• Summary

    Adam Nicolai joined Epps & Coulson, LLP as Senior Counsel in August of 2021, where he practices in the areas of Business Law Counseling and Litigation; Civil Litigation; Real Estate Counseling and Litigation; Employment Counseling and Litigation; Wills and Trusts, Probate; and Collections.  Adam began his career as an after-school teenage file clerk at a small law office and worked his way up the ladder as a legal assistant, law clerk, and eventually an attorney.  Adam attended Loyola Marymount University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2006 with a degree in History and a minor in Philosophy.  By 2013, Adam graduated from the California State Bar‘s Law Office Study Program, passed the California Bar Exam, and was admitted to practice law before all courts in the State of California and in the United States District Courts for the Central, Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of California.  Adam worked as an associate attorney at a national law firm before becoming a partner at his own firm for the next several years.  As a solo practitioner from 2019 to 2021 (during the pandemic), Adam pushed through his client’s cases, resulting in hundreds of thousands dollars in recovery.  On the defense side, Adam’s clients paid out less than $100,000 on approximately $2 million in claims.  In addition to litigation, Adam prepared estate plans and related documents for clients, and he reviewed, analyzed and drafted many contracts and other transactional documents for individuals and businesses.  Adam represented clients in a wide variety of cases and matters involving areas of law such as real estate, business and corporate, employment law, collections, securities regulation, intentional torts, wills & trusts and restraining orders.  Adam is an attorney who never forgets that his clients are people with unique goals, emotions, and values.  Adam keeps his clients involved and personally guides them in making important decisions about their cases, calmly and effectively.  He lets his clients know what is going on at every stage of the process, and explains important details of their matter so that clients can help him steer their case towards their desired outcome.

  • Education

    Mr. Nicolai was admitted to bar 2013, California. United States District Courts for the Central, Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of California, 2013.  Pro Hac Vice Admissions: Arizona, 2021.   He graduated Loyola Marymount University, Magna Cum Laude, B.A. – History (Minor: Philosophy), 2006; State Bar of California Law Office Study Program, 2011.

    Mr. Nicolai is an active member of the Beverly Hills Bar Association,  Benjamin Aranda III Inn of Court, and Federalist Society.

    Family and Community Activities.  Adam lives in El Segundo, California and has an adult son, Bryan.  Adam serves on the Board of Directors of the Pacific Sands Homeowners Association and on the Board of Trustees of El Segundo United Methodist Church.  He enjoys coaching youth baseball – ages 13 to 15, and he plays in adult hardball leagues.