Nicolas M. Dillavou is an Associate Attorney at The Law Offices of Jon Jacobs, practicing in federal and state courts throughout the state of California. His professional practice focuses on consumer protection and California’s lemon law, professionals protecting the interests of consumers in claims against the major automobile manufacturers under the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act. Prior to joining The Law Offices of Jon Jacobs, Nic was a Trial Attorney at a California lemon law firm, where he secured favorable verdicts against Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC and Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A, Inc. in both federal and state court trials, respectively.
Nic graduated from the University of San Diego School of Law with a Juris Doctor. He attended the University of New Mexico and graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance, with a minor in Economics. Nic was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico and was dedicated to school and sports growing up. He competed on the varsity golf team during all four years of high school and was part of two state championship teams. He chose to forgo college golf and pursue his law career.
During law school, Nic was very active as a member of the Appellate Moot Court Board and competed nationally in his third year. He was also Executive Editor of the University of San Diego International Law Journal and prepared the Journal’s publication of Volume 20. Nic is the author of “The Regulatory Trajectory of Synthetic Securitization,” published in the University of San Diego International Law Journal in 2019. 21 San Diego Int’l L.J. 399 (2019).
Prior to graduation, Nic served as an intern at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C. In this position, he investigated potential violations of the federal securities laws as a part of the SEC’s Division of Enforcement. His time at the SEC included investigations in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space, including an investigation of an Initial Coin Offering. During his last summer of law school, Nic spent in excess of 100 hours representing clients pro bono as a Certified Legal Intern at the University of San Diego School of Law’s Federal Tax Clinic. He also gained litigation experience as a law clerk for a business and real estate litigation firm in San Diego, CA during his second year of law school. While at the University of New Mexico’s Anderson School of Management, Nic helped manage the healthcare sector of the University of New Mexico Regents portfolio.
In his spare time, Nic enjoys golf, snowboarding, and personal fitness. Nic is also a member of the San Diego Blockchain Forum, an organization that joins legal leaders, academics, students, and technologists for discussion on blockchain and its global impact.”