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Micah Nilsson is this managing shareholder of the Bakersfield office. His practice focuses on complex business and employment defense litigation. Mr. Nilsson represents clients in a wide array of employment matters, including layoffs, harassment, unfair labor practice charges, discrimination complaints, and employee discipline proceedings. Mr. Nilsson’s active commercial litigation practice includes representing both business and individual clients in lawsuits involving contract disputes, real estate, construction defects and tort litigation.
Mr. Nilsson litigates matters in both federal and state court as well as numerous administrative forums. Mr. Nilsson is also the Co-Chair of the firm’s Oil, Gas and Energy Practice Group, where his focus is on entity formation and lease review.
Prior to joining Dowling Aaron Incorporated, Mr. Nilsson worked with Lozano Smith, where he assisted public employers in labor and employment matters, facilities and business matters, and all aspects of litigation. Mr. Nilsson also has experience with environmental permitting, including preparing CEQA documents and Public Works Plans.
Mr. Nilsson is an effective negotiator and has received numerous awards for his negotiations, trial advocacy and client counseling, including advancing to the nationals for the ABA Negotiations Competition. Prior to entering law school, Mr. Nilsson gained practical experience by starting and operating his own small business.
Mr. Nilsson is fluent in Spanish. He has lived in Bakersfield, Monterey, Davis, San Diego and San Luis Obispo California, as well as Chile, Utah, Idaho and Hawaii. He is a Scoutmaster with the Boys Scouts of America and is a youth soccer coach and referee.
Languages spoken: Spanish
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Public Service Law Program||University of California, Davis||2007|
|Philip C. Jessup Int'l Law Moot Court||International Law Students Association||2007|
|Negotiation Competition||American Bar Association||2007|
|Witkin Award for Academic Excellence||The Witkin Legal Institute at West Group||2006|
|Client Counseling Competition||American Bar Association||2006|
|Peer-Selected Negotiation Award||King Hall Negotiations Team||2006|
|Managing Shareholder||Dowling Aaron Incorporated||2009 - Present|
|Associate||Lozano Smith||2007 - 2009|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|N8 Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation||Treasurer||2015 - Present|
|Association of Southern California Defense Counsel||N/A||2013 - Present|
|Legacy Family Services||Chair||2013 - Present|
|Association of Business Trial Lawyers||N/A||2012 - Present|
|Kern County Bar Association||N/A||2009 - Present|
|American Bar Association||N/A||2008 - Present|
|State Bar of California||N/A||2007 - Present|
|UC Davis Journal of Juvenile Law & Policy||You Can't Force Her to be a Second Mom: K.M. v. E.G.||2006|
|UC Davis SOL King Hall||Law||law||2007|
|BYU Hawaii Campus||Psychology, English and Org. Behavior||undergraduate||2002|
|Various||Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Prevention Training||2014|
|LORMAN Seminar||Fundamentals of Construction Contracts in California||2014|
|KCPA Seminar||Social Media and Ethics||2014|
|Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce Seminar||Avoid the Pitfalls of Social Media||2014|
|FCLPA Seminar||Social Media and Ethics in the Practice of Law||2014|
|DAI Employment Law Group Roundtable||Leave of Absence Workshop for Employers||2014|
|Annual Employment Law Update||Labor and Employment Law Update||2014|
|Various||Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Prevention Training||2013|
|Annual Employment Law Update||Labor and Employment Law Update||2013|
|Lorman Seminar||Understanding and Complying with Ever-Changing Employment and Labor Laws in California: Sexual Harassment; Privacy; Compensation; Record-Keeping; Disabilities; Leaves of Absence; NLRB Issues||2012|
|Annual Employment Law Seminar||Labor and Employment Law Update||2012|
|Construction Symposium||Construction Litigation 101||2009|
|School Board Training||Brown Act Basics||2008|