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Nicholas Philips Kohan

Personal injury Attorney at Newport Beach, CA

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2008
    Active No misconduct found

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About Nicholas

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Nicholas P. Kohan spent the first 10 years of his career being hired by large corporations, Fortune 500 companies and insurance companies to protect their interests against claims made by individuals and businesses who were allegedly hurt. These companies hired Nick for his trial skills, attention to detail and outside the box thinking that saved the companies millions of dollars.  Time and time again, Nick’s efforts resulted in total success – either an outright win for the defense at trial or the payout of settlements which were pennies to the dollar sought by those who brought the claim. With the creation of Dickson Kohan & Bablove LLP, Nick is now able to use his skill, expertise and knowledge of the insurance industry and risk management departments to help individuals achieve maximum compensation for their injuries.  Clients and opposing counsel alike have lauded Nick’s trial skills, work ethic, legal strategy and professionalism.  Nick’s fellow lawyers rated him as Preeminent with the nationally regarded Martindale-Hubbell directory.

Nick was born and raised in Orange County.  Prior to law school, Nick attended Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, where he majored in Applied Economics and was a McVoy Scholar.  Nick attended law school on a Dean’s Admission scholarship, served as Editor of the Law Review and a Teaching Assistant. Nick lives in Newport Beach with his wife and two children. When not working or spending time with his family, Nick enjoys playing golf and cheering for the Angels.

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Dickson Kohan & Bablove LLP
1101 Dove Street
Suite 220
Newport Beach, CA, 92660

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Posted by Al | January 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Really cares, and fights hard for his clients
Mr. Nicholas Kohan handled my difficult case perfectly. He handled an aggressive and difficult insurance company who didn't want to pay me for my injuries. He always kept me in the loop with what was going on and I felt like he truly cared about my well-being. If any of my family or friends ever need a personal injury attorney, I will definitely recommend Nick.
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Posted by Juan Daniel Jimenez | November 26, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Kohan was the Best!
Mr. Kohan took my case when I thought there was no case. I had a special case because of the circumstances and other lawyers were not interested. Not only was Mr. Kohan happy to take my case, he also WON! I would highly recommend him to anyone needing a lawyer. Seriously. He won a case that most people thought wasn't worth filing.
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Posted by David | November 25, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personal Injury
Not only did Mr. Kohan take on my case when many other attorneys would not; he was able to win a settlement amount well above the best case scenario other attorneys had promised. He made a very personal investment into my case and went above and beyond all me expectations. Because of his diligence, knowledge and capabilities of going outside the box, he was able to make many key arguments on my behalf that nobody else could have realized. I am truly blessed to have had Mr. Kohan on my side and have the utmost confidence in his representation for the future!
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  • Free Consultation 120 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Associate
  • Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara, LLP
  • 2012 - 2016
  • Associate
  • Kushner Carlson
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Associate
  • Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith
  • 2007 - 2009


  • Whittier Coll Sol
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Cornell Univ
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2003

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Thompson v. State of California
  • $490,000.00 settlement
  • Doe v. Doe
  • $2,000,000.00


  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Club
  • 2018 - Present
  • Million Dollar Advocates Club
  • 2017 - Present
  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Consumer Attorney Association of Los Angeles
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Cornell University Alumni Association of Orange County
  • Board Member
  • 2012 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
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  • Daily Journal
  • Verdicts and Settlements
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • New Attorney Education
  • Plaintiff and non-expert depositions
  • 2015
  • New Attorney Education
  • Expert Depositions
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (6)
Endorse Nicholas
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I fully endorse Nicholas. He goes beyond what many attorneys do and he is able to pick out the finer points in the law. His attention to detail results in higher settlements for the clients he advises."
Personal injury Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Nick is an excellent trial attorney who is extremely charismatic and relateable in front of the jury. He is smart and strategic. As such, he is always thinking ahead about the impact of litigation strategies will have on the overall outcome of a case. And when I say, "always", I mean always. He will tirelessly work round-the-clock for his clients, taking a unique approach to each matter he encounters. Ultimately, Nick works very hard, is passionate about providing high quality legal representation and does just that."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"NIck is an incredibly bright and forward-thinking attorney. His creative style and strong work ethic become significant assets to client's cases."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Kohan is the consummate professional. He is diligent, hard working and very detail oriented. It was a pleasure to be his colleague for the last four years."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Nicholas Kohan because of his work ethic and dedication to his clients. Mr. Kohan will either obtain the best settlement possible for his client or take the matter to verdict. Mr. Kohan has an excellent reputation among his fellow peers and he is well respected in the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Nick is a skilled litigator whose truly client-centered approach is rare. He is an aggressive advocate who has an uncanny ability to see the entire "chess board" and, as a result, his clients benefit greatly."
Brain injury Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Nick is not only an excellent litigator, but also a great person to have on your team. He is competitive and strives to win, but does so with his cleint's needs in mind. This strategy provides he best possible results for clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nick is a formidable trial attorney and even better person. His knowledge, experience and compassion explain why other attorneys seek his counsel and his clients become close friends. Whether you are injured or have a complex legal problem, you want Nick on your side."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nick is a great litigator with trial experience who obtains fantastic results for his clients on both plaintiff and defense cases."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Nicholas was a great advocate on behalf of his client. He is reasonable and intelligent. I wouldn't hesitate to refer clients to him in the future!"
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Nick is an excellent attorney who works tirelessly for his clients and achieves results. He is responsive and always available when needed. I highly recommend Nick."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Nick is a great litigator with an eye for the big picture. Nick understands the best manner to attack discovery, work with witnesses and prepare a case for trial. Nick is an excellent trial lawyer who brings significant value to his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Kohan is a high caliber attorney, with a strong dedication to to client service and achieving outstanding results. He is capable and trustworthy and committed to the client's success."
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Newport Beach Personal injury Lawyer Nicholas Philips Kohan
Nicholas Philips Kohan
Personal injury Attorney
Newport Beach, CA
Licensed for 15 years
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