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Thomas C. Nelson

Family Attorney at Mount Pleasant, SC

5.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State SC
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Thomas

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Tom Nelson is a Charleston attorney who practices in the areas of general civil litigation, real estate litigation, personal injury, business law, criminal defense, and family law.  A native of Charleston, South Carolina, Mr. Nelson graduated from Bishop England High School in 1995 and received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the College of Charleston in 2000.  While attending the University of South Carolina School of Law, Tom Nelson worked as a law clerk in the Office of the Attorney General where he assisted in public and press relations and later worked in the Elder Care Division where he organized a seminar educating over 200 attorneys, social workers, and law enforcement officials on elder abuse law in South Carolina.  In his second year of law school, Mr. Nelson co-founded an independent law clerk service that performed legal work for various lawyers and firms. 

 

 

After receiving his Juris Doctor in 2003, Mr. Nelson has worked primarily as a trial attorney who enjoys spending time in the courtroom standing up for his clients’ rights. At home, Tom Nelson enjoys playing basketball, playing guitar, and participating in charity events.

 

Martindale-Hubbell recognizes Mr. Nelson as an AV® rated attorney, the highest such rating available to any individual lawyer. The Martindale Hubbell® Directory, first published in 1896, has a 140-year history of providing unbiased peer review ratings and information to the public about the ethical standards and professional ability of attorneys. Martindale-Hubbell® PEER REVIEW RATINGS™ are an objective indicator of high ethical standards and professional ability, generated from evaluations of lawyers by other members of the bar and the judiciary in the United States. An AV® Rating shows that Mr. Nelson has reached the height of professional excellence. 

Location

Futeral & Nelson, LLC
1004 Anna Knapp Blvd.
Suite 3
Mount Pleasant, SC, 29464

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Posted by Matthew | October 3, 2013
Trustworthy and Reliable
Mr. Nelson is very responsive from the point of initial contact all the way through completion. He explains everything clearly and helps me understand the options. We've worked together on a variety of legal issues and I trust him to shoot me straight on business and personal matters. I do not hesitate to refer him to clients, friends, or family because he has earned my trust and confidence.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-300 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Futeral & Nelson, LLC
  • 2004 - Present

Education

  • University of South Carolina School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Onorato v. SCDMV
  • Adverse ruling reversed by Court of Appeals

Associations

  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court Bar
  • Licensed
  • 2009 - Present
  • South Carolina Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • South Carolina District Court
  • Licensed
  • 2005 - Present
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Charleston County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Stars List
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Rising Stars List
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • South Carolina Bar Association CLE
  • South Carolina Deposition Procedure
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (20)
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Litigation Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tommy Nelson is very well versed in the Rules of Court and Evidence. He is a go to litigator when you have questions about the Rules and knowledge is power!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Nelson produces results for his clients and is respected in his area of practice. I would recommend his services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Thomas. Highly respected in the legal community with an outstanding reputation for client advocacy and dedication."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you are caught in a jam, Tom Nelson has the knowledge and resources to turn things around. Endorsed!"
Criminal defense Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tom is a trusted colleague who has the skill and experience to protect your interests and achieve the best possible result for you. I would not hesitate to recommend his services."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tom Nelson upholds the highest level of professional integrity. He is well known as a super lawyer in South Carolina and around the US. Even in NY, we know and appreciate the good work of Tom Nelson. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Nelson is a highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Nelson is a skilled, dedicated attorney to whom I would refer my own clients without reservation. His legal knowledge, particularly in the field of DUI defense, is unmatched in the Charleston legal community."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Nelson is a top litigation attorney in the fields of Criminal Defense, Family Law and Personal Injury. Mr. Nelson is "AV" rated lawyer and was named one of Super Lawyers Rising Stars. I would not hesitate to recommend this attorney to anyone needing legal services in the Charleston area, South Carolina."
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