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Eric Carlisle Nelson

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     5.0 stars 20 total

Review Eric Nelson

  • Outstanding Service

    5.0 stars

    Posted by Joe

    I was having an ongoing dispute with my ex-wife regarding child support while my children were in college. It turns out that they were not, in fact, in school but my ex was still taking the support and not reporting their situation.
    Eric worked quickly and effectively to resolve the issue. And some others. Even though we were often working remotely, because of my travel, he kept in touch and delivered on everything I was hoping to achieve.

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  • Represents with Distinction and Professionalism

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    Posted by Adam

    I have met many attorneys in my day. Of those I have met, Eric is the one who truly stands out above the rest when it comes to truly being concerned about my needs and my family's needs. He is an excellent listener, thorough in his documentation, and effectively communicated with me throughout the whole process. It was easy to sleep at night knowing he was diligently at work representing me.

    Thank you Eric!

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  • Excellent and Extremely Competent Lawyer

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    Posted by Eric

    My divorce was an experience I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy, but Eric provided me with sound advice, and walked me through a very painful OFP and divorce with my sanity and finances intact at the end.

    Eric was very attentive during the process, often answered his phone at the first ring, responded to emails promptly, and even called me back while he was on vacation.

    Eric handled both my divorce case and a civil Order for Protection case that was brought against me. The allegations in the OFP case were very serious, but untrue. Eric tried the case and due to his 20 years of knowledge and experience, and got it entirely dismissed.

    In the divorce case, Eric managed to negotiate a clean settlement that was at the most favorable end of the range of possibilities in my case.

    I always felt that Eric truly cared about me and about my case, which meant a lot in a very difficult time of my life. I would wholeheartedly recommend Eric Nelson for those that are in need.

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  • spent thousands making up for his errors

    1.0 star

    Posted by alex

    hired Eric Nelson to be my divorce attorney. My spouse had a free lawyer given to her by the county. Spouse got everything in the divorce and ran circles around Nelson. Spent thousands of dollars and years of time making up for his incompetent errors.

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    Eric Carlisle Nelson’s response: “This reviewer was never a client of mine. I believe this posting is from a self-represented opposing party who is unfairly blaming me for his misfortune, and I have a pretty good idea who it is. Furthermore, I've never had a client named Alex who wasn't happy with my work. Also, Minnesota counties have never provided free lawyers in divorce cases. Sometimes indigent parties obtain free legal help through Legal Aid, but I can count on one hand the number of cases I've had in my entire career where the other party had a free Legal Aid lawyer. Finally, I most certainly have never had a case where the "spouse got everything," or where anyone ran circles round me.”
  • Knowledgeable and easy to work with

    5.0 stars

    Posted by Lisa

    I'm so happy that I came across Eric on Avvo! From the first, he impressed me with his knowledge and conviction. He listened and went out of his way to make my divorce, which could have been difficult, as smooth and effortless as possible. If I had any advice to give, it would be to 1) be open to your attorney's suggestions; and 2) consider Eric! He's a gem.

  • Great attorney!

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    Posted by Nate

    I had a harassment case brought against me and to complicate matters it was involved with a family law case. This case was a high conflict case. Mr. Nelson did a great job getting everything together and when the time came he presented a good case. We won the case and he was the first lawyer to actually help me. He did an amazing job and I would highly recommend him for anyone dealing in either family or harassment cases! Thanks again Eric!

  • Eric Nelson changed my world! Gave me back my relationship with my boys that was seemingly lost forever!

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    Posted by Brian

    I made the worst mistake of my life when I signed my divorce decree without legal representation. I failed my children because I signed away any and all legal rights I had pertaining to their future relying only on verbal agreements that I would be able to be just as involved as if I had full legal and physical custody. I quickly learned that verbal agreements do not hold any weight in the real world.
    When I contacted Eric, I didn’t know what I was looking for but I knew I needed to do something for my boys. Everything that I did involving my relationship with my boys had to be cleared by my ex-wife. It was so bad that I was actually being denied the right to bring them to their grandparent’s house to visit. I was stuck.
    Eric’s honesty towards my case was apparent from the first time we talked. He told me it was going to be “a really tough case”. I was explained that when someone signs away their legal rights, it is just about impossible to get them back. He didn’t tell me what I wanted to hear, he told me what I needed to hear. He didn’t fill me with unrealistic hopes but instead directed our focus on what was attainable.
    Eric’s focus was always on what was best for my boys and me. His integrity as a person was evident every time we talked. He showed genuine concern for my situation and I honestly believe that he wanted to make difference in the current situation.
    Eric expertise was the difference in my case. It turned out to be a long, hard fought battle which ultimately ended in my favor and then some. Eric and his paralegal John were absolutely amazing. They didn’t miss anything and were on top of everything. It always seemed as though they were two steps ahead.
    Eric knew what the courts needed to see and made sure that we were ready to present it to them. Eric court etiquette was very professional, he was very well prepared and it was obvious that he did his homework. He didn’t fumble around a stack of papers looking for answers; he knew exactly what we wanted to say.
    I never once doubted what Eric and John were doing because they always kept me informed with an open line of communication. It can be very costly for a person to contact a lawyer all the time when you have questions. I always knew that when Eric needed to contact me, he would.
    Eric never treated me like a case, he treated me like a man that needed his help and his willingness to provide me with it proved to be the difference. I would absolutely recommend Eric to anyone looking for an excellent lawyer!
    Eric and John changed my life, and saved my boys!

  • Review

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    Posted by Bruce

    Eric helped me navigate through a very difficult time in my life. He was sensitive, knowledgeable, and kept me abreast of what was going on. I did not get everything I thought I was entitled to, but given MN law, I believe the divorce agreement was about as favorable as possible.

  • Eric C. Nelson, from Attorney to Friend

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    Posted by Scott

    I hired Mr. Nelson in early to mid 2006. As all would know, divorce is a VERY difficult time. Mr. Nelson is a gift of easing the stress with divorce. He always shot straight regarding this situation. He was not the lawyer where his client can do no wrong, if there was a mistake that was made, it was instantly noticed and addressed. With Mr. Nelsons personality, I feel that over the course of 7 year we have built a very personal and professional relationship, and as a former client, I can always count on him to run things by him.


  • Knowledge, Care and Quality

    5.0 stars

    Posted by Ryan

    Eric drafted a prenuptial agreement for me with less than a week to go before my wedding date. Over and above, he worked with me to get the document properly and timely executed. Unlike many attorneys I've worked with, Eric showed he cared by being attentive to my needs, he was responsive to my calls and emails, and he made sure I understood the provisions in the document I was signing.