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Gary Nelson

421 13th Street
Modesto CA 95354
(209) 524-9200

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Since 1986, I have assisted clients through the stress of their legal situations. My name is Gary Nelson and I am an experienced and confident attorney who works tirelessly to assure that your rights are preserved and that the best possible resolution to your case is achieved.

Personal injury, workers’ compensation, social security disability and business litigation are my main areas of practice. I am committed to discussing your case and assessing with you the realistic possibilities for a beneficial result with my assistance. I make great effort to be available for your questions throughout the course of your case. I am easy to talk to and you will feel comfortable with our relationship.

I was honored by the State Bar of California in 2006 when I was named the Attorney of the Year for the State of California in the field of Workers’ Compensation. I am committed to my community and in 2005, my wife Sharilyn and I were nominated Wishmaker of the Year by the Stanislaus Chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. We have many other local charitable activities as well. I feel the same dedication to my clients and my law practice.

Contact me, a Modesto personal injury and disability lawyer, to ensure all of the bases are covered when pursuing your legal matter. A free consultation is generally offered in almost all cases. Don’t delay getting in touch with me when you have legal issues and are unsure of your next move. I can help you through every stage of your case in order to minimize the negative impact on your life and maximize the compensation you are entitled to receive.


Gary C. Nelson

Born in Modesto, California in 1958. Attended Modesto Junior College, graduating from University of California, Stanislaus in 1982 with a B.A. in Sociology. Graduated with a J.D. degree (with distinction) from McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento in 1985. Awarded scholastic honors of the Traynor Society and the Order of the Coif. Licensed to practice in 1986. Practiced with Strauss, Neibauer, Anderson & Hollenback from March 1986 to December 1989 Moorad, Clark & Gleason from December 1989 to February 1992, and became a partner at Jones, Cochrane, Hollenback, Nelson Zumwalt from February 1992 until it's dissolution on May 31, 2007. Now in solo practice since June 1, 2007.

Currently Gary is a board member of the Executive Committee of the Workers' Compensation Division of the California State Bar. He was voted Attorney of the Year for Workers' Compensation by the State Bar in 2006.

Current affiliations include Stanislaus County Make-A-Wish Foundation. He and his wife Sharilyn were voted Wishmakers of the Year in 2005 by the Foundation. They are both deeply committed to various charitable causes in the Stanislaus County area.

Areas of Practice

  • 60% Workers' Compensation
  • 30% Personal Injury
  • 10% Social Security Disability

Litigation Percentage

  • 40% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1986
  • U.S. District Court, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1986


  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, California, 1985
    Juris Doctorate
    Honors: With Distinction
    Honors: Order of the Coif
    Honors: Traynor Society
  • University of California, Stanislaus, Turlock, California, USA, 1982
    Major: Sociology

Honors and Awards

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • California State Bar Executive Committee, 2006 - Present
    Board Member

Past Employment Positions

Birth Information

  • November 15, 1958, Modesto, California, United States of America

Tara Davis

I was born in Chicago, Illinois however mainly raised in the Central Valley. Graduated with BA degree in Political Science and Public Administration from California State University, Stanislaus in 1989, magna cum laude if that matters- Attended Humphreys College School of Law, in Stockton, CA and graduated in 1996. I was admitted to the California Bar, December 1996.

I have worked in the areas of personal injury on both the plaintiff and insurance defense sides. Currently, we represent plaintiffs in personal injury cases. We also handle Social Security cases and Workers’ Compensation cases as well. If at all interested, I have two great kids and an awesome horse-riding is my hobby!

Please Call : 209 524-9200

Please Call : 209 524-9200

Modesto CA Social Security Lawyer

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