Edward R. Nelson III

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Intellectual Property Litigation Attorney in Fort Worth, TX

Nelson Bumgardner Albritton
 | 3131 West 7th Street, Suite 300
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Phone: 817-377-9111
Fax: 817-377-3485
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2005 - 2011
Licensed Since: 1996
Practice Areas:
  • Intellectual Property Litigation (70%),
  • Intellectual Property (10%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Business Litigation (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Edward R. Nelson III is a founding partner with the Nelson Bumgardner Albritton PC law firm, and he works primarily from the firm's Fort Worth, Texas, location. Serving a diverse range of clients throughout the state as well as across the country, Mr. Nelson focuses his practice on representing the rights and interests of those who have complex, pressing legal challenges involving any of the following:

    ·        Intellectual property litigation  

    ·        Complex commercial litigation and arbitration  

    ·        Antitrust litigation  

    ·        Appeals

    A highly versatile attorney, Mr. Nelson has achieved notable success handling patent enforcement matters and portfolio-based litigation campaigns. Along with advocating on behalf of his clients in court as well as through negotiations and arbitration, he counsels his clients in order to develop effective strategies to mitigate their risk exposure.

    A 1993 magna cum laude graduate of Texas Christian University, Mr. Nelson attended The University of Texas School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1996. In addition to practicing before all state and U.S. District Courts in Texas, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th and Federal Circuits, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

    Nationally recognized as one of the country's leading trial advocates, Mr. Nelson holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, and Fort Worth Magazine named him to its Top Attorney list from 2014 to 2016 and again in 2019. In addition, 360 West Magazine voted him a Top Attorney in 2017, and he has received many other awards and honors from his peers as well as numerous positive reviews and referrals from his satisfied clients.

    A leader in his field, Mr. Nelson is a Sustaining Life Fellow with the Texas Bar Foundation and the Tarrant County Bar Foundation, and he maintains active involvement with the Tarrant County Bar Association, the Eastern District of Texas Bar Association and the Federal Circuit Bar Association, among his other professional affiliations.

    Mr. Nelson also supports his local community through his involvement with the Fort Worth Country Day School (Keystone Council) and Texas Christian University (Chancellor’s Council), as well as his service as current Chairman of Texas Christian University’s Clark Society Board of Directors and as an Executive Member of the University’s Big 3.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 70%Intellectual Property Litigation
    • 10%Intellectual Property
    • 10%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
    • 10%Business Litigation
    Focus Areas



    Selected to Super Lawyers for 3 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 7 years

    Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2005 - 2011

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    About Edward Nelson III

    Admitted: 1996, Texas

    Professional Webpage: http://nbafirm.com/team/ed_nelson_iii/


    • Named Texas Super Lawyer, 2018 and 2019 (a Thomson Reuters service)
    • AV® Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rated for Legal Ability and General Ethical Standards™
    • Named Texas Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 (a Thomson Reuters service)
    • Named to 360West Magazine’s Top Attorney List, 2017
    • Named to Fort Worth, Texas magazine’s Top Attorney List, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2019
    • Texas Bar Foundation, Sustaining Life Fellow
    • Tarrant County Bar Foundation, Sustaining Life Fellow

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Eastern District of Texas Bar Association
    • Tarrant County Bar Association
    • Federal Circuit Bar Association
    • Supreme Court of the United States
    • United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
    • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
    • United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas
    • United States District Court, Western District of Texas
    • United States District Court, Southern District of Texas
    • United States District Court, Northern District of Texas
    • United States District Court, District of Colorado
    • United States Court of Federal Claims
    • State of Texas

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Fort Worth Country Day School – Keystone Council
    • Texas Christian University – Chancellor’s Council
    • Texas Christian University – Clark Society, Board of Directors, Chairman + Scholarship Chair


    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • See full profile at http://nbafirm.com/team/ed_nelson_iii/

    Educational Background:

    • Texas Christian University, Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
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    Office Location for Edward R. Nelson III

    3131 West 7th Street
    Suite 300
    Fort Worth, TX 76107

    Phone: 817-377-9111

    Fax: 817-377-3485

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