Mr. Nielsen has a diverse background in employment litigation, personal injury, and criminal defense. As different as these practice areas may seem, they share a commonality. Even before entering the practice of law, Mr. Nielsen has always felt inexorably drawn toward standing up for the “little guy.” Whether an individual is facing the legal might of the federal government, a multinational corporate employer, or a massive unsympathetic insurance company, Mr. Nielsen knows the only way to even the playing field against these entities is to put a thumb on the scale.
Mr. Nielsen, through his commitment, compassion, and character, has made it his mission to ensure his clients stand as equals at the bargaining table. He also understands how intimidating the litigation process can be without a strong advocate at your side. Mr. Nielsen regularly takes over and successfully resolves cases from other lawyers where clients have been lured into signing up, heard nothing for months, and are ultimately dropped once the lawyer finds out the other side is willing to fight. Mr. Nielsen works tirelessly to advocate on behalf of his clients and to ensure they are actively engaged in the prosecution of their case.
Mr. Nielsen graduated with distinction from the prestigious Santa Clara University School of Law in the heart of Silicon Valley. As a law student, he honed his legal skills by representing low-income clients at the Department of Labor as part of the Katharine and George Alexander Community Law Center Worker’s Rights Clinic. By the time he graduated from law school, Mr. Nielsen had recovered over $90,000 in favorable judgments for his clients. In his free time, Mr. Nielsen enjoys canoeing and taking long, scenic drives.
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J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law
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B.A. Legal Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz