Eric S. Nelson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Seattle, WA

Nelson Injury Law, PLLC
 | 1001 4th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98154-1192
Phone: 206-812-8000
Fax: 206-691-8731
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2013
Selected To Rising Stars: 2006
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Eric S. Nelson is the founder of Nelson Injury Law in Seattle, Washington. Mr. Nelson serves clients who have sustained a catastrophic injury or lost a loved one due to negligence throughout Washington. He handles matters involving bicycle accidents, car accidents, pedestrian accidents, dog bites, slip and falls, trip and falls, medical malpractice, and trucking accidents.

    A Seattle native, Mr. Nelson attended O'Dea High School, received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington, and earned his law degree with honors (Cum Laude) from Pepperdine University School of Law. He has been a licensed attorney since 1992 and has more than 26 years of experience litigating on behalf of injured Washington residents.

    Following law school, Mr. Nelson returned to the Seattle area and began his legal career practicing law with his father. Over the course of his career, he has helped numerous clients from all walks of life recover fair compensation for their injuries. He is admitted to practice in all Washington State courts and before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington.

    In addition to his practice, Mr. Nelson has served as an arbitrator for the King County Superior Court. He is a member of the King County Bar Association, the Washington State Bar Association, the Washington State Association for Justice, and the American Association for Justice.

    Mr. Nelson has received recognitions for his accomplishments in the legal profession including being named one of the “Top 100 trial lawyers” by The National Trial Lawyers in 2017. He has also been recognized as a SuperLawyer and a Rising Star by Washington Law & Politics magazine several years in a row.

    Mr. Nelson is also an avid basketball player (having played in college) and tennis player. While he still enjoys playing in local leagues in both basketball and tennis, his passion has turned to coaching his son's basketball team. 

    Practice Areas
    • 80%Personal Injury - General
    • 10%Personal Injury - Products
    • 10%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice
    Focus Areas

    Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Motor Vehicle Defects, Products Liability, Medical Malpractice


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 4 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 1 years

    Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2013 Rising Stars: 2006

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    About Eric Nelson

    Admitted: 1992, Washington

    Professional Webpage:


    • Graduated with honors, cum laude, from Pepperdine University School of Law in 1992.
    • Super Lawyer, Washington Law & Politics Magazine, 2011-2013

    • Super Lawyer, Plaintiff’s Personal Injury, Washington Law & Politics Magazine

      , 2010
    • Rising Star Super Lawyer, Plaintiff’s Personal Injury,  Washington Law & Politics Magazine

      , 2006

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Arbitrator, King County Superior Court

    • Member, Washington State Association for Justice (Eagle member)

    • United States District Court, Western District of Washington

    • Member, American Association of Justice

    • Member, King County Bar Association

    • Member, Washington State Bar Association

    • Washington

      , 1992

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Redeeming Soles

    • No Kids Left on the Sideline

    Educational Background:

    • O’Dea High School

    • St. Joseph’s Elementary 

    • Graduated from the University of Washington in 1988.

    Industry Groups

    • Washington State Association For Justice - Eagle Member
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    Office Location for Eric S. Nelson

    1001 4th Avenue
    Seattle, WA 98154-1192

    Phone: 206-812-8000

    Fax: 206-691-8731

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    Last Updated: 11/28/2018

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