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McNicholas & McNicholas, LLP's attorneys are frequently called upon by the media and industry organizations to share their legal expertise. We invite you to read about recent issues in personal injury, employment and civil rights, sexual abuse, and other areas of law, as well as what’s new at the firm.

Four McNicholas & McNicholas, LLP Attorneys Recognized Among The Best Lawyers in America 2020

Partners John McNicholas, Patrick McNicholas, Matthew McNicholas and Senior Lawyer Courtney McNicholas were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020 for their plaintiffs’ work in personal injury litigation. This marks Courtney’s second year, John and Pat’s fifth consecutive year,…

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$240,000 Settlement Secured on Behalf of Former San Diego Police Department Recruit in Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

Partner Matthew McNicholas and Senior Lawyer Douglas Winter secured a $240,000 settlement on behalf of Kimberly Ludlam, a former San Diego Police Department recruit who was discriminated against after sustaining a shoulder injury during training. Ludlam joined the police academy in May…

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ABC7, FOX11, Univision and KFI Radio Report on Discrimination Lawsuit Against the City of Los Angeles After LAPD Officer Prohibited from Speaking Spanish

As reported by ABC7, FOX11, Univision and KFI Radio, Senior Lawyer Doug Winter and Partner Matthew McNicholas filed a lawsuit against the City of Los Angeles on behalf of a Los Angeles Police Department sergeant who was allegedly prohibited from speaking Spanish…

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McNicholas & McNicholas’ Case Named to The Recorder’s Top Verdicts & Settlements in California for 2018

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….

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Jury Awards $824K To Pasadena City Employee Who Suffered Retaliation For Defending Colleague

– Jury verdict vindicates Richard Thompson who was retaliated against for testifying on behalf of a colleague who was suing the City of Pasadena for gender discrimination – PASADENA, Calif. (June 12, 2019) – Los Angeles-based trial firm McNicholas & McNicholas, LLP, obtained…

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ABC7, FOX11, NBC, CBS LA, LA Times and Others Report on Retaliation Lawsuit Against LA County Sherriff’s Department; Lieutenant Tried to Warn Public About Malibu State Park Killer

As reported by ABC7, FOX11, NBC, CBS LA and LA Times, Partner Matthew McNicholas filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles County Sherriff’s Department (LACSP) on behalf of James Royal, a Detective Lieutenant at the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station who was retaliated…

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Firm Included Again in National Law Journal’s 2019 Elite Trial Lawyers List For Exemplary Plaintiffs Work

McNicholas & McNicholas was selected to National Law Journal’s 2019 Elite Trial Lawyers list for their repeated successes in consumer protection, discrimination, employment rights and product liability cases. Each year, the National Law Journal recognizes U.S.-based law firms that have performed exemplary…

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Lieutenant Who Tried To Warn Public About Malibu Creek State Park Killer Files Retaliation Lawsuit Against LA Sheriff's Department

– Complaint alleges Detective Lieutenant James Royal was retaliated against for attempting to warn the public about seven shootings in the park prior to the murder of Tristan Beaudette – LOS ANGELES (June 7, 2019) – Los Angeles-based trial firm McNicholas & McNicholas,…

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Case Update: Trial Date Set for Harassment, Discrimination, and Retaliation Case on Behalf of Two Long-standing LAPD Officers

On September 24, 2019, Partner Matthew McNicholas’ trial begins in the banana peel lawsuit on behalf of two African-American Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) detectives who were allegedly subjected to discrimination and harassment based on race, as well as ostracized and retaliated…

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Courtney McNicholas Named Among Daily Journal’s 2019 Top Women Lawyers

Daily Journal named Senior Lawyer Courtney McNicholas to its 2019 list of Top Women Lawyers in California, for her work on behalf of law enforcement and firefighters in harassment, discrimination and retaliation cases. As mentioned in her Daily Journal profile, Courtney recently…

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