Nel-Sylvia Guzman has an established background of serving her community. As a member of the firm's Pro Bono group. she assists individual clients, charities, and nonprofit social enterprises in a broad range of legal matters.

Nel-Sylvia has substantial pro bono experience in criminal justice and post-conviction matters, including drafting habeas and clemency petitions for innocent clients, as well as clients on death row.

While in law school, Nel-Sylvia was a member of the University of Virginia Innocence Project Clinic and Virginia Innocence Project Pro Bono Clinic. She was also Editor-in-Chief of the Virginia Sports and Entertainment Law Journal and participated in the Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition for three years, securing a team spot as Mid-Atlantic Regional Finalist and competing on the national level.

Education and admissions


J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 2018

B.A., West Virginia University, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 2015

Bar admissions and qualifications

District of Columbia

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Litigation Services

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