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Dane C. Nelson

Dane C. Nelson is the newest Associate at the firm of Nelson & Nelson, Attorneys at Law, P.C. Dane is the youngest son of Bob, nephew of Dave, and brother to Reed.

Dane grew up in Mascoutah, IL and earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in 2013 from the University of Illinois in Integrative Biology with minors in Business and Chemistry. During his undergraduate studies, he supported the Champaign Urbana community by donating his time to a varying range of causes supporting social wellness including the Eastern Illinois Foodbank, Champaign County Humane Society, and Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge. Dane also played rugby for the U of I Men’s Rugby Club and Flatlanders’ Rugby Club. He also made the Dean’s List and was named a James Scholar. In his time after undergrad, he worked in sustainable agriculture, including co-founding a black currant research farm.

Dane was awarded his Juris Doctorate in 2019 by St. Louis University School of Law. He graduated Cum Laude and made the Dean’s List. While attending law school, Dane spent summers working for the U.S Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Illinois and St. Clair County Illinois Public Defender’s Office. These internships allowed him to see both sides of the legal coin. He gained invaluable insight and experience working closely with prosecutors and public defenders. Notably, he drafted a post-conviction relief motion and a response to a post-conviction relief motion. He was active in the SLU Law community serving as Student Bar Association Student of the Year, Black Law Student’s Association Member (law school student body), President of Student Bar Association, Finance Committee Chair, and Philanthropy Committee, Alpha Sigma Nu Member, Environmental Law Society Vice President, Street Law Prep Coordinator, Introduction to Legal Studies Teaching Fellow, Phi Alpha Delta Trial Team and Society of Scholars Member, and Theodore McMillan Inns of Court Graduate. Dane’s personal and professional goals are aligned and aimed at protecting and restoring the rights of the people.

Dane provides general practice for the firm including Workers’ Compensation and Litigation.

Notable Wins & Settlements

April 11, 2023 in Car Accidents, Case Wins, Dane Nelson

Uninsured Negligent Driver Caused Injuries, but Dane still secured a Six-Figure Policy Limit recovery from the Uninsured Policy

A driver ran a stop sign in St. Clair County and crashed into a car with multiple passengers. One of those passengers made a great decision by hiring Dane Nelson.…
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April 11, 2023 in Car Accidents, Case Wins, Dane Nelson

Rear-end Crash Results in Six-Figure Policy Limit Settlement

A driver smashed into the back of Dane’s client’s car while the client was stopped at a stop sign in St. Clair County. The force of the crash pushed the…
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April 11, 2023 in Car Accidents, Case Wins, Dane Nelson

Police Officer Recovers Six-Figure Policy Limit for Car Crash while on Duty

An on-duty police officer was rear-ended in a Madison County, Illinois, construction site. The crash did not appear severe, but the officer, Dane’s client, had severe symptoms that continued for…
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April 11, 2023 in Car Accidents, Case Wins, Dane Nelson

Randolph County Car Crash Results in Six-Figure Policy Limit Recovery

A reckless driver sped through a two-way stop in Randolph County, striking Dane’s client. The damage was so severe that Dane’s client was evacuated by helicopter to a hospital. Unfortunately,…
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