Nicholas Paul Provenzo, Esq.
My cause and profession is justice. My interests are twofold. I want to help people get what they deserve. And I want to help creators and entrepreneurs reach their full potential.
I served in the United States Marine Corps. I obtained the rank of Corporal and participated in Operation Sharp Edge in Monrovia, Liberia, and operations in the eastern Mediterranean in support of Operations Desert Shield and Provide Comfort.
I founded and led a nonprofit public policy group dedicated to free enterprise. I defended individual rights in areas including antitrust, fundamental tax reform, property rights, environmental legislation, genetic research, and the Elián Gonzalez immigration case.
I provided written testimony to the US Senate Committee on the Judiciary and the US District Court Judge on the Microsoft antitrust case. My arguments were included in the Department of Justice’s “Major Comments” list. I also led grassroots efforts that raised over 25,000 signatures for a petition to Congress in defense of Microsoft in its antitrust case, and 10,000 signatures in defense of Elián Gonzalez.
I have assisted survivors of violent crime in their quest for justice and accountability. After the unpunished murder of an American soldier in Iraq and the acquittal of the government’s only suspect, I assisted the widow in holding the Army to account for its failures. In 2010, I successfully compelled the administration’s nominee to serve as Director of the National Guard to withdraw his nomination. This effort involved educating Congress and the media on the issues behind the slaying and the nominee’s contributing leadership failures. I also assisted the widow with her media appearances when she successfully sued the government for uncensored access to trial records.
My writing has appeared in USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. I have been a guest on countless radio shows, including NPR’s All Things Considered, The Laura Ingraham Show, The Right Side with Armstrong Williams, and the Mary Matalin Radio Show. I also appeared on TV as a guest on Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher, and CNN News.
I am licensed to practice law in Virginia and Washington, DC. I am admitted to practice before the United States Court of Federal Claims, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, and the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia. I am an accredited attorney for the preparation, presentation, and prosecution of claims for veterans’ benefits before the Department of Veterans Affairs.
I received my undergraduate degree from George Mason University and my Juris Doctor from the University of Baltimore School of Law. While working toward my Juris Doctor, I spent a summer abroad studying law at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland.
When I was a law student, I restarted the University of Baltimore chapter of the Federalist Society. Under my leadership, the chapter was honored with the law school’s student club of the year award and the Federalist Society’s Benjamin Franklin award. I continue to support the chapter as a mentor and I have assisted in organizing over fifty speeches and debates.