Vincent E. Nelson worked his way through undergraduate school and law school. He understands the struggle that most people confront reaching their goals in life as they work hard to support their families. Vince received his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from San Francisco State University. He is a graduate of New College of California School of Law, which was a public interest law school dedicated to the training of socially-responsible lawyers that shared his commitment to working in the public interest. While attending law school he worked for The San Francisco Community Law Collective. Vincent E. Nelsonreceived the Degree of Juris Doctor in 1989 and was admitted to practice law in California the same year. After working with the law firm of Larry Klein, Inc., Vince built an independent law firm, which continues to be focused on helping individuals through very difficult personal legal challenges in the areas of family law and personal injury.

Vincent E. Nelson is a skilled negotiator, litigator, and advocate who has a natural ability to translate complex legal concepts to his clients in a common-sense manner. He knows how to guide each unique case through the legal system to achieve the best result. Vince has successfully litigated complex personal injury cases against aggressive corporate defendants and insurance companies.  He also has the skills required to resolve matters with minimal court involvement. He has the legal knowledge and temperament to help efficiently resolve dissolution cases involving complex property division, support issues or custody matters. Vince has been Vice President of the Napa County Bar Association and the Chair of the Napa County Bar Association Family Law Section. He enjoys helping people transition through the difficult periods in their lives as they confront legal issues related to personal injury, marital dissolution or other personal legal challenges.​

Kelly M. Rose pursued her legal education at Saint Mary’s College of California where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Law Studies and completed Saint Mary’s College excellent ABA Approved Paralegal Certificate Program. She has been working as a Paralegal with Vincent E. Nelson since 2006. Kelly is very knowledgeable with respect to court procedures, legal forms, document management and law office management. Her responsibilities include research, file management, and assistance with preparation of documents such as financial disclosures, discovery responses, motions, stipulations, orders, or other various court filings. Kelly is also responsible for the day to day management of the office including scheduling and billing. She enjoys interacting closely with clients to efficiently facilitate the collection of, organization and preparation of documents and information required to effectively and successfully complete all aspects of their case.

Kelly M. Rose is uniquely qualified to compassionately assist people confronted with the emotional stress naturally associated with a family law or personal injury case. She has also studied at National Holistic Institute where she learned anatomy and massage therapy. Her prior career as a professional massage therapist instilled her with an innate ability to assist individuals going through the difficult process of recovering from a martial dissolution or physical injury. Kelly M. Rose also has the life experience of working hard and supporting herself as she pursued her legal education.

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Vincent E. Nelson
1001 2nd St Ste 255
Napa, CA 94559

Business Hours

Mon – Fri: 08:30 AM – 04:30 PM
Sat – Sun: Closed
Appointments Available

Contact Information

Phone: (707) 259-0228