Susan Nelson

Baylor School of Law
Law School: Baylor University School of Law - Baylor University
Jurisdiction: Texas


About Susan Nelson
Texas Attorney representing individuals and businesses in immigration matters, general civil litigation and insurance claims.

I began my career as an attorney handling insurance, personal injury and employment law cases. I got into immigration law when my husband and I adopted a child from Russia. We were two lawyers, and we needed help to navigate the complex immigration process. After our experience with the adoption, I started receiving calls from other attorneys and individuals who knew of my experience. I began practicing immigration law beyond pro bono cases in 2003, and it is now where I spend the majority of my time.

I like immigration law because it allows me to help people unite their families and live the American dream. I am often frustrated by the current state of the law when I see deserving people whose families are being torn apart without remedy or recourse.
Practice Areas
  • Immigration Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Professional Experience
Adjunct Professor, Baylor School of Law
Attorney, The Nelson Law Firm, P.C.
Baylor University School of Law - Baylor UniversityLaw
Baylor UniversityB.S.Education, Music
Professional Associations
Section Representative to Board of Directors, State Bar of Texas
Activities: Representing the State Bar Sections on the Board of Directors (a non-voting position).
Member, Texas State Bar # 14905700
Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association
Board of Advisors, Waco Regional Immigration Center
Chair, State Bar of Texas, Litigation Section Council
Activities: Member of the Litigation Section Council 1997-present; Officer, 2003-2008
President, Waco-McLennan County Bar Association
Activities: Member -- 1990-present; Board of Directors -- 1996-2008; Officer -- 2002-2008


Website: Website



Mailing Address
P.O. Box 1
Waco, TX 76703
River Square Center
2nd St. and Franklin Ave.
Suite 310
Waco, TX 76701
Toll-Free: (866) 900 Ext. 1012
Telephone: (254) 754 Ext. 9990
Fax: (254) 754 Ext. 9992