Of Counsel

Nicholas M. Gedo


505 North Brand Boulevard
Suite 1100
Glendale, CA 91203
P (818) 551-6000
F (818) 551-6050

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Having focused his practice on appellate and complex motion matters for the last 20 years, Nick offers clients a range and depth of appellate experience available almost nowhere outside of boutique appellate firms. Nick has now handled over 30 appellate matters and well over 50 summary judgment motions in both California and Ninth Circuit courts, obtaining successful results in the vast majority of his cases (see sample list of appellate matters he’s handled below). He developed his obsession with clear, concise writing as an English major at Occidental College in Los Angeles and obtained his J.D. from Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. He became Of Counsel with WSHB just after the firm’s inception in 1997.


University of California Hastings Law School (J.D., 1987)

Occidental College (B.A., 1982)

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Practice Areas

  • Published decisions include:
    • Michael v. Denbeste Transp., Inc. (2206) 137 Cal. App. 4th 1082
    • Rodriguez v. American Technologies, Inc. (2006) 136 Cal. App. 4th 1110
    • Holguin v. Flores (2004) 122 Cal. App. 4th 428
  • Litigation of contaminated groundwater claims.
  • Defense of single family home developers, apartment building owners and general contractors against mold claims.
  • Presentation of seminars for warranty personnel on proper procedures and protocol for responding to mold claims.
Complex Tort and Casualty
  • Defense of claims ranging from minor losses to catastrophic losses, such as building collapses.
  • Defense of property owners, contractors and developers from claims involving accidents on commercial and residential sites.
  • Defense of owners and property managers in third party criminal liability cases.
  • Defense of major national retailer against customer allegations of accidents on store premises, wrongful detention, and sexual harassment.
  • Defense of major entertainment company against lawsuits related to accidents on studio property.
  • Defense of major California utility company against lawsuits related to accidents on utility company property.
  • Defense of bad faith cases involving first party homeowner claims.
Product Liability
  • Defense of manufacturers, distributors and retailers in a variety of product liability cases involving consumer products, machinery, and commercial vehicles.


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Trial & Appellate Results

Hovsepyan v. The Anschutz Entertainment Group, Inc. 2021 WL 732840

 Zazueta v. Imperial Heights Healthcare & Wellness Center, LLC 2020 WL 6266767

Nikkel v. Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care of CA 2020 WL 728311

Solis v. Sky UK Limited 2020 WL 744202

Shorter v. Ralphs Grocery Company 2019 WL 4879016

Van Dyk Lines, Inc. v. Peterbilt Motors Company 2017 WL 1164508

Mascori v. DR Horton 2016 WL

Ghaffanpour v. Commerce Plaza Hotel (Summary judgment affirmed except as to one very minor claim) 2016 WL 1057050

City of San Bernardino Municipal Water Dist. v. American Alternative Insurance Corp. 2015 WL 7574350

Marzan v. Las Virgones Municipal Water District 2015 WL 7180730

Valley Crest Landscape Development, Inc. v. Mission Pools of Escondido, Inc. 238 Cal. App.4th 468

Green v. SA Recycling 2014 WL 1653981

Siraj v. Jerry’s Famous Deli 2014 WL 184778

Bryant v. Warr Communities, Inc. 2014 WL 635510

Dragoo v. Niland FDIC 2011 WL

Tran v. City of San Diego 2011 WL

Rodeo Lane, LLC v. Taromi 2011 WL 245521

Pinnacle Market Tower Assn, v. Pinnacle Market Development (US), LLC (2010) 187 Cal. App. 4th 24

Anvar v. Element L.A. LLC. 2010 WL 796927

Avedikan v. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp. 2009 WL 1743609

Silvia v. Mateo 2008 WL 2058711

Alikhani v. Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. 2008 WL 241094

Hoier v. Global Digital Media Xchange, Inc. 2006 WL 3423359

Maciel v. SIMAC Const. Inc. 2006 WL 2674202

Michael v. Denbeste Transportation Inc. (2006) 137 Cal. App. 4th 1082

Rodriguez v. American Technologies, Inc. (2006) 136 Cal. App. 4th 111

Holguin v. Flores (2004) 122 Cal. App. 4th 428

In re Estate of Holloway 2003 WL 1309820

Luvisi v. Safeway Inc. 2002 WL 434954

Shin v. Space-Time Enterprises (Summary judgment in sexual assault claim affirmed except for one very minor wage/hour claim) 2000 WL

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