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Brett Andrew Nelson

Family Attorney at Flower Mound, TX

5.0   14 reviews
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  • State Years
    Texas - TX 14 years
    Illinois - IL 29 years
    South Carolina - SC 40 years
    Iowa - IA 30 years
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2009
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1994
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 40 years
    State SC
    Acquired 1982
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State IA
    Acquired 1993
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Brett

Learn Brett’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Child custody

  2. Child support

  3. Divorce and separation

  4. Family
    Divorce, child custody, child support, property division.

    29 years



Brett Nelson is a Texas attorney with nearly three decades' worth of experience and the founding partner of the Nelson Law Group. He prides himself on his honesty, sensitivity, compassion, and his unwavering commitment to providing value to his clients while zealously advocating for their rights.

Brett's extensive trial experience spans many practice areas. He has handled both bench and jury trials and has extensive experience working with family law and complex litigation matters. Brett has handled litigation involving fire insurance coverage, statutory penalty pension credit, defective construction, product liability, personal injury, worker's compensation, estate administration (claims), medical malpractice, and professional negligence.


Education and Experience

Brett's father, a wise and thoughtful man, never cared much for lawyers after his own divorce. It is no wonder, then, that Brett prides himself on being a different kind of lawyer -- one focused on providing value at all times to his clients.

Brett's journey to the law was neither traditional nor boring, affording him the chance to gain diverse experiences and a wise and informed perspective. An Iowa native, Brett attended Drake University, where he lettered three years on the Drake University Football Team. He was Special Teams Captain two years running, in 1986 and 1987, and graduated in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

After graduating, Brett stayed at his Alma matter, attending the Drake University School of Law and College of Business. Never one to limit himself to a single pursuit, he graduated in 1993, with a Juris Doctorate and a Master of Business Administration.

 After passing the Bar, Brett worked as a judicial law clerk in the 7th Judicial District Court in Davenport, Iowa. During his term as a law clerk, Brett had the unique opportunity to work closely with the trial court judges. He learned how they viewed the judicial process, and gained unique insight into effective witness testimony and lawyer best practices.  Brett went on to practice law in the Illinois/Quad Cities area for 16 years. In 1997, he opened his own law firm. With the benefit of Brett's experience, intellect, and dogged commitment, his firm quickly became one of the area's preeminent firms.

Brett's life experiences taught him that a happy wife yields a happy life, so in 2009 he and his family returned to his wife's home state of Texas. He became a partner at Christman, Kelley, & Clarke, P.C., in 2013 and was the head of their family law practice until he departed in June 2014.

In addition to his experience practicing law, Brett brings an extensive and impressive business resume to his law practice. He has worked in both small and international business settings, and has gained valuable insight into business operations that has proven vital to providing business owners with meaningful legal advice. Brett’s legal and business experience has provided him with a unique skill set, and experience-backed wisdom that consistently benefits his clients. Brett is prepared to tackle the unique challenges faced by entrepreneurs, and never loses sight of the needs of business owners when working on business matters or when representing a party in a divorce who owns a business. He also has served as general counsel for a variety of businesses.


Philosophy and Personal Life

Brett believes in setting his priorities: God, family, and then work. He knows the key to success in all areas is strong relationships, and communication is the foundation of every strong relationship.  Brett prides himself on being responsive to his clients’ needs, and is able to devote individual attention to his clients by limiting the number of and type of cases he takes.

Brett also believes that while a divorce is the beginning of a new family structure, it does not end the important role each parent should play in the lives of their children. A child of divorce and a subsequent contested custody battle himself, Brett has made it his life's mission to shield children from the pain of divorce and to help his clients embark on new, healthy beginnings. He helps his clients focus on the future rather than the past. He represents both mothers and fathers in all aspects of family law, and prides himself on his dedication, honesty, passion, and willingness to fight for the rights of his clients.

Brett also handles personal injury and general civil litigation cases, business representation, and prepares wills and trusts.

Brett and his beloved wife, Karma, have three children: Lucy, Pierce, and Peyton. Brett is first and foremost a husband and father, and it is his love for his own family that guides his family law practice philosophy. The Nelson family is service-oriented and fun-loving. They are actively involved in their church, as well as several community service projects. The family loves spending time outside and pursuing activities that promote health and fitness.



Drake Univ., B.S.B.A., 1990, Des Moines, Iowa

Drake Univ.,J.D., 1993, Des Moines, Iowa

Drake Univ.,M.B.A., 1993


Court Admissions:

State Courts:

State Bar of Texas, 2009

State Bar of Iowa, 1993

State Bar of Illinois, 1994


Other Courts:

U.S. Virgin Islands, 2004 (inactive)

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  14 customer reviews
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Posted by Annie | April 6, 2015
He will really study your case and fight for you.
Although we were on a time crunch, he worked evenings and weekends to ensure he knew all about my case. He was very responsive and timely. He fought for me and what was right.
Posted by Michelle | July 3, 2014
You cannot go wrong with Brett Nelson!
Brett is truly amazing! He is very honest and dependable, and I never felt like he was just in it for the money like so many other attorneys. I never worried about putting everything in his hands because I knew he would make the right decisions and be economical about it. I will trust him with anything and everything legal that ever comes up and have recommended him to friends who have also been happy with him. Brett Nelson is definitely someone you want representing you!
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Posted by Kate | April 6, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Honest lawyer and staff!
I felt very comfortable with Brett, Janene and his staff. Very warm and friendly office. I wanted Christian values and that’s what they represent! This was by far the most painful time in my life, and I left another firm because they were not honest! You will get honest representation from Nelson Law! They kept me informed, they were prepared and I did not have to worry that my case did not matter. Being in the last quarter of your life is a scary time to go through a divorce. I highly recommend Brett and his team and I would refer anyone going through a difficult divorce to meet Brett and his team!
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Posted by Brian | November 16, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
I had the opportunity to work with Brett on two different matters between 2013-2015. Although he was highly recommended, I had never met him in person before putting him to work on my cases. On the 2nd case, he traveled over 3 hours to make an early morning court date with only 72 hours notice. He was very prepared and came to win, which we did. Over the course of the 2 cases I discovered Brett was very diligent, very educated (in both business and law), and just a great overall guy to know. I felt that his hard work and knowledge led to very favorable outcomes that I am positive other attorneys could not have made happen. Very happy with his services and have already recommended him to others.
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Posted by Jackie | November 6, 2014
Trusted and caring counsel
I worked with Brett on my divorce case and he was so caring and professional. I felt well taken care of because I knew he had my best interests in mind, especially during a very difficult time. He was a trusted counselor and always gave solid advice. I was able to make informed decisions about my case and felt involved and empowered. I will be utilizing Brett's services again for estate planning. I would highly recommend Brett Nelson to anyone in need of legal services.
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Posted by anonymous | September 7, 2014
Excellent Lawyer
Brett handled my divorce case. He was always very quick to respond when I called or emailed him. My only complaint is that I had to send him various documents more than once as if he didn't have them or lost them, but he was in the process of moving offices so I don't know if that had something to do with it. Overall, it was a good experience. I'd use his services again, and also recommend him.
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Posted by Jana | September 2, 2014
Great Lawyer
I was very impressed with how he handled my case. He always kept me informed of what I needed to do and what to expect. Brett is a very caring and considerate person and I would recommend him to any of my friends or family.
Posted by Shannon Posey | July 15, 2014
Custody Rights Case. Brett Nelson is a refined first-class attorney!
Everyone is looking for that perfect Attorney. An attorney who is approachable, reliable, and who is devoted to pursing the best desired resolution for family conflict. Brett’s area of expertise is Family Law. He advised us of our rights and what to expect during the judicial hearing. He was supportive and demonstrated compassion for our family and our situation. Brett has tenacious faith and provided legal counsel to us with skill and great confidence.. After the events of court hearings, Brett followed up with my family to inquire how things were progressing. We were most appreciate for his genuine interest and concern. Brett has a strong foundation of substance and character.
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Posted by anonymous | July 14, 2014
Banking Case
Brett Nelson, worked on a very complicated banking case for me and my family to get us positive results. Brett, flew out to my office in California, on various occasions to review my files and to better understand my case. He always had a clear understanding of the facts and was quick on picking up on the details. I feel that he gave it his all and thank him for all that he did.
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Posted by Jill | July 11, 2014
So thankful for Brett Nelson
Brett represented me in a very difficult divorce and custody case. I am so grateful to him for the care and attention that he gave to my case. He kept my children and I together. Not only is Brett a professional and brilliant lawyer, I consider him a good friend. He understands that family law is very emotional to his clients and it is not just a business transaction. He sincerely cared about my children and I, that is something rare to find in other attorneys.
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Posted by Michelle | July 3, 2014
Brett is an excellent attorney. He guided me through a difficult divorce with courtesy and provided stability when I was very unstable. He is very level headed and kept me from making decisions that may have not been the best for me. I recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Bill | July 2, 2014
Highly recommended
Bret is a straight up guy (no bs) that I have trusted with my cases. I feel secure knowing that he has always been up front, honest and realistic about our proceedings. He's smart, a man of faith and knows how to work the system. I highly recommend his services.
Posted by William | July 2, 2014
Excellent Attorney
I hired Brett regarding a family legal issue and from the start, Brett was professional, knowledgeable, quick to respond and helped me immediately. I would highly recommend Brett and will use him again if needed.
Posted by Ted | July 2, 2014
Top Notch
I refinanced my mortgage and owned some additional land with the home. During the refinance, the land was suppose to be removed from the mortgage. It was removed from the survey and appraisal, but was left in the legal description. Seems like a simple enough issue to have the bank update the legal description, but after a couple of months of getting no where. I talked to Brett and he contacted the bank. Within a few weeks, I got an email saying they agreed to correct the mistake and within another week or so, I got the updated filing showing the land had been removed from the legal description. Brett was very professional in collecting the information, explaining the process and letting me know how things were going along the way. I trust Brett and would never use any other attorney.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Nelson Law Group, PC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Partner
  • Christman, Clarke, & Kelley, P.C.
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Managing Partner
  • Nelson, Keys & Keys, PC
  • 1997 - 2009
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • State Of Iowa
  • 1993 - 1994
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  • Drake University
  • JD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA
  • 1993
  • Drake University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1990


  • Denton County Bar Association
  • 2013 - Present
  • Flower Mound Bar Association
  • 2013 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section
  • 2013 - Present
  • Denton County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 2009 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2023
  • Notable
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Lead Counsel
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2022
  • Winner
  • Best of Denton County
  • 2022
  • Winner
  • Best of Denton County
  • 2021
  • Winner
  • Best of Denton County
  • 2019
  • Winner
  • Best of Denton County
  • 2018
  • Top 3 Best
  • Best of Denton County
  • 2016
  • Winner
  • Best of Denton County
  • 2015
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Speaking Engagements

  • Series by Dr. Nancy K. Ferrell
  • Mediation and Training Services
  • 2017
  • Series by Dr. Nancy K. Ferrell
  • Mediation and Training Services
  • 2016
  • Series by Dr. Nancy K. Ferrell
  • Mediation and Training Services
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (5)
Endorse Brett
Business Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Brett and I were opposing counsel on a complex business dissolution matter with a history of clients having had heated exchanges. Brett used his Family Law skills and worked closely with me on behalf of his client to where we could come to a mutually satisfactory settlement."
Family Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Brett. He is wonderful and reasonable to work with."
Family Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Brett always appears in court prepared to advocate for his client. He never "hides the ball," yet will tell you up front, what he will do, and what he expects. Brett is a classic example of the gentleman lawyer, and represents the best of our profession. I would hire him if the need arose."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brett is an experienced family law attorney who represents his clients well."
Family Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Brett has been opposing counsel on a number of cases. He is smart, prepared and has the ability to think outside of the box. I highly recommend him."
Family Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"What a delight to work with! He was a professional opposing counsel, and ethical adversary."
Family Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"Brett has the ability to breakdown complex legal issues for his clients into easy to understand concepts for both the his clients and the court. Brett is diligent and takes great pride in communication with his clients and making sure to return their phone calls. Brett's clients are fully abreast to what is going on on their respective case and what the overall goal is. Often times because Brett is respected in the legal community, he can get results when dealing with opposing counsel short of drawn out, costly litigation. Brett's extensive and diverse experience allows him to understand how one case outcome can greatly affect clients' other aspects of their lives or business."
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Flower Mound Family Lawyer Brett Andrew Nelson
Brett Andrew Nelson
Family Attorney
Flower Mound, TX
Licensed for 40 years
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