Abel Nair has over a decade of experience in civil litigation in a variety of practice areas. Since joining McNicholas & McNicholas, Mr. Nair focuses his practice on employment law representing clients who have been discriminated/harassed, wrongfully terminated or retaliated against. The majority of his clients are public sector employees, primarily law enforcement officers and firefighters. In the past few years, three of Mr. Nair’s cases have settled for over a million dollars, and multiple cases have settled for half a million. Moreover, he has successfully defeated 12 summary judgement motions.
Mr. Nair is admitted to practice law before all California State Courts, as well as the United States District Court, Central District.
- $2.75 million verdict for a Los Angeles Fire Department employee wrongfully kicked out of the Dive Safety Board.
- $1.5 million settlement for two Compton Fire Department firefighter recruits who were discriminated, harassed and retaliated against due to their disabilities.
- $1.3 million settlement for a Los Angeles Police Department employee who engaged in protected activity and was not protected following a death threat.
- $950,000 settlement in a Los Angeles Police Department Workers’ Compensation Fraud Unit disability discrimination lawsuit.
- $900,000 settlement for a Housing Authority electrician in a race discrimination, harassment and retaliation lawsuit.
- $500,000 settlement in a Los Angeles Police Department race discrimination lawsuit.
- $495,000 settlement in a Los Angeles Police Department Retaliation lawsuit where Plaintiff was sent to a Board of Rights.
- $450,000 settlement in a Los Angeles Department of Water and Power race discrimination, harassment and retaliation lawsuit.
- $450,000 settlement for a Los Angeles Police Department employee retaliated against by being wrongfully kicked out of VJS.
- $250,000 settlement for a nurse injured by a crumbling ceiling.
- Juris Doctor: University of California, Hastings College of the Law
- Bachelor of Arts: University of California, Los Angeles
Professional Associations & Memberships
- State Bar of California, Member
- Los Angeles County Bar Association
- South Asian Bar Association, Member
- UCLA Alumni Association
- California Real Estate Broker