The leader in workers’ compensation defense law.

Counseling employers and insurance carriers throughout California.

Career Basics

Nick Tse represents insurance carriers, self-insured employers, third-party administrators and corporations in all aspects of workers’ compensation, from inception to resolution of their cases. An experienced litigator, Nick joined Mullen & Filippi in November 2021. He develops legal strategy for discovery, investigation, conferences and trials. He appears at WCABs throughout California and has handled matters from inception up through appeal to the Supreme Court of California. Nick has successfully argued several cases before the Court of Appeal of the State of California.


Nick graduated from the University of California Berkeley in the spring of 2001 with a degree in Political Science. He went on to obtain his law degree from Golden Gate University School of Law in 2007.

Professional Membership

Nick is a member of the State Bar of California.

Personal Note

I recall my first year practicing law in Workers’ Compensation in 2009, and having my feet thrown into the fire immediately with several cross-examinations of doctors and a trial or two. At that time, I would never had guessed that within 8 years I would stand at the dais before the Justices of the 3rd District Court of Appeal presenting oral arguments on a Petition for Writ of Review. Nor could I have imagined that I would get a second opportunity 4 years later when I presented oral arguments before the 6th District Court of Appeal. While not the career path I envisioned for myself coming out of law school, I can definitely say that I have no regrets on the path that I ultimately traveled.

Outside of the office, I enjoy spending time with my wife and daughter and our two rescue dogs. We enjoy being outdoors near our little cabin in the mountains. When I do find a moment for myself, I enjoy the solitude of fly fishing on a remote river chasing the elusive brown trout, or the crisp morning air as I set off on an early round of golf. And every fall you will find me rooting on my favorite football teams, the University of California Golden Bears and the New England Patriots.