Roig Lawyers Miami Attorney Nominated for Appointment to Miami-Dade County Court
December 21, 2015
Roig Lawyers, a minority-owned, multi-practice litigation law firm dedicated to serving clients across six offices throughout Florida, is pleased to announce that The Judicial Nominating Commission for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit has nominated Julie Harris Nelson for appointment to the Miami-Dade County Court.
Harris Nelson is an experienced insurance defense trial attorney who has personally tried more than 50 criminal and civil jury and bench trials involving automobile liability personal injury protection (PIP) litigation and insurance law. Harris Nelson began her legal career as an assistant state attorney in Miami-Dade County under Katherine Fernandez Rundle. She later began practicing insurance defense with an emphasis on premises liability and bodily injury.
Harris Nelson is actively involved with multiple organizations within the Miami-Dade community. As an executive board member of the Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Miami Chapter, Harris Nelson has dedicated the last 6 years of her life to nurturing future African-American leaders by strengthening children through leadership development, volunteer service and philanthropic giving, and civic duty. She has also devoted countless hours volunteering at school settings through the Justice Teaching program. She organized and moderated the first annual Domestic Violence Panel event where a portion of the proceeds were donated to multiple domestic violence shelters in Miami-Dade. Harris Nelson has made a significant impact on diversity within the legal community through her heavy involvement in Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association, Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Association, The Florida Bar, and as the Diversity and Inclusion Committee Liaison for Florida Association for Women Lawyers. She also serves on the Diversity and Inclusion Standing Committee for the Florida Bar.