Nelson Law Group

Firm Overview

Specializing exclusively in labor and employment law, representing both employers and employees.

Established June 1, 2006, with a mission to help avoid employment disputes whenever possible, and to efficiently resolve disputes whenever they occur.

Example cases

Discrimination, harassment and retaliation; wage-and-hour matters including overtime, meal and rest break violations and deductions from employee wages; severance agreement negotiation and review; non-compete issues; advice and counseling; and contract and handbook drafting and review.

Main Office
900 Cherry Avenue
Suite 300
San Bruno  CA  94066
  • (650) 794-2760
  • (650) 794-2761


Free Initial Consultation?
I offer a short telephone consultation, free of charge. I generally charge for all in-person consultations.
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
My billing arrangements are case-specific and depend on various factors, including the type of case at hand.
Hourly Rates
$250 and up, depending on the case.

Office Information

Office Hours
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Office Manager
Danielle Tizol
Emergency After Hours
Languages Spoken

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

My first law-related job was with the University of San Francisco Office of the General Counsel, where I handled primarily labor and employment matters. It was that experience that convinced me that I wanted to practice in the labor and employment field.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

I encourage it. It helps the representation process because it enables clients to recognize what sorts of facts and issues are most relevant to their respective cases.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I am always willing to review and provide feedback on anything my clients take the time to prepare.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

I am willing to have consultations during which I will answer whatever questions clients may have.

Robert S. Nelson

I was previously employed by Fisher & Phillips, a national labor and employment law firm, and Curiale Dellaverson Hirschfeld & Kraemer, a well-regarded California-based labor and employment firm.

I cannot overemphasize how much my past experience as a newspaper reporter helps me in my law career. Newspaper reporting taught me how to interview and assess people, especially whether or not they are telling the truth; how to find and interpret evidence; how to write clearly and concisely; and, above all else, the importance of detail. These skills are essential to effective lawyering.

I am a cut-to-the-chase problem solver. My mission is to solve my clients' problems in the most efficient and effective ways possible. I subscribe to the way of the "reluctant warrior," which means that I do everything I reasonably can to keep my clients out of fights, but when fighting becomes inevitable I do it with deadly seriousness.

Personal interests:

My family, which includes my wife, Jenny, and my daughters Elizabeth, 2, and Kate, 4 months; golf; carpentry; running and exercising.

  • Bar Number: 220984
    California , 2002
  • University of San Francisco School of Law
    Juris Doctor , 2002
    San Francisco, CA
    Law Review
  • Duke University
    Bachelor of Arts , 1995
    Durham, NC
    Majored in Public Policy Studies

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