Mr. Ronald W. Nelson

Ronald W. Nelson, PA
Contact: (913) 312-2500
Law School: Washburn University School of Law - Washburn University
Jurisdictions: Kansas
10th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court


About Mr. Ronald W. Nelson
Ronald 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.

Practice Areas
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Divorce
  • 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
10th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Professional Experience
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 UniversityJ.D.Law
Honors: Honors
Kansas State UniversityB.S.Political Science
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
Professional Associations
Member, Johnson County Bar Ass'n Family Law Bench-Bar Committee
Fellow, International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (IAML)
Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML)
Member, Kansas State Bar
Governing Council, ABA Family Law Section
Activities: Two terms as a member of the ABA Family Law Section Governing Council
Chair, Kansas Bar Association, Family Law Section
Activities: Three terms as Family Law Section Chair


Articles & Publications
  • Practitioners' Guide to Kansas Family Law, 2d Edition
    Kansas Bar Association


Website: Website



11900 W 87th Street Parkway
Suite 117
Lenexa, KS 66215-4517
Telephone: (913) 312-2500
Telephone: (913) 312-2500
Fax: (913) 312-2501