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Walsworth Expands Toxic Tort Practice in San Francisco

Attorney: Robert L. Nelder (Ret.) | Published 6.1.17

Orange, California—June 1, 2017—Walsworth today announced that Robert Nelder has joined the San Francisco office as a senior trial counsel in the firm’s toxic tort practice. Robert comes to Walsworth after having been a partner at Hassard Bonnington LLP since 2002.

Robert has over 28 years of litigation experience representing a diverse group of manufacturers, distributors, contractors and premises owners in tort actions. He has tried or 2nd-chaired in excess of 20 jury trials to verdict in San Francisco, Alameda, Los Angeles and San Diego Superior Courts, and has deposed hundreds of plaintiffs and product identification witnesses in toxic tort, asbestos and other product liability cases.

“Robert is a highly-skilled litigator with a wealth of toxic and product liability experience,” said co-managing partner, Sharon Clisham. “We’re excited to add him to our Toxic Tort Practice.”

Robert earned his J.D. from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, and his B.A. from the University of California, Davis.

About Walsworth

Walsworth was founded in 1989 with a commitment to establish a law firm focused on working collaboratively with clients to meet their unique objectives. The firm has grown to over 75 attorneys with offices in Orange, Los Angeles and San Francisco and is known for excellence in litigation and transactional matters. We are equally distinct in our longstanding commitment to diversity, which is recognized through our certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and by the California Public Utilities Commission, and we are proud to be the largest certified WBE law firm in the United States. Walsworth is also a National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF) member, the largest in California and third largest nationwide. For more information, visit