In 2015, Partner Matthew McNicholas secured a $12.3 million verdict on behalf of five recruits who were injured during the LAPD Academy training and who were fired because they could not come back full duty. McNicholas proved failure to accommodate and failure to engage in the interactive process, and the City appealed. In 2017, the [Read More]
Partners John McNicholas, Patrick McNicholas, Matthew McNicholas and Senior Lawyer Courtney McNicholas were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020 for their plaintiffs’ work in personal injury litigation. This marks Courtney’s second year, John and Pat’s fifth consecutive year, and Matt’s eighth consecutive year being ranked on Best Lawyers. For more than [Read More]
$240,000 Settlement Secured on Behalf of Former San Diego Police Department Recruit in Gender Discrimination Lawsuit
Partner Matthew McNicholas and Senior Lawyer Douglas Winter secured a $240,000 settlement on behalf of Kimberly Ludlam, a former San Diego Police Department recruit who was discriminated against after sustaining a shoulder injury during training. Ludlam joined the police academy in May 2014 and fractured her shoulder during training exercises, an injury that required arthroscopic [Read More]
ABC7, FOX11, Univision and KFI Radio Report on Discrimination Lawsuit Against the City of Los Angeles After LAPD Officer Prohibited from Speaking Spanish
As reported by ABC7, FOX11, Univision and KFI Radio, Senior Lawyer Doug Winter and Partner Matthew McNicholas filed a lawsuit against the City of Los Angeles on behalf of a Los Angeles Police Department sergeant who was allegedly prohibited from speaking Spanish in his role as a media spokesman. Sgt. Frank Preciado, a 22-year department [Read More]
What rights do public safety officers have when facing internal investigations? The California Peace Officers Bill of Rights defines clear protections for police officers’ personnel records, privacy issues, interrogation tactics, searches and more. Scroll down to learn more.
McNicholas & McNicholas’ Case Named to The Recorder’s Top Verdicts & Settlements in California for 2018
Partner Matthew McNicholas and Senior Lawyer Doug Winter’s $2.75 million, unanimous verdict on behalf of a Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) employee was ranked #13 in the employment category on The Recorder’s list of Top Verdicts and Settlements in California for 2018. In Meiche v. City of Los Angeles, the plaintiff, who is a member [Read More]
Many victims of childhood sexual assault are not ready to come forward until it’s too late to pursue justice through the courts. AB-218, a proposed bill in California, aims to give victims more time to report assault and further protect the community from these abusers. Scroll down to learn more.
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Most people have heard of a statute of limitations, where after a certain period of time, legal action can no longer be taken. This is because as time goes on, evidence becomes stale, a witness’s memory fades, and sometimes documents get lost. While the law provides exceptions for some crimes, sadly, in California, a strict [Read More]
– Jury verdict vindicates Richard Thompson who was retaliated against for testifying on behalf of a colleague who was suing the City of Pasadena for gender discrimination – PASADENA, Calif. (June 12, 2019) – Los Angeles-based trial firm McNicholas & McNicholas, LLP, obtained a jury verdict in the amount of $824,000 on behalf of Richard Thompson, [Read More]