Alex M. Nelson

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Top Rated Construction Litigation Attorney in Golden, CO

Benson, Kerrane, Storz & Nelson, P.C.
 | 110 North Rubey Drive, Suite 200
Golden, CO 80403
Phone: 720-898-9683
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2018
Selected to Rising Stars: 2011 - 2013
Licensed Since: 2003
Practice Areas:
  • Construction Litigation: Consumer
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • German
Attorney Profile

Attorney Alex Nelson is a partner at Benson, Kerrane, Storz & Nelson, P.C., a Golden, Colorado, law firm. Mr. Nelson's practice focuses exclusively on representing homeowners and homeowners' associations in construction defect claims. Prior to joining BKSN he practiced at a Denver law firm that served the construction industry. He worked for both general contractors and real estate developers and has a wide range of experience in litigated and non-litigated matters. He is also the BKSN partner heading the firm's new Minneapolis, Minnesota office. 

Since joining BKSN, Alex has recovered in excess of $50 million for his clients in construction defect and insurance bad faith claims.  

A graduate of the University of Colorado School of Law, Mr. Nelson is also the founder and benefactor of the annual Stigler/Nelson Alpine Endeavors Scholarship at the university.

Practice Areas
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Construction Litigation (100%)


Selected to Super Lawyers for 5 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2018 Rising Stars: 2011 - 2013

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About Alex Nelson

Admitted: 2003, Colorado

Professional Webpage:

Honors and Awards:

  • Top Class Action, Mass Tort Lawyer, Colorado Law Week , 2015
  • Top Plaintiffs' Lawyer, Construction Defect , Colorado Law Week , 2014
  • Each year, when Law Week Colorado names its Compleat Lawyers we make a call for nominations asking what young attorneys you may know who are the whole enchilada — we want those rock stars who excel in the courtroom, in the boardroom, in client meetings and out in the community. It’s not enough to be good at one, they need to be great at all. This year’s class is no exception. They are the definition of compleat — of or characterized by a highly developed or wide-ranging skill or proficiency — and we hope you agree they represent the best of the best., Compleat Lawyer , Colorado Law Week , 2013

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Wisconsin Supreme Court, 2017
  • U. S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 2014
  • Minnesota Supreme Court, 2012
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 2003
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 2003
  • Colorado Supreme Court, 2003
  • Community Associations Institute member, event sponsor

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Founder/ongoing benefactor of Alpine Endevors Scholarship at University of Colorado law school, 2003

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Under the Minnesota Common Interest Ownership Act (“MCIOA”), a condo or townhome association, or an individual unit owner that prevails on legal claims against its Declarant (the developer who creates the association) can receive an award of attorneys’ fees and litigation costs in addition to recovery of defect-related damages., author, Did You Know?: HOAs Can Recover Their Attorney Fees in Construction Defect Actions Under the Minnesota Common Interest Ownership Act, Community Living Magazine, 2012
  • The Statutes of Limitation and Repose outline the time-frames within which a construction defect action must be brought.  A claim not filed or properly asserted within the applicable time period is considered “time barred’, or “stale”, and is subject to dismissal in its entirety.  A few important things to remember about Statutes of Limitation and Repose are that:, author , An Overview of Minnesota Statutes of Limitation and Repose in Construction Defect Lawsuits, Community Living Magazine, 2012
  • Regular contributor to Benson, Kerrane, Storz & Nelson's, an online blog.  The blog is provided as a resource on construction defect law for property owners of all types: HOAs, homeowners, commercial property owners.  Posts include updates on statutory and case law, news, legislation, and other issues that affect the firm's clients and others suffering from construction defects. The firm practices in the states of Colorado and Minnesota, and the blog content content focuses on the unique construction defect laws of those states., Contributor , 2012
  • Colorado’s Mechanics’ Lien Trust Fund Statute: Robbing Peter to pay Paul Might Land you in Jail, Colorado Builder Forum, January/February, 2008
  • Student Comment, Developments in Trade and the Environment, 2002 Colo. J. Int’l. L. & Pol’y 69
  • Additional Insured and Insured Contract Liability Insurance Coverage for General Contractors, The Colorado Lawyer, Vol. 36, No. 11, Page 45 (November 2007)
  • Speaker, Lorman Construction Claims Seminar, January 10, 2008: Additional Insured CGL Coverage for General Contractors

Representative Clients:

  • Numerous condominum and townhome associations in construction defect claims/litigation (current), 2008

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Founder of Roundhouse Spirits, Boulder County's first micro-distillery. Producer of gin, barrel aged gin, coffee liqueuer, and agave., 2008

Educational Background:

  • Middlebury College, B.A. in Environmental Studies and German, 2000
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  • “Alex has a sharp mind. He has represented builders and homeowners, so he knows both sides of the case well. He has intricate knowledge of complicated insurance issues.”

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

Office Location for Alex M. Nelson

110 North Rubey Drive
Suite 200
Golden, CO 80403

Phone: 720-898-9683


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Last Updated: 10/10/2017

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