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About me

Before deciding to open my own firm, I worked as an associate for several years at a prestigious firm in New Haven County were I received significant experience in a many different areas of the law.  I now use that experience as a general practitioner representing individuals and small businesses in a variety of matters.  I find that my multi-disciplinary training allows me to provide concise and comprehensive legal advice to my clients so they don't need to try and find a different lawyer for every issue they have and don't have to pay large firm fees just so they can get advice on different matters under one roof.  Having said that, when a client needs advice beyond my areas of practice I can usually rely on my network within the Connecticut Bar to find the right person for my clients. 





Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 25%
  2. Bankruptcy: 25%
  3. Real Estate: 15%
  4. Commercial Real Estate: 15%
  5. Other: 20%
  6. More 



Hourly ($250/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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    Attorney Nelson is an attentive, kind and honest lawyer in our field. I have no issue recommending him to clients.


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Contact info

Nelson | Votto

18 Trumbull Street
New Haven, CT, 06511


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
President's AwardNew Haven County Bar Association2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerNelson | Votto2014 - Present
PrincipalLaw Office of Chris Nelson2012 - 2013
AssociateParrett, Porto, Parese & Colwell, PC2005 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
New Haven County Bar AssociationExecutive Committee2011 - Present
New Haven Inn CourtMember2009 - Present
Connecticut Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2008 - Present
Connecticut Bar Association, Young Lawyers SectionChair2013 - 2014
New Haven County Bar Association, Young LawyersPresident2010 - 2011
Connecticut Bar Association, House of DelegatesDelegate, District 92010 - 2013
Publication nameTitleDate
Connecticut LawyerThe Case for More Lawyers2014
Connecticut Lawyer139 Years... and Counting2014
Connecticut LawyerPrisoners in Eden2014
Connecticut LawyerStudent Loans and the Cost of Financing Belief Systems2014
Connecticut LawyerAdvice for the 2024 YLS Chair, Wherever You Are...2014
Connecticut LawyerA View from the (Top of the) Bottom2013
Connecticut LawyerThe Wheel 2.0: The Corrosive Effects of Efficiency on the Practice of Law2013
Connecticut LawyerThe Coming Information Tsunami2013
Connecticut LawyerThe Ballad of John Henry, Esquire?2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Quinnipiac University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
University of ConnecticutPolitical Science/SociologyBA - Bachelor of Arts2000