Kimberly D. Neilson






KIMBERLY D. NEILSON, is a 2001 graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law. She graduated with honors and received a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Tulsa in 1998. She is a member of the State Bar of California, admitted in 2001 and has been admitted to practice before all District Courts in the state of California as well as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Super Lawyers named Ms. Neilson a 2015 San Diego Rising Star.

Ms. Neilson has a strong civil litigation background, having practiced for over 14 years in employment, wage and hour, and consumer class and collective actions and complex litigation prior to joining Frisella Neilson, APC. Ms. Neilson has participated in a class action trial advocating on behalf of low-income tenants for local rent control ordinance violations which resulted in a verdict on the tenants' behalf. She also represented the rights of San Diego's homeless residents, resulting in a settlement with the City of San Diego which prohibited the City from targeting homeless persons for illegal lodging tickets under Penal Code Section 467(j).

Kimberly has volunteered at Voices for Children, a private nonprofit organization that provides foster children with volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) since 2004. She has advocated on behalf of multiple children throughout their duration in foster care and assisted with new volunteer training. She was recently featured in the Voices for Children Annual Report, and is an active member of the community outreach committee, speaking to local community groups and students as well as prospective volunteers at Voices for Children information sessions regarding the impact of advocating on behalf of a foster child.

Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning
  • Trust Administration
  • Probate
  • Trust & Elder Abuse Litigation
  • Beneficiary Representation
  • Conservatorships & Guardianships

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Western District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit


  • University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D. - 2001
  • University of Tulsa
    • B.A. - 1998
    • Honors: Graduated With Honors
    • Major: Psychology

Honors and Awards

  • 2015 San Diego Rising Star, Super Lawyers

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • California State Bar
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Lawyers Club of San Diego
  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
  • Probate Attorneys of San Diego

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