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Duane L. Nelson

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Duane L. Nelson

Duane L. Nelson


1601 I Street
Fifth Floor
Modesto, California 95354
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209.409.3050 Tel
209.526.3534 Fax
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Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Wrongful Death
  • Litigation
  • Alternate Dispute Resolution
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation


Professional Admissions/Qualifications

Court Admissions

  • U. S. Supreme Court
  • U. S. District Court – Eastern District of Calif.
  • U. S. District Court – Northern District of Calif.
  • U. S. District Court – Central District of Calif.

Honors & Awards

  • Named a Northern California Super Lawyer in 2006

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association for Justice
  • Past member of Board of Governors of California Trial Lawyers Assn.

Duane Nelson specializes in personal injury with over 45 years of trial experience. Mr. Nelson directs the firm’s cases involving personal injury and death claims, including motor vehicle, construction, governmental, homeowner, and products liability cases. He is responsible for substantial jury verdicts and tort recovery for clients throughout California.

Mr. Nelson received a certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution from Pepperdine University School of Law and has served for many years as a mediator/arbitrator for the Stanislaus County Superior Court and in private mediations.

Mr. Nelson served as a legal officer in the U.S. Navy in the Western Pacific and as a legal advisor with the U.S. Naval Advisory Group in Vietnam from 1968 to 1971. He joined the firm in 1971.