Evan Nelson focuses his practice on business litigation, condemnation and eminent domain litigation, and products liability defense. From pre-lawsuit counseling through appeals, he has represented clients in mediations, state courts, and federal courts. Additionally, Evan maintains an active pro bono practice while volunteering with the Pro Se Project and Volunteer Lawyers Network.

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

Selected Experience

  • Represented homeowner in mediated dispute regarding undisclosed water damage and unpermitted improvements.
  • Represented owner of large, industrial parcel in appeal of municipal utility billing.
  • Represented member-manager of limited liability company in litigation regarding company assets and dissolution.

Pro Bono

  • 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.

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)
Pro Se Project: Volunteer
Volunteer Lawyers Network: Volunteer
Minnesota Legal Advice Online


"Charting a Course into the Future Practice of Law," co-author, Litigation Management: Overcoming the Ocean of Complaint, Trial and Motions – A Concentrated Curriculum for In House Counsel Managing Litigation, the Network of Trial Law Firms, 2018


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3300 Wells Fargo Center, 90 South Seventh Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
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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