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.