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(804) 729-0057 (Richmond)


John Nelson

I joined Innovista Law full-time in September 2017 after graduating from William & Mary Law School.  I worked with the Innovista team while earning my law degree, learning about telecommunications policy, law, and litigation in the process.  I also have experience working on administrative law and regulatory compliance issues, with an emphasis on the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, the latter of which I became more familiar with through my management of the firm’s proprietary TCPA case database.  I am dedicated to supporting Innovista and its clients, giving each client’s goals and legal issues the unique attention they deserve.

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Virginia


  • William & Mary Law School, JD (cum laude; Senior Notes Editor, William & Mary Law Review), 2017
  • Allegheny College, BA (magna cum laude), 2014


A founding member of Innovista Law, David Carter has extensive experience with telecommunications and commercial litigation, including disputes involving contract or tariff breach, torts, employment, and consumer protection claims.
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Member of Innovista Law, Martin Cunniff has over twenty-five years of litigation experience including serving as chair of commercial litigation for the largest litigation firm in the world.  Much of his experience has been as lead counsel in high exposure cases involving complex procedural mechanisms such as class actions.
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ERNESTO MENDIETA, Foreign Legal Consultant
Ernesto Mendieta has five years of telecommunications and corporate law experience working as a Senior Associate for a top telecommunications law firm in Mexico City.  He completed his LL.M. at Georgetown University, with an emphasis on U.S. and International Communications Law.
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