Some of Our Past Successes

The attorneys at McNicholas McNicholas have tried more than 300 trials to verdict and obtained multimillion dollar results for their clients. The firm has received some of the largest results in the history of California in our areas of practice. Below are some notable case results:

Class Action Settlement

Class action settlement on behalf of consumers against Epson America, Inc. for installation of a “smart chip”…

$300,000,000

Consumer Fraud

$46,000,000

Air Crash Victims

Air crash victims at Long Beach airport in California

$44,000,000

Separation Package

Separation package for client leaving her job and moving to new employment

$32,000,000

Sexual Abuse Scandal

Represented eight children and families of sexual abuse scandal

$30,000,000

LAPD Trainees

Five trainees forced out of Los Angeles Police Department after suffering injuries at the academy

$12,300,000

Teenage Boy

Verdict on behalf of teenage boy sexually abused by teacher

$10,800,000

Construction Femur Fracture

Verdict for a construction worker who suffered compound femur fracture which required open reduction and internal fixation.…

$10,000,000

Lead-based Paint Hazards

The family of a four-year-old boy noticed chipped and peeling paint throughout the exterior and interior of…

$10,000,000

Single-Vehicle Passenger

26-year-old suffered brain injury as the passenger of a single-vehicle accident

$9,000,000

Father Shot by Police

Father of four children fatally shot by police

$8,800,000

Pregnant Mother

Pregnant mother falls from commuter plane's air stairs

$8,000,000

27 Tenants

Represented 27 tenants against landlord for lack of habitability and nuisance, as well as mold related injuries

$8,000,000

Father Subway Tunnel

Father crushed while working in subway tunnel

$6,500,000

Motorcyclist Illegal U-Turn

55-year-old motorcyclist who was struck by a vehicle making an illegal U-turn resulting in quadriplegia

$6,000,000

Unsafe Water Conditions

In a class action settlement against home building company William Lyons, Patrick McNicholas, along with co-counsel Rich…

$6,000,000

Ticket Quota Retaliation

10 Los Angeles Police Department motor officers claimed they were retaliated against for refusing to follow a…

$5,900,000

Mothers Struck by Van

Two working mothers struck by corporate van

$5,700,000

Isley Brothers

Sony Music and singer Michael Bolton for copyright violations on behalf of Three Boys Music aka Isley…

$5,400,000

Bomb Squad Retaliation

Obtained verdict in favor of first African-American member of Los Angeles Police Department bomb squad for harassment,…

$5,300,000

Truck Driver One

Represented truck driver against two entities that repaired a portion of his truck that didn't operate properly…

$5,100,000

Commuter Train Death

Death of a passenger on commuter train

$5,000,000

Motor Vehicle Accident

Represented family of victim who was killed in a motor vehicle accident

$5,000,000

Fair Labor Standards Testimony

Los Angeles Police Department veteran fired in retaliation for testifying in a Fair Labor Standards trial

$3,900,000

K9 Bomb Unit Retaliation

Los Angeles Police Department K9 Bomb Unit dog handler retaliated against for standing up for the lone…

$3,600,000

K9 Unit Japanese American Officer

Japanese-American officer recovered against Los Angeles Police Department K9 Unit for harassment, discrimination and retaliation

$3,590,000

Jones Act

Jones Act seaman injured while working on private fishing boat

$3,450,000

Mexican Hotel Chain

Obtained verdict against owners of Mexican hotel chain for breach in exclusive booking contract

$3,300,000

Loading Dock Death

Death of decedent in a loading dock by an 18-wheel truck

$3,297,000

Soil Fumigant

Settlement for farm laborers exposed to a soil fumigant during a single application causing acute symptoms

$3,150,000

Derailment Injury

Result from a derailment injuring an employee

$3,000,000

Truck Driver Two

Represented truck driver against two entities that repaired a portion of his truck that didn't operate properly…

$2,600,000

Harassment Pre-Term Labor

Verdict in favor of female Los Angeles Police Department officer who was subjected to sexual harassment, causing…

$2,300,000

SWAT Team Female Officer

Obtained verdict in favor of a female officer denied a position on elite police squad; Found all…

$2,300,000

Gender Discrimination

Obtained verdict in favor of a female officer denied a position on elite police squad; Found all…

$2,300,000

Tractor-Trailer Dust Cloud

Settlement for plaintiff whose car collided with a tractor-trailer that was hidden by a dust cloud that…

$2,250,000

Outside Basketball Game

34-year-old man rendered quadriplegic during an outdoor basketball game

$2,250,000

LAPD Retaliation Three Females

Three female employees within the same unit of the Los Angeles Police Department recovered for discriminatory and…

$2,250,000

Special Needs Student

Represented 16-year-old special needs student against LAUSD for being sexually assaulted in a school bathroom by another…

$2,200,000

Female Motorist Coersion

Female motorist was forced to have sexual intercourse with a uniformed peace officer who threatened legal recourse…

$1,800,000

Elevator Crash

Jury verdict in favor of passengers injured in an elevator crash

$1,750,000

Verdict in a sexual harassment case against plaintiff’s employer.

In a sexual harassment case against plaintiff’s employer, Patrick McNicholas, along with co-counsel Eric A. Panitz of…

$1,700,000

Dietary Supplement

Settlement for 28-year-old single mother who sustained acute liver damage and liver transplantations after using an over…

$1,550,000

School District Whistleblower

Settlement for employee in whistleblower action against school district

$1,500,000

15-year LAPD veteran and former marine injured his knee at a training division.

Jeffrey Shoemaker, a 15-year veteran with the Los Angeles Police Department and a former marine, injured his…

$1,500,000

No Seatbelt Death

Settlement for father of a 9-year-old boy ejected and killed in a motor vehicle accident while not…

$1,400,000

Fumigant Two

Settlement for agricultural worker exposed to fumigant overspray which caused immuno-suppression thereby allowing a fungal repertory infection…

$1,300,000

30 Tenants

Settlement for 30 tenants recovered against their landlord for breach of the implied covenant of habitability and…

$1,250,000

Real Estate Developer Harassment

Represented woman who was sexually harassed by real estate developer

$1,250,000

DoC Bus Death

Death of 88-year-old woman by Department of Correction Bus while crossing the street

$1,250,000

30 Tenants

Settlement for 30 tenants recovered against their landlord for breach of the implied covenant of habitability and…

$1,250,000

Gantry Crane

Settlement for laborer injured when gantry crane ran over his right thigh while on a job site…

$1,150,000

Temporary Laborer

Settlement for laborer injured when gantry crane ran over his right thigh while on a job site…

$1,150,000

LAPD Race Descrimination

A 20-year LAPD veteran was discriminated against based on his race, which ultimately led to a demotion…

$1,100,000

Truck Driver Three

Represented truck driver who sustained a head injury; McNicholas & McNicholas took over from previous lawyer after…

$1,000,000

Burned Tenant

Settlement for tenant burned by overheated water while showering

$1,000,000

LAPD Whistleblowing

McNicholas & McNicholas Partner and renowned Los Angeles plaintiff’s trial attorney Matthew McNicholas secured a $500,000 settlement…

$500,000

Unsafe Water Conditions

In a class action settlement against home building company MBK Homes, Patrick McNicholas, along with co-counsel Rich…

$418,000