We are the voice for employees, for consumers, for you.”

Our lawyers are dedicated to protecting and advancing the rights of employees and consumers who corporate America has treated unfairly. We have the experience and resources to take on companies of any size. Whether they are individuals or members of a class, our clients come first, always. We are the voice for employees, for consumers, for you.

History of the Firm

Don Nichols

Our history dates back to 1974, when Don Nichols opened his private practice in Minneapolis. His representation set the example for others in the firm to follow: taking all possible measures to professionally represent his clients; taking risks against large and better-financed opponents; and not allowing the financial limitations of his clients impede his zealous advocacy. This has been our way of practice at Nichols Kaster for more than thirty years, as the firm’s individual employment practice has evolved to include high stakes nationwide class action cases on behalf of employees and consumers in employment, wage and hour, and consumer fraud cases. Standing behind our unflinching commitment to our clients are more than 25 dedicated attorneys working in our Minneapolis and San Francisco offices with over a century of collective trial and appellate experience in state and federal courts and in arbitration.

Experienced Employment & Consumer Lawyers

With offices in Minneapolis, Minnesota and San Francisco, California, Nichols Kaster is a premier employment and consumer litigation firm. Our attorneys have been recognized locally and nationally for their expertise and achievements on behalf of employees and consumers. Chambers USA ranked Nichols Kaster as the number one plaintiffs’ employment firm in Minnesota, Minnesota Lawyer ranked us as one of Minnesota’s Top 100 Law Firms, U.S. News & World Report identified our firm as a Best Law Firm, the National Law Journal featured us as Elite Trial Lawyers, and Law360 rated us as a top plaintiffs’ employment law firm. Nichols Kaster was showcased in Newsweek’s “20 Leaders in Employment Law” edition, and has appeared on national news media outlets such as, Nightline, CBS News, Good Morning America, CNN, and National Public Radio. Several attorneys at our firm are members of the American College of Trial Lawyers and College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, and have also been included in Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, Top Lawyers, and Rising Stars lists by local, regional, and national organizations.