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Ricky J. Nelson

Estate planning Attorney at Sandy, UT

5.0   36 reviews

also known as Ricky Nelson

  • Licensed for 13 years
    State UT
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Administrative - Not authorized to practice No misconduct found

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

About Ricky

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Since 2010, my legal practice has been focused on estate planning and asset protection. I've always been focused on three things: 1) Ensure my clients have good counsel and that they understand their estate plans; 2) Provide current and customized estate plans; and 3) Provide prompt and thorough service.


Somethings to know about me that some people find interesting: I was in the Marine Corps Reserves for 10 years; I lived in Norway for two years; I have lived in five states: Utah, California, Hawaii, Connecticut, and Florida; and I played rugby for a college club team.

Location

The Rudd Firm
10150 South Centennial Parkway
Suite 150
Sandy, UT, 84070

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Reviews

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Posted by Toni | March 15, 2023
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Knowledgeable and Helpful
Ricky Nelson was great to work with! We needed to amend our Family Trust and came to him for a free consultation. He was knowledgeable and helpful. We hired him and were pleased with the result.
Posted by sue | February 1, 2023
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Good Job
He helped me with all my needs. He helped me every steep of the way. Explained everything. I felt he really cared about my needs.
Posted by Landon | January 31, 2023
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Knowledgeable and Patient
Ricky help me setup a trust for my first time in December 2022. I had tons of questions that he was able to answer and never made me feel like a burden for asking. He was also very insistent that I call him if I ever have questions whether it be through the process of creating the trust or sometime after the trust is setup. I feel like I was in very capable hands and that he truly wanted the best for me. I'd recommend him to family and friends and plan to hire him again should any other need arise.
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Posted by Mary | August 14, 2022
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Excellent Estate Planner
Ricky is focused, friendly and efficient. He makes you feel right at home and is frank about the important steps of estate planning. He is supportive and flexible. It is obvious he is very knowledgeable about his work. In three visits we had our estate planning complete and we know we can reach out to ask questions if we need reassurance/ assistance concerning our plan.
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Posted by Jim | March 15, 2022
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Software Engineer
Mr. Nelson worked with us to setup an estate plan, including a trust, will, advanced health care directive and power of attorney. He answered all of our questions, every step of the way. His professionalism made a potentially onerous process easy, informative and even fun. I've already recommended him to a number of co-workers and will continue to do so.
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Posted by Jeff | January 13, 2022
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Mech Engineer
RIcky was very knowledgeable on all aspects to my estate planning and the process was straight forward and completed within a week.
Posted by Michael | November 23, 2021
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Estate planning
Ricky took great care of my family and at a far better price than anyone else.
Posted by Linda | October 14, 2021
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Setting up a trust
I was hesitant to call for an appointment because it seemed like such a large task to plan for after my death. I finally just called and Ricky made everything quick and easy, Ricky is so helpful and explained things to me as much as I needed so I could understand the process. We were able to complete the process and I have peace of mind that my family is taken care of. Ricky is very patient with all my questions even after we completed the documents. It’s a lot to take in and he is willing to explain over and over. My family is in good hands. Ricky is awesome.
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Posted by Andria | April 28, 2021
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Estate planning made easy
Ricky was awesome to explain all the details of the trust and give examples for different situations. He was very helpful and friendly thru the process.
Posted by anonymous | April 19, 2021
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Estate Attorney
Ricky specializes and completely understands the complexity of the law concerning Estates, Wills, Trust, Advanced Health Care Directives (Living Wills), and Power of Attorney. Our needs were complicated and non-standard which required a set of non-cookie cutter estate documents. Ricky listened, discussed, and understood our requirements and made sure they were addressed. He thought things thru and considered both our short term and long-term needs and the effect and impact as our circumstances change. As circumstances change and I have any estate questions - I know who to call – Ricky J. Nelson.
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Posted by Stacey | April 3, 2021
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Estate Planning
Ricky Nelson did an exceptional job helping us to create a trust and to put into place all the legal documents for our estate. He was thorough and organized and gave us as much time as we needed to understand everything that was done. I had numerous phone calls with him too. He answered immediately or responded back within a very short time. We appreciated his patience, dedication and professionalism. He also reiterated to us that even though all the documents were completed, we were welcome to contact him at any time.
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Posted by Ingrid | March 9, 2021
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Estate Planning
It was a pleasure working with Ricky Nelson on our estate planning needs. He was extremely attentive, answered all of our questions and addressed our concerns with professionalism and understanding. He was easy to contact and quick to respond. We highly recommend working with him on any estate planning needs.
Posted by Jason | February 26, 2021
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Trust building - In more than 1 way
Ricky was awesome in helping us create a trust for our family. Not only did he take the time to explain everything in the document, but was extremely thorough in helping us plan for our future. I would highly recommend Ricky to anyone needing legal advice.
Posted by Robert | January 29, 2021
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Very satisfied with Ricky’s work as our estate planning attorney
Excellent knowledge of estate planning, very professional and engaging with clients. Communicates very well so you understand all aspects of estate planning documents and options. The entire process was very thorough and efficient. We now have everything in place and the peace of mind that we've covered for the future - highly recommended.
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Posted by Neal | December 21, 2020
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A very qualified and client focused Attorney
Ricky Nelson is a credit to the legal profession. I am glad we chose him for our Estate Planning and Trust work. His experience and personality gave us confidence and trust in him and his firm. We look forward to a long and positive relationship with him.
Posted by Gaven | December 19, 2020
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Great Work! He walked us through the completion of our Will, Living trust, Advcd Med Care Drctv ,Drbl Pwr Attny, Rvcbl Trust.
He made it very easy for us to understand and made it possible to get our families important legal documents in order. I had put it off for a long time and shouldn’t have. With his service it was very little headache. Excellent Service! I will be recommending him to my coworkers! Thank you!
Posted by Gary | December 4, 2020
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Knowledgeable, Responsive, Affordable, 100% satisfied!
Responded very quickly when I reached out to him on email. Got things rolling using phone/video communication with wife and I at our home. Tailored estate planning to our needs with very satisfying solutions to our special needs and family situation. Very good at explaining legal issues, requirements, and best practices to better protect our family. Covid Safe! Thanks much!
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Posted by De | December 3, 2020
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Very Patient Lawyer
Ricky Nelson did a great job helping my husband and I do our estate planning. I am pretty paranoid about legal things because I have been burned by dishonest people in the past. Ricky was VERY patient and kind. He always answered my questions and concerns even when I had asked the same questions multiple times. I would definitely recommend him for your estate planning needs!
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Posted by Sheila | October 21, 2020
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Absolutely Professional, detailed and very knowledgably
We went to Ricky to get our Trust planned out. He knows what he is talking about when is comes to estate planning. He breaks down every detail. He took the time to explain the difference between a Trust and a Will ( btw, big differences between the two) He walked us through the process step by step. He is a very patience person. He was kind and considerate through out the whole the entire time. Frequently asking us if we had questions, explaining how important it is that we understand every aspect. We felt taken care when we left. We would highly recommend him! It was a great experience.
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Posted by anonymous | October 6, 2020
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Ricky J Nelson Review
My wife and I met with Ricky for Estate planning. The process could not have been made easier, and Ricky did a great job in explaining every document to us. I appreciate Ricky's patience with us since we rescheduled a couple of times, but this was so important to us to finish our Estate planning this year and he was great to work with.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-295 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Rudd Firm
  • 2018 - Present
  • President of The Law office of Ricky J. Nelson
  • The Law office of Ricky J. Nelson - Wills and Trusts
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Associate
  • Spaulding Law, PLLC
  • 2014 - 2016
  • President
  • Law Office of Ricky J. Nelson
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Associate
  • Hirschi Steele & Baer, PLLC
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Law Clerk
  • Orem City
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Volunteer
  • Utah Legal Services
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Associate
  • Okura and Associates
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Law Clerk
  • Utah County Attorney's Office
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Summer Associate
  • Rooker Rawlins
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Law Clerk
  • United States Securities & Exchange Comm.
  • 2008 - 2008
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Education

  • Brigham Young University-J. Reuben Clark Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Utah Valley University
  • B.S.
  • 2006

Associations

  • Utah State Bar, Elder Law Section
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Utah State Bar, Estate Planning Section
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Utah State Bar
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Phi Theta Kapa
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity
  • Magister
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Government Politics and Legal Society
  • Co-Chair
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Brigham Young University Journal of Public Law
  • Managing Administration Editor
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Brigham Young University Journal of Public Law
  • Editor
  • 2008 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Norwegian

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyer's Magazine
  • 2021
  • Avvo
  • Client's Choice
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2019
  • Estate Planning & Wills Lawyer of the Year Rocky Mountains
  • US Business News Legal Elite Awards
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2018
  • Top 40 under 40
  • The National Advocates
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Advocates
  • 2016
  • Up and Coming Legal Elite
  • Utah Business Magazine
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Student Writing Contest
  • American Bar Association, RPTE Section
  • 2010
  • Deans Fellow
  • J. Reuben Clark Law School
  • 2010
  • Deans Fellow
  • J. Reuben Clark Law School
  • 2009
  • Deans Fellow
  • J. Reuben Clark Law School
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • Quarterly 401K Review
  • Estate Planning Basics
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (8)
Endorse Ricky
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Other
"Without hesitation, I can say that no other lawyer that I know will work harder to get a good result for his client. For the seven years that I have known Ricky, he has proved to me that he is dedicated, persistent, and extremely capable. When I need a referral for an estate planning attorney in Utah, Ricky J. Nelson is at the top of the list."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"Having known, worked with and supervised many attorneys throughout my career, as a litigation partner in a civil litigation firm, and as Chief Deputy Attorney General for Utah and as Utah's former Attorney General, I am impressed with Mr. Nelson's knowledge, ethics and thoroughness. I am happy to endorse him."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ricky is a very knowledgeable attorney who I would recommend to anyone who is looking for Wills and Trusts work. Ricky is very thorough and is work product speaks for itself. I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"Great attorney and very knowledgable in complex estate planning issues."
Business Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ricky is an excellent attorney committed to providing the highest quality representation to clients. I endorse this attorney without reservation."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the privilege of working jointly with Ricky for a client and was grateful for the knowledge and expertise that he added to the project. Ricky is a fantastic attorney and I feel confident recommending his services to anyone that would need them."
Estate planning Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Firm understanding of the intricate legal issues involved."
Business Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ricky is smart, congenial, and a straight-shooter -- everything you want in a good attorney. I'm confident that he treats every client and every case as his #1 priority."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Other
"I had the privilege of going to law school with Ricky. We studied for a few classes together and worked on a few projects and extra-curricular organizations together. Ricky is an extremely bright and dedicated individual who truly cares about the people that he works for and with. I endorse him without reservation."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ricky is a highly intelligent and efficient estate planning attorney. He is able to quickly formulate and tailor estate planning strategies for complex and unique client needs. He has the skills and experience necessary to effectively shepherd an estate plan from inception to beneficiary distribution. Unlike many attorneys who dangerously think estate planning is simply preparing a handful of documents, Ricky actually knows how to responsibly plan and fund his clients’ estates to their advantage and lasting peace of mind."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney who cares and will take time to answer."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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