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Joshua Nielsen

Sex crime Attorney at Waynesville, NC

5.0   26 reviews

also known as Nielsen Legal

  • Licensed for 11 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Joshua

Learn Joshua’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    30%
    I have provided trial work and representation from high level felonies through simple possession charges for marijuana, assault and DWI/DUI in North Carolina.

    11 years, 658 cases

  2. Sex crime
    30%
    Sex crimes are serious. Life sentences, 30 years or more on the sex offender registry and long reaching ramifications. If you have been charged with statutory rape, indecent liberties with a minor, first or second degree sex offense call us today.

    10 years, 50 cases

  3. Family
    20%
    We focus on child custody, equitable distribution, modification of custody, alimony, and post separation support and emergency custody in both state and tribal court.

    11 years, 367 cases

  4. Federal crime
    10%
    Federal criminal law is similar to state law, but also vastly different in sentencing and the types of crimes that can be alleged. If you need serious representation call us for a free consultation.

    8 years, 39 cases

  5. Speeding and traffic ticket
    10%
    I have handled thousands of traffic violations, ranging from reckless driving through simple seat belt tickets. We keep you from coming to court and help keep your license and insurance points from increasing.

    11 years, 3,000 cases

Joshua Nielsen was raised in Henderson County, North Carolina and attended the University of North Carolina Wilmington for his undergraduate Degree where he majored in History and English. He graduated at the top of his class and department and received both the departmental and university highest honors. Josh attended law school at Elon University where he graduated in the top 15% of his class and competed nationally in mock trial.

Following law school Josh returned to the Asheville area where he presently resides. Josh has focused his practice in Western North Carolina and is firmly committed to helping his local communities through zealous legal representation.

In his free time, Josh enjoys riding motorcycles, dirt biking, skiing and snowboarding, golf and anything that keeps him outdoors and active.

Nielsen Legal is also proud to be sponsoring an amateur motorcycle racing team beginning in 2015. Please check out our Facebook page for links to races and videos.

Contact Joshua

Nielsen Legal
413 Walnut Street
Waynesville, NC, 28786-0304
Nielsen Legal - Asheville Office
215 Executive Park
Building 100
Asheville, NC, 28801
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Posted by Gareth | June 14, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Greatest Lawyer on the Planet
This amazing man showed up, got my case dismissed immediately, and walked out of that court room like an absolute badass. I have no idea how he did it, but I’m eternally grateful.
Posted by Douglas | September 14, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The BEST
Watched him anilate his opponent in court. He knows his stuff! Very good at what he does! Would not hesitate to employee him again!!
Posted by Olivia | January 11, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Such a great experience!
I was put into a situation where I needed an emergency custody order for my son. Not only did Joshua go above and beyond to get the order in place quickly, he was there with me all the way until the ultimate win of permanent custody. He was kind and professional and I couldn’t have asked for better! Joshua and Angela are a great team and I highly recommend him for any family custody cases!
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Posted by AJ | December 10, 2021
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Traffic Citation Results delivered on Expectation
Joshua and Angela were available, and thorough, with me as we collaborated remotely. The result was as expected per previous discussion.
Posted by Evan | November 17, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Genuine Expert Advice
Joshua goes above and beyond the normal call of duty. He took the time to reach out to me while he was out of the office on personal time to discuss legal matters. It was like talking to an old friend as he genuinely answered my questions and made sure that I understood everything clearly. I felt confident that I was getting the best advice when speaking with him. A great person and try professional for sure!
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Posted by Ray | August 27, 2021
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Great Service
I received at speeding ticket in Haywood County, NC. While I received solicitations from other firms I chose Nielsen because an attorney friend recommended him. He was great. He did not try to scare me into using his firm. He said he would do his best and that it what he did. Thanks!
Posted by Paul | June 11, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding legal service and legal advise.
I hired Mr. Nielsen to handle a speeding ticket, 70mph in a 55mph zone on I-40 coming back from Pigeon Forge, TN. They recommended I complete the NC Defensive Driving Course which I did and was thankful I did, I actually learned a few things about driving in NC that I was unfamiliar with. The course was not free but money well spent. I also didn't want the points on my drivers license or my insurance and Mr. Nielsen handled that for me and the speeding charge was reduced to improper equipment, yes I paid a fine but the important thing was no points on either my license or my insurance. His fee was extremely reasonable and his office is highly professional and extremely responsive. Hopefully I won't need him again but if I need legal services in Haywood County again he will be the one I will hire.
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Posted by Kelly | May 19, 2021
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Absolute best attorney who will care about YOU not just your money!
I definitely recommend this attorney‘s office. They not only represented me but they communicated efficiently, quickly, and always talked to me with courtesy and respect considering it was a very stressful time for me going through a divorce. The attorney and his assistant Angela were always quick to respond and took their time to explain any legal jargon in layman‘s terms. If I ever have a need for an attorney again I would not go anywhere else. I am grateful for them!
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Posted by Steve | May 18, 2021
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A different experience
I own three companies and have had my share of legal cases, it's the world we live in. Most my interactions with lawyers have left a bad taste in my mouth. Fortunately I found Josh, he's super friendly and explains things to you in a way that makes sense. I couldn't have hoped for better outcome with my divorce. Josh was punctual and always eased my mind when I was worried about something. If you want a lawyer that truly has your back and not just your wallet, I would recommend Mr Nelson to anyone.
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Posted by Jessica | May 14, 2021
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Absolutely the BEST for family court and traffic tickets!
I'd been fortunate to never really need legal representation, but this also meant that when it came time for my husband and I to go forward with our stepparent adoption, I didn't really know what to expect. I had heard so many stories about attorneys who didn't communicate well with their clients, didn't take their client's wishes into consideration, or weren't open about their fees. We were SO FORTUNATE to find Josh Nielsen! From the very beginning, he was completely upfront with our options, their costs, and their timelines. I never felt pressured into choosing a certain option, and he really seemed to want what was best for our family. He and Angela were EXTREMELY communicative with us, and there was never a time during the months-long process that we were unaware of what was going on with our case. If you're needing legal representation for child custody issues, I would highly recommend Josh and his team. They got us the results we wanted, and were a pleasure to work with every step of the way. Nielsen Legal also later helped me with getting a speeding ticket reduced, and the process was a breeze! Again, they got us the best possible results and I'm very grateful for their expertise!
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Posted by anonymous | December 5, 2019
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Professional, responsive and attentive
Joshua was hired to help me with a traffic ticket. He was very professional and took time to explain to me what the process would be. His staff is also very attentive and prompt. The outcome of my case was the best possible circumstance. I would highly recommend.
Posted by anonymous | October 1, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Criminal defense
Josh was amazing with my case. Responsive and professional from the beginning. He got me the best outcome possible and I am extremely grateful to have had him on my side during this stressful time.
Posted by Nicole | April 29, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent
We hired Josh to represent our son. He was professional, responsive, and he provided excellent counsel. Thanks to Josh, the case was dismissed. We are very thankful that we chose him to guide us through such complex and difficult issues.
Posted by Richard | September 17, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Traffic Case
Josh helped us on a traffic case for my minor son. He did an excellent job as did everyone on his staff that we had contact with. I would highly recommend Nielsen Legal. They are very professional and take your case seriously.
Posted by anonymous | October 24, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great for DWI charges
I was a first time offender for a DWI when I drove through a checkpoint near Asheville, NC. I reached out to Josh and he was incredibly helpful explaining the process and what I should expect. He was able to get me a limited driving license for work quickly and I only was without driving privileges for 10 days. He has several certifications in regards to DWI charges and has done the training for what the cops do when they pull you over. He looked for loopholes and anything to help me out but unfortunately I drove through a checkpoint run by well trained state troopers. NC has very little forgiveness for DWIs but Josh did everything he could to make sure I could get to and from work and continue my daily life with little inconvenience. He also has great recommendations for the local classes and community service you will have to do.
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Posted by Lindsey | October 20, 2017
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Very Helpful
Mr. Nielsen helped me through a complicated process of getting my license reinstated from a suspension in another state while handling traffic infractions I incurred in NC. He was always quick to answer questions and assist me with all of the paperwork involved. I would've been overwhelmed with the situation had it not been for him. He was very knowledgable and always made me feel like a priority. I would highly recommend him.
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Posted by Dave | October 20, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Very calm and easy to speak with
I have reached out to Josh several times with advice concerning my profession, and he has promptly responded to my inquiries. I have dealt with attorneys in the past that were not very pleasant to deal with. This is not the case with Josh. He makes you feel very comfortable.
Posted by anonymous | October 20, 2017
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Wonderful Law Firm
I hired Josh to handle a custody battle with my ex-wife. He was very responsive to emails and calls when I needed something. His staff was outstanding. If you need an attorney in this area give Nielsen Law a call.
Posted by anonymous | October 20, 2017
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Wonderful law firm
Mr. Nielsen and his staff worked with me through my whole case. When I called 9 times out of 10 someone answered, if they didnt I would receive a call right back within 24 hours. I was nervous and scared but the team seemed to make all that vanish. Thank you for everything Nielsen Legal.
Posted by Jeanine | November 28, 2016
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Competent
I hired Nielsen Legal to represent me for a modification of child support. Everyone at the firm exceeded my expectations. They answered all of my questions in great detail & in a timely manner & returned phone calls & emails promptly. I would highly recommend them!
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AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Nielsen Legal
  • 2014 - Present
  • Partner
  • Melrose Seago and Lay
  • 2012 - 2014

Education

  • Elon University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • University of North Carolina, Wilmington
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2008

Legal Cases

  • Statutory Rape
  • Not Guilty
  • DWI
  • Not Guilty
  • Felony Larceny of Motor Vehicle
  • Dismissed
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Associations

  • Cherokee Nation Bar Association
  • Attorney
  • 2014 - Present
  • 28th Judicial District Bar
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • 30th Judicial District Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Western District of North Carolina
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best Under 40
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016

Publications

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (3)
Endorse Joshua
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joshua is an excellent attorney, I would recommend him to any client needing legal services in Waynesville and surrounding areas. His legal knowledge and ability to advocate for his clients really sets him apart!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Josh is an excellent lawyer!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Josh is an excellent attorney. He listenes to his clients and does an excellent job advocating for them. If you're looking for an attorney to hire, he is an excellent choice."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have had the opportunity to both work with, and as opposing counsel in trial versus, Mr. Josh Nielsen on many occasions. He always impresses me with his professionalism and attention to detail. His thoroughness and understanding of the law, nuances of a case, and strategy are a great asset to his clients. Additionally his staff is helpful and attentive. I would, and do frequently, recommend clients call Josh to handle traffic, DWI, criminal and family law matters. I wholeheartedly endorse Mr. Nielsen."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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