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Kurt R. Nilson is an independent attorney practicing primarily with matters relating to Pennsylvania residential and commercial real estate law, business law, wills, estates, trusts, and probate, as well as working with litigation relating to these areas.


Working from Johnstown, this small-town lawyer and his unique legal work are frequently cited by nationwide financial and legal authorities and have been featured in some of the world’s most respected publications, including Forbes, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, CNBC, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.

With an office located in the Richland area of Johnstown, Attorney Nilson serves the legal needs of clients throughout all of Cambria, Somerset, Bedford, Blair, Indiana, and Westmoreland Counties. Attorney Nilson also works with clients from different states around the country who have legal needs in Pennsylvania.


Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 50%
    13 years
  2. Business: 30%
  3. Probate: 10%
    13 years
  4. Estate Planning: 10%
    13 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Kurt R. Nilson

1397 Eisenhower Blvd.
Richland Square III, Suite 304
Johnstown, PA, 15904-2833


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyKurt R. Nilson, Attorney at Law2010 - Present
AttorneySpence, Custer, Saylor, Wolfe &, Rose2007 - 2010
In-House CounselUniversity Park Plaza Corporation2004 - 2007
AttorneyMitchell H. Dugan & Associates, P.C.2003 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Goodwill Industrustries of the Conemaugh Valley, Inc.Board of Directors2012 - Present
Cambria County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
PENBoard of Directors2010 - 2010
Presbyterian Home of Greater JohnstownSolicitor: Pro Bono2010 - 2011
Discover Downtown Johnstown PartnershipBoard of Directors2007 - 2010
Centre County Bar AssociationMember2003 - 2007
Publication nameTitleDate
ForbesReview of Kurt R. Nilson's legal programs2012
Trusts & EstatesReview of Kurt R. Nilson's estate planning site2012
ForbesWhere There's No Will2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Pittsburgh School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
University of Pittsburgh, JohnstownPsychologyBS - Bachelor of Science1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Continuing Legal Education lectureThe Future of Estate Administration2011