Virginia C. Nelson
(NOTE: This is a selective biography, written in June 2010.)
Date of Birth: 10/17/1953, Crookston, MN
Spouse: Mark, Children: Nick (15)
Education: Colorado State University (1975); USD Law School (1979). Admitted to California Bar in 1979.
Work: Wesley H. Harris firm (1979-82), Harris & Nelson (82-85), solo since 1986 (plaintiff personal injury and medical malpractice).
Bar/other: SDCBA (President, 1990); first female member of the San Diego Chapter of ABOTA (1998); USD School of Law Distinguished Alumnus (1990); San Diego County Law Library Justice Foundation “Bernard Witkin” award (1997); Broderick Award for civility and professionalism (1998); San Diego Trial Lawyers Association (Board, 83-88); San Diego County Bar Foundation (Board, 92-94); Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers; U.S. Magistrate Review and Selection Committee (93-94, 03-04); SDCBA Judicial Evaluation Committee (92, 06-10); President, San Diego Inn of Court; President and Master, William B. Enright American Inn of Court.