Nikhil Cheerharan

Nikhil Cheerharan


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Baltimore, MD Office
Suite 1400
25 S. Charles Street
Baltimore MD, 21201


Nikhil joined Semmes in 2020 as an Associate in the Firm’s Workers’ Compensation and Employers’ Liability Practice. He represents employers and insurance companies in the defense of workers’ compensation claims.

Prior to joining Semmes, he was an Associate at a St. Louis firm representing individuals and corporations in the areas of insurance defense, transportation, premises and product liability. Nik was a Legislative Intern for Senator Roy Blunt in the U.S. Senate, and a Judicial Intern for the Honorable Laura Kiessling Ripken of the Maryland 5th Judicial Circuit Court. He also interned for the Deputy Secretary of State Rajan Natarajan and Direct of International Affairs Anna Yankova of the Maryland State Department, where he assisted in organizing the National Secretary of State Convention.

Nik received his B.A. in Political Science and History with a minor in International Studies from the University of Miami, where he was a member of the Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity. He earned his J.D. from the Washington University School of Law, where he was a Student Bar Association Representative and a member of the Federalist Society.


  • 2020, Maryland
  • 2020, Illinois
  • 2019 Missouri
  • 2019 Eastern District of Missouri
  • 2019 Western District of Missouri


  • Washington University School of Law (J.D., 2019)
  • Student Bar Association Representative
  • Federalist Society Member
  • University of Miami (B.A., 2016)
  • Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity

Affiliations, Associations & Special Achievements

  • Maryland State Bar Association