David S. Nims

David obtained his B.A. from the University of California at Davis, majoring in History and German.   He then graduated from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, where he distinguished himself in both academics and trial practice skills. David served as a Senior Articles Editor on the Hastings Women’s Journal and as President of the school’s chapter of the American Constitution Society.  UC Hastings honored David with the CALI Award for the best academic performance in CA Local Government Law.  David competed for, coached, and served on the board of one of the top-ranked Moot Court programs in the nation.
While attending law school, David served as an intern at both the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office and the Office of  the San Francisco Public Defender.  In 2011, David passed the California Bar and joined the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office where he prosecuted serious and violent felonies, successfully trying multiple jury cases to verdict.  He then obtained experience on the other side of the aisle, working for the El Dorado County Public Defender’s Office representing juveniles, individuals on conservatorships, and adults charged with misdemeanors and felonies.
David played rugby at UC Davis, where he served as the club’s President, and continued to play or referee with the Vacaville Old Dogs and Humboldt Old Growth club teams. He is a mountain and road cyclist who has ridden from San Francisco to Los Angeles in AIDS Life Cycle, a fundraiser benefitting the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. David has also volunteered as a Mentor Attorney with the Humboldt and El Dorado County Teen Court programs since 2011.

Email:  dsnims@janssenlaw.com