During these challenging times, Severson & Werson remains open and in full operation, consistent with the firm’s previously established contingency planning. While many of our attorneys and staff will be working remotely, as a firm, we continue in full operation. We are here to help, as always.

Special Counsel

Alan C. Nolley, Jr.

Alan is a highly experienced and determined trial attorney committed to effectively representing his clients and assisting them in reaching their goals by providing the most reliable and skilled advocacy at every stage of litigation.

For over ten years, Alan has focused his practice on litigating tough cases with high exposure and risk.  He represents Fortune 500 companies and a wide variety of public and private entities with all aspects of litigation –  from inception through trial.  This includes pre-litigation strategy, trial preparation, mediation, negotiations, trial and post-trial motions.  A skilled trial attorney, Alan has prevailed as lead attorney in trial and has first-chaired countless arbitrations, mediations and settlement conferences.

Alan’s range as a skilled litigator is showcased by the clients he has represented and the cases he has handled.  He has handled a wide array of complex business and commercial litigation in numerous state and federal venues across the country, including real estate, environmental, intellectual property, product liability, catastrophic injury, and toxic tort litigation.

Alan strives to resolve disputes quickly and efficiently, without compromising quality. He understands client goals and needs are central to advocating successfully on their behalf.  Knowing that trial can be an expensive endeavor, Alan also helps his clients take advantage of cutting-edge legal technologies to reduce costs and efficiently manage the entire litigation process.

Alan earned his J.D. from the University of Oregon School of Law.  At the University of Oregon School of Law, he served on the Editorial Board of the Oregon Law Review.  Prior to law school, Alan graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison where he double majored in Political Science and Legal Studies.

Alan is licensed to practice in California and all United States District Courts in California.


  • University of Oregon School of Law, J.D., 2005
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, B.A., Political Science and Legal Studies, 2008


  • California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California