Nate Nelson

Nate Nelson

Founding Partner
Location:
Sandy, Utah
Phone:
801-981-8779
Email:

Nate is a founding partner at Nelson Jones. Prior to starting his own law firm, Nate was an associate at Alverson Taylor Mortensen & Sanders in Las Vegas, Nevada and at Mumford Rawson in Salt Lake City, Utah. While in Nevada, Nate practiced in all areas of civil litigation with an emphasis in insurance defense, construction defect, and personal injury. At Mumford Rawson, Nate practiced in all areas of civil litigation with an emphasis in family law. Nate currently practices in the areas of insurance defense, appellate law, family law, administrative law, white collar criminal defense and personal injury.

Prior to attending law school, Nate graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Midwestern State University, in Wichita Falls, Texas. While at Midwestern, Nate received various scholarships including an athletic scholarship to play shooting guard for the men's basketball team.

Nate attended law school at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law where he received a Juris Doctorate in 2009. During law school, Nate received a CALI award for the highest grade in Civil Procedure and worked as a teaching assistant for the first year legal writing class. He also played on the University of Utah Racquetball Team and won several intramural basketball championships.

Nate is married and has three children. He enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, playing racquetball, riding dirtbikes, playing basketball, mountain biking, and fishing.

Areas of Practice

  • Insurance Defense
  • Appellate Law
  • Family Law
  • Administrative Law
  • White Collar Criminal Defense
  • Personal Injury

Bar Admissions

  • Nevada, 2009
  • Utah, 2010

Education

  • The S.J. Quinney College of Law at The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
    • J.D. - 2009
    • Honors: Force Science Certified
    • Honors: CALI award for the highest grade in Civil Procedure
    • Honors: Teaching Assistant for the first year legal writing class
    • Honors: University of Utah Racquetball Team
  • Midwestern State University
    • B.B.A. magna cum laude - 2005
    • Honors: Athletic scholarship to play shooting guard for the men's basketball team
    • Major: Finance

Representative Cases

  • Abeloe v. Russo, 2013 WL 2444216
  • Furness v. Mills, 2013 WL 3995258
  • Hollenbach v. Burbank, 2013 WL 1842453
  • Abeloe v. Russo, 2015 WL 3791720
  • United States of America v. Mower, et al., 2:09 CR-00460 (acquittal on Klein Conspiracy)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Utah State Bar, Family Law Section, 2013

Past Employment Positions

  • Alverson, Taylor, Mortensen & Sanders, July 2009 - July 2011, Associate
  • Rawson & Goff, August 2011 - December 2011
  • Mumford Rawson, January 2012 - June 2013, Associate
  • Christensen & Nelson, June 2013 - December 2013

Languages

  • Spanish