Nancy McPherson is a senior associate attorney in WSHB's Northern California office. In her practice with the firm, she handles catastrophic injury, property damage, complex construction defect litigation, and landlord-tenant cases. She's particularly adept in handling the defense of public entities, including local municipalities, sanitary districts, housing authorities, cities, and school districts. She has represented public entities in matters related to inverse condemnation and nuisance, landslides, overflow claims, dangerous conditions, and collection and contract disputes. The cases handled involved injunctive relief, as well as personal injury and property damage claims.

Nancy's practice includes jury trials and arbitrations in Superior Court actions, including seven jury trials to verdict, and briefing in the California Court of Appeal. She obtained a seven-minute defense verdict for her client in her first jury trial. She also acted as a mediator for the Contra Costa, Solano, and Alameda County Superior Courts. Her mediation training included the Straus Institute of Dispute Resolution Program through Pepperdine University.

An avid sports fan, Nancy particularly enjoys following the Pittsburgh sports teams. She also enjoys playing tennis and golfing and is a seamstress by hobby.



  • Western New England College (J.D., 1983)
  • Pennsylvania State University (B.A., 1980)

Licensed to Practice in

  • California 
  • North Carolina
  • Pennsylvania



  • CCC Bar Association

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