Jonathan K. Nelson

Jonathan K. Nelson earned his Bachelor’s degree in Finance in 2001 and went on to receive his M.B.A. from Grand Valley State in 2003. He further received his law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2008, and was admitted to the Michigan State Bar that year. Prior to entering private practice, Jonathan had a 10 year career in corporate banking. During the course of his banking career, Jonathan negotiated multi-million dollar transactions and was able to develop extensive skills in negotiation, analysis, and customer service – skills which he is able to use for his clients at JK Nelson Law on a daily basis.

Following his 2012 admission to the Nevada State Bar, Jonathan felt that he wanted to pursue a career in the private practice of law. Thereafter, he began practicing in Las Vegas and Pahrump. He soon realized that there was a substantial need for a high-quality law firm with reasonable prices and a dedication to customer service. It was at that realization that Jonathan opened JK Nelson Law, with the goal of providing great legal representation to the communities of Las Vegas, Pahrump, and Tonopah. Since opening JK Nelson Law, Jonathan has seen the firm expand to two offices to better serve Las Vegas and Pahrump. He remains licensed in Nevada and Michigan as well as the Federal Courts for the District of Nevada.

Additionally, he was selected to serve as the Official Legal Counsel of the Pahrump Valley Chamber of Commerce and was named Top 40 Under 40 by the National Trial Lawyers as well Legal Elite in 2017. In 2018, Jonathan was named myVegas‘ Top 100 Lawyers.

At JK Nelson Law, we have an experienced team of attorneys, paralegals, and case managers to assist you with your legal needs.

Attorney at Law

Chris graduated with honors while earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). He then went on to William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV, where he remained very involved in the community, working to provide free legal information to local Nevadans through the school’s community service program. He participated in various organizations including Sports and Entertainment Law Association, Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, Intellectual Property Law Society, and received the CALI Award for Intellectual Property in 2012. Prior to joining JK Nelson Law in 2016, Chris worked as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Fifth Judicial District Court. As a native Nevadan, Christopher enjoys cheering on the local Las Vegas teams, hiking in Red Rock park, and participating in dog shows with his Doberman Pinscher.

M has been with JK Nelson since inception and is known for her exceptional customer service skills. Having served in multiple roles in the healthcare industry, she has a true appreciation for others and exhibits high levels of compassion and caring for others. Her empathy is exhibited in her work as she treats each case with sensitivity and urgency. She is currently pursuing a degree in criminal justice and hospitality to further her paralegal career. In her free time, she loves to read as well as spend quality time with family.

Prior to joining JK Nelson Law, Mary spent 20 years with State of Nevada’s Department of Welfare and Supportive Services, where she gained experience in helping others navigate through tough times. She is empathetic towards others’ circumstances and understands the critical nature of her role in supporting the attorneys in achieving the best solution for our clients. In her career, she has also has served in auditing and accounting roles and therefore, is very organized and has keen attention to detail. Mary holds a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration as her focus has always been to serve her community. When not working, you can find her at the bowling alley; she has been able to achieve a perfect score of 300!

Business Operations
J assists in various roles based on business needs, which includes recruiting, finance, marketing, purchasing, and vendor relations. She has previously owned and operated successful businesses and therefore her experience and expertise ensures that Jonathan K. Nelson and the team can remain focused on the firm’s number one priority – our clients. J holds a Master’s degree in Forensic Accounting, Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Economics, and has a career background in banking, finance, strategic sourcing, and analytics. She enjoys spending her free time with her husband and their two dogs.

At JK Nelson Law, we are passionate about providing our best legal advice to each and every one of our clients, while also treating them as if they are our family. Take a look at the awards we have received because we have earned our clients’ trust time and time again.

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