Nelson Comis Kettle & Kinney LLP
300 E. Esplanade Drive, Suite 1170
Oxnard, CA 93036-0238 | Map
805.604.4100 Phone
805.604.4150 Fax



Mark A. Nelson

Certified Family Law Specialist
Board of Legal Specialization State Bar of California


Martindale-Hubbell rating of AV
(preeminent legal skills, very high ethics)

Martindale-Hubble Client Distinction Award
(Recognized for excellence by client reviews)


  • University of California, Los Angeles B.A. 1977
    Political Science and Special Program in International Relations
  • University of Southern California J.D. 1981
    Moot Court Honors Program

Bar Admission

  • Admission to California State Bar 1981
  • State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization Examination 1995
  • California State Bar Family Law Specialist Certification 1997;
    Recertification 2002, 2007 and 2013

Memberships / Noteworthy Activities

  • Collaborative Family Law Professionals, Inc. Co-foundlnq Director of non-adversarial alternative dispute resolution
    group involving specially trained lawyers, mental health professionals and accountants working with selected clients; President 2003,
    Director and Treasurer 2000-present
  • Ventura County Bar Association, Member, 1981-present
  • Family Law Bar Association, President, 2002
  • Judge Pro Tem, Ventura County Superior Court
  • Elected Mesa Union School District, Board of Trustees, 1998 and 2002 General Elections, President 2003
  • World Affairs Council of Ventura County,
    Board of Directors 1997-2000
  • Provisors, Inc. 1997 to present
  • Named Southern California Super Lawyer

Mark Nelson began his legal career in business and real property litigation and transactions. To meet the need of clients from Montecito to Malibu, he expanded his practice into the Family Law area, eventually becoming a Board Certified Specialist. Mark is now dedicated solely to the practice of family law, including divorce, legal separation, property division, custody, child and spousal support, paternity, litigation, mediation, collaborative law, pre-marriage issues, and post-divorce issues. Mark is well known for his expert representation in cases involving complex business issues, significant assets and particularly complicated tax and business valuation issues. He handles child custody and visitation issues with skill and sensitivity, keeping in mind the emotional and psychological welfare of the family. Mark excels at negotiating and drafting unique settlement agreements, and, when required, he will skillfully litigate complex issues at trial.

Representative Clients
Doctors, lawyers, dentists, C.P.A's, mental health professionals, business owners/operators, judicial officers, real estate, technology and engineering professionals, developers, farmers, contractors, trust beneficiaries, retirees, conservatees, their spouses, and many other members of the Ventura County community.


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