Mr. Ronald W. Nelson
About Mr. Ronald W. NelsonRonald W. Nelson is the principal of Ronald W Nelson PA, which has its offices in Lenexa, Kansas. He graduated from Kansas State University in 1978 (B.S. Political Science, minor in Biology) and from Washburn University School of Law in 1981 (J.D., with honors). He began practicing law in 1981 and has been practicing family law exclusively for over 25 years.
Mr. Nelson is recognized throughout Kansas and the United States as an expert in family law. He regularly writes articles for regional and national legal publications and he frequently presents seminars on complex family law issues to lawyers' groups in Kansas and nationwide. He is a contributing author to the Practitioner's Guide on Kansas Family Law, published by the Kansas Bar Association (1997 & 2010) with chapters on Divorce, Separate Maintenance and Annulment [Chapter 2], and Child Custody, Parenting Time and Visitation [Chapter 6].
Mr. Nelson also frequently testifies to the Kansas Legislature on issues affecting families. He was instrumental in makin revisions to Kansas child custody law, has helped to improve family law practice and to improve access to the courts by his participation in drafting of family law forms for Kansas statewide use.
Mr. Nelson focuses his practice on client representation in complex divorce, paternity, premarital and post-decree matters. He also helps parents who seek return of their children from interstate and international child parent kidnapping. He has an extensive appellate practice having participated in over 90 appeals.
He is a member of the:
--Johnson County (Kansas) Bar Association (Member, Family Law Section),
--Kansas Bar Association (Member, Family Law Section; Member, Appellate Section; Member, Legislative Committee 1991-present),
--American Bar Association (Member, Family Law Section; Member Law Practice Management Section; Member),
--American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), and
--International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (IAML).
--Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC).
Mr. Nelson served as the Kansas Bar Association Family Law Section President for three terms between 2000 and 2004, served on the Governing Council of the American Bar Association Family Law Section from 2000-2006, the Johnson County (Kansas) Family Law Bench-Bar Committee, and the Family Law Advisory Committee to the Kansas Judicial Council.
- Appeals & Appellate
- Domestic Violence
- Family Law
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- Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
- $350/hr Attorney $100/hr Paralegal Retainers vary from $5,000 to $30,000 and above
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
|U.S. Supreme Court|
|Principle/Attorney, Ronald W. Nelson, PA|
|Senior Partner, Nelson & Booth|
|Managing Partner, Rose, Nelson & Booth|
|Partner, Rose & Nelson|
|Solo Practitioner, Ronald W. Nelson, Attorney|
|Associate, Alder & Nelson|
|Associate, Alder, Nelson & McKenna|
|Washburn University School of Law - Washburn University||J.D.||Law|
|Kansas State University||B.S.||Political Science|
|Member||Johnson County Bar Ass'n Family Law Bench-Bar Committee|
|Governing Council||ABA Family Law Section||2000-2006|
|Details: Two terms as a member of the ABA Family Law Section Governing Council|
|Chair||Kansas Bar Association, Family Law Section||2000-2004|
|Details: Three terms as Family Law Section Chair|
|Chair's Cup for Exemplary Service exceeding expectations in leadership, ABA Family Law Section|
|Chair's Cup , ABA Family Law Section|
|Section Chair's Cup for Exemplary Service exceeding expectations in leadership|
|Fellow, International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (IAML)|
|Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML)|
|Member, Kansas State Bar|
Articles & Publications
Practitioners' Guide to Kansas Family Law, 2d Edition
Kansas Bar Association
WEBSITES & BLOGS
RT @SSCJoCoKs: Assuming we won't see any further pushes to alter our judicial selection system. #ksleg #kscourts— Mr. Ronald W. Nelson (@KansasDivorce) 22 hours ago
RT @BryanLowry3: Governor to reporter: "You guessed right." Appoints Caleb Stegall to Supreme Court http://bit.ly/1vuLFNl #ksleg #KSCourts— Mr. Ronald W. Nelson (@KansasDivorce) 22 hours ago
MT @bradc25: Brownback names abortion opponent and critic of landmark school funding case to Ks Supreme Ct http://bit.ly/1vUz6YZ #KScourts— Mr. Ronald W. Nelson (@KansasDivorce) 1 day ago
#KSCourts: Governor appoints Caleb Stegall to Kansas Supreme Court – to no one’s surprise http://1.usa.gov/1vUxnD3— Mr. Ronald W. Nelson (@KansasDivorce) 1 day ago
#KSCourts: No Kansas #FamilyLaw Appeals decisions were released today (2014-Aug-29): http://bit.ly/JyIajN— Mr. Ronald W. Nelson (@KansasDivorce) 1 day ago
#USAppeals5: In ‘textbook case of international forum shopping, Court dismisses #Hague #Abduction Petition http://1.usa.gov/1pctdR3— Mr. Ronald W. Nelson (@KansasDivorce) 1 day ago
The Same-Sex Marriage Cases: Which case will the Supreme Court choose? http://usat.ly/1qNpECr— Mr. Ronald W. Nelson (@KansasDivorce) 1 day ago
#MOCourts: No err granting sole legal custody where father criticized child’s diagnosis, failed to communicate w/ mom http://on.mo.gov/1qNnQJF— Mr. Ronald W. Nelson (@KansasDivorce) 1 day ago
#MECourts: Statutory preference for parent-child contact does not apply when danger to child is proven http://1.usa.gov/1qNnp1R— Mr. Ronald W. Nelson (@KansasDivorce) 1 day ago
#MECourts: No error in granting Mother sole custody/parenting rights against father who sexually abused child http://1.usa.gov/1qNnp1R— Mr. Ronald W. Nelson (@KansasDivorce) 1 day ago