legal career, Nicholas spent eight years working at summer camps with children during which Nicholas learned the importance of ensuring that children have a voice and a positive environment to grow in. This motivates Nicholas to find that voice and environment for those who had their voice and positive environment taken away from them as children. 

Nicholas has been admitted to practice by the Supreme Court of Ohio, the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio. Nicholas is a Member of the Ohio State Bar Association, the Wood County Bar Association, and the Toledo Bar Association. 

In his free time, Nicholas enjoys playing Hockey, Golfing, and spending time outside with friends and family. 

$21 Million Settlement reached in Ohio Sex Abuse Case Against a Hotel Company

J.D., University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law

B.A., Political Science and Communication Bowling Green State University

Ohio State Bar Association

Wood County Bar Association (President, 2022)

Toledo Bar Association

Community Christian Legal Services (Supervising Attorney 2019-2023)

Department of Veterans Affairs, Toledo (Volunteer Attorney)


Northern District of Ohio

Southern District of Ohio