Michael A. Nelsen

Omaha Attorney Michael A. NelsenEmail: Michael A. Nelsen | Phone: 402-492-9800 | Toll free: 800-889-9801 | Fax: 402-492-9336

Michael became a member of Marks Clare & Richards upon joining in April, 2009. Michael specializes in trial work, including plaintiff’s personal injury, medical malpractice, and dental malpractice. In the past, Michael has been the Chairman of the Nebraska Urban League, and has been President of the Omaha Bar Association. He frequently writes for the World-Herald. Michael’s hobbies are reading, and playing with his grandchildren.


Areas of Practice


Creighton University School of Law, Doctor of Jurisprudence, 1974
Editor-in-Chief, Creighton Law Review
University of Nebraska at Omaha, Bachelor of Arts, 1968

Admitted to Practice

Washington, 1974
Federal, 1974
Nebraska, 1975

Professional Activities

UNO Alumni Association, 1980–1981, president
Urban League of Nebraska, 1992–1993, chairman of the board of directors
Creighton University School of Law, 1993–1998, adjunct professor of trial practice
Omaha Bar Association, 1999–2000, president
American Board of Trial Advocates, Nebraska Chapter, 2001, president
Omaha Bar Association Courts Committee, 1993–2008, chairman
Nebraska Constitutional Revision Commission, 1995–1997, member

Awards and Certifications

Mike Nelsen was elected to SuperLawyers in 2012
AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review RatedSM by Martindale-Hubbell®
Completed the 30 hour mediation training program sponsored by the Nebraska Office of Dispute Resolution.
Mike Nelsen has achieved over 1 Million Dollars in verdicts and settlements.

Military Service

U.S. Army, 1968–1971
Vietnam service, 1969–1971