Eric S. Nelson

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Seattle, Washington

Nelson Injury Law, PLLC
Eric S. Nelson
Nelson Injury Law, PLLC

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Products Liability; view more

Licensed in Washington since: 1992

Education: Pepperdine University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2013 Selected to Rising Stars: 2006
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Nelson Injury Law, PLLC

3909 California Ave SW
Suite 204
Seattle, WA 98116 Visit website


Attorney Eric S. Nelson is the founder of Nelson Injury Law in Seattle, Washington. Mr. Nelson serves clients who have sustained a serious injuries or lost a loved one due to the negligence of others. 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 29 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 (Eagle member), 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 from 2017-20. 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

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Animal Bites, Birth Injury, Brain Injury, Construction Accident, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent, Medical Devices, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Motor Vehicle Defects, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 80% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10% Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 10% Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1992, Washington

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Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Redeeming Soles

  • No Kids Left on the Sideline

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
Educational Background:
  • O’Dea High School

  • St. Joseph’s Elementary 

  • Graduated from the University of Washington in 1988.
  • 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
Industry Groups:
  • Washington State Association For Justice - Eagle Member

Office location for Eric S. Nelson

3909 California Ave SW
Suite 204
Seattle, WA 98116

Phone: 855-262-4829


4 Years Super Lawyers
1 Year Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2013
  • Rising Stars: 2006

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