Nick Nelson was admitted to the Illinois bar in 2008. Since then he has focused on serving his clients and offering practical legal advice that accomplishes the clients goals and best interest. Nick's personality, knowledge and skills have proven beneficial for clients in legal disputes ranging from divorce, civil litigation, real estate and estate planning. Nick has won numerous awards and recognition from the legal community, including: AVVO Excellent Rating, AVVO Featured Attorney Divorce, AVVO Top Contributor 2015, AVVO Clients' Choice 2015, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys 10 Best for Client Satisfaction, The National Advocates Top 40 Under 40.
Prior to opening the Law Offices of Nicolas R. Nelson, Mr. Nelson worked for the law firm of Keay & Costello P.C. where he concentrated on Family Law, Civil Litigation (including forcible and detainer cases, contractual disputes and mechanic's liens litigation) and Real Estate matters. Mr. Nelson continues to utilize the wealth of experience he has gathered to serve the client at the Law Offices of Nicolas R. Nelson.
Mr. Nelson is very active in the legal community as a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the DuPage County Bar Association. Nick is also the director and co-writer of the DuPage County Bar Association’s Judges' Nite Show, an annual fundraiser for Legal Aid.
Mr. Nelson was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He obtained his Juris Doctorate from Hamline/William Mitchell School of Law in Saint Paul, Minnesota. While attending law school, Nick was admitted to the Minnesota State Bar as a student attorney representing low-income tenants in housing disputes. He was also an associate editor for Hamline’s Journal of Public Policy.
Nick graduated in 2002, cum laude, from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, majoring in Communication. Before law school, Nick worked in the media for eight years. He was an assistant producer for the Minnesota Vikings and Minnesota Wild radio broadcasts and worked as the assistant producer for nbcolympics.com during the 2004 Summer Olympics and the 2006 Winter Olympics. Nick enjoys golfing (much more than his scores would indicate) and cooking. Nicolas is married and has two children.