Edgar R. Nield

Edgar R. Nield

Encinitas, California

Mr. Nield has handled hundreds of medical negligence cases over the course of his more than 25 year legal career, many of which were resolved by settlement or through successful jury verdicts. This has earned Mr. Nield the honor of admission into the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).

In addition to acting as lead trial counsel in numerous jury trials, Mr. Nield's litigation experience includes appearances as lead counsel at hundreds of mediations, arbitrations and settlement conferences. Mr. Nield has also served as a mediator and arbitrator for the San Diego and Riverside County Superior Courts. In addition to his representation of Plaintiffs in medical negligence matters, Mr. Nield has represented health care professionals where he has practiced as a defense attorney. This experience has provided Mr. Nield with unique insight into the cases he handles, being able to anticipate a defendant's position as to the various issues that may arise through the course of litigation. His ability to "see the whole playing field" is certainly a benefit for the firm's clients. In handling cases, Mr. Nield works closely with experts in all areas of a medical specialty as well as with experts in hospital and nursing home care, life care planning, economics and vocational rehabilitation.

Mr. Nield enjoys golf, running, watching baseball and football and spending time with his family.

Areas of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Failure to Diagnose
  • Surgical Errors
  • Delayed Diagnosis
  • Improper Medication
  • Wrongful Death
  • General Liability
  • Auto Accidents
  • Catastrophic Injuries

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1988
  • Colorado, 1984


  • University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado
    • Juris Doctor - 1983
  • University of Notre Dame
    • B.A. Business Administration - 1976
  • University of Denver
    • M.B.A., Master of Business Administration - 1984

Honors and Awards

  • Litigated Case Certificate from Pepperdine University School of Law

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • San Diego Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of California, Member
  • Riverside County Bar Association, Member
  • North San Diego County Bar, Member
  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
  • American Bar Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • Riverside Superior Court, Mediator and Judge Pro Tem

Ancillary Businesses

  • Riverside Superior Court, Mediator and Judge Pro Tem