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Brett Andrew Nelson

Practice areas:

Family, Divorce & Separation, Personal Injury, Business, Commercial

About Me

 


Brett Nelson is a Texas attorney with nearly two decades' worth of experience and the founding partner of the Nelson Law Group. He prides himself on his honesty, sensitivity, compassion, and his unwavering commitment to providing value to his clients while zealously advocating for their rights.


 


 


 


Brett's extensive trial experience spans many practice areas. He has handled both bench and jury trials and has extensive experience working with family law and complex litigation matters. Brett has handled litigation involving fire insurance coverage, statutory penalty pension credit, defective construction, product liability, personal injury, worker's compensation, estate administration (claims), medical malpractice, and professional negligence.


 


 


 


Education and Experience


 


Brett's father, a wise and thoughtful man, never cared much for lawyers after his own divorce. It is no wonder, then, that Brett prides himself on being a different kind of lawyer -- one focused on providing value at all times to his clients.


 


 


 


Brett's journey to the law was neither traditional nor boring, affording him the chance to gain diverse experiences and a wise and informed perspective. An Iowa native, Brett attended Drake University, where he lettered three years on the Drake University Football Team. He was Special Teams Captain two years running, in 1986 and 1987, and graduated in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.


 


 


 


After graduating, Brett stayed at his Alma matter, attending the Drake University School of Law and College of Business. Never one to limit himself to a single pursuit, he graduated in 1993, with a Juris Doctorate and a Master of Business Administration.


 


 


 


After passing the Bar, Brett worked as a judicial law clerk in the 7th Judicial District Court in Davenport, Iowa. During his term as a law clerk, Brett had the unique opportunity to work closely with the trial court judges. He learned how they viewed the judicial process, and gained unique insight into effective witness testimony and lawyer best practices.  Brett went on to practice law in the Illinois/Quad Cities area for 16 years. In 1997, he opened his own law firm. With the benefit of Brett's experience, intellect, and dogged commitment, his firm quickly became one of the area's preeminent firms.


 


 


 


Brett's life experiences taught him that a happy wife yields a happy life, so in 2009 he and his family returned to his wife's home state of Texas. He became a partner at Christman, Kelley, & Clarke, P.C., in 2013 and was the head of their family law practice until he departed in June 2014.


 


 


 


In addition to his experience practicing law, Brett brings an extensive and impressive business resume to his law practice. He has worked in both small and international business settings, and has gained valuable insight into business operations that has proven vital to providing business owners with meaningful legal advice. Brett’s legal and business experience has provided him with a unique skill set, and experience-backed wisdom that consistently benefits his clients. Brett is prepared to tackle the unique challenges faced by entrepreneurs, and never loses sight of the needs of business owners when working on business matters or when representing a party in a divorce who owns a business. He also has served as general counsel for a variety of businesses.


 


 


 


Philosophy and Personal Life


 


Brett believes in setting his priorities: God, family, and then work. He knows the key to success in all areas is strong relationships, and communication is the foundation of every strong relationship.  Brett prides himself on being responsive to his clients’ needs, and is able to devote individual attention to his clients by limiting the number of and type of cases he takes.


 


 


 


Brett also believes that while a divorce is the beginning of a new family structure, it does not end the important role each parent should play in the lives of their children. A child of divorce and a subsequent contested custody battle himself, Brett has made it his life's mission to shield children from the pain of divorce and to help his clients embark on new, healthy beginnings. He helps his clients focus on the future rather than the past. He represents both mothers and fathers in all aspects of family law, and prides himself on his dedication, honesty, passion, and willingness to fight for the rights of his clients.


 


 


 


Brett also handles personal injury and general civil litigation cases, and prepares wills and trusts.


 


 


 


Brett and his beloved wife, Karma, have three children: Lucy, Pierce, and Peyton. Brett is first and foremost a husband and father, and it is his love for his own family that guides his family law practice philosophy. The Nelson family is service-oriented and fun-loving. They are actively involved in their church, as well as several community service projects. The family loves spending time outside and pursuing activities that promote health and fitness.


 


Education:


 


Drake Univ., B.S.B.A., 1990, Des Moines, Iowa


Drake Univ.,J.D., 1993, Des Moines, Iowa


Drake Univ.,M.B.A., 1993


 


Contact:


 


brett@christmankelley.com


 


Court Admissions:


 


State Courts:


 


State Bar of Texas, 2009


State Bar of Iowa, 1993


State Bar of Illinois, 1994


 


Other Courts:


 


 


U.S. Virgin Islands, 2004

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1993

  1. Family: 50%
    22 years
  2. Divorce & Separation: 25%
  3. Personal Injury: 15%
    22 years
  4. Commercial: 5%
    22 years
  5. Business: 5%
    22 years

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Richard David Keys

    Brett has the ability to breakdown complex legal issues for his clients into easy to understand concepts for both the his clients and the court. Brett is diligent and takes great pride in communication with his clients and making sure to return their phone calls. Brett's clients are fully abreast to what is going on on their respective case and what the overall goal is. Often times because Brett is respected in the legal community, he can get results when dealing with opposing counsel short of drawn out, costly litigation. Brett's extensive and diverse experience allows him to understand how one case outcome can greatly affect clients' other aspects of their lives or business.

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    Richard Keys Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Nelson Law Group, PC

700 Parker Square
Suite 145
Flower Mound, TX, 75028

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200908/25/2015
SCResigned200808/12/2015
ILRetired199408/17/2015
IARetired/Inactive199308/22/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
ShareholderNelson Law Group, PC2014 - Present
PartnerChristman, Clarke, & Kelley, P.C.2013 - 2014
Managing PartnerNelson, Keys & Keys, PC1997 - 2009
Judicial Law ClerkState Of Iowa1993 - 1994

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Denton County Bar AssociationN/A2013 - Present
Flower Mound Bar AssociationN/A2013 - Present
State Bar of Texas, Family Law SectionN/A2013 - Present
Denton County Bar Association, Family Law SectionN/A2013 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2009 - Present

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Drake UniversityLawJD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA1993
Drake UniversityFinanceBS - Bachelor of Science1990