Ellyn E. Nesbit

Ellyn E. Nesbit
Firm: Willoughby, Stuart & Bening, A Professional Law Corporation
Address: 50 West San Fernando
Suite 400
San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: 408-289-1972
Fax: 408-295-6375
E-mail: Contact Us
Web site: http://www.wsblaw.net

Position Areas of Practice Litigation Percentage
Bar Admissions Education Honors
Affiliations Representative Cases
Lawyer Profile:

Ms. Nesbit is a shareholder with Willoughby, Stuart & Bening and specializes in appeals.  She has handled a number of civil appeals in various practice areas, including insurance coverage, probate, and legal malpractice.  Ms. Nesbit passed the California Certified Appellate Specialist exam administered in 2011.

Ms. Nesbit's legal experience also encompasses handling insurance coverage matters for insureds and for insurers at pre-litigation through trial stages, including commercial general liability and property matters, professional liability/errors and omissions coverage, as well as homeowners and automobile coverage issues.

She is Co-Chair of the Appellate Courts Committee of the Santa Clara County Bar Association.  The other Co-Chair position is held by one of the Justices of the Sixth District Court of Appeal. 

Ms. Nesbit has been selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 in the field of Appellate law. She is a member of MENSA (membership in MENSA can be obtained solely by achieving a top-level score on a MENSA-approved I.Q. test). 

She obtained both her Juris Doctor and Masters in Business Administration degrees in 1988 from the University of Florida, and was admitted to the California Bar the same year. She received her bachelor's degree in 1983 from Milligan College.

During the course of her career, Ms. Nesbit has participated in various community and legal activities, including the Inns of Court organization, and various volunteer community activities. Ms. Nesbit has been a panelist for continuing legal education seminars on appellate practice and insurance coverage litigation.

Ms. Nesbit's other interests involve outdoor activities, including road biking, running, and hiking. She is interested in gourmet cooking and is attempting to gain some skills in that area.

Current Employment Position(s):

Areas of Practice:
Civil Appeals
Insurance Policyholder Representation
Insurance Industry Representation
Real Estate and Construction
Litigation Percentage:
75% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Bar Admissions:
California, 1988
University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida, 1988

University of Florida, 1988
Major: Business Administration

Milligan College, 1983

Representative Cases:
Ward General Insurance Services, Inc, v. Employers Fire Insurance Co., 114 Cal.App.4th 548 (2003)
Drummond v. Temmerman, Desmarais & Phillips, LLP, 6th DCA H030601 (2009)
Honors and Awards:
The Best Lawyers in America, 2013 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Appellate Courts Committee SCCBA

Birth Information:
West Practice Categories:
Construction Law, Insurance Law, Litigation & Appeals, Real Estate Law

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