McNicholas & McNicholas



Labor and employment

Plaintiff firm McNicholas & McNicholas maintains a highly active labor and employment practice. The firm handles everything from class-action lawsuits to single-plaintiff discrimination, retaliation, and whistleblower claims. The practice works with clients in the public and private sectors.

The firm is well-known for assisting public employees in disputes, especially for representing officers and firefighters. Matthew McNicholas is one of the lawyers often leading clients through these complex and contentious matters. Last year, he obtained a $3.5 million settlement for six Whittier Police Department officers in a retaliation case that arose after the officers reported and refused to participate in the allegedly unlawful citation and arrest quota imposed by the police department. McNicholas is currently leading a similar lawsuit against the LAPD; however, in this case, the department retaliated against an officer based on the belief that he would blow the whistle on unlawful arrest quotas. McNicholas is also representing four additional officers in the matter.

Patrick McNicholas is awaiting the approval of a $6.5 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit against CarMax California Auto Superstore. He represents the class of employees who allege that the company violated wage-and-hour laws by forcing them to take calls and messages to and from customers, managers, and supervisors after hours.