Clifford “Nu Nu” Swan, III — Apartment Complex Negligent Security Wrongful Death Case for a Rising Star

About Clifford “Nu Nu” Swan, III Apartment Complex Negligent Security Case

Apartment Complex Negligent Security Wrongful Death Case for a Rising Star

On September 12, 2019, 13 year old Clifford “Nu Nu” Swan, III was shot and killed while walking into an apartment complex with a friend. The shooter was arrested and is still awaiting trial. A civil claim is pending against the complex for a lack of adequate security, filed through Apolinsky & Associates, LLC. This case is difficult, but proves why negligent security matters so much.

Clifford was the fourth of five children of Trina and Soheil Houshmand,  an eighth grade student adored by his teachers. He was an extremely talented 13-year-old boy who earned straight A’s in school, with his favorite subject being math. Clifford competed in the Special Olympics as a runner and enjoyed practicing relay races with his friends. He also enjoyed playing football and soccer. Clifford was signed with Nickelodeon to work alongside Ryan Kelley (from “Ben 10: Alien Swarm”) at the beginning of 2019 after he improvised a promotion for a water bottle. His unique talents earned him a spot among Nickelodeon’s star-studded list of child actors.  After every school day, he would come home excited to play with his sister and sing with his mom. He also loved eating pizza, shooting hoops, and going to church with his parents.

Nu Nu never got to work for Nickelodeon, experience high school or attend college. He never got to get married and have the joy of children of his own. All of his hopes, dreams and goals for the future are gone.  Clifford’s artwork hangs throughout the home to remind the family of the light he shined on them. Trina never wants another mother to experience the loss of a child, especially to senseless gun violence in an apartment complex.


About the Author

Stephen Apolinsky

Stephen D. Apolinsky is a Personal Injury Attorney who specializes in representing individuals and families concerning wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases. Stephen is licensed to practice in Georgia, Alabama, and the District of Columbia. With over 33 years of experience representing personal injury victims, Stephen has successfully tried over 80 cases to verdict before judges or juries, and has negotiated over 300 cases to out-of-court settlements. Stephen has been recognized as a Georgia Super Lawyer, and as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers Association.