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June 15, 2013

Fairfax Attorney Sharon D. Nelson Is President of Virginia State Bar

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Sharon D. Nelson, president of Sensei Enterprises Inc. of Fairfax, is the Virginia State Bar’s new president for the 2013-14 term. She heads the state agency that regulates and supports 46,000 Virginia lawyers.

She was sworn in June 14, during the VSB’s annual meeting at Virginia Beach.

She has been a member of the VSB Council and Executive Committee. She also is a member of the bar’s Standing Committee on Budget and Finance and has served as chair of the Technology in the Practice of Law and Unauthorized Practice of Law committees. She is a court-appointed special advocate for abused and neglected children. In addition to her membership in the bar, she is a member of the  Virginia Bar Association, American Bar Association, Fairfax Bar Association, Women in Technology, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, and Virginia Women Attorneys Association. She also is a former president of the Fairfax Bar Association.

Nelson speaks frequently on legal technology, information security and electronic evidence at bar associations, colleges, law firms, and other organizations in Virginia and across the country.

Nelson has been the president of Sensei Enterprises Inc. since 1997. The company is a digital forensics, information security, and legal technology firm providing IT services to more than 200 law firms and businesses in Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Maryland and forensic services to hundreds of law firms nationwide. She also is a sole practitioner whose practice deals almost exclusively with electronic evidence cases.

Nelson is married to John W. Simek, vice-president of Sensei Enterprises.


Updated: Jun 17, 2013