Suzanne M. Nicholson

Suzanne Nicholson is a 1998 graduate of the University of California Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. Ms. Nicholson is admitted to practice in Alaska (1998), California (2000) and Washington (2008). She is also admitted to practice in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, and several District Courts in California.

During law school, Ms. Nicholson served as a judicial extern for then Associate Justice Connie Callahan at the California Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District in Sacramento. Upon graduation, Ms. Nicholson worked as an Assistant Public Defender in her home state of Alaska, handling dependency and delinquency cases in the Bethel office, which serves the entire southwestern region of the state. In 2000, Ms. Nicholson returned to California and began working with George Murphy doing civil appeals at Farmer, Murphy, Smith & Alliston. She joined Murphy, Campbell, Alliston & Quinn at its inception in 2007.

Ms. Nicholson is a certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization in Civil Appellate Law. She has represented individuals, businesses, and public entities in a wide range of matters involving civil rights, governmental immunities, contracts, inverse condemnation, real estate, probate law, and general tort liability. Many of her cases have resulted in published opinions.

Ms. Nicholson also has extensive litigation experience in a variety of areas, with a particular focus on the drafting of dispositive pre-trial motions, and motions for JNOV and new trial. She works hand-in-hand with trial counsel to make sure key issues are properly presented and preserved in the event of an appeal.

In 2014, Ms. Nicholson started the firm’s Alcoholic Beverage Law practice group. This group offers industry members advice and representation on matters relating to regulatory compliance, licensing, business formation, contracts, employment, and trademark protection.

Education: B.A., University of Washington, 1990; J.D., University of California Hastings College of the Law, 1998.

Certified by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization in Civil

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