Joey San Nicolas

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Edward T. Buckingham III
Attorney General of the Northern Mariana Islands
In office
November 16, 2012 – July 5, 2014
Preceded by Edward Buckingham
Succeeded by Gilbert Birnbrich
Personal details
Born 1973/1974 (age 41–42)[1]
Spouse(s) Velma
Alma mater Chaminade University
William Mitchell College of Law[1]
Profession Lawyer

Joey Patrick San Nicolas is the current Attorney General of the Northern Mariana Islands. He was unanimously confirmed by the Senate on his native Tinian on November 16, 2012, and sworn in later that day.[2] He succeeded acting Attorney General Viola Alepuyo, who was appointed after Edward Buckingham fled the island in scandal. San Nicolas resigned in July 2014, to run for mayor of Tinian. He was succeeded by Deputy Attorney General Gilbert Birnbrich.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Accomplishments of law school graduate lauded". Saipan Tribune. August 9, 2003. Retrieved November 19, 2012. 
  2. ^ Eugenio, Haidee (November 19, 2012). "CNMI has new attorney general". Saipan Tribune. 
  3. ^ "AG Joey San Nicolas resigns". Marianas Variety. June 5, 2014. Retrieved September 6, 2014. 
Legal offices
Preceded by
Edward Buckingham
Attorney General of the Northern Mariana Islands
Succeeded by
Gilbert Birnbrich