Branton Nestor


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Branton J. Nestor is a litigation associate in the firm’s Newport Beach office.


  • Spanish
  • Turkish


Bar Admissions

  • California


  • Harvard Law School, J.D.
  • Westmont College, B.A., History and Political Science

Professional Activities


  • Honorable Julius N. Richardson, US Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit


  • "Revisiting Smith: Stare Decisis and Free Exercise Doctrine", 44 Harv. J.L. & Pub. Pol'y 403 (2021)
  • "Note, The Original Meaning and Significance of Early State Provisos to the Free Exercise of Religion", 42 Harv. J.L. & Pub. Pol'y 971 (2019); cited by Justice Alito in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, No. 19-123, 2021 WL 2459253, at *22 n.34 (2021)