Sharon Nelson

Sensei Enterprises, Inc.
Organization Type: Consulting Firm (professional services)
Position/Title: President, Attorney
Functional Area: Management
Year of Induction: 2014

3975 University Dr., Suite 225
Fairfax, VA 22030

Business Phone: 703.359.0700
Fax: 703.359.8434

Sharon D. Nelson, Esq., is the President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc, a digital forensics, information security and information technology firm in Fairfax, Virginia.

Ms. Nelson is the author of the noted electronic evidence blog, Ride the Lightning and is a co-host of the Legal Talk Network podcast series called “The Digital Edge: Lawyers and Technology” as well as “Digital Detectives.”

She is a frequent author (15 books published by the ABA and hundreds of articles) and speaker on legal technology, information security and electronic evidence topics. She was the President of the Virginia State Bar June 2013 – June 2014.

She may be reached at


Sharon Nelson is nationally known as an expert in digital forensics, information security, and information technology. Sharon stands out as an innovator who has taken her expertise to the lawyer masses needing help in adapting to an increasingly digital world. Her writings and speeches on the technology needs of legal and corporate communities have helped lawyers nationwide understand and put into practice safe, secure, and ethically appropriate technology, information and forensic systems. Sharon’s contributions extend to her many leadership roles in the ABA Law Practice Division, including significant contributions in publishing and in Techshow. She has served her local bar association in a number of positions, and has been very active in the Virginia State Bar through service in numerous capacities including as its President. She is also the co-author of “Hot Buttons,” the longest running column in Law Practice magazine. Among her many honors Sharon counts awards by her local chamber of commerce, the American Bar Association Law Practice Division, the Fastcase 50 Award,  a Legal Technology News award.