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B. Eric Nelson

B. Eric (Bruce) Nelson was born in Yonkers, New York and grew up in Los Angeles, California. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science in 1970.

After serving four years of active duty in the United States Navy, he attended Southwestern University School of Law, and received his J.D. Degree in 1980. He was licensed to practice law in California in December 1980.

For most of his career, Eric has practiced Insurance Defense, including medical and legal malpractice defense, defense of nursing homes, and defense of individual insured’s in a wide variety of situations.

Eric also has considerable appellate experience having briefed and/or argued cases in multiple Districts of the California Courts of Appeal and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. His published opinions include: Hollywood Refrigeration Sales Co. v. Superior Court (1985) 164 Cal. App.3d 754; Wise v. Superior Court (1990) 222 Cal. App.3d 1008; Rao v. Campo (1991) 233 Cal. App.3d 1557; and, the unpublished case of McCassy v. Superior Court, (2011) 2011 WL 1536580, dealing with primary assumption of risk in the context of a motocross accident. He is admitted to all Federal District Courts in California.

Eric is an avid SCUBA diver and a certified Divemaster. He also briefly served as a Deputy Sheriff with the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office in Georgia. He is admitted to practice law in both California and the State of Ohio.

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