Partners Matthew McNicholas and Patrick McNicholas were selected for inclusion on the 2021 Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment & Civil Rights Lawyer list for their success in significant personal injury litigation, mass tort and employment cases. The guide selected top lawyers who’ve devoted their careers to helping workers protect their rights.
Matt’s notable achievements include the largest employment verdict to date against the LAPD; one of the largest single-plaintiff whistleblower retaliation verdicts in California history; and $10 million in ticket-quota retaliation lawsuits on behalf of dozens of officers in multiple departments and cities. Pat’s highlighted successes include securing a $13.5 billion settlement with Pacific Gas & Electric Company to compensate victims of wildfires caused by the utility company’s equipment between 2015-2018; representing victims of the 2018 Montecito mudslides; and the $85 million class action settlement against Mercedes-Benz USA.
The 2021 Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment & Civil Rights Lawyers guide was created through nominations and independent journalistic research vetted by peers and adversaries.
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With more than 25 years’ experience as a trial lawyer, Partner Patrick McNicholas exclusively represents victims in personal injury, product liability, sexual assault and other consumer-oriented matters, such as civil rights, aviation disasters and class actions. Learn more about his professional background here.