Daily Journal Features McNicholas & McNicholas’ Successful Family Ties
The article, “McNicholas family works together as plaintiff lawyers,” published by Daily Journal features the firm’s long-standing family history, as well as the successes they’ve achieved since opening their doors in 1993. McNicholas & McNicholas was founded by patriarch John McNicholas and his son, Patrick, who have since then employed daughter and sister Courtney for a few years, as well as their son, brother and third partner Matthew. The firm represents plaintiffs in a range of areas, including catastrophic personal injury, employment and other consumer-oriented matters.
With more than five decades of experience as a trial lawyer in both the plaintiffs and defense side, John has represented prominent figures throughout his career, including the Isley Brothers and the Vatican Library. John comments, “You gotta be crazy to do trial work, but it’s the best job I’ve ever had and I’m not quitting.”
Patrick’s achievements in personal injury, employment and class action law has allowed him to also find his work personally rewarding. Recalling the significance of his $2.3 million verdict on behalf of the first ever female member of the SWAT team he says, “It also helped to move the needle generally on a societal level that everyone has to be accepted on merit, not on whatever class they fall into.”
Like his older brother, Matthew also finds his trial work very rewarding. In a recent case, he represented Sergio Arreola, who was a victim of excessive force from the Pomona Police Department and was later fired by the LAPD. Matt helped get Mr. Arreola reinstated, a situation rarely seen in the department. “It made me feel happy about what I do,” says Matt.
As a family that successfully balances overhead and services to clients, Patrick says, “All of our values and priorities are in line, so at the end of the day, any grievances or disagreements fall away based upon a common goal and affinity for each other.”