Nield Law Group, APC

Posted on January 29, 2019
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Nield Law Group, APC

As a full-service law firm, we have the resources to fully meet the needs of our clients. We offer our clients an honest assessment of their cases and constantly keep them up-to-date. Our highly responsive support staff knows each client by name.


Legal Team

Edgar R. Nield,

Location: Encinitas, California
Phone: (866) 335-1860
Fax: (760) 942-9882

Ed Nield is the principal and partner of the Nield Law Group with his wife/partner, Gabrielle De Santis Nield and has over 35 years litigation experience. Mr. Nield has handled hundreds of medical negligence and other injury related cases over the course of his legal career, many of which were resolved by settlement or through successful jury verdicts. This has earned Mr. Nield the honor of admission into the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).

In addition to his representation of Plaintiffs in medical negligence matters, Mr. Nield has and continues to provide health care professionals with legal defenses. This experience has provided Mr. Nield with unique insight into the cases he handles, as he is able to anticipate a defendant’s position as to the various issues that may arise through the course of litigation. His ability to “see the whole playing field” is certainly a benefit for the firm’s clients. In handling cases, Mr. Nield works closely with experts in all areas of medical specialty as well as with experts in hospital and nursing home care, life care planning, economics and vocational rehabilitation.

Ed and his wife have successfully defended the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitations (CDCR) employees in both federal and state courts when sued by state prisoners. Ed also practices maritime law defending cruise lines and their crew and medical staff when sued by passengers.

Mr. Nield’s litigation experience includes appearances as lead counsel at hundreds of mediations, arbitrations and settlement conferences. He received his certification in mediation from the Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution through Pepperdine University School of Law and serves as a mediator, arbitrator and Judge Pro Tem for the Riverside County Superior Courts. He has also provided mediation and arbitration services through the San Diego County Superior Court. Mr. Nield also conducts private mediations.

Ed Nield graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1976 and received a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Business. He received his Juris Doctorate Degree and Masters in Business Administration from University of Denver in 1983 and 1984. He was a partner with the former medical malpractice defense firm of Dicaro, Nield and Coppo and Kramer, DeBoer, Endelicato and Keane. In 2008 he started his present practice, The Nield Law Group, and was joined with his wife Gabrielle, shortly thereafter.

Ed Nield is licensed to practice law in California, Colorado and Washington. He is a member of all the California United States District Courts, and the U.S. Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit. He is a member of the San Diego County and North San Diego County Bar, Riverside County Bar and Consumer Attorneys of San Diego.

Areas of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Failure to Diagnose
  • Surgical Errors
  • Delayed Diagnosis
  • Improper Medication
  • Wrongful Death
  • General Liability
  • Auto Accidents
  • Catastrophic Injuries
  • Correctional Law Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1988
  • Colorado, 1984


  • University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado
    • Juris Doctor – 1983
  • University of Notre Dame
    • B.A. Business Administration – 1976
  • University of Denver
    • M.B.A., Master of Business Administration – 1984


Gabrielle DeSantis Nield,

Location: Encinitas, California
Phone: (866) 335-1860
Fax: (760) 942-9882

Gabrielle De Santis Nield is the principal and partner of Nield Law Group with her husband/partner, Edgar R. Nield and has over 35 years of litigation experience. Along with her husband, Ms. Nield has experience litigating life-changing catastrophic injury claims, whether arising out of medical malpractice, automobile, motorcycle, and pedestrian accidents, premises liability, dog bites or wrongful death. Ms. Nield, along with the Nield Law Group team is dedicated to fighting for justice for victims who have suffered from the wrongful actions of others and strive to reach the maximum recovery for those victims.

Ms. Nield has a unique perspective and advantage to clients of the Nield Law Group APC, knowing how the insurance companies and their counsel work to mitigate an injured person’s recovery or dispute liability in the first place since she was a former partner in insurance defense firms and a former Assistant Counsel with State Farm Insurance Company. She is respected among her peers, both on the plaintiff and defense side of the aisle.

Ms. Nield is also an experienced litigator defending correctional officers and medical personnel for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation who are sued by inmates institutionalized in the California State prisons and has defended former federal prison personnel. Ms. Nield also has experience in maritime defense.

Ms. Nield is licensed to practice law in California and the United State District Courts throughout California, as well as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States. She is a member of the California Bar Associations as well as the San Diego County Bar Association and North San Diego County Bar Association. Ms. Nield is a member of the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego.

Ms. Nield graduated from Loyola Marymount University in 1978 and obtained her Juris Doctorate degree from Southwestern University in Los Angeles in May of 1983 successfully passing the California bar examination the first time around in December of 1983.

Gabrielle has tried numerous cases to a jury, participated in hundreds of mediations and arbitrations and is a past arbiter with the San Diego courts. She enjoys working out and spending time with her family and friends. Gabrielle also is involved with non-profit organizations that support parents and mothers who have lost their children.

Areas of Practice

  • Catastrophic injuries
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Car, Motorcycle and Pedestrian Accidents
  • Premises Liability/Slip and Fall
  • Dog Bites
  • Correctional Law defense
  • Maritime Law defense

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • Supreme Court of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit


  • Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D. – 1983
  • Loyola Marymount University
    • B.A. – 1978
    • Major: History
    • Minor: Political Science


Danielle Kieler,
Attorney At Law

Location: Encinitas, California
Phone: (866) 335-1860
Fax: (760) 942-9882

Danielle Kieler has significant experience in civil litigation across multiple practice areas, from pre-litigation through trial, with recent focus on complex federal civil litigation, personal injury and medical malpractice. She utilizes her litigation knowledge and experience on both the defense and plaintiff sides, to formulate individualized and effective approaches to the Firm’s clients and their needs.  She believes each client is unique, and each case must be evaluated individually.

Danielle earned an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and Cell Biology from the University of San Diego and was previously a research assistant at the Salk Institute. She graduated from California Western School of Law, where she was on the dean’s list multiple times, and earned honors in Business Law and California Civil Procedure. She is licensed to practice law in California and before the U.S. Patents & Trademark Office. Danielle is admitted to the State Bar of California and California U.S. Central and Southern District Courts.

In her spare time, Danielle enjoys volunteering, cheering on the San Diego Gulls and taking barre classes.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury/catastrophic injuries
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Wrongful death
  • Civil Litigation
  • Correctional Law Defense
  • Automobile and pedestrian accidents
  • Employment Law
  • Consumer Law

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2013


  • California Western School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D. – 2013
  • University of California San Diego
    • B.S. – 2010


Areas of Practice

Wrongful Death

After losing a loved one to a fatal accident, you need a lawyer who is more than experienced — you need a lawyer who understands what you are going through. At Nield Law Group, APC, we understand the grief and confusion that can accompany a devastating loss due to negligence. We strive to provide our clients with personalized and compassionate attention while we help them navigate their cases.

Medical Malpractice

At Nield Law Group, APC, our medical malpractice lawyers represent both plaintiffs and medical professionals in malpractice claims. Whether your life has been changed due to a medical error or if you have been accused of negligence in providing medical care, we are prepared to put our decades of experience to work for you.

Motor Vehicle Accidents

The more serious your injuries are, the greater your needs are going to be. More than ever, it is important to know your rights, and to work with an attorney who will fight for maximum compensation. Nield Law Group, APC has been advocating on behalf of injured Californians for many years.

Premises Liability

Have you suffered an injury at a store or some other business? If the injury was caused by the property owner’s negligence, you may be able to file a claim for compensation. These claims against property owners are referred to as premises liability claims. At Nield Law Group, APC, in Encinitas, California, our attorneys are skilled at resolving these personal injury claims.

Correctional Officers & Prison Medical Staff Defense

The Nield Law Group, APC, has aggressively defended employees of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation against claims of civil rights violations for years. When police officers, correctional officers or country sheriffs face allegations of civil rights violations, we can help. When medical personnel face allegations of deliberate indifference to serious medical needs, medical negligence and medical malpractice, Nield Law Group is there to vigorously defend. Our firm offers a sound understanding of correctional law, extensive trial experience and a reputation for results.

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