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We have secured well over one hundred million-dollar and multi-million dollar results for our clients, including $10.8 million for the sexual abuse of a student by his coach, $8 million for 25 tenants living in uninhabitable conditions, $10 million for a construction worker who suffered a leg injury on the job, and $5.4 million for discrimination on behalf of the first African-America member of the LAPD bomb squad.

We are recognized by Super Lawyers magazine, named among the top 100 lawyers in California, and are members of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Our office has also been awarded the highest possible rating by Martindale-Hubbell for our commitment to ethical practice, and our founding member, John McNicholas, is a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers.

$10,800,000 Sexual abuse of a male minor by a male coach
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LOS ANGELES trial attorneys representing plaintiffs and individuals in significant and complex matters in the areas of personal injury, employment law, class actions, and other consumer oriented matters such as civil rights, aviation disasters, and products liability. The firm has received some of the largest results for our clients in the history of California in our areas of practice.

In its full service practice, the firm also represents high net-worth individuals and individuals with complex earnings in a variety of matters, from catastrophic injury and likeness misuse, to non-payment of commissions and separation from multinational corporations.

Southern California Super Lawyers

John, Patrick and Matthew McNicholas were named as Super Lawyers in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. Matthew McNicholas was also named in 2014. Patrick McNicholas was also named in 2004.

The Top 100 Southern California

John McNicholas was named to the Top 100 Lawyers in California in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014 and Patrick McNicholas was named to the Top 100 Lawyers in California in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013 and 2014. Matthew McNicholas was named to the Top 100 Lawyers in California in 2013.

American Board of Trial Advocates

John, Patrick, and Matthew are all members of the American Board of Trial Advocates an organization based on trial experience.

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John McNicholas is a certified specialist in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Legal Specialty.

American College of Trial Lawyers

John McNicholas, Patrick McNicholas, and Matthew McNicholas are fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers, admission by invitation only.

Top 100 Lawyers in California

Matthew McNicholas was listed as one of the Top 100 lawyers in the state by the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journals.

Matthew S. McNicholas | Best Lawyers | Linking Lawyers and Clients Worldwide The National Trial Lawyers

Matthew McNicholas was named as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in 2014 by The National Trial Lawyers.

Our attorneys are recognized by peers for the quality of their work in publications such as Super Lawyers and the Top 100 Lawyers in Southern California. John, Patrick and Matthew McNicholas are members of the American Board of Trial Advocates. The firm has also attained the highest rating available by Martindale-Hubbell (AV)* in recognition of legal ability and adherence to rigorous standards of ethics, conduct, and diligence. To check the Avvo rating for Matthew McNicholas click here.


Some Notable Case Results Click Here For More Results
  • $44,000,000
    Resolution for air crash victims
  • $41,000,000
    Consumer Fraud Class Action
  • $32,000,000
    Separation package for client leaving her job
    and moving to new employment
  • $30,000,000
    Sexual abuse settlement against Miramonte school
  • $12,000,000
    Verdict awarded to five trainees forced out of the LAPD after suffering injuries at the academy
  • $10,800,000
    Sexual abuse of a male minor
    by a male coach
  • $10,048,000
    Laborer injured right thigh & knee on
    construction job requiring internal hardware
  • $9,000,000
    26-year-old plaintiff recovered against
    international company for a brain injury
  • $8,825,000
    verdict on behalf of the 4 children of man fatally shot by police
  • $8,000,000
    25 tenants subjected to slumlord
    and uninhabitable conditions
  • $6,500,000
    Subway tunnel worker killed
    in a workplace accident
  • $6,000,000
    policy limit settlement for 55 year old single motorcyclist who struck motorist making an illegal u-turn resulting in quadriplegia.
  • $5,900,000
    Settlement for 10 LAPD motor officers
  • $5,430,000
    First African-American member of LAPD bomb
    squad discriminated against because of his race
  • $5,100,000
    Independent truck driver suffered head injury as a result of an improperly repaired trailer
  • $5,000,000
    Wrongful death of individual with three
    heirs in vehicle accident
  • $3,603,000
    Verdict for LAPD K9 Bomb Unit dog handler was
    retaliated against for standing-up for the lone
    female in the Unit who was harassed and discriminated against (click here)
  • $2,200,000
    16-year-old special education student recovered
    against LAUSD for being sexually assaulted
  • $1,250,000
    imposed by Palm Springs jury for sexual harassment
    against real estate developer