Nicholas Ma is a litigation associate in Miller Starr Regalia’s Walnut Creek office. Nicholas has significant experience defending clients in business, personal injury, and employment litigation. Nicholas has served a diverse range of clients, including tech companies, financial institutions, public entities, religious institutions, and real estate developers. He has obtained favorable results for his clients through mediation, settlement, and multiple motions, including dispositive motions.
Before joining Miller Starr Regalia, Nicholas worked at Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin in San Francisco, and prior to that, at a national law firm, representing clients in a variety of litigation matters, including defending claims in complex construction defect, products liability, wrongful death, and catastrophic injury litigation.
Nicholas was born and raised in Walnut Creek, California, and knew that he wanted to be a litigator after working at a real estate firm in Walnut Creek before law school. Nicholas attended the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where he focused on trial and appellate advocacy, securities regulation, and antitrust law. He served as the Executive Articles Editor of the Hastings Business Law Journal and as a regular competitor on the nationally-ranked Hastings Moot Court Team. Nicholas also provided corporate legal services to multiple tech companies in the Bay Area through the Hastings Startup Legal Garage. Nicholas received multiple CALI awards at Hastings, including awards for Appellate Advocacy, Trial Advocacy, and Antitrust & Intellectual Property.
Outside of the office, Nicholas enjoys traveling, performing music, and spending time with his Terripoo, Akela.