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A native Californian, Shawn Nelson was born in Lynwood and
raised in Fullerton.The Sunny Hills High School graduate holds a
bachelor’s degree in business administration from USC, and a Juris
Doctorate from Western State University College of Law. He has also
studied economics at Harvard University.


An attorney by profession, Shawn is the managing
partner in the of Rizio and Nelson. Shawn is a
civil litigator and represents small business owners and individuals
in a variety of legal matters. He also sits as an arbitrator for the
Orange County Bar Association.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 100%



Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Aaron Todd Hicks

    I worked directly under Shawn for approximately 2 1/2 years and I can say that Shawn is one of the best trial attorneys I have ever seen. I would put him up against any other attorney I have ever come across. Would hire him in a heartbeat. Greaty lawyer and great guy.


    Aaron Hicks Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Gregory Gerard Rizio

    I endorse this lawyer's work. He gets straight to the point and will get you answers. He is easy to talk to, direct and fights to each of his clients.


    Gregory Rizio Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

1801 Parkcourt Pl Bldg H
Santa Ana, CA, 92701

Rizio & Nelson - Riverside

3890 10th Street
Riverside, CA, 92501

Rizio and Nelson - San Bernardino

198 N. Arrowhead
Suite 14
San Bernardino, CA, 92408



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
San Bernardino Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Riverside County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Orange County Bar AssociationArbitratorN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. D VNot guilty at jury trial
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Western State University College of LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
University of Southern CaliforniaN/AOther - BachelorsN/A
Harvard UniversityN/AEconomics ProgramN/A