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Jennifer Nelson

Phillips & Pelly - Solana Beach
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Jennifer Nelson
Phillips & Pelly - Solana Beach
Solana Beach,
 CA

Jennifer Nelson is recognized by the National Trial Lawyers as one of the Top Trial Lawyers in the USA.

Jennifer Nelson’s remarkable legal journey has been defined by her unwavering commitment to justice and her extensive experience as a criminal prosecutor. With a robust background in prosecuting a wide range of cases, Jennifer’s unique qualifications and exceptional insights set her apart as an invaluable advocate for personal injury victims.

Jennifer’s prosecutorial career spans over a decade, during which she served as a criminal prosecutor at both the Fresno County District Attorney’s Office and the San Diego City Attorney’s Office. Her impressive track record includes trying 34 jury trials to verdict, demonstrating her formidable courtroom presence and unyielding determination to secure justice.

Throughout her career, Jennifer has successfully handled complex felony and misdemeanor cases involving domestic violence, child abuse, narcotics, DUI, and weapons offenses. Her work on the Domestic Violence Team in the Fresno County District Attorney’s Office exemplifies her dedication to supporting and empowering crime victims. Collaborating closely with victim advocates and law enforcement, Jennifer ensured that victims had a voice in the disposition of their cases and that assailants were held accountable. Her exceptional contributions led to her being honored as the MADD (Mother Against Drunk Driving) Prosecutor of the Year in Fresno in 2012.

At the San Diego City Attorney’s Office, Jennifer’s role as a Supervising Deputy City Attorney of the Victim Services Unit showcased her commitment to fighting hate crimes and protecting the rights of victims. She vertically prosecuted hate crimes and represented the City Attorney’s Office in the San Diego Regional Hate Crime Coalition. Jennifer also played a vital role in assisting victims in obtaining the restitution they were owed following convictions. In 2018, she transitioned to the Civil Litigation Unit, where she handled a diverse range of cases, including trip and fall incidents, excessive force claims, and auto and bicycle accidents.

In recognition of her exceptional skills and dedication, Jennifer was appointed Chief Deputy City Attorney of the Special Prosecutions Unit in December 2020. In this esteemed position, she handled high-stakes cases involving vehicular manslaughter, gun crimes, first amendment issues, hate crimes, and high-profile media cases. Jennifer’s ability to navigate complex legal landscapes, coupled with her unwavering determination, enabled her to consistently deliver exceptional results.

Jennifer’s wealth of experience both inside and outside the courtroom uniquely positions her to represent personal injury clients with unparalleled skill and insight. Her deep understanding of the intricacies of the legal system, her tenacious advocacy, and her unwavering commitment to justice make her an invaluable asset to those seeking compensation and accountability for their injuries.

When you choose Jennifer Nelson as your personal injury attorney, you gain a trusted advocate who will fight relentlessly on your behalf. Jennifer’s dedication, experience, and exceptional track record make her the ideal partner to navigate the complexities of your case and secure the justice and compensation you deserve.


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