Meet the Los Angeles Litigators of McNicholas & McNicholas, LLP
Let our family help you when you need it the most
For more than three decades, McNicholas & McNicholas, LLP has built a reputation as one of California’s leading law firms. Founded by a family of attorneys spanning three generations, John McNicholas and sons, Patrick and Matthew, have tried hundreds of cases to jury verdict on behalf of clients. When you are wronged by the negligence of individuals or corporations, put your trust in our experienced legal team to help you move forward.
A Los Angeles personal injury law firm committed to protecting your future
McNicholas & McNicholas, LLP represents clients in the areas of catastrophic personal injury, employment law, class actions, sexual abuse and other consumer-oriented matters, including product liability and public utility accidents and litigation. Our firm works exclusively on behalf of plaintiffs who have been injured or harmed by the negligence or misconduct of others.
Our attorneys’ combination of experience, teamwork, persistence and use of the most up-to-date resources to resolve complex and highly sensitive cases contribute to the firm’s winning culture. Handling each case with unmatched professionalism, we have achieved precedent-setting and record-breaking verdicts and settlements for clients, including:
- $300 million consumer class action settlement against Epson America, Inc.
- $44 million award for victims and their families after a plane crash at Long Beach Airport.
- $42 million consumer class action settlement, which became the largest in Orange County history.
- $30 million sexual abuse settlement on behalf of eight children and families.
- $16 million fatal car accident settlement for three minors who lost their parents in a car crash.
- $12.3 million settlement on behalf of five former Los Angeles Police Department recruits who were denied transfers to city jobs while they recovered from injuries sustained during police training.
- $10 million verdict for a construction worker who was injured on the worksite and needed multiple surgeries.
- $9 million award for a 26-year-old brain injury victim whose injuries were the result of a single-vehicle accident.
Experienced counsel for emergency responders in Los Angeles and California
The firm regularly represents police officers and firefighters who have suffered racial and sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation. As Panel Counsel to the Los Angeles Police Protective League and United Firefighters of Los Angeles City, partner Matthew McNicholas works as a passionate advocate for law enforcement officials who dedicate their lives to protecting our communities. He has obtained dozens of notable results on behalf of his clients, including the largest employment verdict ever against the LAPD.
McNicholas & McNicholas, LLP’s attorneys have been consistently recognized by numerous publications and organizations, including:
- Daily Journal Top 100 Lawyers in California
- Daily Journal Top Labor & Employment Lawyers
- The Recorder Top Verdicts & Settlements
- Los Angeles Times Top Verdicts & Settlements
- TopVerdict.com Top 50 Labor & Employment Settlements
- TopVerdict.com Top 20 Civil Rights Settlements in California
- TopVerdict.com Top 100 Verdicts
Partners John, Patrick and Matthew are Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers, an invitation-only organization whose fellowship is limited to less than one percent of lawyers in each state. Fellows are distinguished as lawyers who have been in trial practice for at least 15 years, and are recognized by judges and practitioners as the very best in their states. They are the only family with three concurrent members, with Matthew being the youngest member in the College nationally when he was admitted.
Additionally, John is a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, an invitation-only organization limited to 500 active trial lawyers.
John, Patrick, and Matthew are also members of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), an association comprised of more than 6,000 trial lawyers who are all of high personal character, honorable reputation and have met a minimum number of jury trials to verdict. In 2007, they became the first family to have three simultaneous members in ABOTA.
About our Partners
John McNicholas is a Los Angeles personal injury and employment law attorney with more than five decades of trial experience and over 250 jury verdicts and 20 reported appellate decisions. He has obtained millions in verdicts and settlements for clients in the areas of catastrophic personal injury, employment law, and other consumer-oriented matters. Among John’s many accomplishments, he has been awarded the following: The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers, Daily Journal Top 100 Most Influential Attorneys in California, Best Lawyers in America© and Benchmark Litigation California Litigation Star.
Patrick McNicholas has over three decades of experience as a trial lawyer, exclusively representing victims in catastrophic injury, product liability, sexual assault and other consumer-oriented matters, such as civil rights and aviation disasters. He is a true pioneer when it comes to advocating for his clients in some of the most legally challenging cases and has secured numerous multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements, including an $85 million class action settlement against Mercedes-Benz USA, a $44 million settlement for air crash victims, and a $10.8 million jury verdict awarded to a minor molested by a school teacher. He regularly appears on top industry lists and rankings such as National Law Journal Plaintiff’s Trailblazers, Best Lawyers in America© Benchmark Litigation California Litigation Stars and Southern California Super Lawyers Top 100. In addition to his legal memberships, Patrick serves on the Board of Directors for Urban Compass, an organization he co-founded that works tirelessly to provide a continuum of stability and support through education for kids living in the inner city, as well as on the Board of Advisors for the University of California Irvine Civil Justice Research Institute.
Matthew McNicholas is a leading personal injury and employment lawyer in California, representing victims of discrimination, retaliation, harassment, catastrophic injury, and wrongful death. As Panel Counsel to the Los Angeles Police Protective League and the United Firefighters of Los Angeles City, he also represents police officers and firefighters in whistleblower-employment actions against their departments. A tenacious advocate and trial lawyer, he has secured more than $500 million in results for his clients in their most sensitive, life-altering matters. Matthew’s impressive track record has earned recognition among leading legal awards, including National Law Journal Plaintiff’s Trailblazers, Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America, National Trial Lawyers Top 100, Best Lawyers in America© Lawyer of the Year, and Daily Journal’s Top Plaintiff Lawyers, Top Labor & Employment Lawyers and Top 100 Lawyers in California.
Why choose McNicholas & McNicholas, LLP to represent you?
Selecting the right Los Angeles attorney to represent you in a personal injury case or employment matter is a critical step in your success. When you choose McNicholas & McNicholas, LLP, you can be assured that your attorney will work closely with you to provide an honest case assessment and sound legal counsel to secure the compensation you deserve.
You also have the full power of our firm behind your case at every step. In addition to your attorney, you will work with an experienced and dedicated team of case managers, paralegals and other staff members who ensure that your paperwork is filed on time, that your questions are answered, and that your case moves forward smoothly and efficiently.
Our goal is always to do what is in the client’s best interest. We are formidable negotiators but when your life and livelihood are on the line, we are prepared to try your case to verdict if that is what is required to obtain the best possible outcome.
Work with Los Angeles attorneys you can trust
Being involved in a legal dispute can be overwhelming—choosing the right lawyer shouldn’t be. McNicholas & McNicholas, LLP is prepared to fight for clients in need. If you have sustained an injury, suffered a loss, or been denied civil rights at the hands of others, you can rely on our firm to hold them accountable. To schedule a consultation at our office in Los Angeles, please call 310.474.1582 or fill out our contact form.