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About Us

With decades of experience handling civil litigation matters, Cannon & Nelms provides creative, cost-effective solutions to complex legal issues throughout all of California.​

Defending What Matters.


Cannon & Nelms, PC was initially founded as specializing in insurance bad faith litigation. Since the firm's inception, its principals have been routinely called upon to advise clients concerning claims handling in first and third party settings.


The firm is often called upon to assist in contractual disputes between private entities. Over the years, the firm has recovered millions on behalf of its clients involved in breach of contract & breach of good faith and fair dealing disputes.


For several decades, the firm has helped insurance companies navigate difficult and unusual claims. The firm's experienced counsel provides coverage analysis and provides claims examiners with insight to bring claims to their appropriate resolution.


The firm prides itself on its ability to interface with Special Investigative Units in both first party and third party contexts. Over the years, the firm has built strong relationships with a variety of investigators to verify unusual claims.


The firm is routinely called upon to provide a defense to insured individuals. Although we pride ourselves on our ability to negotiate settlement resolutions on behalf of insureds, the firm has a proven track record of defending insureds in trial.


The firm serves as general counsel to a number of businesses, private associations, and non-profit organizations. The firm routinely provides counsel to its private clients in all aspects of business from inception through expansion. 



Cannon and Nelms, P.C. was founded by Anthony L. Cannon and Robert W. Nelms, who combined their decades of experience to form a law firm that would reflect their personalities and unique litigation tactics. For several decades, the firm has represented numerous insurance companies, insureds, individuals, corporations, and private golf clubs. ​

Cannon & Nelms, P.C.’s strong track record of success in numerous jury trials over the last twenty years is well known in the legal community. While it is true that most cases can and should be resolved

without the need for a trial, Cannon & Nelms, P.C.’s widely respected reputation for success in jury trials also contributes to its ability to achieve favorable dispositions and settlements for its clients in matters that are concluded without a trial.  Cannon & Nelms, P.C.’s trial lawyers possess jury trial skills that can only be obtained through decades of successfully prosecuting and defending cases to a jury.  The firm is often called upon to assume the handling of complex, high exposure cases when a trial is imminent and settlement seems unlikely.​

Cannon & Nelms, P.C. has consistently achieved outstanding results for its clients over the last two decades by trying their cases, settling their legal disputes, and providing them with sound legal advice and counseling.  Cannon & Nelms, P.C. is also very proud of the long standing personal and professional relationships that its partners have developed with its clients over the years.