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Evan A. Nelson

Associate

3300 Wells Fargo Center, 90 South Seventh Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402-4140

Bar Admissions

Minnesota
U.S. District Court
  • Minnesota
  • S.D. Texas
U.S. Court of Appeals
  • Eighth Circuit

Leadership & Community

  • Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness: Board of Directors 2019
  • Minnesota Eminent Domain Institute (MEDI): Secretary 2019
  • Maslon UPLIFT: Legal Institute for Teens
  • ABA Death Penalty Representation Project: Pro Bono Attorney Volunteer
  • Pro Se Project: Pro Bono Attorney Volunteer
  • Volunteer Lawyers Network: Pro Bono Attorney Volunteer
  • Minnesota Legal Advice Online: Pro Bono Attorney Volunteer
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association – Minnesota Chapter
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association

Overview

Evan Nelson focuses his practice on condemnation and eminent domain litigation, construction litigation, business 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.

Experience

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

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.

Honors

Light of Justice Award, Texas Defender Service, 2018

North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2017-2018 (North Star Lawyer is a designation that recognizes members who provide 50 hours or more of pro bono legal services in a calendar year.)

April 19, 2018

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