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Craig D. Nickerson


(213) 576-5092
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Los Angeles
633 West Fifth Street
52nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071

San Diego
101 W. Broadway
Suite 2000
San Diego, CA 92101

5 Park Plaza
Suite 1100
Irvine, CA 92614


J.D., cum laude, California Western School of Law

  • Academic Achievement Award in Trial Practice, International Law, and Property
  • Staff Editor and Writer, California Western Law Review
  • National Moot Court Team
  • Academic Scholarship

M.A., History, Ball State University

  • Full academic scholarship
  • Taught multiple courses as a Graduate Assistant
  • Player/Captain/Founding Member of Ice Hockey Club and Roller Hockey Club
  • Coach, Women’s Rugby Team

B.A., cum laude, History, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

  • Minor in Political Science
  • Alpha Chi National Honor Society
  • Phi Alpha Theta International Honor Society
  • Rugby Team


Rising Stars® distinction in the field of Labor and Employment Law (2008 and 2009, Law & Politics)

Craig Nickerson is a partner in the Employment group and practices out of the firm’s Southern California offices.  His practice focuses primarily on litigation, which includes defending employers against claims of wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment (including sexual harassment), wage and hour issues, retaliation, breach of contract, and other employment-related claims. Mr. Nickerson also provides counseling to employers on a variety of issues, including personnel matters, hiring, termination, employee classification, medical and disability leaves (FMLA, CFRA, etc.).  Mr. Nickerson also works with clients on preparing and updating employee handbooks and related policies. He also conducts training for employers on a variety of topics, including sexual harassment.


U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts


California State Bar Association