Kate Lazarus, Kwun Bhansali Lazarus LLP

Nic Roethlisberger


Nic Roethlisberger has a broad litigation practice and has tried cases in state and federal court, as well as  private arbitration. He has experience in everything from complex commercial litigation and class action defense to intellectual property and shareholder derivative lawsuits.

Nic has handled large, high-stakes matters worth hundreds of millions of dollars and smaller, sensitive cases where clients faced both monetary and reputational risk.  Nic’s experience ranges from from pre-litigation negotiations through depositions, motion practice, trial, and appeal. He has examined witnesses at trial, argued dispositive motions, and written appellate briefs in both the California Courts of Appeal and the Ninth Circuit.

Nic is a Bay Area native and before law school was a newspaper editor.  He now lives in Oakland with his wife and daughter.

Education, Honors:

  • J.D., U.C. Hastings College of the Law, summa cum laude, Hastings Law Journal’s editorial board

  • B.A., Journalism, San Francisco State University

  • Extern for the Hon. Charles Breyer, Northern District of California, and the Hon. Ernest Goldsmith, San Francisco Superior Court