Evan Nelson is a member of Maslon's Litigation Group, focusing his practice on business litigation, condemnation litigation, and products liability defense. He provides pro bono services through the Pro Se Project, Volunteer Lawyers Network, and Minnesota Legal Aid Online. 

Evan graduated first in his class from the University of North Dakota School of Law, where he held many leadership roles, including a term on the Moot Court Board and two years as president of the Environmental Law Society. He also served as judicial extern to the Honorable Kermit E. Bye of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

Selected Experience

Professional Activities

Minnesota State Bar Association
Hennepin County Bar Association

Pro Bono Activities

ABA Pro Bono Death Penalty Representation: Ex parte Armstrong (Tex. Crim. App. 2017). Member of team of Maslon lawyers serving as pro bono counsel for Douglas Tyrone Armstrong, a Texas death row inmate convicted of capital murder in 2006. The team successfully secured the vacation of Armstrong's death sentence by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.
Pro Se Project: Volunteer
Volunteer Lawyers Network: Volunteer
Minnesota Legal Advice Online


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Bar Admissions
Minnesota, 2016
U.S. District Court
  • Minnesota, 2017
U.S. Court of Appeals
  • Eighth Circuit, 2017
University of North Dakota School of Law
J.D., summa cum laude, 2016
Honors: Order of Barristers; Order of the Coif
University of North Dakota
M.A., 2008; B.A., 2006
Major: English


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