University of California, Los Angeles J.D., 1990 

Syracuse University B.A.,1985



California 1990

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Lori Nielsen


(California State Bar No. 149926) is a 1990 graduate of the UCLA School of Law, where she was an Editor for the UCLA Law Review and a judicial extern for Hon. Dorothy W. Nelson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  She also graduated magna cum laude from Syracuse University in 1985 with a degree in Telecommunication Production and English. Immediately after law school, Ms. Nielsen was a judicial law clerk for the Hon. Ferdinand F. Fernandez, also of the Ninth Circuit.  She has more than 25 years of litigation experience, including as a trial attorney for the Los Angeles Office of the County Counsel.  Ms. Nielsen also served as a Los Angeles Superior Court Referee in the juvenile dependency courts for approximately nine years.  In the civil arena, Ms. Nielsen’s experience spans a broad range of topics, including insurance defense, copyright and trademark law, employment defense, medical malpractice, securities fraud and banking, antitrust, unfair business practices, and oil, gas and mineral rights.