William F. Nimmo
William F. Nimmo – better known as Bill – has established himself
as one of the most prominent and respected criminal trial lawyers in Southern
California. 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 the course of several decades.
Bill began his career as a homicide and violent crime prosecutor. He came
to be recognized for his
excellence at trial. His prosecution experience gave him insight into how law enforcement
and prosecutors think, which he uses today as an invaluable tool to defend
his clients in court. Prosecutors "build" cases; therefore,
it is the job of criminal defense lawyers to "tear" those cases
apart. As a former prosecutor, Bill Nimmo knows how the prosecution thinks.
As a criminal defense attorney in San Diego, Mr. Nimmo has been lead counsel
on numerous serious felony trials, some lasting multiple weeks or even
a month. He has tried 23 homicide cases to jury, each of which involved
Jury trial is Attorney Nimmo's life work. He has represented clients
in the courtroom for the past 29 years and has defended clients facing
nearly every criminal offense under California criminal law . These criminal
cases include everything from sexual assault to murder and other serious
crimes of violence.
Nimmo's case results have become a thing of legend. He holds outstanding
percentages for not-guilty verdicts and hung juries and has had only one
guilty verdict in his last 5 jury trials, which included one murder case
and one case of child molestation, both of which could have landed the
client in prison for life.
In 1992, Attorney William Nimmo was named
"Trial Lawyer of the Year" by the San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association following his defense
of a gang member who was facing charges of killing a young police officer.
Only 7 years later, he was also honored with the association's highest
"Directors Award for Excellence." Nimmo's awards and trial verdicts over the years are the reason why
he is a renowned trial attorney. These accolades are also a testament
to his dedication to excellence in criminal defense.
In 2008 and 2010, Nimmo was named a "Top Criminal Attorney" after
receiving votes from his peers in the San Diego legal community.
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J.D. – Loyola University School of Law in Los Angeles, 2014
Awards & Accolades
- "Trial Lawyer of the Year" – San Diego Criminal Defense
- "Directors Award for Excellence" – San Diego Criminal Defense
- AV Preeminent® Rating – Martindale-Hubbell®
- The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers™ – Martindale-Hubbell®
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