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Brian Nelson

Brian Nelson

Experienced trial attorney with a demonstrated history in criminal defense
  • Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, DUI & DWI ...
  • Wisconsin
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Biography

Criminal defense attorney Brian C. Nelson earned his Bachelor degree from Indiana University in 2012. He continued his legal education at Indiana University, and earned his Juris Doctorate in 2016. During law school, Mr. Nelson focused on trial advocacy and criminal defense, taking every available course and clinic in those fields. In his second year, he interned at the Marion County Prosecutors Office for a semester before leaving to clerk for a private criminal defense attorney. Mr. Nelson was on the board of his legal fraternity, and competed as a member of his school’s trial advocacy team his last two years in law school.

After graduation, Mr. Nelson continued to clerk for the same criminal defense attorney until successfully passing the Indiana Bar exam on his first attempt. He then began working as a public defender in Indianapolis, Indiana, rapidly moving to defending major felony matters in just two short years. During his tenure as a public defender, Mr. Nelson assisted hundreds of clients throughout the criminal justice process, quickly earning a reputation on both sides as a zealous advocate. He also developed a reputation as a fearless trial attorney, taking cases many of his colleagues considered defenseless to jury trial. Mr. Nelson used this reputation numerous times to successfully negotiate better pleas – and even outright dismissals – for his clients.

Mr. Nelson moved back to Wisconsin in June 2020, where he continued working as a public defender in the Milwaukee Trial Division. He immediately had an impact by challenging the preliminary hearing process put in place during the pandemic, resulting in dozens of cases being dismissed and forcing the Milwaukee District Attorney’s office to revise their procedures.

Education
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
J.D. (2016) | Law
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Honors: Dean's List
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Indiana University - Indiana University/Purdue University at Indianapolis
B.A. (2012) | History
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Honors: Dean's List
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Professional Experience
Associate Attorney
Meyer Van Severen, S.C.
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Attorney
Wisconsin Office of Public Defender
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Attorney
Marion County Public Defender Agency
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Graduate Law Clerk
Ciyou & Dixon, P.C.
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Law Clerk
Law Office of Carl Epstein
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Student Intern
Marion County Prosecutors Office
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Other Complex Asset Division Issues
National Business Institute Seminar
Professional Associations
State Bar of Wisconsin  # 1121035
Active Member
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Indiana State Bar  # 34132-49
Inactive Member
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Indiana State Bar  # 34132-49
Active Member
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Indiana
Indiana Supreme Court
ID Number: 34132-49
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Wisconsin
Wisconsin Court System
ID Number: 1121035
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Free 60 minutes consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Drug Crimes, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense
    DUI & DWI
    Traffic Tickets
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Meyer Van Severen, S.C.
Contact & Map
Meyer Van Severen, S.C.
316 N. Milwaukee St
STE 200
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Telephone: (414) 270-0202