Nicholas J. Nelson

Professional Biography

Nicholas Nelson is an experienced litigator in the U.S. Supreme Court and appellate courts nationwide. He analyzes, briefs and solves complex legal doctrine issues for clients, on appeal and in the trial courts. Nick has special expertise dealing with legal and strategic issues regarding forum selection and transfers when a defendant faces similar lawsuits in multiple jurisdictions.

Appellate Litigation

Nick has filed briefs in over 20 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court — at both the certiorari and merits stages and on behalf of petitioners, respondents, and amici curiae — and in numerous other cases before the U.S. Courts of Appeals and District Courts, as well as the Minnesota Supreme Court and Minnesota Court of Appeals.
Nick has litigated appeals involving issues of immigration, statutory interpretation, publicity rights and more.

Past Experience

Prior to joining the firm, Nick practiced in Washington, D.C., focusing on litigation before the U.S. Supreme Court. Before the Supreme Court and other courts, Nick litigated the validity of Arizona's immigration enforcement law, the federal Defense of Marriage Act, the Affordable Care Act and South Carolina’s voter-identification law.

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