Nicholas Caplin


Nicholas J. Caplin is a trial attorney at the firm’s Orange County office, whose practice focuses on civil litigation, with an emphasis in professional liability defense, environmental law, real property, and employment matters. Mr. Caplin’s professional liability practice encompasses a broad range of professionals, from architects and engineers to other attorneys. Mr. Caplin has also represented both public and private entities in a variety of matters ranging from defending serious personal injury cases to representing a plaintiff in a CERCLA action.

Mr. Caplin received his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Pepperdine University School of Law, where he served as the Lead Articles Editor for the Journal of the National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary. He was also the recipient of multiple awards during his tenure at law school, which included recognition for excellent legal research and writing skills. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Caplin received a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from University of California, Los Angeles.

In addition to advocating for his clients, Mr. Caplin enjoys snowboarding, hiking, and camping.


Negotiated Dismissal of Claim in Public Entity Car Accident Suit: Plaintiff brought suit following a car accident involving a public employee in the course and scope of his employment. Negotiated full payment of damages for the public entity’s vehicle in exchange for full dismissal with no payment to plaintiff.

Obtained Voluntary Dismissal in Trip and Fall Claim Against Architect: Plaintiff brought suit against our architect client after a trip and fall injury over an allegedly negligently designed storm drain. Convinced plaintiff’s counsel to dismiss within two months of service of the complaint.

Summary Judgment Granted for Public Entity in Bicycling Accident Lawsuit: Bicyclist involved in vehicular accident resulting in substantial injuries sued entity for dangerous condition of public property. Motion for summary judgment granted on the grounds that the entity did not own, control, or maintain the allegedly dangerous property.

  • State Bar of California
  • “The NLRA and Social Media: Why the NLRB Can Be ‘Facebook Friends’ With Both Employees and Employers” – Institute for Law and the Workplace