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.
Directory Practice Areas
- Appeals & Appellate
- Domestic Violence
- Family Law
- Credit Cards Accepted
- American Express, MasterCard, Visa, Discover
- 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
#COCourts: Appeals court denies AG request to stop #Boulder Clerk from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples http://bit.ly/1mMuAF9— Mr. Ronald W. Nelson (@KansasDivorce) 3.8 hours ago
#KSCourts: Supreme Court justice applicants will be interviewed by Nominating Commission on August 4&5, 2014 http://bit.ly/1nF9PkV #SCOKS— Mr. Ronald W. Nelson (@KansasDivorce) 16.3 hours ago
#KSCourts: Biographies of applicants for Kansas Supreme Court vacancy (Moritz position) http://bit.ly/1nF8VVI #SCOKS— Mr. Ronald W. Nelson (@KansasDivorce) 16.5 hours ago
#ILCourts: Restrictions of parenting time must meet the serious-endangerment standard http://bit.ly/1nF7kPD— Mr. Ronald W. Nelson (@KansasDivorce) 16.8 hours ago
RT @amprog: Poor working families spend 1/3 of income on childcare alone. Quality childcare is crucial to any poverty plan http://ampr.gs/1mAbEJK— Mr. Ronald W. Nelson (@KansasDivorce) 16.9 hours ago
#KSCourts: RT @KansasBarLeg: Kansas Supreme Court Justice Applicant interview schedule out. http://bit.ly/1ph0xXP— Mr. Ronald W. Nelson (@KansasDivorce) 18.6 hours ago
#KSCourts: Supreme Court has also released interview guidelines. See; http://bit.ly/1nxYi5t RT @KansasBarLeg— Mr. Ronald W. Nelson (@KansasDivorce) 18.7 hours ago
Does Your Lover Double as Your Therapist? http://zite.to/1qC5iBN— Mr. Ronald W. Nelson (@KansasDivorce) 1 day ago
Ten states file amicus briefs in Indiana's appeal of rulings allowing same-sex couples to marry http://zite.to/1x5R3CW— Mr. Ronald W. Nelson (@KansasDivorce) 1 day ago
U.S. District Court decision ruling #Colorado #marriage ban for same-sex couples unconstitutional (in PDF): http://bit.ly/1pIv6XK #ssm— Mr. Ronald W. Nelson (@KansasDivorce) 2 days ago