Nicholas Grant graduated from Gonzaga University School of Law in 2010. Prior to joining Ebeltoft . Sickler . Lawyers, he was a member of a boutique firm in Missoula, Montana, focusing on federal contracting, environmental regulatory compliance, and complex insurance coverage. At Ebeltoft . Sickler . Lawyers, Nicholas works primarily in the firm’s Litigation Solutions, Alternatives to Litigation, and Real Estate/Environmental/Oil and Gas Litigation practice groups. In his litigation practice, Nicholas represents a diverse group of clients in both state and federal court on matters including general liability, transportation, product liability construction, and commercial litigation. Nicholas also assists the firm’s transportation clients on their contractual relationships with brokers, motor carriers, lessors, and independent contractors, as well as on compliance with federal and state regulatory schemes governing the industry. Nicholas regularly advises clients on indemnity agreements and contractual risk allocation, with a particular focus on Master Service Agreements utilized in the oil and gas industry, which often times are at the center of Nicholas' litigation practice. He also drafts and negotiates a variety of contracts for the firm’s clients operating in the construction, transportation, oil and gas, and related industries.

Nicholas is originally from Oregon, and received his Bachelor of Science in Criminology/Criminal Justice from Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon. After graduation, Nicholas worked for three years for the U.S. Forest Service on an Interagency Hotshot Crew, where he traveled the western United States, Alaska, and British Columbia fighting wild land fires.

Nicholas is a CrossFit Level 1 trainer, and in his spare time enjoys spending time with his better half, Brandi, and their son, Kai, reading, playing basketball and cheering for the Oregon Ducks. Nicholas is the founder of Foundry Athletics, LLC, which provides sports performance and conditioning training to high school and collegiate athletes. Nicholas serves on the Board of Directors of the local Elks Lodge, and provides pro-bono legal services to a variety of local non-profit organization.

Reported Decisions

Crocker v. Morales-Santana, et. al., 2014 ND 182 – Successfully defended the appeal of a grant of summary judgment in favor of firm’s client, a large transportation company, in broker liability case, a matter of first impression in North Dakota.

Fitterer Sales Montana, Inc. v Clint Mullin, Jr.; A&C Soaring Eagle Trucking, Inc., 2015 MT 272 – Successfully obtained affirmation of trial court’s verdict in favor of firm’s client, a large agronomy supplier, for damages related to failure to pay for fertilizer and chemicals and awarding over 7 years of pre-judgment interest at 10% per year.

Practice Areas

Professional Memberships
  • State Bar Association of Montana
  • State Bar Association of North Dakota
  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • DRI Trucking Law Committee
  • North Dakota Defense Lawyers Association

Court Admissions
  • North Dakota Supreme Court
  • Montana Supreme Court
  • United States District Court - Montana
  • United States District Court - North Dakota

  • Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, Southern Oregon University, 2005
  • Juris Doctorate, summa cum laude, Gonzaga University School of Law, 2010

Former Law Firm Affiliation
  • Law Offices of Stephen A. Watson, Missoula, Montana