|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2017|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Top Criminal Lawyers - Murder Manslaughter Category||San Diego Magazine||2014|
|Top Criminal Lawyers||San Diego Magazine||2013|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2012|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2011|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2010|
|Top Criminal Lawyers||San Diego Daily Transcript||2010|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2009|
|Top Criminal Lawyers||San Diego Daily Transcript||2008|
|"Directors Award for Excellence,"||San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association||1999|
|"Trial Lawyer of the Year"||San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association||1992|
|Attorney and owner||William F Nimmo APC||1986 - 2017|
|Defense Attorney||Defenders, Inc. (Non Profit)||1981 - 1983|
|Assistant District Attorney||Bernalillo County District Attorney's Office, Albuquerque, New Mexico||1979 - 1981|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|San Diego North County Bar Association||N/A||2013 - Present|
|Criminal Defense Lawyers Club||N/A||1983 - Present|
|San Diego County Bar Association||N/A||1983 - Present|
|Criminal Defense Bar Association of San Diego||N/A||1981 - Present|
|Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1977|
|California State University, Northridge||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1973|
Posted by anonymous
I've known Bill Nimmo for ten years. His experience is extensive and he works hard for his clients, but that's not why he wins. Bill Nimmo wins because he understands people and why they do things. He sees the entire case from the beginning and just knows how to position himself to get the best result. I know dozens of criminal defense lawyers but I can't think of another trial lawyer I'd rather have defending me if I were charged with a serious crime.
Posted by Kevin
In 1997 after spending the entire previous 2 years incarcerated and fighting my case from county jail, I sat convicted of Torture and I was sentenced to a Mandatory Life Sentence! My Lawyer who shall remain nameless, had been assuring me over and over that "We got this and you'll be leaving through the back door" and I believed him until they found me guilty of 12 felony charges with count 1 Torture ( Mandatory life sentence) being the worst of them all. I sank into a deep and hopeless depression unsure of what my next step should be so I started Praying & my Family started searching for a Lawyer who could help us.
After my conviction every Lawyer my family spoke with told them the same thing " It's over with" or "All you can do is Hope for an appeal." My Family was devastated and none of us could believe what had just befallen us. My lawyer had literally B.S. & lulled us all into a trance & fooled us with his song and dance, and now after all was said and done, my life was over as well! It all was too much to swallow. I had been rail-roaded into the first Torture Conviction since The new torture law had been implemented. Basically I had been "made an example of ."
Finally, after some searching someone recommended Mr. William Nimmo to My Family & Thank God they did. When he came to see me, He immediately put my mind at ease & I began to feel like my prayers had been answered after all. As we talked & he told me that we were not going to waste our last chance on an Appeal but that we WERE going to ask for a new trial on grounds of In-Effective Council, that old yet always welcomed feeling of relief began to grow until it actually pushed my heart back into its rightful spot and for the first time in 22 months my heart was no longer in my stomach and I had some hope for a future.
Mr. Nimmo did get us a New Trial which is basically un-heard of and Mr. Nimmo shed the light of reality on the events that took place on that day and he did prove did .that I did not torture anyone. After all was said and done Mr. Nimmo had my life sentence over turned and reduced down to a lesser charge of assault with a deadly weapon which carried an eight year sentence. He told my family he could get it down further if we weren't happy with the eight. I declined the offer because I did commit the crime that I was now being convicted of and sentenced for. I felt Eight years was fair and that's where it ended. I did the eight years and made it out of there alive. Today I am off of Parole, I own a home and I share it with the woman of my dreams ( my wife) and our 3 awesome doggies. I honestly owe my life and happiness to William Nimmo because without his keen knowledge of the Law and his amazing ability to shed light on the truth I would be sitting in a cell somewhere, trying to get through the holidays instead of celebrating them in my own home. Thanks Again Mr. Nimmo.
Sincerely Kevin W. San Diego, CA
Posted by michael
I worked as a Private Investigator for over 30 years and participated in over 300 jury trials in that time. I never worked with a better trial advocate than Mr Nimmo. His trial record speaks for itself, his felony trial record is one of the best in the country. . Trial lawyers are a rare breed, 2-3% of lawyers are the trial lawyers. I would rate Mr Nimmo with any that I observed or worked with or against in a jury trial. I certainly never saw anyone better.