Ryan G. Nelson comes to SDV following a career in the military, having spent several years in the U.S. Marine Corps prior to law school, where he rose to the rank of Captain and served in a variety of billets as an Artillery Officer. Ryan was also the proud recipient of the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and a Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal for meritorious service from 2011 through 2016.
While in law school, Ryan was the CEO of the Moot Court Honors Board and served as Associate Editor of both Law Review and the International Law Journal. He was also a judicial extern for the Hon. Justice Judith Haller of the California Court of Appeal, Fourth District.
In his spare time, Ryan enjoys rock climbing, snowboarding, camping, working on cars, and watching football. He and his wife currently reside in Carlsbad, CA.