Joshua David Nielsen

Top rated criminal defense attorney in Waynesville, North Carolina

Nielsen Legal
Joshua David Nielsen
Nielsen Legal

Practice Areas: Criminal defense, DUI-DWI; view more

Licensed in North Carolina since: 2012

Education: Elon University School of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2020 - 2022

Nielsen Legal

413 Walnut St
Waynesville, NC 28786 Visit website


Managing attorney at Nielsen Legal, Joshua David Nielsen represents clients in Hendersonville, Waynesville and Asheville, North Carolina, along with the surrounding counties. His practice is extensive, and he handles a long list of legal cases, including the following: breach of contract, homeowners’ association disputes, property disputes, civil litigation, uninsured and underinsured motorists, motor vehicle accidents, sex offenses, assault, Indian law, misdemeanors, drug offenses, traffic violations, DWI, domestic violence and driving while a license is revoked.

Along with his criminal law and personal injury cases, he also focuses on family law. Mr. Nielsen represents clients in cases related to equitable distribution, adoption, alimony, child support, child custody and divorce. He is certified by the North Carolina Board of Legal Specialization in State Criminal Law.

Mr. Nielsen is admitted to practice in the state of North Carolina. He is also admitted before the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, the Cherokee Nation Tribal Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit. A member of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice and the National College of DUI Defense, he also does pro bono work for the North Carolina Mock Trial.

A graduate of the University of North Carolina, Mr. Nielsen then earned his Juris Doctor from Elon University School of Law in 2012. The American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys has given him several Client Satisfaction awards throughout the years, and he received an Avvo Clients’ Award in 2017. He was also named one of the 10 Best for Client Satisfaction by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys

Practice areas

Criminal defense, Criminal defense: DUI/DWI

Focus areas

Criminal law, DUI/DWI

  • 70% Criminal defense
  • 30% Criminal defense: DUI/DWI

First Admitted: 2012, North Carolina

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Pro bono/Community Service:
  • NC Mock Trial, 2012 to Present 
  • 40 hours of criminal pro bono service in Haywood and Buncombe Counties. One case/client was a victim of police brutality and we were able to successfully get her criminal charges dismissed., 2016
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • NCAJ (North Carolina Advocates for Justice, 2012 to Present 
  • NCDD (National College of DUI/DWI Defense, 2014 to Present
  • Admitted to Federal Western District of North Carolina, 2012
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • Admitted to the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Bar Association and Court, 2012
  • Licensed and Admitted to the North Carolina Bar, 2012
Educational Background:
  • University of North Carolina, Wilmington 
  • Elon University School of Law, Greensboro, North Carolina, J.D. - 2012
Representative Clients:
  • 7 counts of statutory rape and sex offense crimes - not guilty by jury verdict.
  • Awarded 10 Best in Criminal Law Attorneys in 2016 and 2017, 10 Best Criminal Law Attorneys, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 2016
  • DWI - Swain County. Not Guilty by unanimous jury verdict., 2017
  • Settlement in Personal Injury Auto Accident Case. Haywood County. Local Waynesville woman was violently struck by an out of state driver while operating her vehicle. over $75,000 recovered., 2017
  • Assault on female - Jury Trial Jackson County. Unanimous Jury verdict of Not Guilty. Wrongly accused teacher by student was defended and was acquitted of all charges., 2015
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • North Carolina Bar Association - Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law, 2018

Office location for Joshua David Nielsen

413 Walnut St
Waynesville, NC 28786

Phone: 828-246-9360


3 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2020 - 2022

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