Rebecca A. Nelson (“Bec”) blends small firm personality and practicality with a big firm background, and this she feels is a win-win for clients of Nelson Family Law. Prior to opening Nelson Family Law with Suzanne, Bec practiced with the largest domestic litigation firm in the country, and she brings her cutting-edge, best practices knowledge from that background to the more intimate experience offered by Nelson Family Law.
It was Bec’s passion for children that brought her to practice exclusively in the area of family law for most of her career. Early on, she gained experience with highly-complex custody cases, including international custody disputes and a case that spread across the country in four different states. She and Suzanne routinely handle very contentious and high-profile disputes, including those containing allegations of domestic violence, substance abuse, or parental kidnapping. Bec’s poise and calming presence pair well with Suzanne’s level-headed approach to contentious issues.
Bec currently sits as one of 21 committee members of the Disciplinary Hearing Committee of the 10th Judicial District in Wake County, North Carolina. She routinely investigated allegations of lawyer malpractice, often in the family law setting. Bec notes, “This experience exposes me to issues other lawyers have had with their clients and ensures my firm remains on top of its game by exceeding best practices in many areas.”
Experienced in practicing law throughout North Carolina in 11 different counties, Bec currently focuses her practice on family law matters in Wake and Durham counties. She finds that her broad legal experience in multiple localities readies her to handle cases with diverse circumstances and high-level challenges. She maintains professional contacts and an excellent reputation locally, but she is not intimidated by a visiting judge. Bec explains, “Most judges know the law well and are going to hear the case and decide it on its merits. Because they are politically-elected and community-minded, they generally try to do what is right and just.” Bec feels what is most important is preparation and experience, and as the firm’s primary litigation support wing, she assists Suzanne in rigorously preparing cases for trial when warranted.
Bec resides in Wake County with Suzanne, and she is actively involved in her parrish, St. Francis of Assisi, as a funeral liturgical minister.