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Kaelan Tyler Nielsen

Personal injury Attorney at Encino, CA

5.0   22 reviews
  • Licensed for 6 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2017
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Kaelan

Learn Kaelan’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    60%
    I handle a wide variety of personal injury claims including car accidents, wrongful death claims, dog bites, and premises liability. My passion is loss of use and diminution in value in relation to automobile property damage claims.

  2. Employment and labor
    40%
    I am experienced in all aspects of employment law litigation including wage and hour violations, independent contractor misclassification, discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, whistle-blower retaliation, PAGA, and class actions.

Most people believe that older lawyers are better attorneys because they tend to have more experience. While it's challenging to overstate the value of experience in law, I believe it is often confused with the idea of an individual honing their craft to perfection over many years. Unfortunately, what seems to be the case is many attorneys will learn what they learn at the beginning of their practice and stick with that. 

An aspect many people might not consider is if an attorney is not consistently mindful, they may develop an unconscious level of hubris commensurate to their experience. If you believe that you have seen it all and know it all, then why would you ever bother to keep learning?

Law is constantly in flux. With new cases are being decided every day, and new legislation being signed into law by the legislature, it is entirely impossible to stick with what you "knew" while still being an effective lawyer for your clients.

As a relatively young lawyer, I believe I bring something unique to the table. I lack the hubris of more "experienced" attorneys so I am constantly learning and exploring new approaches to solving old problems. With me, you get the energy, drive, and passion necessary to achieve the maximum result in a case. 

I take pride in the results I get for my clients. As much as may enjoy crushing the other side when they deserve it, it is often my opinion that fire and blood is not always the best option. Oftentimes, working together with the other side to resolve an issue can be just as, if not more productive. I have never done a mediation that has not settled.

I submit to you dear reader, that when you picture a man tirelessly honing his craft to perfection over many years, what you are imagining is me, or at least the ideal that I hold myself to.

While I spent quite of bit of time minimizing the benefits of experience above, I happen to have quite a bit of it when it comes to employment matters, personal injury, and property damage claims on high-end vehicles. I have achieved multiple seven-figure settlements, litigated class action lawsuits, and have developed a certain specialization in forcing insurance companies to play fair. I love what I do, which is why I haven't worked a day in my life since I passed the bar.

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Location

Champion Law Firm
16000 Ventura Blvd., PH 1208
Encino, CA, 91436

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Reviews

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Posted by Matt | July 13, 2023
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Champion for sure
If you are looking for an attorney to champion your cause call Kaelan Nielsen. This guy is what comes to mind when I think of a whip smart attorney who has your back, knows his stuff, and can tango with the big dogs. Extremely thorough, very calm, great sense of humor and will tell you how it is straight up. In my case he managed to settle for 4X WHAT I WAS HOPING FOR! I called him right after my accident and he had solutions headed my way in less than 12 hours. Amazing work, incredible team, unbelievable service!
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Posted by anonymous | May 3, 2023
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Highly Recommend!
I definitely recommend Kaelan! He was such a HUGE HELP going through the process! He explained things to me thoroughly and was able to break things down for me to understand clearly. It was a process for sure, but he was very patient with me being new dealing with things as such. I’m a very grateful client for sure!
Posted by anonymous | March 21, 2023
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Kaelan is the best!
I came to Kaelan with an employment case and went over all the details with him. He broke things down for me in a way that was easy to understand, let me know the process of working though the case, and keeps me updated with communication. Anytime I reach out, I get a quick reply and it feels like Kaelan is always eager to help. I feel lucky to have been connected with Kaelan because I know he genuinely wants to help me. He was able to reach a settlement on my case that was far more than I was expecting, thank you for all that you do Kaelan.
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Posted by Shokan | October 7, 2022
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Experience
I had a favorable experience with attorney Nielsen. I called more than ten lawyers, but no one wanted to take it, considering that this was not a serious matter. My lawyer not only took my case, but also completed it to the final completion. Always kept me informed, give feedback in time. Thank you very much attorney Nielsen.
Posted by Cecilia G. | August 30, 2022
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Highly recommend
I needed a lawyer for my personal injury case and came across Kaelan Nielsen, after reading his reviews I decided to reach out to him. The entire process from start to finish was extremely stress free. Every question and concern I had, he made sure to answer and reassure me. He took a very stressful situation and made the entire process smooth. Thank you once again for your help from the very beginning to the end.
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Posted by Chris | June 15, 2022
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Quick and professional!
Kaelan helped me with a personal injury case. He was straight forward, easy to work with and quick. I would highly recommend him for future cases.
Posted by Princess | March 31, 2022
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Exceptional Atty!
Kaelan is the most exceptional attorney I have consulted and thankfully had an opportunity (with greatest pleasure) to hire. Throughout the case, he was consistent in every aspect. From the start, he made explaining the incident/situation such a comfortable experience to which also displayed his compassion. He explains the process and options with such thoroughness and helps with all the law jargon to ensure you fully understand and able to make the most informed decision. He is detail oriented and maximum results driven and what I can say lead us to such exceptional outcome. Truly feel blessed Kaelan was my attorney!
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Posted by Peter | March 29, 2022
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A Godsend
Mr. Nielsen resolved two cases on my behalf. The first case was against an employer who was violating break laws. Mr. Nielsen and his firm went far above and beyond than I was convinced that the case was worth. In the process of resolving this case over many months, they discovered that my employer had committed additional violations and I was owed much more. The second incident involved an auto accident. A semitruck had sideswiped my car, the resulting damage was beneath my policy's deductible; so my insurance closed the case, leaving me to both pay out of pocket and recover the costs of repair on my own. Mr. Nielsen expedited the process and recovered my expenses within weeks; whereas if I had not had Mr. Nielsen to represent me, the at-fault party's commercial insurance would have dragged their feet. I strongly recommend Mr. Nielsen. If you have any legal doubts or worries, then he can most certainly alleviate them.
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Posted by anonymous | March 27, 2022
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Loss of Use Specialist
I was involved in a minor accident while driving my Ferrari. The car was in the shop forever and the insurance only wanted to pay me $100 a day. Mr. Nielsen informed me that most lawyers don't pursue this type of claim and most insurance companies refuse to acknowledge it even exists. Before Mr. Nielsen got involved, the insurance company was offering me around $6k for the two months the car was in the shop. After he was done, the final settlement was more than 10 times their original offer. If somebody hits your nice car, talk to this man!
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Posted by anonymous | March 10, 2022
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Highly recommend!
I highly recommend Kaelan if you’re looking for legal representation. I reached out to him late in the evening after an accident and he was extremely helpful from the moment I called him. He explained the entire process to me and informed me of what my options were. Throughout the entire process, I felt like I was in good hands. If I had any questions about my case or wanted an update he was quick to respond. He went above and beyond to fight for my case and got results!
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Posted by David | November 3, 2021
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Super Lawyer. Honest, Professional And Justice Driven. Highly Recommended
Kaelan epitomizes everything right about a lawyer that pursues legal justice for a client. From our initial meeting, Kaelan was enthusiastic, honest, and straightforward about the reality of the situation and the possibilities which could possibly come about from the pursuit of justice. He was always professional, timely and informative in any communication that we had throughout the entire process. I'm very appreciative to Kaelan and the Champion Law Firm for their efforts, professionalism, and sincere concern about seeking justice for their clients. I highly recommend Kaelan Nielsen to anybody seeking legal representation.
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Posted by Joshua | May 6, 2021
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Thank You
You did an Amazing job throughout this ordeal... You made sure to be aware of what I wanted and never wavered away from that. I appreciate your due diligence and of course the settlement we ultimately reached... I couldn't have found a better lawyer to help me through this experience.. I can't say Thank You enough!!!
Posted by anonymous | March 28, 2021
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Helped me get testing accommodations!
I had trouble getting approved for accommodations for my learning disability. I had accommodations during school and for other major exams, but this one particular licensing exam denied my request and my appeal. Mr. Nielsen had a similar experience, and knew that I was getting wrongfully denied and in violation of ADA testing accommodation requirements. He put together an excellent demand letter citing violations of the ADA and tailored to my specific condition and needs. Thanks to Mr. Nielsen’s efforts, the exam committee immediately approved my accommodations without questions!
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Posted by Oscar | March 26, 2021
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Life changing!!!
They were great I was able to get my situation handled the results far exceeded my expectations if I ever need them again I know where to go!!!!!
Posted by Adam | March 26, 2021
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Made me rethink lawyers in general
I have been really lucky to have had the chance to hire Kaelan twice now. He made the case with my car accident smooth and less awful having to deal with what happened. Then again with my employment case as well. Kaelan is an all around solid and honest man who always gives updates as to what's going on in the process and makes himself always available to talk to about anything. I have had horrible experiences in the past with attorneys, but he has restored my faith that there are still lawyers out there that do this to genuinely help people navigate the troubled waters that is the legal system.
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Posted by Jessica | September 8, 2020
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Dream Team
My partner & I were referred to Kaelan after enduring a horrific car accident with an underage driver. From the moment we first contacted him, he put us at ease. He was extremely thorough, answering our many questions and addressing all our concerns. He's extremely responsive and also has assistants that are also extremely responsive so at no point did we ever feel left in the dark. He referred us to the best team of doctors with treatment plans that really helped ease our pains over time. The process was as painless & expedient as possible considering, and our outcome was more favorable than expected. We highly regard Kaelan as an extremely effective lawyer and recommend him to those injured in an accident.
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Posted by Jade | August 26, 2020
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Someone who truly cares
I can’t say enough great things about Kaelan and this law firm. I have had past experiences with lawyers that were absolutely horrible and stressful. None of the past lawyers I’ve encountered ever made me feel like they cared about my case, more rather that they were there to collect their payday and nothing more. The experience I’ve had with Kaelan representing me in two cases of mine have been nothing short of amazing. The entire process with him has been smooth and easy. When I call he answers, when I need him, he’s there above and beyond. I don’t have to wait weeks to hear back from him and get stuck left wondering what’s going on. Finding a great lawyer is like finding a great pair of jeans, it’s almost impossible. I’m so thankful I have such an amazing attorney and law firm standing in front of me representing me, if you’re looking for the best of the best in attorneys, Kaelan is your guy and Champion Law Firm is your place!
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Posted by anonymous | June 12, 2020
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Kaelan is a true Champion!
Not only did Kaelan help me win my case - he was extremely thorough throughout the entire process. He always made himself available and was a pleasure to work with. He has won my trust and will always be the person I go to with any employment issues. I highly recommend Kaelan for anyone looking to win!
Posted by Stoyan | December 11, 2019
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Great lawyer and a great guy
I hired Kaelan for a car accident personal injury case. He managed to help me get a very good settlement! Great lawyer but, more importantly, a very good and honest guy! Very straightforward and transparent. I highly recommend him!
Posted by Gabriela | May 29, 2019
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KAELAN IS AWESOME
BEST LAWYER IVE EVER WORKED WITH! SO CARING AND DILIGENT WITH HIS WORK ! 1000/1000 would recommend to others and use myself again if need be.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Champion Law Firm, PPLC
  • 2021 - Present
  • Junior Partner
  • Champion Law Firm
  • 2018 - Present
  • Associate
  • Knight Employment Law
  • 2017 - 2018

Education

  • Santa Clara Univ SOL
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2017
  • Univ of California Santa Cruz
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2013

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Employment Class Action
  • $650,000 Settlement
  • Premises Liability Claim
  • $210,000
  • Rideshare Policy Limit Settlement
  • $1,000,000 Settlement
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Associations

  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • 2018 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 2017 - Present
  • Animal Legal Defense Fund
  • Secretary/Treasurer
  • 2014 - 2017

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • California Super Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Rising Star
  • California Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Elite Lawyer
  • Elite Lawyers of America
  • 2022
  • Top Lawyers of Southern California
  • Top Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Top Young Attorneys
  • Southern California's Top Young Attorneys
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • California Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Elite Lawyer
  • Elite Lawyers of America
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • California Super Lawyers
  • 2020
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Publications

  • LossofLuxury.com
  • The Loss of Use Compendium
  • 2022
  • Film Freelancing
  • Legal Fundamentals of Freelancing
  • 2021

Speaking Engagements

  • So What's Your Problem?
  • Legal Issues in Personal Injury and Criminal Law
  • 2021

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (3)
Endorse Kaelan
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Kaelan offers the perfect mix of exceptional competence and individualized client attention. He is consistently on the cutting edge of developments in the field of personal injury law, giving his clients the advantage in negotiation and litigation against slow-moving defense counsel."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"Kaelan is a rising star. He is not only one of the smartest, naturally gifted lawyers I’ve ever met, but what sets him apart is his tremendous work ethic. I consider myself extremely fortunate to be able to work with him. I give my strongest possible endorsement to Mr. Neilsen."
Personal injury
Employment and labor
Personal injury