Nicole A. Ramirez
Nicole Ramirez joined Kiesel Law LLP in 2016. Ms. Ramirez has been recognized as a Southern California Rising Star in 2020 by Super Lawyers. Her practice focuses on consumer class actions, mass tort litigation, catastrophic personal injury, and other complex litigation in federal and state court. Of note, Ms. Ramirez has represented various artists in class actions seeking payment of home video royalties from major movies studios including Universal Studios, Paramount Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox, and Sony Pictures. Settlements in those cases resulted in payments to class members exceeding $51 million. Ms. Ramirez has also represented consumers in class actions against major automobile manufacturers, and against various hospital systems for privacy violations.
In addition to her class action experience, Ms. Ramirez has extensive experience in complex litigation, and has represented thousands of plaintiffs in multidistrict litigation and California Judicial Council Coordination Proceedings against large corporate defendants. Ms. Ramirez also has jury trial experience representing individuals in personal injury cases.
Prior to joining Kiesel Law, Ms. Ramirez represented clients, including insurers, corporations, and individuals, in the area of general liability at a national law firm. She also practiced in the area of consumer finance litigation, where she handled a variety of consumer finance matters, including actions brought under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and Fair Credit Reporting Act.
While in law school, Ms. Ramirez was an editor on the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review, externed for the Honorable Valerie Baker Fairbank of the U.S. District Court, Central District, and clerked for the Los Angeles County District Attorneys’ Office, Major Crimes Division.
Ms. Ramirez earned her B.A. in both Psychology and Spanish from Pepperdine University and her J.D. from Loyola Law School.
Ms. Ramirez is licensed to practice before all courts of the State of California as well as the United States District Courts of the Central District, Southern District, Northern District and Eastern District, and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeal.
Ms. Ramirez serves on the Board of Governors for the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles. She also serves on the Class Action Preservation Project Committee for the Public Justice Foundation. Ms. Ramirez has also served as a volunteer for Court Appointed Special Advocates (“CASA”), where she advocated for foster youth in the judicial system.
“Race in the Courtroom: A Look at How Race and Racial Justice Are Influencing Litigation Across the Legal Spectrum,” Annual Litigator’s Forum, Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA (2021)