Nick Varney is a 2013 graduate of the Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law. He was admitted to practice in Ohio that same year.
During law school, Mr. Varney served as an IOLTA Fellow and law clerk for the managing attorney of The Children’s Law Center in Northern Kentucky. In this capacity, Mr. Varney worked closely with the Guardian ad Litem appointed on cases involving child custody, delinquency, criminal proceedings and cases involving child victims of abuse and neglect. Mr. Varney also worked closely with other attorneys throughout the office regarding ongoing civil rights and policy initiatives, including litigation and oversight related to the Ohio Department of Youth Services.
Upon graduating from law school, Mr. Varney accepted an associate attorney position with a small private practice firm focusing mainly on domestic relations and estate planning.
Mr. Varney joined the Hamilton County Public Defender as a member of the Guardian Ad Litem Division in April of 2014. Nick is qualified under Rule 48 of the Ohio Supreme Court’s Rules of Superintendence to serve as a Guardian ad Litem. Mr. Varney also serves as a parent surrogate for children on his caseload who receive special education services.