Shawn NelsonÂ has gone to great lengths to try to hide that history. I reported a while ago about Nelson’s specialties as once advertised on his law practice website. After that story ran, Nelson pulled out all the stops and had the record scrubbed from readily available Internet history.
Today I read Norberto Santana, Jr.’s story in Voice of OC – Who is Supporting Nelson and Who is He Defending?
When I interviewed Shawn Nelson last week at the Pacific Club parking lot after an election debate, I asked him about rumors alleging his law firm’s specialization on sex crime defense cases.
The Republican-endorsed candidate for Fourth District Supervisor looked at me like I was crazy.
While standing next to Orange City Councilman Dennis Bilodeau, I asked Nelson point blank if it was true that his firm had defended people accused of sex crimes. He looked back at me and laughed the whole thing off, saying those accusations were baseless.
He doesn’t do sex crime defenses, he said. He also left the impression that it wasn’t the kind of business he was interested in seeking.
Yeah right, and I bet Nelson doesn’t go A.W.O.L. from Council Budget Meeting for his own Campaign Fundraiser.
Matt Cunningham over at Red County has posted the latest hit piece from OCEA on Nelson regarding this issue HERE.