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Aaron Anton Nelson

DUI and DWI Attorney at Hudson, WI

5.0   5 reviews

also known as Aaron A. Nelson

  • Licensed for 28 years
    State WI
    Acquired 1996
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Aaron

Learn Aaron’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    50%

    28 years, 300 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    25%

    28 years, 500 cases

  3. Violent crime
    25%

    28 years

Civic/Volunteer Activities:

 

Hudson Soccer Association (coach and volunteer); Minnesota Youth Soccer Association ("MYSA"); Olympic Development Coach and Coach Education presenter; MYSA PACT presenter; MYSA Vice President of Development; and Wisconsin Youth Soccer Association ("WYSA") (Coach Education presenter)

Location

NELSON DEFENSE GROUP, LLC
811 First Street, Ste. 101
Hudson, WI, 54016

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Reviews

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Posted by Kari | November 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
BEST LAWYER
Our family was in need of a defense Lawyer. We talked to a few other lawyers and they recommended Aaron Nelson. They referred to his practice as being the beet choice. That right there was very reassuring. At our first consultation we all felt more at ease. He was in the confident driver’s seat, ready, carefully listening to our horrific, terrifying story. When I say us it’s because our case involved a TBI client which resulted from an automobile accident that claimed the lives of 3 beautiful children. All of which were a part of our family, and she was the driver of the car. A year or more after the accident the state decided to press charges. The more meetings we had with Attorney Nelson the more our confidence grew. We realized Aaron’s Defense had our lives in their hands. It didn’t take long to fully know every decision he handed his client were thought through, researched and weighed out. A week long trial ended up being 3 days. Everyone was in awe as they watched his defense team in action. It’s always horrifying during a trial and waiting for a jury verdict, but having this whole defense team taking over gave us all a sense of calmness. I know we wouldn’t have felt like this with any other firm. Jury deliberation took 2 hours with a unanimous not guilty on all counts. Even if the outcome would have went a different way for some unknown reason we would have felt the same way about Nelson Defense. They are a team. Once you are a part of it and see how this team operates and performs you know they give 100% This family and supporters give them 100% recommendation.
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Posted by Paul | October 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An Honest Attorney With Morals
I hired Aaron Nelson after I was charged with two felonies. Aaron talked with me about my case for free. Others wanted $10,000 prior to meeting with me. Aaron explained everything I needed to know about about my case to me. We agreed on a price and I hired him. He explained how long the case might take and the difficulties the prosecution would have in proving me guilty. His belief in me saved my life as I was suicidal at the time. I needed to hear that someone would fight for me. Aaron gave me two options in paying him. He said the case may take two years or more but no matter how long it took, he would not ask for any more money. Aaron questioned some of the "evidence" against me and three weeks later, after my accuser admitted to lying about everything, the charges were dropped. Te judge was reluctant to expunge my record but Aaron was able to convince the judge that it would be a travesty of justice to allow my arrest to remain on my record. He also did something that I will be eternally grateful for. He gave me a refund. I told him that per our agreement he was entitled to the full amount. He said " Yes, legally I'm entitled to the money but morally it wouldn't be right," I was dumbfounded. I not only found a great defense attorney but one with morals. I'm just sorry I can only give him five stars. And his assistant Connie was someone I will never forget either. She really cared about me as a person. When I called the office to tell her and Aaron that I had received a call from the police and they were going to recommend the charges be dropped, we both started to cry. I was lucky to find a law firm with honest and caring people. I hope I never need him again but it's a great comfort knowing he's out there.
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Posted by don | October 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trust Aaron Nelson
Aaron represented me in a case involving the Wisconsin DNR. He did a thorough job, painstakingly taking the time to learn all the facts, visiting the site of the incident and talking to individuals involved. He was completely prepared for the trial and his preparation showed in the professional way I was represented. He made it exceedingly clear that I was I right in my actions and the jury agreed. I have recommended Aaron to anyone who needs a defense attorney.
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Posted by Jean | October 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
5 Star Attorney
When faced with a life altering situation, we were glad that we had Aaron representing us. He was very upfront with the possible outcomes and led us through each step of the process. He is very knowledgeable and able to find the minor details that others had overlooked. Aaron is very straight forward in his representation of his clients. We would highly recommend him.
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Posted by Alyssa | October 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An amazing attorney.
Aaron Nelson was a truly perfect attorney. He was there when I needed him and made me feel safe and comfortable. He's very professional and quick. He truly does the best work.

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Doar, Drill & Skow, S.C.
  • 2005 - Present
  • Guest Speaker
  • UW-River Falls
  • 2011 - 2011
  • 2011 Faculty "Lawyering Skills Course"
  • UW-Madison
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Associate
  • Estreen & Ogland
  • 2001 - 2005
  • Associate
  • Doar, Drill & Skow, S.C.
  • 1996 - 2001
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Education

  • University of Wisconsin Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State of Wisconsin v. R.D.
  • Not Guilty
  • State of Wisconsin v. E.B.
  • Not Guilty
  • State of Wisconsin v. E.B.
  • Not Guilty
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Associations

  • New Richmond Chamber of Commerce
  • Volunteer (non-member)
  • 2008 - Present
  • Super Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • St. Croix Valley Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • State Public Defender
  • Private Attorney
  • 1996 - Present
  • Wisconsin Notary Commission
  • Notary Public
  • 1996 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Martin Hanson Advocate's Prize
  • Wisconsin Association for Justice
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Martin Hanson Advocate's Prize
  • Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • David Niblack Award
  • Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2012
  • Super Laywer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2011
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Hanson Memorial Advocates Prize
  • Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2010
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2009
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2007
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2006
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Publications

  • Super Lawyers
  • Top Lawyers under 40 in the State of Wisconsin
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyers
  • Top Lawyers under 40 in the State of Wisconsin
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyers
  • Top Lawyers under 40 in the State of Wisconsin
  • 2007
  • Super Lawyer
  • Top Lawyers under 40 in the State of Wisconsin
  • 2006
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Speaking Engagements

  • SPD Trial Skills Conference
  • Trial Skills
  • 2012
  • Lawyering Skills Courses
  • Criminal Proceedings
  • 2011
  • Law Class
  • Criminal Law
  • 2011
  • Business Law Class
  • Criminal Proceedings
  • 2011
  • Business Law Class
  • Criminal Proceedings
  • 2010
  • Business Law Class
  • Criminal Proceedings
  • 2008
  • State Public Defender Conference
  • Affirmative Defenses
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (12)
Endorse Aaron
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Aaron on matters and he has been instrumental to helping me develop sound legal arguments. Having observed him in trial, he cares about his clients and is extremely well prepared. An excellent attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I very much endorse this lawyer. He is a passionate advocate who I have been fortunate enough to learn a great deal from."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer. I had the pleasure of attending the DUI Defense Lawyers Association summer conference with Atty. Nelson. Aaron is known throughout Wisconsin for his abilities as an OWI and criminal defense attorney. I would have no hesitation referring a friend or family member to Aaron."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"Aaron is an extremely aggressive criminal defense attorney who is compassionate and dedicated to serving his clients. He works tirelessly to get the best outcomes for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I had the pleasure of attending the summer session of the National College for DUI defense at Harvard Law School with Aaron. He is bright, hard working, and compassionate. He truly cares about his clients and the outcomes they achieve."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Few attorneys take their trial and OWI/Criminal defense practice as seriously as Aaron Nelson. He is always looking to sharpen his trial skills and his knowledge. It shows in the outstanding results he's achieved for his clients. I would strongly recommend him if you are facing an OWI charge or a criminal charge of any magnitude."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Aaron is one of the lawyers I go to for jury trial advice. He is dedicated to learning the science behind breath and blood testing, and he is field sobriety test certified. I would not hesitate to recommend a friend or family member to Aaron."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Aaron is one of Wisconsin's leading lawyers for those charged with DUI/OWI. His knowledge of blood and breath testing is excellent I would not hesitate to contact him if you need a skilled attorney fighting for you!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Aaron is an excellent attorney. I frequently call him when I have questions that I cannot answer. He is also a graduate of the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College. As a fellow graduate, I know that this select group of attorneys is highly skilled and dedicated to getting justice for their clients. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Aaron is a tremendously talented and dedicated defense attorney. He cares about his clients. He is aggressive and always well prepared."
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Hudson DUI and DWI Lawyer Aaron Anton Nelson
Aaron Anton Nelson
DUI and DWI Attorney
Hudson, WI
Licensed for 28 years
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