LAPD Makes Catastrophic Mistake by Releasing UCs Personal Information

The LAPD has erroneously released photos of LAPD UCs. This includes full-time UCs and “intermittent” UCs, i.e., people working GIT and Vice, as well as other units, where they go in and out of being a UC. It is our understanding that Chief…

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$10.1 Million Verdict for LAPD Captain in Discrimination and Retaliation Case

After a nearly 3-week trial, McNicholas & McNicholas secured a $10.1 million verdict on behalf of Stacey Vince, a Captain at the Los Angeles Police Department, against the Los Angeles Police Department, finding that she had been retaliated and discriminated against. Stacey Vince was…

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Daily Journal Names McNicholas & McNicholas Disability Discrimination Case Against LAPD as 2022 Top Verdicts

Partner Matthew McNicholas and Senior Lawyer Doug Winter‘s unanimous $4.3 million jury verdict on behalf of a veteran lieutenant officer with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) was recognized among Daily Journal‘s list of Top Verdicts for 2022. In Lou Vince v. City of Los Angeles and…

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The Pitchess Motion: Obtaining Law Enforcement Personnel Records in Employment Cases – Emily Pincin Authors The Recorder Article

A peace officer’s personnel records are conditionally privileged from discovery. To obtain these personnel records, the party seeking disclosure must file a written motion, colloquially referred to as a “Pitchess” motion in reference to the California Supreme Court’s ruling in Pitchess v. Superior…

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McNicholas & McNicholas, LLP Secures $1.37M Settlement in Discrimination and Retaliation Lawsuit Against City of Los Angeles and LAPD

Partner Matthew McNicholas and Senior Lawyer Douglas D. Winter obtained a $1.37 million settlement on behalf of a Patrol Officer III with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) after she was continually retaliated against for reporting the discriminatory behavior she was subjected…

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Southern California Super Lawyers Recognizes Five McNicholas & McNicholas Attorneys on 2023 List

Partners John McNicholas, Matthew McNicholas, Patrick McNicholas, Senior Lawyer Juan Victoria and Associate Jeffrey Lamb were selected to the Southern California Super Lawyers 2023 list for their work in labor and employment, personal injury and business litigation. This marks Patrick’s 19th, Matt and John’s 16th, Juan’s eighth and Jeffrey’s fourth year…

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Founding a Multigenerational Plaintiffs Trial Law Firm – McNicholas & McNicholas LLP Featured in Super Lawyers Magazine

John McNicholas and sons, Patrick and Matthew, are not only Partners at McNicholas & McNicholas LLP, they are a family that lives and breathes law. In a feature story with Super Lawyers Magazine, the attorneys explained how the firm was established more…

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Lawsuit Filed: Fremont Police Department Senior Detective Alleges Retaliation After Blowing the Whistle on Illegal Behavior in Fremont Police Department

McNicholas & McNicholas, LLP filed a lawsuit against the Fremont Police Department (FPD) and City of Fremont for retaliation on behalf of a Senior Detective who engaged in a series of whistleblowing against the FPD. In August 2020, the Senior Detective reported that…

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The Pitchess Motion: Obtaining Law Enforcement Personnel Records – Emily Pincin Authors Daily Journal Article

Pursuant to the California Penal Code and Evidence Code, a peace officer’s personnel records are conditionally privileged from discovery. To obtain an officer’s personnel records, law enforcement department complaint investigations or disciplinary action taken against a peace officer, the party seeking disclosure…

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Jury Awards $1 Million to 21-Year LAPD Veteran Who Suffered Disability Discrimination and Retaliation

Partner Matthew McNicholas and Senior Lawyer Douglas Winter obtained a $1 million verdict on behalf of Vincent Albano, a 21-year veteran Police Officer III with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) after the department failed to engage in the interactive process, causing…

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