Micah Nilsson is managing shareholder of the Bakersfield office and Co-Chair of the firm’s Oil, Gas and Energy Practice Group. His litigation practice focuses on complex business, employment and intellectual property. His transactional work involves entity formation, contract and lease review.
Mr. Nilsson’s active commercial litigation practice includes anti-trust and unfair business claims, contract disputes, real estate, construction defects and tort litigation. He also litigates intellectual property infringement matters including trademarks and trade secrets. Mr. Nilsson also represents employers in a wide array of employment matters, including layoffs, harassment and discrimination complaints, and employee discipline proceedings. Mr. Nilsson litigates matters in both federal and state court as well as numerous administrative forums.
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. Mr. Nilsson enjoys working with entrepreneurial clients and has practical experience from starting and operating various small businesses.
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.
Professional Affiliations & Memberships
- California Bar Association
- Kern County Bar Association
- Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
- Association of Business Trial Lawyers
- Legacy Family Services, Chairman of the Board, Director
- N8 Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, Treasurer, Director