Aaron Nelson

Aaron Nelson

Elite Defense Group
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI
  • Wisconsin
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Over his many years dedicated to Defending People Against the Power of the Government, Aaron has received numerous recognitions, including being named one of 50 Super Lawyers in Criminal Defense in Wisconsin (2011-2023), being AV rated by Martindale Hubbard, winning the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (WACDL) “Martin Hanson Advocates Prize” a record seven (7) times (2010, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2020), and in 2014 he was honored with David Niblack Award from WACDL. The David C. Niblack Award was created to honor and preserve the memory of David Niblack, “an outstanding attorney who devoted his life and considerable talents to the defense of those who needed it but could not pay for it.” Recipients of the award are attorneys being recognized for contributions to the effective defense of the indigent, either through cumulative career contributions or through outstanding individual accomplishments. Aaron has also previously served as the WACDL president.

In 2023 Aaron joined two other criminal defense lawyers to form Elite Defense Group. Aaron practices throughout the state with the Elite Defense Group team.

Aaron also routinely presents to other attorney’s at numerous Continuing Legal Education courses throughout Wisconsin (Wisconsin State Public Defender Conference, Wisconsin State Public Defender Trial Skills training), WACDL, Barry Cohen’s annual OWI seminar as well as nationally at the National College of Criminal Defense.

Practice Areas
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
DUI & DWI
Video Conferencing
  • Zoom
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Wisconsin
Wisconsin Court System
ID Number: 1027028
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Trial Lawyer
Elite Defense Group
- Current
Trial Lawyer
Nelson Defense Group, LLC
- Current
Trial Lawyer
Doar, Drill & Skow
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Education
University of Wisconsin Law School
J.D. | Law
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University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
B.S. | Philosophy, Political Science
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Awards
One of 50 Super Lawyers in Criminal Defense in Wisconsin
Super Lawyers
Years 2011-2023
Martin Hanson Advocates Prize
WACDL
A record seven (7) times (2010, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2020)
David Niblack Award
WACDL
The David C. Niblack Award was created to honor and preserve the memory of David Niblack, “an outstanding attorney who devoted his life and considerable talents to the defense of those who needed it but could not pay for it.” Recipients of the award are attorneys being recognized for contributions to the effective defense of the indigent, either through cumulative career contributions or through outstanding individual accomplishments.
AV Rated
Martindale Hubbard
Professional Associations
State Bar of Wisconsin  # 1027028
Member
Current
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WACDL
President
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Websites & Blogs
Website
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Contact & Map
304 Locust Street
Hudson, WI 54016
Telephone: (715) 768-6373
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