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Lance J. Nelson - West Chester, PA

17 West Miner Street West Chester, PA 19382

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Updated: 01/16/2019

West Chester Family Law Lawyer


Lance Nelson, chair of MacElree Harvey, Ltd.'s family law practice, has over 25 years of experience representing clients in family law matters such as divorce, marital agreements, adoption, custody, and support. For his business clients, Lance advises on a variety of legal issues, including contract disputes, construction issues, corporate control issues and other aspects of day-to-day business disputes...

About Lance J. Nelson

Practice Areas

  • Family Law 100%


  • 95%

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner


Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1991
  • Delaware, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit

Other Affiliations

  • Chester County Bar Association, 2011 - Present (President)
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Task Force on Balance and Quality of Life, 1999 - 2001
  • Delaware State Bar Association
  • American Inns of Court (John E. Stively Inn)
  • Legal Aid of Chester County (Board Member)
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board Hearing Committee, 2001 - 2008


  • Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, Pennsylvania
    Honors: cum laude
    Honors: Order of the Coif
  • Boston College
    Major: Economics
    Major: Political Science

Past Positions

  • Small Trial Firm in Wilmington Delaware

Pro Bono Activities

  • West Chester University – Presidential Scholarship Steering Committee, Chairman, 2001 - 2002
  • West Chester Business Improvement District, Chairman, 2004 - 2005
  • West Chester Downtown Foundation, Chairman, 2009 - 2010
  • Basketball Coach – St. Agnes CYO and West Chester Lightening Leagues
  • West Chester Public Library, Board Member, 2011 - Present


Other Sources of Feedback About Lance J. Nelson

Included on the 2023 Pennsylvania list

Past Lists

  • 2022 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Lance J. Nelson on Super Lawyers


  • AV Preeminent peer rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Main Line Today Top Lawyers, 2009 - 2018
  • Selected to Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2010 - 2018
  • Outstanding Citizen - Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce, - 2009

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Office Information


17 West Miner Street West Chester, PA 19382


  • 610-429-4486
  • 610-430-7885

Accepts Credit Cards


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