Courtney C. McNicholas

Senior Lawyer

With nearly 20 years of experience in all areas of civil litigation, Senior Lawyer Courtney C. McNicholas focuses her practice on law enforcement employment, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, products liability, habitability and sexual abuse cases. She has a wide range of skills, including spearheading client interviews, case analysis, mediation and settlement negotiations and trial preparation.

As mediator, judge pro tempore and arbitrator for the California Superior Court, Ms. McNicholas negotiates and assists in settling active cases. She also acts as presiding judge in many civil matters, including matters of personal injury, medical malpractice, products liability, premises liability, sexual harassment and racial/gender discrimination.

She is actively involved in her community and has served as Executive Vice President for the Juniors of Social Service and Development Chair for St. Brendan School. Ms. McNicholas also serves as Food & Beverage Chair for Marlborough School’s Annual Winter Fest.

She is admitted to practice before all California State Courts.

Los Angeles Attorney Courtney McNicholas

Daily Journal Top Women Lawyers

The Best Lawyers in America©

Mediator, Judge Pro Tempore & Arbitrator for California Superior Court

Courtney McNicholas Best Lawyers

$2.5 Million

Settlement on behalf of four LAPD Special Operations Division officers for wrongful termination.

$1.5 Million

Settlement on behalf of a LAPD officer for work-related injury and retaliation.


Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Marlborough School Winter Fest
    • Food & Beverage Chair, 2013-Present
  • St. Brendan School
    • Development Chair, 2009-2012
  • Juniors of Social Service
    • Executive Vice President, 2007-2008

Honors & Awards

  • National Law Journal Elite Trial Lawyers Finalist, 2021
  • Daily Journal Top Women Lawyers, 2017, 2019, 2020, & 2022
  • The Best Lawyers in America©
  • Los Angeles Business Journal Top Women Lawyers

In the News

Courtney McNicholas Named Among Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2020 Top Women Lawyers

May 6, 2020

Los Angeles Business Journal named Senior Lawyer Courtney McNicholas to its 2020 list of Top Women Lawyers for her work…

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