Nicholas J. Dombalis II


Nicholas J. Dombalis II


In Memoriam

It is with great sadness that Nicholls & Crampton, P.A. announces the passing of its Partner, Nicholas “Nick” John Dombalis, II, on October 17, 2020. A native of Raleigh, Nick was a devoted member of the Firm for 40 years. He was a skillful lawyer who fought hard for his clients and always put their needs before his own. Born in Raleigh in 1950, Nick dedicated his life to improving his community and the lives of others. He was quick with a kind word and brought joy and optimism to every endeavor. Nick spent several years in a courageous battle with a rare bone marrow disorder. His persistence and strength in the face such an uncompromising illness were awe-inspiring. He will remain always in the hearts of his clients, colleagues, partners, and friends.

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Civil Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1975
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1987
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina, 1990
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1988


Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston Salem, North Carolina

  • Juris Doctor - 1975

Hampden-Sydney College

  • Bachelor of Arts - 1972
  • Major: History

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Wake County Bar Association, (Member, Board of Directors, 1983-1984, 1996-1998, 2008-2010)
  • North Carolina State Bar, Member
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Member

Employment Positions

  • Wake County, Assistant District Attorney, 1975 – 1979
  • Partner, Nicholls & Crampton, PA- 1980-current


Phi Delta Phi