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Mr. Nelson limits his practice to representing injured persons. Since 1973, he has practiced in Belleville, Illinois, concentrating his practice in personal injury and workers' compensation claims. He works closely with various unions, including the Laborers' International Local 44, the United Paper Workers' International Union Local 1215, and the Illinois Education Association. He has published many articles on workers' compensation and personal injury.
Bar Admissions: Illinois, 1973
Year of Birth: 1948
Law School: University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., 1970
Undergraduate School: University of Illinois, 1970
Mr. Nelson is active in his local community having served as a lay leader in his church for approximately four years, serving as head coach for three of his sons' soccer teams, active in several service organizations, and as a precinct committeeman.
Published Legal Writing:
His articles and presentations over the last several years include "Computation of Average Weekly Wage" in the Workers' Compensation Notebook, published by the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (1993 through 2003); Claims for Wage Differential In Workers' Compensation; Section 8D1 in "Work Shop 2000 Seminar" published by ITLA, (April 14, 2000); "Workers' Compensation and Social Security Disability" (ISBA, October 2000); Medical Management (ISBA, February 17, 2003) and "HIPPA, What It Is And How Does It Affect Workers' Compensation Claims" (February 2004).
Mr. Nelson has lectured at seminars for the Illinois Trial lawyers Association (ITLA), the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) and a variety of other business and professional groups. Mr. Nelson has been selected by his peers to speak at lectures presented by the Illinois State Bar Association, the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association on several occasions.
He lives in Mascoutah with his wife, Kathleen, and four children1030727