Partner & Chair of the Litigation Department| Dorf & Nelson LLP.


​Mr. Nelson is an experienced litigator and corporate counsel with comprehensive knowledge and business vision in corporate governance, multi-national operations, risk management, strategic business development, dispute resolution, and complex litigation matters. As Chair of the Litigation Department, Mr. Nelson oversees more than twenty attorneys in the Litigation Department which is comprised of a Commercial Litigation Group, a Title Insurance Litigation Group, a Medical Malpractice Defense Group, a General Liability Defense Group and a Professional Liability Defense Group.

For almost thirty years, Mr. Nelson has handled and tried a diverse array of litigation matters from state court civil business litigation to complex federal intellectual property matters. He oversees all aspects of the firm’s commercial litigation cases from intake through trial.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Nelson was Assistant General Counsel at the Compass Group USA, Inc., the publicly traded subsidiary of Compass Group PLC (CPG.L). Earlier in his career, Mr. Nelson had a general law practice focusing on civil and criminal litigation in state and federal court.

He has also held the position of Assistant District Attorney at the Office of the Kings County District Attorney in Brooklyn, New York, where he has attained the position of Senior Trial Attorney. Upon receiving commendations for successfully trying numerous felony cases, including homicides, Mr. Nelson was chosen to help form an elite bureau, specializing in the complex prosecution of crimes committed against children.

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