One notable success was obtaining a $4.3 million jury verdict in the Vince v. City of Los Angeles case. Matt represented a police lieutenant against the Los Angeles Police Department after the lieutenant suffered from back problems as a result of years of wearing 30-pound equipment required in the field. In 2019, the chief of police ceased long-term accommodations for injured officers. “I’ve taken the position that it’s unlawful on its face,” McNicholas said. He has about 18 accommodation cases pending, and he plans to “keep trying them until they change the policy.”
Matt has recovered more than $100 million over his career on behalf of police officers and firefighters in cases involving racial and sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation, and wrongful termination.
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