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

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

Nicholas C. Larson

Senior Counsel

Mr. Larson represents businesses, individuals, and government agencies in all phases of civil litigation. His practice focuses on professional liability, 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 California and Federal governmental agencies.

In representing professionals, Mr. Larson has made frequent successful use of California's anti- SLAPP (strategic lawsuit against public participation) legislation. His practice also involves representing the U.S. Government in investigating Director and Officer misconduct, audit malpractice, and other professional liability claims related to subprime and high-risk lending at several failed financial institutions. Prior to joining Murphy, Pearson, Bradley & Feeney, 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.

Published Appellate Opinions

Trapp v. Naiman, (July 26, 2013) Case No. E054908, California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division Two

Selected Publications

Can juries award prejudgment interest in malpractice suits?, Daily Journal, Mar. 8, 2013

Hope You Enjoyed Your Visit to California, You May Need to Stay Longer than Expected: Statute of Limitations Period for Malpractice Claims Inapplicable to Nonresident Attorneys, Riding the E&O Line, Defense Research Institute

Professional Associations

Mr. Larson is a member of the American Bar Association, the Bar Association of San Francisco, and the State Bar of California.

Community Contributions

Mr. Larson is Co-Chair of the BASF Barristers Pro Bono and Community Service Committee. He works with Tax-Aid, a nonprofit organization that provides free income tax preparation to low-income families throughout the Bay Area. He is also a volunteer judge at the University of San Francisco School of Law’s annual Moot Court and Advocate of the Year Competitions. Mr. Larson received the Pro Bono Publico Award for community service while in law school.

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