Gary C. Nelson

Top rated Workers' Compensation attorney in Modesto, California

The Law Office of Gary C. Nelson
Gary C. Nelson
The Law Office of Gary C. Nelson

Practice Areas: Workers' Compensation, Personal Injury; view more

Licensed in California since: 1986

Education: University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2023

The Law Office of Gary C. Nelson

421 13th Street
Modesto, CA 95354 Visit website


For over 36 years, Gary C. Nelson, the founder of the Law Office of Gary C. Nelson located in Modesto, California, has been advocating for his clients in Modesto, California, and throughout Stanislaus County. He focuses his practice in the areas of Workers' Compensation and Personal Injury matters. 

Mr. Nelson pursued his undergraduate studies at California State University, Stanislaus, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology in 1982. He then went on to attend the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, where he graduated with distinction with his Juris Doctor in 1985. His law school academic honors include being named to both the Order of the Coif and the Traynor Society.

Mr. Nelson is licensed to practice law before all of the state courts of California. He is additionally admitted to practice law before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California. Mr. Nelson served as a judge pro tem for the Stanislaus County Superior Court from 1994 to 1995.

Dedicated to the legal profession, Mr. Nelson has served on the Executive Committee of the Workers' Compensation Section of The State Bar of California since 2006, and he is a member of the Stanislaus County Bar Association. He was named as the Applicant Attorney of the Year by the State Bar Executive Committee in 2006. Mr. Nelson volunteers significant time for the Stanislaus County Make-A-Wish Foundation, and in 2005, he was named as a "Wishmaker of the Year", together with his wife Sharilyn. Highly regarded by his fellow professionals, Mr. Nelson has received an "Excellent" peer-review rating through Avvo.

Practice areas

Workers' Compensation: Claimant, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Personal Injury - Plaintiff

  • 70% Workers' Compensation: Claimant
  • 30% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1986, California

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Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Stanislaus County Make-A-Wish Foundation
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • California, 1986
  • Board Member, California State Bar Executive Committee, 2006 - Present
  • Chair, California State Bar Worker's Compensation Executive Committee, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1986
  • U.S. District Court, 1986
Educational Background:
  • University of California, B.A. in Sociology, 1982
  • Attorney of the Year, California State Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Executive Committee, 2006 - 2007, 2006

Office location for Gary C. Nelson

421 13th Street
Modesto, CA 95354

Phone: 209-222-4089


9 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2023

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