Robert Nelson

Robert Nelson - Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP

Robert Nelson
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP
Embarcadero Center West 275 Battery Street, Suite 3000
San Francisco, CA 94111

(415) 956-1000


Robert Nelson
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP

Attorney Profile

(415) 956-1000

Bar Information
Admitted to bar, 1987, California; 1987, U.S. District Court, Central District of California; 1988, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California; 1988, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 1995, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit; 1998, District of Columbia; 1999, New York; 2001, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, Southern District of New York; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, 2006.

N.Y.U. School of Law (J.D., 1987): Order of the Coif, Articles Editor, New York University Law Review; Root-Tilden Scholarship Program; Cornell University (A.B., cum laude 1982): Phi Beta Kappa, College Scholar Honors Program; London School of Economics (General Course, 1980-81): Graded First.

Prior Employment
Law Clerk to Judge Stephen Reinhardt, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1987-88; Assistant Federal Public Defender, Northern District of California, 1988-93; Legal Research and Writing Instructor, University of California-Hastings College of the Law, 1989-91 (part-time position).

"California Lawyer Attorney of the Year (CLAY) Award," California Lawyer, 2008; "Consumer Attorney of the Year Finalist", Consumer Attorneys of California, 2007; "San Francisco Trial Lawyer of the Year Finalist," San Francisco Trial Lawyers' Association, 2007; "Northern California Super Lawyer," Law & Politics, 2004-2008.


"Class Action Treatment of Punitive Damages Issues after Philip Morris v. Williams: We Can Get There from Here," 2 Charleston Law Review 2 (Spring 2008) (with Elizabeth Cabraser); Contributing Author, California Class Actions Practice and Procedures (Elizabeth J. Cabraser, Editor-in-Chief, 2003); "The Importance of Privilege Logs," The Practical Litigator, Vol. II, No. 2 (March 2000) (ALI-ABA Pub.); "To Infer or Not to Infer a Discriminatory Purpose: Rethinking Equal Protection Doctrine," 61 New York University Law Review 334 (1986).

State Bar of California; Bar of the District of Columbia; State Bar of New York; Bar Association of San Francisco; Association of Trial Lawyers of America; American Bar Association; Consumer Attorneys of California; American Association of Justice.

About Lieff Cabraser
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP is a fifty-plus attorney law firm that has represented plaintiffs nationwide since 1972. We have offices in San Francisco, New York and Nashville. We represent plaintiffs in class and group actions and in individual lawsuits in cases involving substantial losses. For the last six years, the National Law Journal has selected Lieff Cabraser as one of the top plaintiffs' law firms in the nation.

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