Abel Nair

Associate

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. Since 2015, Mr. Nair has successfully defeated 22 summary judgement motions to dismiss cases.

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 Los Angeles Fire Department employee wrongfully kicked out of the Dive Safety Board.

$1.5 Million

Settlement for two Compton Fire Department firefighter recruits in a discrimination, harassment and retaliation lawsuit.

$1.3 Million

Settlement for LAPD employee who engaged in protected activity and was not protected following a death threat.

$950,000

Settlement in LAPD Workers’ Compensation Fraud Unit disability discrimination lawsuit.

$900,000

Settlement for a Housing Authority electrician in a race discrimination, harassment and retaliation lawsuit.

Abel Nair

Top 50 Labor & Employment Settlements in California 2018 – Top Verdict

Top 40 Civil Rights Settlements in California 2018 – Top Verdict

Education

Professional Associations & Memberships

Honors & Awards

  • Top 50 Labor & Employment Settlements in California 2018 – Top Verdict
  • Top 40 Civil Rights Settlements in California 2018 – Top Verdict

Noteworthy Results

  • $3.0 million settlement for a whistleblower lawsuit involving an illegal ticket/arrest quota.
  • $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 for a Senior Investigator against the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office in a sexual harassment, race discrimination and retaliation lawsuit.
  • $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.

In the News

McNicholas & McNicholas Case Ranked Top 50 Labor & Employment in the U.S. and CA; Top 20 Civil Rights Settlements in California for 2018 by TopVerdict.com

November 12, 2019

Partner Matthew McNicholas and Associate Abel Nair’s $1.5 million settlement in Carrillo v. City of Compton was ranked by TopVerdict.com…

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