Nellie Torres Klein, Of Counsel to the Law Offices of Alan Ellis, is a former U.S. Department of Justice Honors Attorney and Senior Counsel with the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), with 20 years of prison litigation experience specializing in sentence computation, disciplinary hearings and sanctions, conditions of confinement and cases brought under the Federal Tort Claims Act.
She served at numerous federal prisons including MCC San Diego, California, USP Lompoc, California, and USP Allenwood, Pennsylvania.
Ms. Klein is a graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law. She is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California and the Middle District of Pennsylvania.
She is the co-author of “The First Step Act of 2018: Parts 1-4”, Bloomberg Law (2019-2020).
While with the Bureau of Prisons, Nellie was involved in various activities including serving as the Federal Women’s Program Manager and a member of the Executive staff at both USP Lompoc and MCC San Diego.
She serves on the Committee for Diversity and Inclusion of the San Diego, California Bar Association. A fluent Spanish speaker, she volunteers with local charities helping resident aliens, asylum seekers, refugees and other members of the needy and otherwise underserved immigrant community.