Lara Bierman Nelson

925 L Street

Sacramento, California 95814

Office: (916) 341-8373



Lara Bierman Nelson is a principal deputy legislative counsel. She worked for the Office of Legislative Counsel from 1990 to 2003 and returned in 2010.

Ms. Nelson manages a branch of the office that handles laws relating to air resources, elementary and secondary education, fish and wildlife, food and agriculture, harbors and navigation, hazardous materials, postsecondary education, public resources, public safety, public utilities, solid waste, streets and highways, transportation, and water.

She previously worked in the Opinion Branch, and also was a supervisor in the areas of health and care facilities, Medi-Cal, public health, public social services, and workers' compensation.

Prior to joining the office, Ms. Nelson served as a judicial extern for the California Supreme Court. Prior to returning in 2010, she served as Visiting Professor of Law in the Lawyering Process Program of the U.N.L.V., William S. Boyd School of Law in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Ms. Nelson received her J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. At Hastings, she was an associate publications editor for the Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal. She received her undergraduate degree from Montclair State University.

Ms. Nelson is a member of the California State Bar.