My name is Nathan John Nielson and I am a proud resident of Tooele County. I was born originally in Stillwater, Oklahoma before my family moved to Vernal, Utah where I attended Uintah High School. It was during high school that I decided I would be an attorney. I had the opportunity to participate in a mock-trial as a defense attorney and won my first case. I received my associate’s degree from Utah State University before I earned my Bachelors of Science from the University of Utah in Political Science.
I returned to my roots in Oklahoma by choosing to attend the University of Oklahoma: College of Law. While there, I spent a semester as a volunteer mediator for the Early Settlement Mediation program. I mediated small claims and real estate cases while observing family and child permanency mediations. I then spent a year working for the Cleveland County District Attorney's Office where I helped prosecute misdemeanors and felonies. I was also awarded the Academic Achievement award in Criminal Law during my studies.
During law school, I took two years off to volunteer in the West Indies and spent time in Suriname, Grenada, St. Vincent, and Trinidad & Tobago. I learned Dutch as part of my service. This was a centering experience which taught me the value of service.
After graduating from the University of Oklahoma, I worked as a law clerk in Beaverton, Oregon for a small firm which specialized in Family and Immigration Law. After passing the bar, I returned to Tooele where I have opened up my own practice. I later accepted employment with the State of Utah as a Guardian ad Litem representing abused and neglected children in Carbon and Emery Counties.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Academic Achievement Award: Criminal Law||University of Oklahoma||2010|
|Guardian ad Litem||Utah Office of Guardian ad Litems||2015 - Present|
|Partner||Melrose & Nielson PLLC||2015 - 2015|
|Law Clerk||Messidona Law Group||2014 - 2014|
|Owner||Nielson Legal Services||2014 - 2015|
|Licensed Legal Intern||Cleveland County District Attorney's Office||2013 - 2014|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2014 - 2015|
|University of Oklahoma||JD - Juris Doctor||2014|
|University of Utah||BS - Bachelor of Science||2009|
|Possession of Paraphernalia||Dismissal|
|Methamphetamine Disclosure||Settlement - $15k|
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