Matthew McNicholas Named Among Daily Journal’s 2017 Top Plaintiff Lawyers in California
Daily Journal named Partner Matthew McNicholas to its 2017 Top Plaintiff Lawyers in California list, recognizing his work on behalf of Los Angeles Police Department officers who have faced harassment, discrimination and retaliation. One case highlighted in Matt’s feature was Atkins v. City of Los Angeles, in which he obtained a $12.3 million verdict on behalf of five Los Angeles Police Department Academy recruitment officers who were injured during training, and then fired. The ruling is the largest employment verdict to date against the LAPD.
Matt commented, “From my 20 years of experience, I can tell you that the LAPD lives in a world all its own, and that’s why I have to keep doing these cases. It’s a huge assault on the resources that we have. We only have 9,800 sworn officers to cover around 4 million people – you can’t afford to lose the really good ones.”