Warren L. Nelson: Lawyer with Fisher & Phillips LLP

Warren L. Nelson

Irvine,  CA  U.S.A.
Phone(949) 798-2111

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AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Labor and Employment
  • Labor Arbitration
  • Labor Contract Negotiations
  • Labor Disputes
  • Labor Management Relations
  • National Labor Relations Act - NLRA
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act - OSHA
  • Prevailing Wage Issues
  • Union Awareness
  • Wage and Hour Compliance
University University of California, Santa Cruz, CA, B.A.; University of Oregon, School of Business, Eugene, OR, M.S., Labor Relations; University of Sussex, Brighton, England, M.A.
Law SchoolUniversity of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, WI, J.D.
Admitted1995, Wisconsin; 1996, California

Warren Nelson is a partner in the Irvine and Los Angeles offices. His practice emphasizes collective bargaining, defense of unfair labor practice charges, arbitrations, representation of employers in union organizing campaigns, occupational safety and health, and wage and hour law.

Warren has over 30 years of labor and employee relations experience in unionized and non-unionized environments.

He has negotiated over 250 labor agreements for employers, covering construction, manufacturing, retail, warehousing, food processing, transportation, aerospace, hospitality, health care and public sector employees in over 30 states, Mexico and Canada.

Warren has developed and implemented union avoidance, strike operations and crisis contingency plans as well as employee communications and workplace safety programs for employers across the country. He regularly defends employers who have been cited by OSHA in conjunction with fatalities and other workplace catastrophes.

Additionally, Warren has led management training sessions focusing on effective hiring and discipline, union avoidance, sexual harassment, employment discrimination, and plant relocations and closures.

Before joining the firm, Warren was the Director of Labor Relations and Safety for one of the nation's largest warehousing and transportation companies and was a Manager of Labor Relations for a large retail grocery company.

Warren also has experience as a union business representative. He is AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 2010. He has also been listed by the Labor Relations Institute(LRI) as one of the Top 100 Labor Attorneys in the U.S. since 2006.


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Reported CasesRepresentative Work; NLRB Order Obtained Against Carpenters Union for Illegal Secondary Boycott Activity During Strike; Firm Attorneys Win Three Significant NLRB Victories

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Warren L. Nelson

2050 Main Street
IrvineCA 92614


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