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The Nelson Law Office P.C.

About Us

The Nelson Law Office P.C. draws upon extensive experience and provides the highest standard of legal representation to achieve our clients’ objectives. Our matters range from simple uncontested cases to complex litigation. Our attorneys are acquainted with the judges, court staff, and other matrimonial lawyers practicing in Nassau, Suffolk, and Queens counties, which facilitates our efforts in resolving our clients' matters. We are also mindful that divorce litigation can be stressful and expensive, and counsel our clients on strategies to reduce costs and effectuate favorable settlements. 

Principal Attorney

Kimberly I. Nelson

Kimberly I. Nelson is the principal attorney of The Nelson Law Office P.C. She graduated from Swarthmore College in 1998 and St. John's University School of Law cum laude in 2002, where she received the CALI Award for Excellence in Family Law. 

After working for several years as an associate at a Manhattan law firm, Ms. Nelson joined her father to practice family law with family. Since taking charge of the firm, Ms. Nelson continues to represent men and women in a variety of family matters, including divorce, separation, and prenuptial agreements. It is her goal to make a difficult time in her clients’ lives easier with calm professional guidance.

Ms. Nelson is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of New York and New Jersey. She is a member of the New York State Bar Association, and of the Matrimonial Law and Family Court Law & Procedure Committees of the Nassau County Bar Association. Ms. Nelson is a trained collaborative attorney and former member of the New York Association of Collaborative Professionals, and the International Academy of Divorce Professionals. She has also volunteered as a mock trial judge at high school competitions.

Robert N. Nelson


Robert N. Nelson (1946 - 2011) was the firm's founding attorney. He was frequently consulted by other attorneys concerning matrimonial matters and received the highest Legal Ability rating and General Recommendations rating in the Martindale Hubbell Law Directory.

Mr. Nelson was an accomplished divorce mediator, having presided over hundreds of mediated settlements. With Mr. Nelson's assistance, more than ninety percent of his clients resolved their disputes through negotiated settlements rather than contested trials. Mr. Nelson also was a skilled trial lawyer and successfully litigated hundreds of matrimonial matters in the Supreme Court and Family Court of the State of New York, and argued matrimonial appeals before the New York State Appellate Courts. As a law student, he was an Associate Editor of the St. John's Law Review, for which he authored several articles.

Our Staff

The Court finds without hesitation or reservation that Mr. Nelson was one of the most skilled, professional and competent attorneys it has had the great good fortune to know over the course of its career.  He would be pleased to know that his firm is now in the highly qualified hands of his daughter, [Kimberly], and her equally capable staff.

Judge of the Nassau County Family Court (December 21, 2015 Order).

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