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Board certified civil trial attorney for 23 years. Total practice in personal injury 33 years. Tried medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, auto accidents and products liability cases in 14 counties in Florida. Currently practicing primarily in Lee, Charlotte, and Collier counties. Founded Terry S. Nelson P.A. in 2004. Main office in Ft. Myers, Fla.

Areas Of Practice

  • Nursing Home Abuse 30%
  • Medical Malpractice 30%
  • Wrongful Death 30%
  • Premises Liability 10%

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Civil Trial , Florida Bar Association, 1992

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1983

Education

  • Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport, Florida
    • J.D. - 1982
  • University of Minnesota
    • B.A. - 1979
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Major: History
  • Syracuse College of Law (London Program) - 1981

    Representative Cases

    • Hill v. Cav Air, 1986, Cir. G. Ft Lauderdale Fl
    • Abolla v. Powers Bakery, 1985, Circuit G. Miami Fla.
    • Smith v. Canevary, 553 S.2d 1312, 1987, District Court of Appeals of Florida, Third District, 1989174655
    • Auto Owners Insurance Company v. Michael Thompkins, 651 S.2d 89, 1995, Supreme Court of Florida

    Representative Clients

    • Medical Malpractice Victims
    • Nursing Home Abuse Victims
    • Premises Liability Victims
    • Wrongful Death Survivors

    Professional Associations and Memberships

    • American Association for Justice, Member, 1982
    • Florida Association for Justice, Member, 1982
    • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
    • Lee County Bar Association

    Past Employment Positions

    • Hoppe, Backmeyer and Nelson, Partner, 1986 to 1990

    Pro Bono Activities

    • River Match, 2012 to Present

    Languages

    • Danish
    • German
    • English

    Fraternities/Sororities

    • Alpha Tau Omega