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Jim Nelson - Albany, OR

421 Water Ave. NESuite 4200 Albany, OR 97321 - 2298

Updated: 09/10/2020

Albany Personal Injury Lawyer

Overview

Jim Nelson attended school at Oregon State University and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in speech communication with a focus on theories of persuasion. After graduating from College, he served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War as a military policeman.

Mr. Nelson attended law school at Willamette University School of Law. During law school, he was selected as the best oral advocate in the moot court competition by three judges from the Oregon Supreme Court...

Jim Nelson attended school at Oregon State University and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in speech communication with a focus on theories of persuasion. After graduating from College, he served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War as a military policeman.

Mr. Nelson attended law school at Willamette University School of Law. During law school, he was selected as the best oral advocate in the moot court competition by three judges from the Oregon Supreme Court. In law school, he also worked part-time as a faculty member of Willamette University teaching speech and debate to undergraduate students.

After law school, he honed his trial skills as a deputy district attorney, prosecuting numerous jury trial cases for nearly 3 years. In 1976, he joined in Albany, Oregon law firm, where he concentrated on trial practice for 11 years, working for insurance companies and major corporations defending personal injury claims, wrongful death claims, and defective product claims.

In 1991, he decided to limit his representation to individuals and consumers and quit representing insurance companies. Over his career, Mr. Nelson has successfully tried hundreds of jury trials and helped his clients successfully settle thousands of personal injury claims. Mr. Nelson’s former experience working for insurance companies gives him unique skills in representing individuals with insurance claims.

Mr. Nelson has been called on frequently to teach other lawyers trial skills. He is a frequent lecturer for the Oregon trial lawyers Association. He has taught a number of classes for the Oregon State Bar Association teaching lawyers litigation skills.

About Jim Nelson

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Product Liability
  • Wrongful Death cases
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Consumer Class Action
  • Disability Insurance Claims
  • Wrongful Death

Litigation

  • 100%

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon, 1974
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1977
  • Virgin Islands, 2012

Other Affiliations

  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, 1976 - 2014 (Member)
  • American Association for Justice, 1976 - 2014

Education

  • Willamette University College of Law, Salem, Oregon, 1974
    J.D.
  • Oregon State University
    B.S.
    Major: Speech Communications

Past Positions

  • Wasco County District Attorney, Deputy District Attorney, 1974 - 1977

Pro Bono Activities

  • Legal Aid Volunteer, 1977 - 1988
  • Legal advisor Albany Viet Nam veterins association, 1981 - 2014

Classes and Seminars

  • Numerous CLE classes for personal injury Attorneys, Oregon Trial Lawyers, 1995 - 2014
  • Numerous CLE classes for trial attorneys, Oregon State Bar Association, 1993 - 1999

Achievements

Honors

  • Martindale-Hubbell rated AV, 1995 - 2014

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Office Information

Address

421 Water Ave. NESuite 4200 Albany, OR 97321 - 2298

Fax

  • 541-928-3621

Office Hours

Mon - Fri 8:30am - 5pm

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