John C. Nelson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated DUI-DWI Attorney in Ellicottville, NY

Nelson Law Firm
 | 8-10 Washington Street, Ellicottville, NY 14731
Phone: 716-364-2569
Fax: 716-584-3183
Selected To Rising Stars: 2018 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2011
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (70%),
  • Criminal Defense (20%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

At The Nelson Law Firm, founder John C. Nelson provides zealous defense in criminal law matters that include DWI, traffic tickets and drug charges. He also handles personal injury cases on behalf of residents or people visiting to ski in Allegany, Chautauqua, Wyoming, Erie and Cattaraugus counties in New York.

Mr. Nelson is a widely respected attorney who holds an Avvo “Superb” rating and whom the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys listed in its Top 10 Under 40 Attorneys. This is due in part to his personalized approach to every case. He believes in treating clients the way he would like to be treated. People who work with Mr. Nelson have a say in their future because he values the attorney-client relationship.

Having practiced for nearly a decade, Mr. Nelson has exceptional trial skills and tactical strategies for steering clients through the legal process. In criminal defense matters, he excels at illustrating holes in the state’s case, whether it is an unreliable eyewitness or a misstep in law enforcement procedure.

Additionally, Mr. Nelson is a member of groups such as The National College for DUI Defense, the New York State Defenders Association and the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys. He has unlimited access to an extensive network of resources, giving clients the feel of large firm representation while maintaining the one-on-one attention they need during this time.

Mr. Nelson earned a Bachelor of Arts from Canisius College in 2005, going on to receive a Juris Doctor in 2010 from the Western Michigan University Cooley Law School.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 20%Criminal Defense
  • 10%Civil Litigation
Focus Areas

DUI/DWI, Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Parole, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence


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Rising Stars: 2018 - 2019

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Admitted: 2011, New York

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Office Location for John C. Nelson

8-10 Washington Street
Ellicottville, NY 14731

Phone: 716-364-2569

Fax: 716-584-3183

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Last Updated: 3/19/2019

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