Aaron A. Nelson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Hudson, WI

Nelson Defense Group, LLC
 | 811 First Street, Ste. 101, Hudson, WI 54016
Phone: 715-386-2694
Fax: 715-972-8505
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2010
Licensed Since: 1996
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (80%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Aaron A. Nelson is the founding attorney of Nelson Defense Group in Hudson, Wisconsin. Mr. Nelson has over 20 years of experience providing committed and dedicated representation to western Wisconsin residents facing a criminal charge. Over the course of his career in criminal law, he has defended clients from charges, including burglary, murder, sex crimes and other misdemeanors and felonies.

    Mr. Nelson understands the devastating consequences of a criminal charge or conviction, which is why he aggressively fights to defend the rights of his clients. Over the course of his career, he has successfully secured reduced or dismissed charges in a wide variety of complex criminal cases.

    Using his extensive knowledge to benefit others, Mr. Nelson regularly speaks at continuing legal education seminars including the Wisconsin State Public Defender’s Annual Conference. He has also lectured for the National Criminal Defense College and at Barry Cohen’s Annual Drunk Driving Defense Seminar.

    In honor of his achievements, Martindale-Hubbell awarded Mr. Nelson an AV Preeminent* peer review rating. This is the organization’s highest rating, meant to honor lawyers who exhibit outstanding legal ability and high ethical standards. Mr. Nelson is a five-time recipient of the Martin Hanson Memorial Prize from the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. In 2014, the same organization awarded him the David C. Niblack Award.

    Mr. Nelson is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School. He received his license to practice law in 1996. He is a member of the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys, the National Criminal Defense College and the National College for DUI Defense.

    *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
    • 80%Criminal Defense
    • 20%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
    Focus Areas

    Assault & Battery, Felony, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Sex Offenses, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence, DUI/DWI

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 10 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

    Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2010

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    About Aaron Nelson

    Admitted: 1996, Wisconsin

    Professional Webpage: https://nelsondefensegroup.com/criminal-defense-law-firm-wis...

    Honors/Awards:

    • Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Martin Hanson Advocates Prize, 2017
    • AV rated by Martindale Hubbard
    • Named one of 50 Super Lawyers, Criminal Defense in Wisconsin, 2011 - 2017
    • David C. Niblack Award, 2014
    • Martin Hanson Advocates Prize, Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2016
    • Martin Hanson Advocates Prize, Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2014
    • Martin Hanson Advocates Prize, Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2010
    • Martin Hanson Advocates Prize, Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2016

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • National Academy of Criminal Defense Lawyers (“NACDL”), Lifetime Member
    • Wisconsin Academy of Criminal Defense Lawyers ("WACDL"), Vice President
    • National College for DUI Defense ("NCDD")
    • National Criminal Defense College ("NCDC")

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • National Criminal Defense College, Trial Skills Institute, 2014-2017
    • State Public Defender - Wisconsin, OWI Skills Training, 2014
    • Barry S. Cohen SC, Annual Drunk Driving Defense Seminar, 2014-2016
    • State Public Defender – Wisconsin, Trial Skills Academy, 2011-2017
    • Wisconsin Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers, Dynamic Drunk Driving Defense , 2015

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • NOT GUILTY of OWI-2nd: Hudson, WI, man charged with OWI-2nd was found “not guilty” by a jury after Attorney Nelson convinced the jury that another person was driving the motor vehicle, February, 2015
    • NOT GUILTY of 2nd Degree Sexual Assault and Battery: Hudson, WI, college student was charged with three counts of 2nd Degree Sexual Assault and one count of Battery. On day three of jury trial, the Judge dismissed one count of Sexual Assault because the State could not meet its burden. After four days of trial, the jurors took less than 30 minutes to find him “not guilty” of all charges, October, 2016
    • NOT GUILTY of Possession with Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine – as Party to a Crime: New Richmond, WI, man charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine (PTAC) was found “not guilty” by a jury after Attorney Nelson convinced the jury that the meth was possessed by a known and convicted drug dealer, April, 2015
    • NOT GUILTY of Felony Murder: Duluth, MN, man was found “not guilty” of Felony Murder (as a Party to a Crime) and “not guilty” of Attempted Armed Robbery and “Not Guilty” of Attempted Robbery after a four-day jury trial in Superior, WI. It took the jury less than two hours to agree with the Defense that our client did not aid or assist the individual who had shot gun.  January, 2016
    • NOT GUILTY of Felony Vehicular Homicide: Pierce County mother charged with three counts of felony Vehicular Homicide and on misdemeanor charge of Reckless Driving, found “not guilty” on all charges by a jury, after just two hours of deliberation, June, 2016
    • NOT GUILTY of 1st Degree Reckless Homicide: Dunn County man found NOT GUILTY by a jury of the charge 1st Degree Reckless Homicide after Attorney Nelson successfully argued he was acting in self-defense. June, 2017
    • NOT GUILTY of Strangulation and Suffocation: Hager City, WI, man charged with Strangulation and Suffocation was found not guilty at a jury trial after Attorney Nelson successfully convinced the jury that his client was innocent. January, 2015
    • NOT GUILTY of OWI-2nd: Illinois businessman charged with OWI-2nd was found “not guilty” by a jury after Attorney Nelson convinced the jury that he was not driving while under the influence, May, 2016
    • NOT GUILTY of 1st Degree Sexual Assault of a Child under 12: Buffalo City, WI, man charged with three counts of 1st Degree Sexual Assault of a Child under 12 was found “not guilty” after a week-long jury trial. The jury deliberated less than one hour before agreeing with the Defense that the child was only a victim of a custody struggle who was manipulated by his mother, but that he was never sexually assaulted, February, 2017
    • NOT GUILTY of Child Abuse Recklessly Causing Harm: River Falls, WI, man charged with Child Abuse Recklessly Causing Harm was found “not guilty” by a jury after Attorney Nelson convinced the jury the scientific evidence and testimony of the mother’s story was untrue, January, 2015
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    Office Location for Aaron A. Nelson

    811 First Street, Ste. 101
    Hudson, WI 54016

    Phone: 715-386-2694

    Fax: 715-972-8505

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    Last Updated: 6/24/2020

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