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John C. Nelson

John C. Nelson

DWI and Criminal Defense throughout Cattaraugus, Wyoming and Allegany Counties
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Traffic Tickets...
  • New York
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In representing clients, I always take the approach to represent a client the way I would want to be represented in his or her situation. I always evaluate, research, investigate and zealously defend a case as the client requests as long as it complies with my ethical duties. Frequently, I compare the attorney-client relationship to that of a taxi cab driver-passenger relationship. The taxi can driver knows the fast roads, best routes and has the skills to get where the passenger needs to go. Like the passenger, the client decides what direction the case goes. I try to do everything in my power to get my clients to their destination.

The majority of my experience is in criminal law, with some prior family law experience. For the past year, I have focused my practice on DWI, Criminal and Traffic Defense. Instead of dabbling in many areas of law, I practice only what I know best, so I can give my clients the best possible representation.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Traffic Tickets
  • White Collar Crime
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Fixed, flat fees for most matters. Payment plans available.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • French: Spoken
Professional Experience
Owner/Managing Attorney
Law Office of John C. Nelson
- Current
DWI, Criminal and Traffic Defense Law Firm practicing in Cattaraugus, Wyoming, Allegany and Southern Erie Counties.
Adjunct Professor
Genesee Community College
- Current
Associate Attorney
The Trbovich Law Firm
Ward & Kutzuba
Extern Law Clerk
Dekalb County Superior Court
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
J.D. | Litigation
Honors: Cum Laude
Activities: President Student Bar Association
Canisius College
Leadership Achievement Award
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Dedicated Service to the Student Body
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Professional Associations
Wildflower Condo Association
Board Member
- Current
National College for DUI Defense
- Current
NYSBA House of Delegates
Delegate (2011), Alternate Delegate (2012-Current)
- Current
Cattaraugus County Bar Association
- Current
Arcade Lions Club
- Current
Curriers Rural Cemetery Board of Directions
- Current
Wyoming County Bar Association
Vice President (2013-Current), Member (2010-Current)
- Current
Erie County Bar Association
- Current
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Contact & Map
12 Monroe St
PO Box 595
Ellicottville, NY 14731
Toll-Free: (855) 364-2569
Cell: (716) 364-2569
Fax: (855) 364-2569