Nicholas C. Larson

Nicholas C. Larson

1455 NW Leary Way
Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98107
Phone: 206.489.5113
Fax: 206.489.5101

88 Kearny Street
10th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone: 415.788.1900
Fax: 415.393.8087

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Primary Practice Areas


Business Law

Complex Litigation / Mass Torts

Construction Law

Elder Law

Employment Law

Intellectual Property


Professional Liability


White Collar & Regulatory Defense


  • All Courts in the State of California
  • All Courts in the State of Washington
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • All Federal Courts in the State of California
  • U.S. District Court, Western Washington


  • J.D., University of San Francisco, Magna Cum Laude
  • M.A., Stanford University, Psychology, Psi Chi Honor Society
  • B.A., Stanford University, Public Policy and Psychology, Senior Class President

Nicholas C. Larson


Mr. Larson is the Managing Partner for the Seattle Office for Murphy, Pearson, Bradley & Feeney. In that capacity, he represents businesses, individuals, government agencies, and non-profit organizations in all phases of civil litigation in Washington and California. His practice focuses on professional liability, white collar, corporate, and insurance litigation as well as government investigations. He represents and advises professionals, executives, and businesses in internal investigations as well as civil and criminal proceedings involving State and Federal governmental agencies. His diverse practice also includes real estate, non-profit, construction, employment, IP, tax, immigration, and appellate work.

Prior to joining MPBF, Mr. Larson served as a Senior Policy Analyst for the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). In his time at GAO Mr. Larson led a team of policy analysts in evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency of programs run by federal agencies to help improve the performance and accountability of the U.S. government.


  • While in law school, Mr. Larson was a judicial extern for the Honorable William H. Alsup of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Mr. Larson was also the Symposium Editor on the Editorial Board of the University of San Francisco Law Review, Volume 44. In addition, Mr. Larson was a Research Fellow in the USF Center for Law and Ethics.

Professional and Community Contributions

Mr. Larson is a member of the American Bar Association, the King County Bar Association, the Washington State Bar (WSBA), and the State Bar of California.

Mr. Larson was appointed by the WSBA Board of Governors to serve on the WSBA Pro Bono and Public Service Committee. He is also the past Chair of the Bar Association of San Francisco Barristers Pro Bono and Community Service Committee. He volunteers as a judge for numerous Law School Moot Court Competitions, including those at the University of Washington and University of San Francisco.

He works with multiple nonprofit organizations that provide services to low-income families, including Hopelink and Tax-Aid. Mr. Larson received the Pro Bono Publico Award for community service while in law school.

Selected Publications

Selected Presentations

  • Ethical Advice for Solo Practitioners & Doing Pro Bono Work, Co-Presented with Peter Weber and Adam Koss, San Francisco Bar Association, May 2013

Published Appellate Decisions

  • Trapp v. Naiman, 218 Cal.App.4 th 113, 159 Cal.Rptr.3d 462, California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division Two, July 26, 2013

Academic Distinctions

  • Alpha Sigma Nu
  • McAuliffe Honor Society
  • CALI Award for Excellence in Legal Ethics
  • USF Law Dean's Scholarship
  • Queen's Bench Agnes O'Brien Smith Scholarship
  • Douglas M. Raskin Memorial Scholarship
  • Arthur C. Zief Scholarship

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