ROIG Lawyers Miami Partner Nominated for Appointment to Miami-Dade County Court

September 12, 2016

ROIG Lawyers is excited to announce that Julie Harris Nelson, partner in the Miami office, has been nominated for appointment to the Miami-Dade County Court by the Judicial Nominating Commission for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit. Her nomination is a result of a vacancy from the resignation of Judge Jacqueline Schwartz.

About the Attorney

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. Her most recent appointments include the Board of Directors of Miami Bridge and State Treasurer for Florida Association for Women Lawyers. 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, 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 AssociationWilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Association, and The Florida Bar. She also serves on both the Diversity and Inclusion Committee and the Voluntary Bar Liaison Committee for The Florida Bar.