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Seth Nelson concentrates his practice in Family Law and Family Law Mediation. In 2001, he earned his Juris Doctor from University of Florida, College of Law. After graduation, he clerked for The Hon. John C. Godbold, Senior Circuit Judge for the United States Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mr. Nelson is the sole shareholder of Seth R. Nelson, P.A. that is conveniently located in South Tampa. He is divorced, has a young child and understands that the best outcome of a case is not necessarily at trial. He is known for developing creative solutions to help his clients obtain the best overall outcome for them and their families.

He is a Board Member for the Hillsborough County Bar Association Family Law Section, Member of the Hillsborough County Family Law Inn of Courts and is a former Candidate for Tampa City Council.



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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 100%
    8 years



Hourly ($110-350/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Blair Henry Chan III

    Mr. Nelson is an excellent attorney and mediator. He possesses what most attorneys in our field lack: common sense. He does an exceptional job of keeping clients, as well as opposing counsel, focused on reasonable and common sense resolutions to sometimes complex issues. Mr. Nelson is a capable litigator and an exceptionally skillful mediator and negotiator. I wholeheartedly endorse Mr. Nelson.


    Blair Chan Alimony Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Frances Elaine Martinez

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Frances Martinez Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Nelson Law Group

442 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Suite. 280
Tampa, FL, 33606


FLMember in Good Standing200206/20/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Family Law Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Family Law Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Family Law Rising Star 2012Super Lawyers Magazine2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderNelson Law Group2008 - Present
Associate AttorneyMichael P. Maddux, P.A.2006 - 2008
Associate AttorneyWetherington, Hamilton & Harrison, PA2004 - 2006
Associate AttorneyBuchanan Ingersoll & Rooney2002 - 2003
Law Clerk to the Hon. Senior Judge John C. GodboldUnited States Court Of Appeals For The 11th Circuit2001 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
Family Law Inn of Court (Tampa)Executive Committee Member2014 - Present
Hillsborough County Bar Association, Family Law SectionExecutive Committee2012 - Present
Florida Supreme Court Family MediatorMediator2010 - Present
Hillsborough County Bar Association, Family Law SectionAttorney Member2009 - Present
Hillsborough County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2002 - Present
United States District Court for the Middle District of FloridaMember2002 - Present
Hillsborough County Bar Association, Family Law SectionChairperson2015 - 2016
Hillsborough County Bar Association, Family Law SectionChair Elect2014 - 2015
Hillsborough County Bar Association, Marital and Family Law SectionSecretary2013 - 2014
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
RelocationAfter Trial Judge Granted the Move
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Publication nameTitleDate
Hillsborough County Bar Association Lawyer MagazineHow To Prepare For and Conduct a Successful Divorce Mediation2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
University of Wisconsin, OshkoshDouble Major English and PhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Hillsborough County Bar Association, Family Law SectionClient Communication2013
Family Law American Inn of CourtHow To Prepare For and Conduct a Successful Divorce Mediation2012