J.D., Cum Laude 1985, University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis
B.A., 1982, University of Minnesota, Duluth
I’ve been defending workers’ compensation cases for insurers and businesses for 30 years. (Yes, that’s before personal computers existed.) My family says I eat, breathe, and sleep work comp. I must admit I do love it. It’s always changing – the law, the cases, the medicine, the people. I enjoy pinpointing the issues, defining the goals, collaborating with my clients, and getting the case resolved, whether by settlement or trial.
In addition to the file work, I also enjoy the “academic” part of work comp. I have written a lot of materials, and I enjoy giving presentations to my clients, hopefully making your lives easier while having some fun along the way. I edit our firm’s Workers’ Compensation Newsletter. Understanding the business end of things is also important to me — as a firm shareholder, I take that aspect seriously, working to see things from both the employer and insurer perspective.
In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, hunting, backpacking, and wine.
Defense Research Institute, Member
Hennepin County Bar Association, Member
Minnesota Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Section, Member
Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association, Member
Name: Richard Nelson
Law Firm: Arthur Chapman Kettering Smetak & Pikala PA
Address: 81 S Ninth St, Suite 500 Minneapolis MN 55402-3214
Website URL: http://www.arthurchapman.com/people/richard-c-nelson