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The Law Office of J. Patrick Nelson, PC
The Law Office of J. Patrick Nelson, PC

The Law Office of J. Patrick Nelson, PC

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Introduction: I believe that representing clients is a great responsibility and privilege. I enjoy helping people through a difficult time. I take a personal approach to each client and to each case. Every client that retains me receives personal attention and knows that their interests truly matters to me. You will have direct contact with the attorney handling your case. As an experienced litigator with over 20 years of experience, I have extensive experience handling the following types of cases: child custody, visitation, child support, alimony, property division, allocation of debt, QDRO's, modification and enforcement, traffic cases, DUI, orders of protection, domestic violence, criminal and juvenile cases.

Hired 10 times

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22 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and value.

Great 4.8

9 reviews


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Christopher R.

Mr. Nelson resolved my divorce in for 4 months after replacing my prior attorney. He and his associates are very knowledgeable understanding and aggressive at taking care of their client. I only wish that I had been referred to him 14 months sooner! Divorce is never easy but I would highly recommend this firm to assist with the process.
May 30, 2017
Shelyn B.

Patrick Nelson and his staff are excellent. Professionalism and empathy are just two of the terms that capture the nature of working with this firm.
Jun 4, 2017
Carmen C.

Patrick waa very dedicated to my needs and what waa best for myself and my children. He fought for the best solution possible.
May 30, 2017
Joyce G.

J Patrick Nelson assisted me with my divorce. Excellent in knowledge of law and what he could do for me.
Jun 5, 2017
Joseph C.

Traffic Law Attorney

Jun 30, 2018
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James Nelson


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    My hourly rate is $275/hr and I do require a retainer of $2,500.00 for pre-decree cases.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I do not charge for an initial consultation. The consultation is confidential and I can explain the court process and answer any questions you may have.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have over 20 years of experience as a litigator handling the following types of cases: child custody, visitation, child support, maintenance, distribution of assets and debts, QDRO's and division of retirement accounts, criminal law, juvenile law and traffic cases. I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice from Bradley University in 1996 and received my Juris Doctorate degree from The John Marshall Law School in 1999. I was admitted to the Illinois bar in 1999.

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