Mr. Nelson has been practicing law since 1981. His firm represents clients in environmental, land use, nursing home, accident, medical injury, and commercial cases in administrative agencies, the Maryland trial courts throughout the state, the federal trial courts in Maryland, Maryland’s appellate courts, and in the federal appellate court in Richmond. Mr. Nelson has the highest rating possible from Martindale-Hubbell and has been recognized as a Maryland "Super Lawyer" in the area of Environmental Litigation.


Maryland Court of Appeals, April 17, 2015 – Maryland’s highest court granted certiorari to review whether the Maryland Department of the Environment, the State of Maryland and the Town of Goldsboro are liable for damages caused by the contamination of Lake Bonnie on Maryland Eastern Shore. Litz v. Maryland.

Victory in Prince George’s County, March 24, 2015 - District Council affirmed the Zoning Hearing Examiner’s disapproval of special exception for Super Walmart in Oxon Hill, Maryland. SE/VSE-4738 Potomac Business Park. Walmart elected not to appeal and walked away from the project.

Victory in Prince George’s County, January 21, 2015 - Zoning Hearing Examiner disapproved of special exception for Super Walmart in Bowie, Maryland. SE/ 4734 Wal-Mart Real Estate Business Trust. The District Council heard argument on Walmart’s appeal on May 11, 2015.

Victory in Montgomery County, Oct. 31, 2014 - We successfully lobbied the County Council to require developers to obtain a conditional use permit in certain zones to construct a combination retail store as a defined use and to make that use allowed only as a conditional use in certain zones.

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