Brown Law Group: San Diego, CA

Associate, October 2016 to present


Dana C. Nicholas is an associate at Brown Law Group. Her practice focuses on employment law and employment related litigation at the state and federal level. Ms. Nicholas has expertise in insurance defense including employment claims, premises liability, products liability and personal injury. Ms. Nicholas has extensive experience in litigating cases from inception of the case through to trial preparation.


Prior to joining Brown Law Group, Ms. Nicholas worked as an associate attorney at San Diego law firm Lincoln, Gustafson & Cercos, a civil litigation defense law firm with her practice emphasizing in employment claims, personal injury, premises liability, and corporate matters. While attending law school, Ms. Nicholas worked as a legal intern for the United States Department of Labor, Employee Benefit Security Administration as part of a team investigating Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) reporting violations and regulatory offenses. In law school, Ms. Nicholas also worked as a judicial intern for the San Diego Superior Court for Judge Laura Halgren and Judge Eddie Sturgeon for the law and motion calendar for civil litigation claims which included analyzing case issues for dispositive motion hearings and discovery disputes.


Prior to attending law school, Ms. Nicholas began her career in human resources at a biotechnology company which included expertise in benefits, employee issues, and administration of requests for leave.



University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, CA
J.D., 2009


University of San Diego, San Diego, CA
Management Science, 2004


Member of the California Bar since June 2009