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Brian Scott Nelson

also known as Brian S. Nelson, Brian Nelson

About me

     Brian Nelson comes from a family of lawyer/athletes.  His father, Richard Nelson, was the senior partner at the largest firm in Bellevue, Washington for many years.  His brother Eric Nelson, a former University of Washington basketball player, heads his own firm in Seattle, Washington.  He was named the Washington Lawyer/Athlete of the Year.  His brother Peter Nelson practices law in San Marino, California and is a Certified Wine Specialist.  He ran the Paris Marathon and is an avid tennis and basketball player.  6 foot 5 inch Brian was on the Pepperdine Team that won the Schick Superhoops Competition.  His Lawyer League Teams consistently won the Landau Lawyers Basketball League.  He is also a serious mountain biker and snowboard/skier.  His work ethic and competitive spirit will get you the top recovery in your case.  


    Mr. Brian Nelson is a member of the Million dollar Advocates Forum. The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is recognized as one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is subject to strict review and is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts, awards and settlements as principal counsel. Forum membership acknowledges excellence in advocacy, and provides members with a national network of experienced colleagues for professional referral and information exchange in major cases.


     Brian Nelson is a member of ABOTA (American Board of Trial Attorneys), an association of Top Tier Trial Attorneys whose mission is the preservation of the civil jury trial. "Justice by the People," is the primary purpose of ABOTA. They seek attorneys who display skill, civility and integrity, and help younger attorneys achieve a higher level of trial advocacy. They educate the public about the vital importance of the Seventh Amendment. Thomas Jefferson was of the opinion that the right to trial by a jury of fellow citizens was a more important safeguard of personal liberty than the right to vote. With a jury, the rights and duties of each of us are decided by our fellow citizens, not by some bureaucrat or governmental functionary. ABOTA agrees with Jefferson and is a leader in the fight to preserve and protect your right to a jury trial. ABOTA is dedicated to “Justice by the People.”




Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Car Accident: 50%
    27 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
    27 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Slip and Fall: 20%
    27 years, 500 cases
  4. Wrongful Death: 5%
    27 years, 25 cases



Contingent (25-40%), Free consultation (30 minutes)

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Contact info

Law Offices of Brian Nelson

1801 Century Park East, 9th Floor
Los Angeles, CA, 90067

Law Offices Of Brian Nelson, Seattle

1700 Seventh Avenue, Suite 2210
Seattle, WA, 98101



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2016
Top 100 Attorneys in California NomineeCalifornia Top Attorneys2015
Super Lawyer 2015Super Lawyers2015
2014 Litigator AwardLitigator Awards, Trial Board of Regents2014
Super Lawyer 2014Super Lawyers2014
Super Lawyer of CaliforniaSuper Lawyers2013
Top Attorneys in Southern CaliforniaTop Attorneys2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Million Dollar Advocates Forum MemberMillion Dollar Advocates2005
Dean's Merit ScholarshipPepperdine University Of Law1984
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior partnerLaw Offices of Brian Nelson, A Professional Corporation2009 - Present
Trial AttorneyBrian S. Nelson, Attorney at Law2008 - 2010
Trial AttorneyStoll, Nussbaum & Polakov2000 - 2007
Associate AttorneyWilson, Kenna & Borys1992 - 2000
AttorneyRushfeldt, Sheeley & Drake1989 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2015 - Present
Santa Monica Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Beverly Hills Bar AssociationOfficer2009 - Present
American Board of Trial AdvocatesMember2008 - Present
Los Angeles Bar Association Referral ServiceQualified Referral Attorney2008 - Present
United States Supreme Court BarMember2007 - Present
Million Dollar AdvocatesMember2005 - Present
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesMember2001 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1989 - Present
United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth CircuitMember1989 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Torres v. Brown$4.3 million dollar verdict
Healy vs. Altamarino$300,000
John Doe v. Unnamed Defendant$500,000
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Publication nameTitleDate
Court of Appeal of CaliforniaSchiavo v. Gold Strike Casino2007
Court of AppealCarpenter v. American Honda Motor Co.2005
California ReporterPacific Estates v. The Superior Court of Los Angeles1999
Court of Appeal of CaliforniaSanta Patricia Investments v. Superior Court of Mono County1992
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pepperdine University School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1988
Washington State UniversityN/AOther - Bachelors1984
Seattle PrepatoryGraduated in 3 yearsHigh School1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The Lawyer's ViewAuto accident uninsured motorist insurance issues1999