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Nick Fine is a Senior Counsel at Orbach Huff & Henderson who is a career litigator, focused on representing public agencies and their employees throughout the state in a variety of litigation matters. Although Nick’s practice emphasizes litigation defense of alleged civil rights violations by law enforcement officers, Nick also handles matters in the areas of construction, disability discrimination, real property, premises liability, personal injury, child abuse, medical negligence, public health insurance, and employment, amongst others.

With over a decade of experience in civil litigation, Nick has handled a significant number of state and federal actions on behalf of public entities and their employees, whether achieving favorable settlements or obtaining dismissals through motion practice, including motions to dismiss, demurrers and motions for summary judgment. Most recently, Nick obtained summary judgment on behalf of a city and two of its firefighter-paramedics in an action involving alleged medical negligence in which the plaintiff sought $50 million in damages. Nick has also represented clients in numerous appellate matters before state and federal appellate courts, including the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

  • Construction – Public Works
  • Construction – Private Development and Lenders
  • Employment and Personnel
  • Real Property
  • Litigation and Appeals
  • Public Procurement and Purchasing
  • Civil Rights
  • Police Services

Nick received his Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law.

Nick is admitted to the California State Bar to practice in all state courts, and is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Central, Southern, Northern and Eastern Districts of California.