Ernst Law Group
1020 Palm Street
San Luis Obispo, CA - 93401
Phone: (805) 541-0300 / Fax: (805) 541-5168
CA State Bar Number: 136715
Date of Admission To State Bar: 1988
Area of Practice:
- Civil litigation
- Personal Injury
Nigel A. Whitehead, Esq., has been practicing law since 1988. Nigel began his career with a Los Angeles firm with over 250 lawyers. Between 1995 and 2006 he ran his own successful law firm, before teaming up with the Ernst Law Group. Nigel is a member of American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), American Association for Justice (AAJ), Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC), Central Coast Trial Lawyers Association and Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles (CAALA). Nigel is rated by Martindale-Hubbell as “Preeminent” (5 out of 5) in client reviews.
Nigel is a trial lawyer handling primarily personal injury matters, his focus and skill being in the courtroom. “Being a lawyer who takes a case to a jury, in my mind, is the highest and best use of a lawyer’s skills. Nowhere else in the world can an individual stand up to a huge insurance company or corporation and fight for justice. No matter how much money the defense has, or how many lawyers they use, when it comes to the trial, one lawyer for each side stands and speaks to the jury.”
Nigel is a past President of the Central Coast Trial Lawyers Association and is currently the Vice President.
Nigel has been married to his wife Hope for over 23 years and is the proud father of three children and a proud granddad of his first grandson. He enjoys golf, fishing, bike riding and hiking.