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Reed C. Nelson

Reed Nelson is Managing Partner at Nelson & Nelson, Attorneys at Law, P.C. Reed was born and raised in Mascoutah, IL where he attended elementary school and high school. In 2008, he graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 2013, Reed graduated from the Saint Louis University School of Law, where his studies focused on civil litigation, workers’ compensation, and civil rights under state and federal law. His practice focuses primarily on civil litigation and workers’ compensation. Reed has a passion for helping people and understands that as a lawyer, he has an opportunity to help people when their situations are most dire. His practice focuses on helping people who have been seriously injured.

Reed’s career is marked by impressive achievements. Just a month into his practice, he co-counseled a week-long jury trial in St. Clair County, IL, securing a multi-million dollar verdict for his client. Since then, he has continued to deliver outstanding results, recovering millions of dollars for his clients in a wide range of claims, including trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, car accidents, workers’ compensation, and employment discrimination. He likewise volunteered with the St. Clair County Public Defender’s office, where he won his first criminal trial. Reed is licensed to practice law in Illinois and Missouri and in the US District Court in the Southern District of Illinois.

Reed’s commitment to his profession extends beyond his practice. He has represented plaintiffs and injured workers throughout Illinois and Missouri, earning a reputation for his dedication to accident victims. As a member of the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys (ATAA), the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) , and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA), he is actively involved in the legal community. Reed’s service on the Illinois State Bar Association’s Assembly, the supreme policymaking body of the ISBA, further underscores his standing in the legal profession.
Reed lives in St. Clair County. He is an avid rugby player, having played since 2002 for several teams in the Midwest and Southwest. He also enjoys hiking, camping, and horseback riding. Reed has competed in a 340 mile canoe race, the MR340, four times – including racing with his father, Robert C. Nelson and brother, Dane C. Nelson. If Reed is not in the office, he is likely pursuing one of these activities.

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Notable Wins & Settlements

May 11, 2022 in Car Accidents, Case Wins, Reed Nelson

Single vehicle crash causes injuries to passengers near Mascoutah, IL, resulting in policy limit recovery

A reckless driver crashed his car in rural St. Clair County, near Mascoutah, IL, causing significant injuries to his passengers.  Reed’s client was a passenger in the vehicle. The driver…
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May 11, 2022 in Case Wins, Motorcycle Accident, Reed Nelson

$1mm + recovery for motorcycle rider rear-ended by work truck in Madison County, IL

Just north of Edwardsville, IL, a motorcycle rider was rear-ended by a company vehicle while he was stopped at a construction zone.  The motorcycle rider, Reed’s client, suffered severe injuries…
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May 11, 2022 in Car Accidents, Case Wins, Reed Nelson

T-Bone crash in Mascoutah, IL, leads to 6-figure policy limit recovery

Reed’s client was traveling with her young daughter when she was t-boned at an intersection near Mascoutah, IL, in St. Clair County.  The defendant driver ran a stop sign and…
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May 11, 2022 in Case Wins, Reed Nelson, Truck Accident

Fatal Trucking Crash on I-70 in near Columbia, MO, results in multi-million dollar recovery

Reed co-counseled with several other attorneys to secure a 7-figure recovery for the estate of a person killed in a multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 70 in rural Missouri. The defendant…
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