Described as a legal and professional “difference maker” for the business community, Nicholas P. Roxborough continues to pioneer, win and secure for a wide range of employers throughout the nation, their right to be treated fairly and equitably by their insurance carriers. Mr. Roxborough recognizes that every case, every lawsuit has quantifiable financial impacts on his clients’ bottom lines. He has dedicated his practice to representing employers in all aspects of insurance and employers’ rights issues.
Mr. Roxborough is Co-managing Partner of Los Angeles based Roxborough, Pomerance, Nye & Adreani, LLP, the first law firm in the country to specialize in representing employers nationwide in workers’ compensation premium disputes. Mr. Roxborough has been practicing law since 1984. He has substantial litigation, trial and appellate experience. Since 1992, Mr. Roxborough has obtained eight published appellate opinions concerning employer’s rights in the insurance arena. He and his partner obtained the largest punitive damages trial award on behalf of a California employer against its workers’ compensation insurance carrier. He has won numerous cases and arbitrations where National Carriers were found to be in violation of Business & Professions Code Section §17200 (unfair trade practices).
Mr. Roxborough has fought for and achieved numerous class action settlements against multi-national corporations for having violated consumer and employee rights. Mr. Roxborough has extensive expertise in assisting tribal entities throughout the State of California in their battles against carriers and regulatory agencies concerning the protection and preservation of tribal entities’ sovereign rights.
Starting in 2004, Mr. Roxborough chaired the Workers’ Compensation Task Force. Many of the solutions recommended by the Task Force resulted in major legislative changes in the workers’ compensation industry. Mr. Roxborough continues to work with the current Commissioner, Dave Jones, on similar and related issues for employers and consumers.
Recognized for his expertise and influence on policy and legislation, Mr. Roxborough is frequently asked to address trade associations, California State Bar organizations, private employers, as well as the California Legislature. For the past decades, Mr. Roxborough has been a featured speaker at: the California Workers Comp Forum Annual Meetings, American Staffing Association, Employers Fraud Task Force, Southern/Northern California Association of Brokers, CWC and Risk Conference, Profiles in Human Resources Association (PIHRA), Northern California Workers Comp Forum, OCRims, California Workers Compensation Insurance Defense State Bar, and the Los Angeles Federal Reserve Bank concerning the State of California’s workers compensation crisis, as well as various other insurance associations throughout California.
Courtesy Ambulance Service of San Bernardino v. Superior Court, (1992) 8 Cal.App.4th 1504, 11 Cal.Rptr.2d 161 (rev. denied 11/12/92)
Maxon Industries, Inc. v. State Compensation Insurance Fund, (1993) 16 Cal.App.4th 1387, 20 Cal.Rptr.2d 730
Security Officers Service, Inc. v. State Compensation Insurance Fund, (1993) 17 Cal.App.4th 887, 21 Cal.Rptr.2d 653 (rev. denied 10/21/93)
Tricor California, Inc. v. State Compensation Insurance Fund, (1994) 30 Cal.App.4th 230, 35 Cal.Rptr.2d 550 (rev. denied 2/23/95)
Clayton E. Worthington, et al v. Victor M. Alcala, et al., (1992) 10 Cal.App.4th 1404, 13 Cal.Rptr.2d 374
MacGregor Yacht v. State Compensation Insurance Fund, (1998) 63 Cal.App.4th 448, 74 Cal.Rptr.2d 473
Notrica's 32nd Street Market v. State Compensation Insurance Fund, (1999) 70 Cal.App.4th 911, 83 Cal.Rptr.2d 89
General Reinsurance Corp. v. St. Jude Hospital, (2003) 107 Cal.App.4th 1097; 132 Cal.Rptr.2d 540
DMS Services, Inc. v. Superior Court, (2012) 205 Cal. App. 4th 1346
Chairman of the Board of Governors for United Cerebral Palsy in Southern California. Former Chairman of the Board of Directors for United Cerebral Palsy in Southern California (2009-2012).
Member of the California Organized Investment Network (COIN) Advisory Board. COIN strives to serve as a national model providing leadership to increase insurance industry investment in underserved and rural communities throughout California. The Advisory Board assists in supporting leadership to increase the level of insurance industry capital in safe and sound investments that provide fair returns to investors, as well as social benefits to underserved communities. Roxborough was invited to join COIN's Advisory Board by Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones (2013).
Received the JFK Award from the Los Angeles County Democratic Party (2012).
Treasurer for then Senate Majority Leader, Dean Florez, in his bid for Lieutenant Governor for the State of California.
Roxborough, Pomerance, Nye & Adreani, LLP
5820 Canoga Avenue Suite 250
Woodland Hills, CA, 91367
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2014|
|5 out of 5" AV® Preeminent™ peer rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2013|
|One of the five most influential lawyers||San Fernando Valley Business Journal||2013|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2011|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2010|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2009|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2008|
|Top 25 lawyers||San Fernando Valley||2007|
|Most Influential People in CA Workers' Compensation||Workers' Comp Executive||N/A|
|California "Super Lawyer"||Law & Politics Media, Inc.||N/A|
|JFK Award||Los Angeles Democratic Party||N/A|
|Managing Partner||Roxborough, Pomerance, Nye & Adreani, LLP||1996 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|American Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|California Trial Lawyers Association||N/A||N/A|
|Association of Trial Lawyers of America||N/A||N/A|
|California Self-Insured Association||N/A||N/A|
|State Bar of California||N/A||N/A|
|Los Angeles Lawyer||Dispelling Some Myths about Arbitration||2011|
|Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles,||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|
|University of California - Berkeley||BS - Bachelor of Science||N/A|
|Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress||Speaker||2013|
|California Workers' Compensation Conference||Speaker||2013|
|Obtained statewide injunction against CA’s largest workers’ compensation insurance|
|Obtained the largest punitive damages award upheld by the California Court of Appeals|
|Won numerous cases and arbitrations regarding bad faith claims mishandling and charging of hidden fees.|
|Obtained settlements in California class action lawsuits against financial institutions over check cashing fees.|
|Won a precedential ruling that affects the way workers’ compensation premiums are calculated.|