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Nicholas Alexander Salick

Domestic violence Attorney at Los Angeles, CA

4.1   11 reviews
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2005
    Active No misconduct found

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Born and raised in Los Angeles, I earned a B.A. in Film and Digital Media and a minor in Legal Studies from UC Santa Cruz, and then a J.D. from University of La Verne College of Law.  Since 2011, I've exclusively practiced family law litigation.  I've appeared in family law courts in the following counties: Los Angeles, Orange, Kern, Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Bernardino, Riverside, Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and San Diego.  I have a special needs brother and have significant insight into children's special needs.  I pride myself of thinking outside the box and keeping up to date with current laws and cases.   

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Salick Family Law Group, APLC
1801 Century Park East
25th Floor
Los Angeles, CA, 90067


4.1 / 5.0
  11 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | December 21, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
10 stars absolutely would recommend
I'm going to keep this short and sweet to avoid tearing up. Basically, if you want to be in good hands, Nicholas Salick is your guy. He and his assistant (you know who you are) have been angels and an absolute blessing to our family for the duration of our custody dispute (2.5 years). He's extremely knowledgeable, timely, organized, efficient, and professional. He doesn't have the demeanor you would expect from someone of his caliber, he's a human being, which is so refreshing. We couldn't be more grateful for the experience he provided us and his care while handling the case.
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Posted by Erica | April 11, 2019
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Awesome Attorney
Mr. Salick took on my custody case about 15 months ago, yes it took that long because opposing party was continually stalling, filing motions and ex parte notices. Mr. Salick did everything we could have asked in advocating for me, fighting the senseless filings of the opposing party, and truly getting to know me and my case. Mr. Salick and his office were professional, and friendly – and they were accessible. I certainly felt they took a genuine interest in my case, and that they cared about the outcome. Mr. Salick exhibited his knowledge of family law throughout the case. The case itself was taken all the way to trial, and Mr. Salick was right there through the process, explaining everything to me. We prevailed in the trail! I can not thank Mr. Salick and his team enough, for the hard work and dedication! I would HIGHLY recommend him.
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Posted by Jasmine | March 7, 2018
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Great attorney!
Nick was definitely heaven-sent. Six years ago, I was looking for a family-law attorney and I was referred to Nick from another law firm, because they could not assist me. I contacted Nick and he was very pleasant and easy going. A couple of days later, we met in his office and I gave him the paperwork that I had been served with. After the first consultation, he made me feel very comfortable with his knowledge of family law, so I decided to hire him right there and then. I decided not to look for another attorney, because I knew he had my best interest and my child’s well-being as his priority. He was with me for every single court apearence, which took about two years, and every single time the judge awarded what we had asked for. He then had to take up the child support case, in which again he succeeded and got what was fair. Last, my case got sent to the Children’s Court and again we walked away with exactly what we had asked for from the judge. Nick was very sensitive to my case and my situation. I was able to reach him every single time I needed to speak with him. I was given copies of everything that was filed in court. Sometimes he would even have to contact me on the weekend, if he needed information to get ready for court. To this day even though I do not need his services, I keep in touch with him. Without a second thought, I am always referring him to anyone that is in need of a family-law attorney. I think that for the amount of work that he did in my case and the results that we received, what he charged me was fair. He never tried to take advantage of me, and was always considerate of my situation.
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Posted by DeShante | October 5, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
You are so appreciated!!!
I was referred to Nick by another attorney. He has gotten me all that I asked for and more. He's a lot more than just my attorney he's become my friend. I'm not sure if he knows to what extent he has made life easier for me but he has. He may not always be available when I call but he always calls back and most importantly he's always right on time. Thanks Nick you are appreciated. De'Shante.....
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Posted by Brianna | May 25, 2014
Last minute emergency, unexpected results
After learning that my attorney could not represent me at trial earlier this month AND with just 3 days to hire another attorney or prepare to represent myself in a contested Domestic Violence Restraining Order trial, I was in a panic! I was up against my abusive ex boyfriend and his criminal defense attorney and all of the typical underhanded defense tactics. With very little time, money or resources and quite literally a shattered life and heart, I called Nicolas for help. Though I was unable to retain his services, much to my surprise, this did not stop Nicolas from providing me with excellent advice in my hour of need and ultimately empowering me to prevail at the hearing on many points. When I told Nicolas that I couldn't retain him...instead of our conversation ending there...he immediately began preparing me to represent myself at trial. Sharing insights about what to expect, advice on how to argue the points and most importantly he told me all of the relevant family codes that supported my claims. Were it not for his help that day, I would not have been prepared to recite the laws that supported my claims like i did. Not only did he increase my ability to intelligently argue the issues as a pro per and present my case to the judge, more importantly, his advice really helped me maintain my confidence level during the hearing and stay in control of my emotions. Quite an effective crash course Nicolas gave me. Really, I can't thank him enough!   Nicolas was very generous with his time in the 2 days leading up to my hearing. Which is another testament to his character and his commitment to help others...all traits you'd absolutely want in any attorney handling your case! I found Nicolas' attitude and willingness to help so refreshing. I appreciated how well he blended his skillful, aggressive approach to my situation with a youthful, energetic positivity that I needed at that time. My confidence in his ability to achieve maximum results for his clients skyrocketed because of his consistent, polished professionalism and warmth. I didn't wonder whether he cared about my case, or giving me the best, most honest advice...because it was evident in all of my personal interactions with him and with his staff. He's the first one I will turn to in the future and someone I look forward to referring others to.
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Posted by anonymous | May 19, 2014
Upfront, well-versed and reliable.
I am a single Dad with two kids and have been divorced for five years. My ex-wife remarried and had a baby. Things ran relatively well until she quit her job and came after me for more money in child support as well as changes in our custody agreement. One would think this is not possible, but it is. Inevitably I had to pay more money. Fair or not, the law is the law. But thanks to Nick, it was half of it could have been and I essentially gained more time with my children. Nick walked me through the entire process with unwavering competence and we never stepped foot inside a courtroom. He was always upfront. Quick to return phone calls and emails with thorough and competent explanations that were easy to understand. I have recommended Nick to another close friend who has had great results as well, and I would highly recommend Nick to anyone else who required a family law expert.
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Posted by J | August 21, 2013
Nick has special needs experience and will be there for you in court or through mediation
Nick helped me through a very long and difficult divorce process. He heard my concerns regarding my specific challenges and worked with me for almost 3 years until we finally acomplished a settlement through mediation. My ex and I have an autistic child and Nick was willing to colaborate with a special needs attorney (who he now has a close working relationship with) to help figure out how to best serve our son in our case. Nick has a personal connection to special needs cases as he grew up with a brother who has challenges. This was apparent through most of our process and it did help a great deal while working through our case. Nick and I became professionally close throughout this process and I always knew that he would go to bat for me in court should it need to go there. He was equally supportive during the mediation process, regularly expressing that he would be very happy for us if we could negotiate and settle out of court. If I emailed him with an urgent header, he responded very quickly. There were a couple of times where he either had a full week in court or he had to go out of town that I wasn't able to get in touch with him as quickly as I would have liked. But I realize that he has a full client list and I get that he does need to leave to take breaks from his work. However, He has just partnered with someone and I think the expansion will eliviate that issue. The other positive aspects of our working relationship outweigh this one issue since he never left me hanging. I was always able to get in touch with him within a couple of days, even during the rare occasion that it wasn't quickly as I wanted. Going through a divorce is really difficult and everything can feel like an emergency when you are at odds with someone, So I get that it could be really difficult to be on call in this way to multiple clients when you are also in court. I hope this review is helpful, Nick is really a great attorney who saw it through to the end with us and our nuaced situation and I appreciate all of his hard work very much.
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Posted by Daniel | May 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
On your side
Nick was there for me when I needed his help the most. He went out of his way to accommodate my specific situation and gave me sound advice at each stage of the game. I felt like he really listened to what I was trying to accomplish and worked with the opposing attorney to come to a conclusion on the matter.
Posted by anonymous | September 3, 2013
Family divorce review.
Mr. Salick was very responsive and knowledgable during the course of my case. He worked in a timely manner and simplified everything. He was very easily to get in contact with. No question was left unanswered. He wasn't concerned with getting more money in his pocket. His main concern was making his client happy, and I feel he did just that.
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Posted by Zoe | September 21, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Avoid At All Costs
I hired Salick to help me through a horrible custody battle with a true psychopath. Not only was Nick the most disorganized and useless lawyer (losing documents, lying about losing documents, turning up to court in a sweaty shambles and embarrassing the hell out of me) but he had zero compassion for anything I was going through.
Posted by Cynthia | August 22, 2012
Nick Salick spent over $8000 in under two months and only gave me a box of useless papers that were copied in triplicate, of course he charged for each one and these were never used in court. He didn't return calls in a timely manner and overcharged for every phone call . He didn't explain anything. He left my case and the firm itself without letting us know. Worst experience during one of the hardest times of my life.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Salick Family Law Group
  • 2011 - Present
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  • Law Offices Of Marlo Van Oorschot
  • 2010 - 2011
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  • Buter, Buzard, Fishbein & Royce, LLP
  • 2009 - 2010
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  • 2006 - 2009
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  • 2005 - 2006
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  • University of La Verne College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • University of California - Santa Cruz
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Legal Cases

  • In re Marriage of Randoy
  • My client was awarded a 5-year Domestic Violence Restraining Order against opposing party/mother on 10/31/2016, sole legal and sole physical custody, no visitation to opposing party/mother, and standard no-contact and stay-away orders.
  • In re Matter of Trejo v. Martinez
  • I was able to obtain sole legal and sole physical custody orders of their minor son, legal change to the minor son's last name, adoption by client's husband and termination of biological father's parental rights.
  • In re Marriage of Zukerman
  • My client was awarded a 3-year domestic violence restraining order against mother, sole legal and physical custody, findings that mother is an abduction risk and not a credible witness, alcohol rehab, therapy, and more.
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  • 2018 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Endorse Nicholas
Family Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Nicholas Salick with several joint clients and can attest to the quality of his representation. Not only have I been impressed by his ability but our mutual clients think very highly of him. I recommend him for anyone needing family law assistance."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nick is an OUTSTANDING attorney. He knows the law inside and out, is quick to devise creative solutions for his clients, and is a dedicated litigator who bends over backwards to fight for his client's rights. I highly endorse Nick for any family law matter."
Family Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have know Nick as a fellow lawyer since 2006. Nick has quickly grown his practice into a successful family law practice through his commitment to get excellent results for his clients at a reasonable price. He understands what his family law clients are going through and strives to help them move forward with their life. I endorse Nick."
Family Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Nick for several years, and have always been impressed with his knowledge and ability to see the core elements of a case. I brought him into a case of mine, and was very pleased with his preparation for our court hearing."
Family Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nick is a brilliant family lawyer who is passionate and excited about his work. He goes the distance for all his clients because he really cares. He thinks creatively and exudes confidence. Any client would be lucky to have him as their lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Nick is an excellent attorney. He has a fierce presence in the courtroom and an exceptional knowledge of the law. I wholeheartedly endorse him."
Family Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nick is a first-rate family law attorney. His courtroom skills are excellent (he's given me a run for my money on several different matters in which we were opposing counsel). I often refer cases to Nick when I run into a potential conflict situation. Those clients have always written or called me afterwards to thank me for the excellent referral and to praise Nick for his effective communication, knowledge of the law, and the way he managed their cases to successful conclusions (whether through litigation or mediation)."
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