Los Angeles, September 1st, 2022 – Wilshire Law Firm is delighted to announce that Senior Attorney Abel Nair has joined the firm. Abel is an industry leader, is recognized among the most formattable plaintiff public entity attorneys and is considered an authority on the subject. Abel brings two decades of experience to the rapidly expanding Employment Department.
The experience and perspective Abel brings to Wilshire Law Firm are exceptional. Before joining the firm, he was a Senior Attorney at McNicholas & McNicholas LLP for seven years.
He managed cases alleging violations of Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), primarily involving various public entities, including the Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles Fire Department, County of Los Angeles, and the Los Angeles World Airport. The current list of protected categories under FEHA includes race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, or military and veteran status.
“I can often relate to my client’s experiences, which helps to frame the case throughout the litigation. I handle general employment and cases against public entities; however, my niche is Public Entities. Not many employment lawyers have experience litigating cases against public entities. In doing so, I have primarily represented police officers and firefighters who have suffered from some form of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and a failure to accommodate their disabilities.”
Over the years, Abel has managed cases bolstered by defeating 25 motions for summary judgment and led to impressive settlements. Here are a few that illustrate Abel Nair’s winning virtues:
$ 3 million settlement in a whistleblower retaliation case.
$ 3 million settlement in a whistleblower case against the City of Whittier.
$ 1.5 million settlement for 2 Compton Fire Department firefighter recruits who suffered disability discrimination/retaliation.
$ 1.3 million settlement for an LAPD Officer subjected to gender discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.
$1.3 million settlement for an LAPD Officer who was retaliated against by not protecting her after a death threat.
Recognized by Top Verdict for settlements in his cases, Abel Nair has proven to be a zealous advocate, always conscientious of his client’s interests throughout the process. Abel is a member of CAALA, the South Asian Bar Association, and the UCLA Alumni Association.
Abel Nair’s expertise and track record of success will be precious as we keep establishing Wilshire Law Firm as a nationally recognized employment, personal injury, class action, and aviation law firm. We can’t wait to witness the expertise, diligence, and passion that Abel brings with him while being “thrilled to become a part of this dynamic firm and eager to contribute to its success!” in his own words.
About Wilshire Law Firm
In 2007, Founder Bobby Saadian founded Wilshire Law Firm, PLC, on the ideals of excellence, justice, and unity. Since then, the firm has received national attention and numerous accolades, including three years of recognition as a Best Law Firm by U.S. News & World Report. The firm, which has grown to over 50 attorneys and 300 team members, remains committed to providing clients in personal injury, employment, and class action cases with the counsel they deserve.