P. Danielle Nellis
Adjunct Professor of Law
Assistant District Attorney, Metropolitan Nashville Office of the District Attorney General
Danielle Nellis is an assistant district attorney in the Office of the District Attorney General for Metropolitan Nashville, where she prosecutes a variety of complex cases before the criminal courts of Davidson County. She has significant experience prosecuting domestic violence cases. She also administers the office’s student intern program. Before joining the District Attorney’s office, Nellis was the owner of Nellis Law for four years, where her solo practice focused on defending clients in criminal and child custody matters. Nellis is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Spelman College, where she was a Spelman Presidential Scholar and received the Cole-Slater Scholarship for Graduate Study. She was also captain of her college’s Division III intercollegiate basketball team, on which she played throughout college.