Seth R. Nelson

Top rated family law attorney in Tampa, Florida

Seth R. Nelson

Practice Areas: Family law; view more

Licensed in Florida since: 2002

Education: University of Florida Levin College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2012


3003 West Azeele Street
Tampa, FL 33609 Visit website


Seth Nelson concentrates his practice on family law and family law mediation.  In 2001, he earned his Juris Doctor from University of Florida, College of Law. After graduation, he clerked for the Honorable John C. Godbold, Senior Circuit Judge for the United States Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.  

Mr. Nelson is a partner of the law firm Nelson Koster, a boutique family law firm conveniently loacted in South Tampa serving the Bay area. He and his team are dedicated to helping their clients achieve their goals and represent a variety of family law cases including divorce, paternity and post-judgement modification. He and his team of lawyers have a combined total of over 80 years of experience to help their clients find the best outcome possible. 

He is divorced and has a young child of his own, so he understands that the best outcome of a case is not necessarily at an expensive trial.  He is known for developing creative solutions to help his clients obtain the best overall outcome for them and their families. He is trained in and practices collaborative law.

In addition to litigation, Mr. Nelson is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator and works as a Guardian ad Litem. He is the Chairman for the Hillsborough County Bar Association Family Law Section, an Executive Council Member of the The Stann W. Givens Family Law American Inn of Court of Tampa and is a former Candidate for Tampa City Council.

Practice areas

Family law

Focus areas

Alimony & spousal support, Child support, Custody & visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic violence, Name change, Paternity, Marital property, Mediation & collaborative law, Same sex family law

  • 100% Family law

First Admitted: 2002, Florida

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • Florida
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator, 2009
Industry Groups:
  • Chairman Of The Hillsborough County Bar Association Family Law Section
  • Executive Council Member Of The The Stann W. Givens Family Law American Inn Of Court Of Tampa

Office location for Seth R. Nelson

3003 West Azeele Street
Tampa, FL 33609

Phone: 813-350-7890


10 Years Super Lawyers
1 Year Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2012

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