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Nicholas James de Blouw

Employment and labor Attorney at La Jolla, CA

5.0   23 reviews
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2011
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Nicholas J. De Blouw was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1985. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Wayne State University, summa cum laude, in 2008 and his Juris Doctor degree from California Western School of Law, cum laude, in 2011. During law school, Mr. De Blouw was an Associate Editor of the California Western Law Review and authored Drowning Policies: A Proposal to Modify the Dublin Agreement and Reduce Human Rights Abuses in the Mediterranean, 40 Cal. W. Int’l L.J. 335-368 (2010). He was admitted to the California State Bar in December of 2011.

Mr. De Blouw joined Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik after clerking at a large nationwide firm that represented consumers and investors against large corporations in complex class actions. He now is a San Diego employment lawyer and San Francisco employment lawyer who represents individuals and large classes of employees in wage and hour class actions involving California Labor Code violations.


Blumenthal Nordrehaug Bhowmik
2255 Calle Clara
La Jolla, CA, 92037
Nicholas James de Blouw
2029 Century Park East, 14th Floor
Los Angeles, CA, 90067
Nicholas James de Blouw
1750 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA, 94111
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11801 Pierce Street 200
Riverside, CA, 92505
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Posted by Wilfrid | December 8, 2022
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Beyond expectations
Nicholas James de Blouw or “Nick” as I like to call him is ALL you desire from an attorney. I contacted him simply from Google research after I endured flagrant abuses over some time at the workplace. Before contacting Nick, I exposed my case to an Employment Attorney whom I was referred to by her husband who is a friend from Church. I was expecting a compassionate ear but did not get this. From the initial contact after I exposed my case, Nick was confident that he would get justice for me and right the wrong. He was going to do this without any upfront initial fee from me. That says a lot about how confident Nick is about the work he does and how he does it. It was all too good to be true, especially after my rejection. The road to travel was long but all along, Nick reassured me about what was happening. Not having a case, the employer’s legal team was dragging their feet and subsequently earning for themselves unnecessary fees. Nick exhorted me to be patient. COVID also made its unannounced and once a century visit and Nick reiterated the need for calm. All the while, Nick always returned my phone call-requests for updates, my email-questions and inquiries. Nicholas James de Blouw defended and fought for me in ways that I could, would never have imagined. Sometimes in life, you just have to let those who know, do what they do best. Nick knows what he is doing, he is a real “Maestro”. In the end it all came through as an early Christmas present. Retaining Nicholas James de Blouw for ALL employment related employment law, class action, wage & hour, overtime, and labor law issues is the best present you can offer yourself now and thereafter. Above all and as I said earlier, Nick's Law firm does not charge you a single penny until your case is settled and you have got money in your pocket. I highly recommend Nicholas J. De Blouw, Esq. and his Law firm Blumenthal Nordrehaug Bhowmik De Blouw LLP.
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Posted by anonymous | July 28, 2022
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Employee Misclassification Suit
Nick and his team represented our group against an employer - they were easy to communicate with, quick, and the outcome of the case was beyond what anyone was expecting!
Posted by Eric | July 26, 2022
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Beyond expectations
My expectations were low for my case (employee misclassification) against a former employer, but Nicholas did a tremendous job answering all my questions and easing my doubts, and I felt confident that he'd get the job done. His team went beyond my expectations, and I couldn't have asked for a better outcome.
Posted by Jed Manayon | July 15, 2022
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Above Excellence
Atty.Nick and his staff were awesome! I am very skeptical at first because of so many questions running through my mind, but every question I asked were given with the right and on point answer.
Posted by Raj Pal | March 16, 2022
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Seamless and Painless experience which exceeded expectations
I came across Mr. Nicholas De Blouw online while I was researching a pending employment lawsuit against the company in question. I submitted an online inquiry through the company's website. Within a few days, I was signed up and onboard. I was kept apprised of all progress up to the settlement. I was pleasantly surprised by the professional representation and the outcome exceeded my expectations.
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Posted by Shokoufeh | January 30, 2020
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Excellent legal representation!!!
I needed help from an attorney as I was having problems collecting my earned wages from my previous employer after I felt I was wrongfully terminated. I contacted the law offices of Blumenthal, Nodrehaug, Bhowmik & De Blouw, LLP after extensive research. They stood out since they specialize in employment labor laws including commission pay, lost wages and wrongful termination. They also have an excellent reputation and I liked the fact that they were a small group of attorneys. The attorney on my case was Nicholas De Blouw who I highly recommend to anyone needing representation. He was very professional, understanding and attentive. If I ever had a question about anything he always was available to speak about my case no matter what day of the week. He constantly kept me in the loop about my case and all the steps involved. He even came all the way from SoCal to San Jose to meet my husband and I to discuss our case. I am extremely pleased with Nicholas De Blouw. His partner AJ Bhowmik helped with the case as well and he was also outstanding. They were both highly skilled and a great team of attorneys to have when you need representation. They worked diligently on my behalf and settled my class action and individual claim to my satisfaction. If you need to be heard and get what you're owed, contact Nicholas De Blouw and his team! If I ever need them again, I will be sure to contact them an no one else!! Thank you Nick!
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Posted by TJ | September 2, 2019
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Great Attorney !
I was fortunate enough to have had Attorney Nicholas De Blouw represent me he was great to work with and really helped me out with my case.
Posted by Greg | June 23, 2019
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Top Tier Attorney
I was taken advantage of by a former employer and Nicholas De Blouw handled my case with the utmost sensitivity and professionalism and I highly recommend him to anybody in a similar situation. He pays attention to details and gets results!
Posted by Emi | April 22, 2019
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One of the best...
Nicholas de Blouw is the one to call when you don't have time to babysit your attorney. Explain your situation pretty much one time and let him do his thing. A lot of people, including myself have had unfortunate experiences with attorneys that seem to be asleep on the job, forget your name or even what they are working on for you, not Nick! He works best if you trust him and leave him to it so if you like a lot of BS , this isn't your guy. If you want someone who knows what he's doing, this is the attorney for you.
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Posted by Thor | March 11, 2019
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Very positive experience.
Nicholas handled a case for me and brought about a very desirable outcome. I cannot think of a single criticism, he was very responsive, personable and easy to talk with. He strikes me as a highly competent attorney. I would recommend Nicholas without the slightest hesitation, should I be in need of an attorney in the future I will call Nicholas.
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Posted by David | July 30, 2016
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Superior Service!
I don't even know where to begin as far as complementing Nick. I have never required legal services before, but he made things so incredibly easy, I would highly recommend his services. Nick was incredibly fast in relaying case details, and any pertinent information to me regarding my case. I was up against a larger retail company, and he worked magic! He was able to settle my case quickly and effectively, and even managed to settle my case for a higher value than expected! Way to go Nick! Thank you!!
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Posted by anonymous | July 28, 2015
I highly recommend Nick for work related cases
Nick was kept me well informed with what was going on in the case. He responded to my questions right away and not just by email. He would give me a call and I really appreciate that level of communication especially because I know he must be busy with other cases and time is scarce. Nick makes his clients feel like they matter. I highly recommend Nick to anyone with a work related issue.
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Posted by Kou | July 27, 2015
Awesome Job!
One day I received a letter in the mail that wanted my signature for a class action lawsuit regarding employee misclassification. Prior to signing the letter, I completed some research and contacted Nicholas De Blow's law firm. He replied promptly with a phone call, went over the letter with me both the positives and negatives, if I placed my signature on that letter. After talking to De Blouw I felt he was trustworthy, knowledgeable, and a friend. I opted out of signing that letter that I got in the mail, and had De Blouw and his firm represent me with the classification matter. I am pleased I have made a friend and my matter was settled and resolved in a timely manner. Thank you!
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Posted by Sarah | June 3, 2015
Pleasant attorney to work with
I was recently in a lawsuit and Nick was so helpful regarding information and all the questions I had. He made sure to keep me in the loop with updates and anything he felt I should know. I had a few questions along the way and his responses were very quick and attentive to make sure they were answered how I would understand. I would definitely go through him again if I needed help!!
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Posted by John | May 5, 2015
I was green to the process or labor disputes and frankly rather nervous to even address the subject. Nicholas promptly put my edge on ease, quickly and concisely rounded out my case and reassured me I needed to be made whole by my employer for clear wrong-doings on their end. I never even had to leave my neighborhood from case start to finish as we handled business over the phone, via emails and snail mail; methods all of which Nicholas handled with great assertion, know-how and punctuality. Thanks again, Nicholas!
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Posted by Michele | April 4, 2015
Extremely Pleased
Mr. de Blouw was exceptional in assisting me with a complicated problem regarding mistakes that occurred in a previously settled class action suit. He was extremely responsive, kept me up to date and was honest and forthcoming about what I could or could not expect. The case turned out very well in my favor. I would recommend him to anyone considering an employment dispute and actually have given his name to a colleague.
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Posted by Matt Easterbrook | February 9, 2015
Very professional Thorough Attorney
"Nic De Blouw is a true professional. He is very detailed and cares about his clients. Nic is always easy to get a hold of when needed and is receptive to what his client has to say. Nic puts in many hours to win his cases and makes sure that he does all hsi research and homework prior to engaging in a legal case. I would highly recommend Nic as an attorney." Thank You, Matt
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Posted by Todd | February 6, 2015
Exceeded my expectations
Nicholas took the time to understand my point of view, and explain our options clearly in the context of legal precedent which was complex and gray. He took a personal interest in my situation despite his many other client commitments, and in the end delivered an outcome that far exceeded my expectations.
Posted by Tonya | November 2, 2014
Great Communicator!
Nicholas always responded very quickly to all my questions be it email or phone. I had never dealt with any kind of lawsuit before. I was quite nervous and very apprehensive regarding my employment case. But my company was definitely in the wrong. I really appreciated Nicholas' encouragement and caring attitude. My case was a success! Thank you, Nicholas.
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Posted by anonymous | December 16, 2013
Great law office
I was very impressed with how well Nicholas took on my case. I had submitted a request online and was only submitting an inquiry not thinking my circumstance would be taken seriously. Nicholas took on my case, kept me well informed about my options and made sure I understood what was going on. His office made the process so easy with being so versatile in area they cover, being able to communicate via email and phone. I strongly recommend this law office to anyone with work related needs.
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AVVO RATING 7.3 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Blumenthal Nordrehaug Bhowmik De Blouw LLP
  • 2018 - Present
  • Associate
  • Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik
  • 2011 - Present
  • Legal Intern
  • Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd, LLP
  • 2011 - 2011


  • California Western School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • Wayne State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2008


  • California Western Alumni Association - Board of Directors
  • Board Director
  • 2012 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English


Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
Endorse Nicholas
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nick is an outstanding employment attorney who has a wealth of knowledge about this complicated area of law. Not only is he highly intelligent, but he is personable and does a great job for his clients."
Class action Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Nicholas de Blouw has worked on numerous successful employment law class action claims. He is familiar with the critical factual and legal aspects of this rather complex area of law. I highly recommend his services. Jacob Sider, CA Bar # 236084"
Class action Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. de Blouw and I have worked on numerous cases together representing wage and hour class action .members. Nick is bright, hardworking and a terrific advocate for class members seeking to recover past wages wrongfully withheld. His firm is stellar in all respects."
Employment and labor
Employment and labor

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La Jolla Employment and labor Lawyer Nicholas James de Blouw
Nicholas James de Blouw
Employment and labor Attorney
La Jolla, CA
Licensed for 12 years