Nelson, David M.

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(517) 324-1066

333 Albert Avenue, Suite 500
East Lansing, MI 48823

About David

David M. Nelson is chair of the Insurance practice group and a member of the firm’s Litigation Group and Hospitality and Alcohol Beverage Law  practice group.   Mr. Nelson handles complex litigation matters including medical malpractice defense and no-fault insurance defense.   Mr. Nelson has successfully handled cases throughout the state by either prevailing at trial or by disposing of cases prior to trial.  He is also a frequent speaker at industry associations and insurance clients regarding topics of insurance defense.

Outside the practice of law Mr. Nelson serves on the Board of Parish Education at his church and enjoys reading, golfing, ice hockey and spending time with his wife and two children.

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Ingham County Bar Association

Bar and Court Admissions

State Bar of Michigan, 2006

New York State Bar, 2006

U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Michigan

U.S. District Court – Western District of Michigan

Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

United States Supreme Court 


Michigan State University (B.A. Economics, 2002, High Honors)

Syracuse University College of Law (J.D., 2005, cum laude)

Syracuse University, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs (M.A., Economics, 2005)





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Can COVID-19 Be An Accident Related Injury?

posted on June 05, 2020
Dave Nelson, Insurance Law

You finally step out of the house and get into your car for a short trip to the grocery store.  You have done your best to stay inside to avoid c...

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You’ve Been Served . . . Now What?

posted on January 20, 2016
Dave Nelson

You are sitting down in the quiet of your own home enjoying a cup of coffee and reading a newspaper and your doorbell rings.  You get up and go t...

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