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Michael Edward Nelson

Brain injury Attorney at Seattle, WA

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 49 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1975
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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Mike Nelson is a litigator with years experience. A brain injury survivor, he is committed to helping those who continue to suffer devastating brain damage and serious injury. This year his TBI cases involving the Washington State DOT for negligent installation of cable barriers and another involving King County for an inadequate traffic control plan resolved for over a million dollars.

Location

Nelson Blair Langer Engle, PLLC
12055 - 15th Avenue NE
Seattle, WA, 98125-6454

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Posted by anonymous | October 7, 2010
Skilled, knowledgeable, effective
Mike and his staff were uniformly excellent - highly competent, caring, efficient and wise. Mike's strategic approach to our case led to a favorable result in a relatively short period of time. We were always kept informed, but not overwhelmed with information, and we truly enjoyed working with him and his team of professionals. They went above and beyond the call of duty, finding and referring my husband to excellent medical providers who could help him make further gains in recovery from his brain injury. This was after my husband's own specialists essentially overlooked other avenues of treatment, believing he had "plateaued". As I told Mike, if I could sing like Tina Turner, I'd belt it out "you're simply the best!"
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Posted by Jodi | March 9, 2010
Mike Nelson is a personable pleasant and effective lawyer
Mike Nelson took what was, to me, a devastating and confusing situation and clarified it into something I could handle. He talked to me in order to find out what my needs were and made sure that I was comfortable before he took any actions. There were no under the table dealings. I was part of everthing that went on and he made sure I understood each step of the case before we proceeded. At the same time I knew that he was an expert in his field and felt comfortable leaving the details to him. It all turned out very well for everyone.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Education

  • University of Puget Sound
  • 1974
  • University of Washington
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1972

Associations

  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1980 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Eagle Member
  • N/A
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Brain Injury Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Brain Injury Association of Washington
  • Member
  • N/A
  • King County Bar Association
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law Politics
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law Politics
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2014
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2010
  • Certification of Appreciation
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2001
  • Certification of Appreciation
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2001
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Publications

  • Trial Bar News
  • What we all fear - a disabling brain injury that prevents us from practicing law - Plus R-67's perfect timing
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • The NABIS Seventh Annual Conference on Brain Injury
  • Lystedt Law - Attorneys Do the Right Thing
  • 2009
  • Colorado Bar Annual Convention
  • Handling Brain Injury Cases
  • 2009
  • WSTLA New Memeber Brown Bag Meeting
  • Insurance Fair Conduct Act
  • 2008
  • Seattle Roundtable
  • IFCA - How It Can Be Used & How to Begin the Process
  • 2008
  • KCBA GAL Training
  • Resolution of Claims Against the Recovery
  • 2008
  • 30th Annual Insurance Law Seminar
  • The ERISA Apocalypse: Is The End Near?
  • 2008
  • ERISA and Sereboff Insurance Law
  • ERISA-New & Unsettling Developments
  • 2007
  • Seizure
  • Seizures & Psychological Connections in Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation
  • 2006
  • Maximizing Client Healthcare Dollars
  • Combining PIP and Medical Coverage
  • 2006
  • Proving Case To Insurer
  • Proving the Case to the Insurer
  • 2005
  • Independant Medical Exams
  • Mike's List and Fred Langer's Disability CR36 Twists
  • 2005
  • Arbitration at Hearing
  • Presenting Your Arbitration at the Hearing
  • 2005
  • Auto Cases Seminar
  • Material On Bad Faith, Colossus, Farmers and Frivolity
  • 2004
  • Hot Topics
  • Motion To Deny Defense CR35 Medical Exam
  • 2003
  • Medical Reports
  • The Uses of Oral Medical Reports
  • 2001
  • Brain Injuries
  • Understanding and Developing the Claim for Damages
  • 2001
  • Understanding Brain INjury Cases
  • Enchanting Settlement Value
  • 1999
  • Auto Cases-The Road to Success
  • How To Prevent PIP from Contaminating Your Case
  • 1999
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (4)
Endorse Michael
Brain injury Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Friend
"Attorney Nelson is a world class complex injury lawyer. He has been a mentor to many and is highly ethical, honest, hardworking, and knowledgeable. I highly endorse him."
Personal injury Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Michael. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Brain injury Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A great attorney with experience in mild - severe brain injury cases. Michael Nelson is a great advocate with an excellent reputation."
Brain injury Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Mike as co-counsel on a number of matters over the years. He is a brilliant attorney and a leader in the field."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"It is hard to conceive of a more qualified attorney to work with than Mike. Aside from the phenomenal job he did for one of my clients he has helped make Washington a safer place to live. His recent victory for Zach Lystedt is representative of the quality of his work. Lawyers rarely prevent injuries but in Mike's case high school athletes will forever be safer due to his efforts."
Personal injury Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met Mike Nelson about 35 years ago. He was already devoted to helping injured people while I was, back then, still a "general practitioner" handling a few injury cases. My seeing Mike always fighting the good fight was a factor in my decision to commit myself entirely to working for injured people. I've seen Mike become a leader among lawyers helping injured people against insurance companies and corporations. He is a trusted advisor to even the most experienced lawyers; I still call him for advice. His devotion and preparation of his client's cases is second to none; he is one of the few lawyers actually respected and feared by insurance companies; he has built a firm of exceptional and passionate staff and lawyers, and he is an honorable man. I am in the same field of law, but I don't put myself in the same class. It's been my good fortune to know Mike Nelson."
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Seattle Brain injury Lawyer Michael Edward Nelson
Michael Edward Nelson
Brain injury Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 49 years