Ed Nield is a principal and partner of the Nield Law Group APC with his wife/partner, Gabrielle De Santis Nield, and has over 35 years litigation experience. Along with his wife, Mr. Nield has experience litigating life-changing catastrophic injury claims, whether arising out of medical malpractice, automobile, motorcycle, and pedestrian accidents, premises liability, dog bites or wrongful death. Mr. Nield, along with the Nield Law Group team is dedicated to fighting for justice for victims who have suffered from the wrongful actions of others and strive to reach the maximum recovery for those victims.
Ed and Gabrielle Nield have a unique perspective and advantage to clients of the Nield Law Group APC, knowing how the insurance companies and their counsel work to mitigate an injured person’s recovery or dispute liability in the first place since they both were former partners in insurance defense firms. They are respected among their peers, both on the plaintiff and defense side of the aisle.
Ed Nield has handled hundreds of medical negligence and other personal injury related cases over the course of his legal career, many of which were resolved by settlement or through successful jury verdicts. This has earned Mr. Nield the honor of admission into the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).
In addition, Mr. Nield’s litigation experience includes appearances as lead counsel at hundreds of mediations, arbitrations and settlement conferences. He received his certification in mediation from the Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution through Pepperdine University School of Law and serves as a mediator, arbitrator and Judge Pro Tem for the Riverside County Superior Courts. He has also provided mediation and arbitration services through the San Diego County Superior Court. Mr. Nield also conducts private mediations.
Ed Nield graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1976 and received a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Business. He received his Juris Doctorate Degree and Masters in Business Administration from University of Denver in 1983 and 1984.
Ed Nield is licensed to practice law in California, Colorado and Washington. He is a member of all the California United States District Courts, the U.S. Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the San Diego County and North San Diego County Bar, Riverside County Bar and Consumer Attorneys of San Diego.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|San Diego Top Lawyers||Top Lawyers of San Diego||2016|
|Excellence in Practice||SuperLawyers||2015|
|Riverside's DRS Day of Trial Assignment Mediator Panel||Superior Court of California for Riverside County||2015|
|Personal Injury Law - Plaintiff Medical Malpractice Law||Lead Counsel Rated||2014|
|Certificate, Mediating the Litigated Case||Pepperdine University School of Law||2013|
|Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice||Lead Counsel Rated||2012|
|Partner||Nield Law Group, APC||2008 - Present|
|Attorney||Kramer, DeBoer, Endelicato & Keane||2006 - 2008|
|Attorney||DiCaro, Nield & Coppo||2004 - 2006|
|Attorney||Carrick & Ramey, LLP||2000 - 2004|
|Attorney||DiCaro, Nield & Coppo||1990 - 2000|
|Attorney||Tuverson & Hillyard, Inc.||1987 - 1990|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of California||Member||N/A|
|San Diego Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|San Diego North County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Riverside County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Consumer Attorneys of San Diego||N/A||N/A|
|San Bernardino County Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Desert Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Association of Southern California Defense Counsel||N/A||N/A|
|American Board of Trial Advocates, CAL-ABOTA||Member||N/A|
|Superior Court of California, County of Riverside||Mediator||N/A|
|Superior Court of California, County of Riverside||Judge Pro Tem||N/A|
|University of Denver||MBA - Master of Business Administration||1984|
|University of Denver Sturm College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1983|
|University of Notre Dame||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1976|