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William F. Nimmo, known by everyone as Bill Nimmo, is probably one of the most well regarded and prominent criminal defense trial lawyers in Southern California. He started out as a homicide and violent crime prosecutor and quickly gained a reputation for excellence in trial work. Working as a prosecutor gave him an understanding of how law enforcement and the prosecution thinks, and that is invaluable when defending a case. As a prosecutor you “build” a case. As a defense lawyer you “tear” the prosecution’s case apart. When you have worked as a prosecutor you know their weak spots and you know how they think.

As a San Diego criminal defense lawyer, Bill Nimmo has been the lead counsel on over 70 serious felony jury trials. He has tried to a jury 23 homicide cases. Each of these cases were prepared seriously and methodically and the results bear that out. Jury trial work has been his life and the courtroom has been his home for the last 29 years. Nimmo’s results are legendary. He has a high percentage of not guilty verdicts and hung juries on the cases he has defended at jury trial.

In 1992 Bill Nimmo was awarded the Trial Lawyer of the Year by the San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association for his defense of a gang member who was accused of killing a young police officer. In 1999 he was awarded that organization’s highest award, the “Directors Award for Excellence.” These awards, and the successful jury verdicts he has obtained throughout the years is why he is a renowned criminal defense lawyer and, is validation of his dedication to excellence in the defense of his clients.

Bill Nimmo earned his law degree from Loyola University School of Law in Los Angeles. He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell and is on the Bar Register of Pre-eminent Lawyers.

When you discuss your case with Bill Nimmo you will immediately understand why he has the reputation and the record that he has built over nearly 30 years.

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