Kirsten Nelson

Kirsten Nelson is an Associate at Wilkinson Walsh + Eskovitz. Kirsten’s practice focuses on complex civil litigation, including products liability, intellectual property, contract actions, defamation, and antitrust litigation. She has worked on cases that were tried to verdict in state and federal courts across the country. Kirsten has represented Fortune 500 companies, prominent corporations, and non-profits, including Pfizer, Facebook, Bayer, and the NCAA.

Kirsten maintains an active pro bono practice. In a 2017 custody dispute, she secured sole physical and legal custody for her client after a three-day trial. In addition, Kirsten has represented clients in a variety of habeas corpus appeals and other criminal matters.

As a member of The George Washington University Law School’s Federal Criminal, and Appellate clinic, Kirsten successfully represented a criminal defendant before the Maryland intermediate court of appeals, arguing before a three-judge panel.

Kirsten is a Court Appointed Special Advocate for Children in the District of Columbia.

Before joining Wilkinson Walsh + Eskovitz, Kirsten was an Associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in Washington, D.C.

Other Activities

Prior to law school, Kirsten founded a consulting company specializing in organizational development and financial management for clients in the entertainment industry. Since 2009, she has sat on the board of a national nonprofit organization.


  • Judge Thomas Wheeler, Court of Federal Claims (2015-16)


  • Undergraduate: University of Maryland, B.A., magna cum laude, 2009.
  • Law: The George Washington University, J.D., cum laude, 2014