Kristopher A. Nelson

Kristopher became a lawyer to make the world a little more fair and just.

Kristopher is an attorney at TRE Legal Practice. His work is often done behind the scenes, including legal research and writing and overseeing paralegal services for the firm. He is licensed to practice in the State of California.

During law school, Kristopher externed at the California Court of Appeal, First Appellate District and worked at a non-profit doing employment disability law.

Before becoming a practicing attorney, he worked as a web developer and systems administrator and pursued a Ph.D. with a dissertation on the historical impact of technology on privacy law. He has also taught history of science, U.S. history, and legal history to undergraduates.

Kristopher has worked on issues such as service animals denials by ride-share providers under the Americans with Disabilities Act, False Claims Act cases seeking to hold government contractors responsible for the accessibility of the websites they develop, and accessibility cases against private and governmental entities at both the state and federal level.


University of California, San Diego, M.A. in History of Science, 2014
University of California College of the Law, San Francisco (formerly UC Hastings), J.D., 2009
University of Washington, B.A. with Honors, 1998

Selected Cases

  • Case Profile: West Valley College

    To make sure that innovative new language learning tools were accessible to disabled students, TRE Legal Practice worked with West Valley College through structured negotiations to come up with a Settlement Agreement to address and prevent such problems. Case Profile >