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Mr. Reed C. Nelson is an attorney at Nelson & Nelson, Attorneys at Law, P.C. whose practice focuses primarily on civil litigation and workers’ compensation. Mr. Nelson has a passion for helping people and understands that as a lawyer, he has an opportunity to help people when their situations are most dire. His practice focuses on helping people who have been seriously injured. Having appeared for plaintiffs and injured workers throughout Illinois and Missouri, Mr. Nelson prides himself on working for accident victims who need help.
Notable Cases and Results:
Only one month into his practice, Mr. Nelson co-counseled a week-long jury trial in St. Clair County, IL, resulting in a multimillion dollar verdict for his client. Since then, he has helped to recover millions of dollars for his clients in claims ranging from trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, and car accidents, to workers’ compensation and employment discrimination matters. Mr. Nelson has secured multimillion dollar settlements and awards across multiple states for claims involving catastrophic injury and death. He has tried and won many workers compensation cases across Southern Illinois and has argued and won before the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission in Springfield, IL.
Saint Louis University School of Law, J.D., 2013
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.A., 2008
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
The Missouri Bar
Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA)
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA)
Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys (ATAA)
Awards; Honors; Distinctions:
Emerging Lawyers, 2018-present
Mr. Nelson won his first criminal trial at the St. Clair County Public Defender's Office, where he volunteered his services as an attorney.
For more than 40 years, Nelson & Nelson has experience in handling all kinds of injury cases - particularly in the areas of workers’ compensation, construction accidents, products liability, medical malpractice, and automobile negligence as well as class action based lawsuits. Representing clients in nearly every profession - from construction workers to teachers, from law professors to coal miners, from truck drivers to doctors - Nelson & Nelson has represented thousands of individuals with injuries of all kinds: from carpal tunnel syndrome to catastrophic traumatic injuries and even wrongful death.
Nelson & Nelson attorneys have collected millions of dollars for their clients, treating each and every one with respect and dignity. They understand a single principle above all: that they work for the client and that the client is always their boss. As a result, every client gets the best possible legal services and close personal attention. They are committed to providing the best legal services and close personal attention to every client. For decades, the firm’s capable representation of injured workers has led to awards and settlements totaling millions of dollars for their clients.
The seasoned, experienced attorneys at Nelson & Nelson have tried workers’ compensation cases in both Illinois and Missouri. They have tried personal injury cases in front of juries in both state and federal courts, appearing in six Southern Illinois counties, those surrounding St. Louis, and in St. Louis City and St. Louis County as well. Before choosing an attorney, always ask, “What is your trial experience?”
Mr. Nelson was born and raised in Mascoutah, Illinois, where he attended elementary school and high school. Mr. Nelson lives in St. Louis and enjoys hiking, camping, and horseback riding with his wife and three dogs. He is also an avid rugby player, having played since 2002 for several teams in the Midwest and Southwest. Mr. Nelson has competed in a 340 mile canoe race, the MR340, three times: once with his father, Mr. Robert C. Nelson, twice with his younger brother and fellow attorney, Dane C. Nelson, and once with his wife. In the summer of 2019, Mr. Nelson and his wife welcomed their first children, twins Teddy and Shawnee.