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Erik Andrew Nelson

Criminal defense Attorney at The Woodlands, TX

5.0   10 reviews
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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About Erik

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Erik A. Nelson, J.D.: As a founding partner with Mr. Franzoni, Mr. Nelson is an experienced Criminal Attorney. Raised in Houston, Texas, he attended the University of Texas for his bachelor’s degree and The University of Wisconsin for his Juris Doctorate. Upon admission to the Texas Bar he began working for the Harris County District Attorney’s office where he worked in Felony, Misdemeanor, Juvenile, and Justice of the Peace courts.  Mr. Nelson left the prosecutor’s office and began working as a defense attorney in 2011.  Since then he has successfully defended all manner of criminal matters in and around the Harris and Montgomery county areas.

Mr. Nelson has represented clients in criminal matters in Galveston, Harris, Liberty, and Montgomery counties. He specializes in helping clients navigate the complex process from before you are arrested until after you are exonerated.  He has a well-earned reputation as a tough trial ready criminal defense lawyer.

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Location

Franzoni and Nelson
25329 Budde Rd Ste 704
The Woodlands, TX, 77380-1695

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Posted by Joshua | December 27, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding professionalism and knowledge of the law.
Great explanation of my case and how the approach would work. The outcome was better than I hoped. Mr Nelson is very approachable and concise with his answers would recommend to anyone that needs a outstanding attorney.
Posted by Alisa T | March 19, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Case Dismissed
After hiring Mr. Nelson, I couldn't have made a better decision with regards to the results of my case. I appreciated his patience and how my case was handled. The results were in my favor: case was dismissed. Thank you again Mr. Nelson!
Posted by Robert | April 29, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent service and case dismissed
Thanks to you and your staff Erik. Second time I've hired your services and couldn't be happier with the results of both. You and your staff always treated me great and I am grateful for the knowledge you always shared with me about everything that was going on. You'll definitely be the first person I turn to if ever necessary again and I'll definitely recommend you to anyone else I ever hear in need of a great lawyer.
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Posted by Shawn | July 31, 2018
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Excellent
Mr. Nelson was very helpful. He managed to get two cases against me completely dismissed. Would absolutely recommend.
Posted by Billy | May 18, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great Work!
Mr. Nelson did a fantastic job assisting me with a string of aged traffic issues when I discovered that there was a warrant out for my arrest. He was able to negotiate down the amount that I owed, and even worked out a way I didn't have to drive ten hours to the place where I was cited. Great service!
Posted by Brian | April 27, 2017
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BKEENAN
I hired Mr. Nelson for a case I was charged on. The intention was to have the charges reduced the lowest possible. With that said, during court hearing the case (due to his expertise and consulting) was dismissed. I would highly recommend Mr. Nelson to represent you. I continued to do more work with him and it has been positive going forward. Sometime attorney’s are a little intimidating, as for Mr. Nelson he is very comfortable to be around, he can be a little serious which is what you want. Nice to know his firm is right in the neighborhood!
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Posted by HILDA LEDFORD | April 24, 2017
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CRIMINAL CASE
GREAT ATTORNEY. HIRED HIM FOR MY CASE. VERY PROFESSIONAL. VERY HELPFUL AND HONEST ABOUT ANSWERING QUESTION. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Posted by Tyler | February 16, 2017
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The Best Around
Eric was exceptional when handling my case. He listened and understood my needs. He then when above and beyond keeping me up to date and help me understand all that was happening. He was always ahead of the case prepared and predicted what would come next. If you want the best experience and to get what you want. He is the attorney to go to.
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Posted by Anthony | July 16, 2016
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A man of his word!
Erik is a man of his word. He knew his stuff and exactly what he was doing. Throughout the whole case I could tell Erik was very confident and firm on the decisions he made. I felt that I could trust him 100%. I'm very glad to have had such a great lawy. Without him i dont know how things would have turned out.
Posted by Mike | July 15, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Very Impressive!
Erik was great all of the way through the process. From the initial consultation all of the way until he got my case dismissed, he clearly communicated where we were at, what my risk was and what my options were. I felt I had strong advocate that was truly on MY side. I would recommend anyone hiring Erik. you will not be disappointed.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Franzoni and Nelson PLLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Harris County District Attorney's Office
  • 2009 - 2011

Education

  • University of Wisconsin
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • University of Texas
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State of Texas vs. Tyrone Clifton
  • Not guilty

Associations

  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Montgomery County Criminal Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Excellence in Criminal Defense
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2018
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Excellence - Torts
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (8)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Nelson is an excellent attorney. In my dealings with him as an opposing counsel he has always been well prepared and ready to fight for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Nelson has always been a pleasure to work with. He is a effective advocate for his clients and a formidable opponent."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer wholeheartedly. I have opposed Erik when I was a prosecutor and have worked along side him as a defense lawyer. Erik is an excellent attorney who fights for his clients. He has a strong grasp of the law and the workings inside the courtroom. In short, he’s a great lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Nelson is an excellent advocate for his clients and a great trial attorney. In my time at the District Attorney's Office I witnessed first hand how hard he is willing to work to seek the absolute best outcome for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Erik is a fearless advocate who will fight for you and get you the best possible outcome on your case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Nelson is a hard-working and diligent attorney who always fights hard for his clients. I fully endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Mr. Nelson during a recent criminal defense trial. I observed Mr. Nelson in action and I can say he cares about his clients and is a prepared and zealous advocate."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Nelson is very good at articulating his client’s arguments and defenses to the court, DA’s office, and the jury during trial. Mr. Nelson also maintains a high level of professionalism and works well with many of his colleagues on both sides of the table. My observation of Mr. Nelson during his last jury trial shows him to be highly organized and prepared for even the most complex of cases. He also has a good commanding presence in the court room that I find very usefully in a defense attorney."
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The Woodlands Criminal defense Lawyer Erik Andrew Nelson
Erik Andrew Nelson
Criminal defense Attorney
The Woodlands, TX
Licensed for 14 years