Shawn Nelson’s firm was soliciting criminal defense referrals from law firms across Southern California at the very time Nelson was telling the OC Register that he had scrubbed those web domains and the corresponding web pages of such appeals to clients.
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The issue here is not that Nelson’s firm represents people in criminal matters. It’s that he has spent the better part of two years trying to cover that up. Nelson says his clients are accused of “small potatoes” crimes. They’re your neighbors and family members who get in trouble.
Nelson’s law firm focuses on ambulance chasing and criminal defense. He’s been trying to distance himself from the criminal defense work that he and his firm perform. Because of his work in criminal defense, Nelson should know you can run, but you can never hide.
Q: Are you then saying, everybody that represents pedophiles is sympathetic to pedophiles, is that your contention? A: If you’re a lawyer and you decide to spend all of your time representing pedophiles (criminals), it would raise a question.