Capital Region lawyer to represent Alec Baldwin

The lawyer representing actor Alec Baldwin is from the Capital Region.

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Our news partners at the Post Star report: Luke Nikas will represent Alec Baldwin as he faces two charges of involuntary manslaughter.

Nikas graduated from Hudson Falls High School in Washington County.

He got a degree from Harvard Law School and works as a partner at a New York City law firm.

The charges against the actor were announced Thursday after he shot a cinematographer on a New Mexico movie set in October.

The assistant director – who handed Baldwin the gun – signed an agreement to plead guilty to negligent use of a deadly weapon.