Partner Matthew McNicholas and Senior Lawyer Doug Winter’s $2.75 million, unanimous verdict on behalf of a Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) employee was ranked #13 in the employment category on The Recorder’s list of Top Verdicts and Settlements in California for 2018.

In Meiche v. City of Los Angeles, the plaintiff, who is a member of the LAFD Dive Safety Board, witnessed the destruction of equipment purchased by the Dive Safety Board, misappropriation of grant funds, and improper disposal of equipment in violation of grant restrictions, and was retaliated against for disclosing potential grant fraud and abuse.

Each year, The Recorder publishes its Top Verdicts and Settlements in California supplement, which recognizes the highest grossing awards in categories such as motor vehicle, employment, wrongful death and product liability.