Marie S. Masters
Ms. Masters is a Los Angeles native. She was admitted to Southwestern Law School 2015. Prior to law school, Ms. Masters attended George Mason University, graduating cum laude, where she majored in global affairs, and minored in intelligence analysis.
Ms. Masters has a diverse legal background. Her first experience in law was at the Disability Rights Legal Center in Los Angeles in 2012. She then worked as a legal assistant at an estate planning firm in college. While in law school she worked as a research assistant, focusing on national security law and constitutional law issues. She also volunteered as a certified law clerk at the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office in the hardcore gang division. Prior to joining Nelson Griffin, Ms. Masters was an associate at a small civil litigation firm that specialized in animal law, a relatively new, and growing, specialty within tort law. She joined Nelson Griffin as an associate in March 2019.
In her personal time, Ms. Masters is a Reserve Police Officer with the Los Angeles Police Department. She is also a member of the California Reserve Peace Officers Association. As a Reserve Police Officer with the Los Angeles Police Department, Ms. Masters has an unique and in-depth understanding of the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) that governs all California departments and agencies. She also has comprehensive firsthand knowledge of LAPD policies and procedures, as well as officers’ ongoing training requirements.