Shawn Nelson is a Criminal Defense Attorney and he doesn’t want you to know it

R. Shawn Nelson, Fullerton City Council

Shawn Nelson 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.

Shawn Nelson Fundraiser at same time as Council meeting

Matt Cunningham over at Red County has posted the latest hit piece from OCEA on Nelson regarding this issue HERE.

  4 comments for “Shawn Nelson is a Criminal Defense Attorney and he doesn’t want you to know it

  1. Sheila
    May 15, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    I am no fan of Shawn Nelson, and the fact that he won’t even admit what he does for a living increases my distrust of him. He is a defense attorney. Defense attorneys make sure that their clients get due process under the law. It’s not that he is endorsing sex offenders, he just makes sure that the system deals with them and everyone else accused of a crime a fair shake. That is what makes our country strong. Why is he ashamed of upholding Constitutional rights? The hit pieces I have received in the mail focus too much on his law firm. There is plenty to nail him on without even going into what he does for a living. Look at his city council record. The man has never met a developer he didn’t like. The fact that he is backed by the Bushalas is enough to damage his credibility irreparably.

  2. Dan Chmielewski
    May 16, 2010 at 8:20 am

    Careful Sheila, or you’ll be accused of being on the Sidhu payroll by the “Fullerton’s Lowest Common Denominator” blog.

  3. Advantage Title Flunky
    May 16, 2010 at 10:59 am

    Sheila. Just you wait till I get down to work in the morning and pull up all of your personal public information on my employers systems. Can’t wait to post all of your credit info to teach you a lesson in snooping.

  4. Cynthia Ward
    May 17, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    And Lorri Galloway has been so forthcoming about her NEED for defense attorneys in the past? Come on guys…work on some credibility here…

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