Armed with a solid foundation of Philippine labor law coupled with a dedication to excellent legal service, the Philippine labor lawyers of Nicolas & De Vega Law Offices can help you solve your labor concerns in the Philippines.
Atty. Krisanto Karlo Nicolas, one of the Founding Partners, obtained his Juris Doctor degree in Law from the Ateneo de Manila University School of Law, where he graduated with Honors and was awarded the Silver Medal Second Honors award. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from the University of the Philippines in Diliman.
Before forming the firm, Atty. Nicolas was connected with Sycip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan Law Offices, where he practiced Litigation, Labor and Employment Law, Corporate Law and Corporate Services, and Intellectual Property Law.
Aside from legal work, he is also a radio broadcaster and hosts the television/ radio show Ang Buhay at Batas aired at Radyo Bandido TV and DZRJ 810AM every Tuesday 12:00-1:00 p.m.
As the head of the Litigation Department, Atty. Nicolas has handled numerous cases involving Philippine labor law before Philippine labor arbiters, the National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC) Office of the City Prosecutor, metropolitan trial courts, regional trial courts, Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the Philippines.
Atty. Norieva D. de Vega obtained her Juris Doctor degree in Law from the Ateneo de Manila University School of Law where she graduated Class Salutatorian . She also received the Silver Medal Second Honors award. Moreover, she was bestowed the Silver Medal for Academic Excellence for her achievements in the field of academics. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from the University of the Philippines in Diliman.
Before forming the firm, Atty. de Vega was connected with Carpio Villaraza & Cruz (CVC Law), where she practiced Intellectual Property Law, Corporate Law and Litigation.
Atty. De Vega practices labor law and is a known resource person when it comes to business and labor law. She is also a law professor at the Far Eastern University Institute of Law where she teaches Constitutional Law Review.
In addition to teaching, Atty. De Vega hosts the television/ radio show Ang Buhay at Batas aired at Radyo Bandido TV and DZRJ 810AM every Tuesday 12:00-1:00 p.m.
As a former President of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce & Industry-Mandaluyong, a position she held for four years, Atty. De Vega is well-versed on the labor concerns plaguing employers and business owners and highly adept in addressing these matters efficiently.
Atty. De Jesus has a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Sto. Tomas, the oldest existing university in Asia. Furthermore, he holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from the same university where he was bestowed with the Best Thesis Award.
Atty. De Jesus specializes in illegal dismissal and termination cases filed before the National Labor Relations Commission. Famous for his winning streak in his labor cases, Atty. De Jesus is sought after for his legal prowess. With Atty. De Jesus leading the roster of associates, the Firm's clients can rest easy as they are in the best hands.
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