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Nelson is now retired but provides consultation services to the firm in the areas of Estate Planning, Real Estate, and Business. 

Born in North Dakota, Nelson grew up on a farm. He earned a B.A. in History from NDSU and served four years in the U.S. Air Force. He moved to Minnesota to attend the University of Minnesota Law School and never looked back. Since opening his firm in Hopkins over forty years ago, Nelson has been involved in the community in many ways, including serving as Mayor of Hopkins; Chairman of TwinWest Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors; President and Founder of ResourceWest (formerly Hopkins Minnetonka Family Resource Center); and President of Hopkins Center for the Arts, Inc. Board of Directors. 

Nelson loves time with his four granddaughters and two daughters, as well as spending time on Palmer Lake near Park Rapids and watching basketball.


  • Admitted to Minnesota Bar

  • Member, Minnesota State Bar Association

  • Member, Hennepin County Bar Association

  • Attorney Volunteer at Hopkins Community Center

  • Member, Hopkins Rotary Club