Nikolas T. Nikas

Nik NikasNikolas is President and General Counsel of the Bioethics Defense Fund. Mr. Nikas has directed national legal strategy on the issues of human cloning/embryonic stem cell research, abortion and end-of-life issues since 1992. His areas of expertise include legislative drafting, litigation and public education. He impacts legislative strategy by drafting life-protective model legislation on a host of issues, and by consulting with legislators and policy leaders in all 50 states and Congress. He also testifies in legislative committees on the constitutionality of bioethics legislation.

Nikas received his B.A. in government and international relations, and his M.A. in political philosophy from the University of Notre Dame. He received his JD, magna cum laude, from Arizona State University College of Law, where he graduated in the top five percent of his class. He lives in Phoenix, Arizona, with his wife and their five children.