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Nelson Abbott

About me

I started practicing law in Utah County in 1994. During my career, I've been able to help thousands of clients. This gives me a great deal of satisfaction. While I make a living practicing law, I get satisfaction in helping my clients. It's always fun to run into an old client at the grocery store or at a ball game and catch up.


When I'm not practicing law, I love to write. I'm a member of the Utah Valley Writer's guild and attend their meetings regularly. I'm working on a middle grade novel. I don't know if I'll ever publish it but I'm enjoying working on it after hours.


Another hobby is traveling. I've visited 47 states and more than a dozen foreign countries. I lived in France for two years.


A sometimes hobby is radio controlled airplanes.


I'm blessed with a wonderful wife and four terrific children.


Languages spoken: French

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Practice areas


  1. Business: 35%
    22 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Personal Injury: 35%
    22 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Real Estate: 30%
    22 years, 1 thousand cases



Hourly ($295/hour), contingent (33-50%), Free consultation (10 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

4 total 

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  • Randall K Spencer

    I have known Nelson since we each began practicing law more than twenty years ago. He is an excellent attorney and works hard to obtain great results for his clients.


    Randall Spencer Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Paul Roger Maxfield

    I endorse this lawyer. Working at the Abbott Law Firm gives me the insight to the knowledge and efforts Nelson puts forth in his personal injury practice. If you or someone you know has been injured, I highly recommend you call Nelson first.


    Paul Maxfield Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact info

Abbott Law Firm

3651 North 100 East, Ste. 350
Provo, UT, 84604


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Master of the BenchAmerican Inns of Court2015
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Highest Grade Advanced TortsBrigham Young University Law SchoolN/A
Cum LaudeBrigham Young University Law SchoolN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyAbbott Law Firm1994 - Present
Adjunct FacultyBrigham Young University Law School2004 - 2013
Board of DirectorsTri-Connections, Inc.1998 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Utah Association for JusticeBronze Eagle1995 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Michael H. v. Austin MutualSettled for $313,000
Jackson v. Dollar GeneralSettled for $40,000
Timothy v. Keetchsix figure judgment after trial
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Publication nameTitleDate
Utah Bar JournalAn Enigmatic Degree of Medical Certainty2008
Utah Trial JournalInsurance: To Tell Or Not To Tell, That Is The Question2004
Journal of Systems ManagementDeveloping an Employee-Centered Electronic Monitoring System1993
Brigham Young University (BYU) Journal of Public LawUnited States v. Halper: Making Double Jeopardy Available in Civil Actions1992
Advocate PublishersHow to Form a Corporation in any State1990
Advocate PublishersThe Complete Asset Protection Package1990
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law SchoolBusiness AdministrationMBA - Master of Business Administration1993
Brigham Young UniversityEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Utah Association for Justice Auto CLEReligious and Cultural Biases held by Auto Accident Juries2015
Applying the Rules of Evidence: What Every Attorney Needs to KnowEffective Use of Fact Witnesses at Trial2012
Applying the Rules of Evidence: What Every Attorney Needs to KnowExpert Reports and Expert Witnesses2012
Building Your Trial SkillsHow To Select the Right Jury for Your Case2010
Annual ConferenceEffective Voir Dire2010
Annual ConferenceRecent Updates in the Law2008
Civil Trial SkillsPreparing Your Expert Witness For Deposition2007
Building Your Civil Trial SkillsHow To Handle Post Trial Issues2007
Building Your Civil Trial SkillsHow to Avoid Common Ethical Pitfalls2007