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Troy Young Nelson

Personal injury Attorney at SPOKANE, WA

5.0   9 reviews

Licensed for 25 years

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About Troy

Learn Troy’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    30%
    For 14 years, I defended insurance companies and people who caused car accidents. Now I represent people injured in car accidents.

    25 years, 500 cases

  2. Personal injury
    30%

    25 years, 200 cases

  3. Lawsuits and disputes
    15%

  4. Litigation
    15%
    When you’re on either side of a civil lawsuit, you learn very quickly that civil litigation law covers an incredibly broad and intimidating range of situations within all aspects of life.

    25 years, 400 cases

  5. Insurance
    10%

    25 years, 60 cases

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Mr. Nelson is a trial lawyer whose practice focuses on representing injured people.  That is his passion.  He also has experience defending individuals and businesses in civil court cases.  Over the years, he has developed experience in complex commercial litigation, personal injury litigation, medical malpractice defense, legal malpractice defense, employment litigation, insurance litigation, class action defense and agriculture litigation.

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Goat delivered to the office as part of "Send a Friend a Goat" fundraiser for Wishing Star Foundation.  He sure was cute!
Licensed for 25 years
State ID
Status Active
Acquired 1998
Updated 01/19/2023
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 1997
Updated 11/25/2022

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TROY NELSON

Reviews

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Posted by Christina | November 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Auto accident
Five stars to Troy Nelson for how he handled my auto accident claim. It’s clear he has a passion for helping injured people. He was both responsive and compassionate with me while being aggressive fighting for my case. He resolved the claim fairly quickly bringing closure to a very difficult time of my life.
Response from Troy Nelson November 16, 2018
Thank you, Christina. The pleasure was mine. I am so glad we were able to achieve a quick and fair resolution of your injury claim.
Posted by Brian | March 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing lawyer
Troy is definitely a lawyer who I highly recommend! He restored my gun rights, that I lost 10 years ago. His team are hard working for you and your best interest! We will continue business with him.
Posted by Jessica | March 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful! Resolved a long time issue for us...
Troy is definitely worth his weight in gold. He helped restore my husband's gun rights after a 10 year wait. There was a lot of messy paperwork and he and his office handled everything and let us know exactly how to handle the bits we needed to do. On the day of the hearing, we literally walked in, and just a few minutes later were told that my husband had indeed earned his rights back. We are so grateful for all of the hard work Troy put in! Thank you Troy!
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Posted by JoB | March 3, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
AWESOME
Troy Nelson and his aid Tyler are AMAZING! The legwork and incredible coordination of multiple agencies paperwork and 30-day timing was miraculous! My son was restored his 2A rights through his own good citizenship and the intense work by Troy and Tyler. I can't recommend them highly enough! Thank you , guys, for working diligently to restore one of this country's noblest rights to my son.
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Posted by julie shenyer | April 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fabulous Lawyer
Troy helped me with a school dispute and due to his advice I was able to avoid a court battle. He was generous with his time and really did care about helping me. I will refer him anytime and if I ever need assistance again he will be my first call. Thank you Troy, our family greatly appreciates you!
Posted by Todd Startzel | October 28, 2012
Great Litigator
Troy is a VERY capable, bright and effective litigation attorney. He understands the legal principles at issue and then presents only the necessary evidence to support his client's theory of the case. All too often lawyers spend time on trivial or tangential issues that either distract or irritate the jury. Troy understands great trial counsel are efficient and economical with the evidence. He also has the communication skills to present his client's case in an consise and understandable manner. I would recommend Troy to any client needing a highly skilled trial attorney.
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Posted by Frank | October 23, 2012
Frank Hoover Lawyer/Mediator
I have mediated several cases for Mr. Nelson. He is an excellent lawyer. He is always well prepared and is a strong advocate for his clients. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Deacon | October 22, 2012
Permanent Retainer
Troy Nelson is an outstanding individual. I have known Troy for years, our families are friends, and we have competed in sporting events together. As with his drive to succeed, he has a strong will to aide and assist others with his knowledge and experience. In both personal and business situations Troy has come to my side and been the solid foundation in times of confusion and blindness in the legal world. Good level-headed advice is sometimes the most important tool in navigating these issues. Troy is at ease in delivering the best possible outcome in a clear and concise manner. I highly recommend Troy and stand by his performance.
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Posted by Don | October 19, 2012
CEO
Troy was great to work with in resolving a legal situation we were dealing with. He was quick to respond to questions, very knowledgeable, had a good sense of humor and worked hard for our company in this matter. I'd highly recommend his services, and if ever needed in the future I would not be hesitant to use his services again.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Nelson & Associates, PLLC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Partner
  • Randall | Danskin, PS
  • 2010 - 2018
  • Partner
  • Paine Hamblen, LLP
  • 2002 - 2010
  • Associate
  • Paine Hamblen, LLP
  • 1997 - 2002
  • Public School Teacher
  • Clark County School District (Nevada)
  • 1990 - 1994
  • High School Athletic Coach (Football and Wrestling)
  • Clark County School District (Nevada)
  • 1990 - 1994
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Education

  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • University of Nevada-Las Vegas
  • Master of Education
  • 1993
  • State University of New York, College at Fredonia
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1990

Legal Cases

  • TB v. Spokane Valley HUB
  • $250k settlement
  • JK v. Chubb
  • Favorable settlement
  • Craig v. Wal-Mart
  • Defense verdict
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Associations

  • US Supreme Court Bar
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Wishing Star Foundation
  • Board of Directors
  • 2000 - Present
  • Kootenai County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • US District Court of Idaho
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Spokane County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • U.S. District Court of Eastern Washington
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • US District Court of Western Washington
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Spokane County Bar Judicial Ranking Committee
  • Memeber
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Member
  • 1998 - 2009
  • Washington Defense Trial Lawyers
  • Former Representaive of Eastern Washington
  • 1998 - 2009
  • Washington Defense Trial Lawyers
  • Eastern Washington Representative 2000-2001
  • 1997 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Best Lawyers in Spokane
  • Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine
  • 2018
  • Superb Rating
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Superb Rating
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyers in Spokane
  • Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Superb Rating
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Spokane's Top Lawyers
  • Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine
  • 2016
  • Spokane's Top Lawyers
  • Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine
  • 2015
  • Washington Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Superb Rating
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Washngton Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Spokane's Top Lawyers
  • Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Superb Rating
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Spokane's Top Lawyers
  • Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine
  • 2013
  • Superb Rating
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Superb Rating
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • Best Answer
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • Exceptional Law Firm of the Year Award
  • Volunteer Lawyers Program of Spokane County
  • 2012
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Exceptional Law Firm of the Year Award
  • Volunteer Lawyers Program of Spokane County
  • 2011
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbel
  • 2008
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
  • Linden Cup Best Brief
  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • 1997
  • Articles Editor
  • Gonzaga Law Review
  • 1997
  • Linden Cup Best Oralist
  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • 1997
  • Cum Laude
  • Gonzaga University
  • 1997
  • Regional Quarter finalist
  • National Moot Court
  • 1997
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Publications

  • Team Blaze Seminar
  • Rules of the Road: Your Rights and Duties as a Cyclist
  • 2015
  • Spokane County Bar Association Evidence CLE
  • Evidence CLE written material
  • 2014
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI) Quarterly Newsletter
  • Service of Process Defenses in Washington
  • 2007
  • In-House Defense Quarterly (DRI, Defense Research Institute)
  • Defenses Available to Trucking Companies in Washington
  • 2004
  • West's Education Law Reporter
  • Do Clothes Make the Student: Free Speech and School Uniforms
  • 1997
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Speaking Engagements

  • Team Blaze Seminar
  • Rules of the Road: Your Rights and Dutiesas a Cyclist
  • 2015
  • SCBA Evidence CLE
  • ER 703, 904 and 801
  • 2014
  • Benton County Superior Court
  • Civil Trial - Slip and Fall
  • 2012
  • Advanced Trial Advocacy
  • Tips from A Civil Litigator Practitioner
  • 2012
  • Wishing Star Annual Meeting
  • Legal Issues Associated with Volunteering for Wishing Star (Auto, personal liability and vicarious liability)
  • 2010
  • Annual Meeting
  • Bicycling and the Law
  • 2010
  • Wishing Star Annual Meeting
  • Legal Issues Associated with Volunteering for Wishing Star (Auto, personal liability and vicarious liability)
  • 2009
  • Adjuster Training Seminar
  • First Party UIM, UM and PIP Claims
  • 2009
  • Adjuster Training Seminar
  • Claim Handling from Accident to Trial (video presentation)
  • 2009
  • Wishing Star Annual Meeting
  • Legal Issues Associated with Volunteering for Wishing Star (Auto, personal liability and vicarious liability)
  • 2008
  • Annual Education Seminar
  • District Court or Mandatory Arbitration
  • 2008
  • Wishing Star Annual Meeting
  • Legal Issues Associated with Volunteering for Wishing Star (Auto, personal liability and vicarious liability)
  • 2007
  • Wishing Star Annual Meeting
  • Legal Issues Associated with Volunteering for Wishing Star (Auto, personal liability and vicarious liability)
  • 2006
  • Spokane Adjusters Association Annual Conference
  • Statute of Limitation in Personal Injury Cases
  • 2006
  • Wishing Star Annual Meeting
  • Legal Issues Associated with Volunteering for Wishing Star (Auto, personal liability and vicarious liability)
  • 2005
  • Litigation 101
  • Managing a Litigation Practice
  • 2005
  • Education Seminar
  • Rules of the Road
  • 2003
  • Annual Education Seminar
  • Impact of Mahler on Insurance Subrogation
  • 2002
  • Advanced Legal Research and Writing
  • Appelate Briefing
  • 2002
  • Spokane Adjusters Association Annual Seminar
  • UIM Claims
  • 2001
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Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (27)
Endorse Troy
Litigation Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I had a case against Troy a few years back. He was professional and a pleasure to work with. I endorse him."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I had a case against Troy, and found him to be professional, courteous, and well prepared. It was refreshing to have the opportunity to work with a litigation professional who can advocate for his client without denigrating opposing parties."
Insurance Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Troy to anyone looking for a commercial litigation attorney. I have worked on cases with Troy in the past, and found him to be professional and a skillful litigator."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I know Troy to be an excellant and well regarded trial lawyer who is always well-prepared, poised, pursuasive and respectfull. Anyone going to Troy for litigation representation would be well served."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Troy is a bright, energetic, and detail oriented attorney. He is a high quality individual that allows him to solve client's issues in an efficient and effective manner. I highly endorse Troy."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Troy is an excellent lawyer. He is very good with clients. He is a great advocate for his client while treating everyone with respect."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Troy is an extremely capable lawyer who provides excellent representation for his clients. He is very well liked and respected in the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"Troy is an excellent litigation attorney who is able to bring a common sense approach to dealing with complicated and difficult situations. I have no hesitation referring my clients to Troy when they are in need of assistance in developing an appropriate litigation strategy whether before the suit is instituted or during the active phase of litigation."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Troy is an outstanding litigator -- intelligent, always preapred, a strong advocate, and the consumate professional. Despite the fact that Troy is an extremely worthy opponent, he is a pleasure to work against (but someone you would much prefer to have on your side)."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Troy is an excellent trial lawyer with outstanding work ethic. He takes a creative approach to solving complex problems."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked with Troy Nelson on several cases. He is a pleasure to work with. He is bright, he is thorough; he works hard, but he is also very easy to work with, fair, reasonable, and professional. He would be a great choice for any area of litigation work, and including personal injury and any associated areas."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Troy has a unique ability to advocate on behalf of his client while disarming opposing counsel (and their clients) with his wit, manner, and professionalism. He is an exceptional litigator."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"It is my pleasure to endorse Troy Nelson as an outstanding attorney. Troy is highly skilled, professional and experienced and I recommend him to anyone seeking legal advice or representation."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I wholeheartedly endorse Troy. Several years ago, we acted as co-defense counsel in a tort defense case. Although our interests did not always align, I was always impressed with his legal knowledge and personality."
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