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John Nelson

Associate

Mr. John Nelson is passionate about consumer protection law, representing ordinary people who are willing to stand up against powerful corporations and institutions not only for themselves but on behalf of others. Mr. Nelson has always been impressed that people are willing to put in the time and effort to help others and promote a healthy and honest marketplace despite the power imbalance and uncertainty associated with class-action lawsuits.

After speaking with Milberg’s David Leitz and Gary Klinger, Mr. Nelson discovered this professional team is well-aligned with his career interests and goals in defending consumers against mass corporations’ wrongdoings. Thus, he joined Milberg to focus on class-action cases regarding consumer fraud and cyber security issues.

Mr. Nelson is a guest lecturer at the University of San Diego in the area of international commercial arbitration where he also coaches the school’s Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (VICAM) competition team. The Vis Moot is the world’s largest moot competition and brings together over 2,500 students from law schools representing more than 80 countries around the world. He particularly enjoys working with the Vis Moot because it exposes students to diverse legal systems and fosters cross-cultural and multi-jurisdictional understanding.

Outside the office, Mr. Nelson enjoys hiking and spending time at San Diego’s world-class beaches. He also enjoys medium format film photography and reading (particularly on the topic of world history and travelogues). However, his main passion is international travel, as it fosters a better understanding of other cultures and offers Mr. Nelson exposure to diverse ways of thinking and viewing the world.

Education

  • J.D., University of San Diego School of Law, 2017
  • B.S., Loyola University Chicago, 2010

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of California , 2017
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, 2018
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, 2019
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, 2020
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, 2021
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2020