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Jonathan D.F. Nelson


Few lawyers in Fort Worth have spent as much time in the courtroom as Jon Nelson; Nor are there many as well regarded for their skills in that arena.
A long-time resident of Fort Worth, Jon has been practicing law for 37 years, mostly in the area of medical malpractice defense. In the past several years, Jon has redirected his practice to representing all kinds of people with all kinds of legal problems. Jon has the recognized ability to cut to the bone of a legal issue with almost blinding speed. Talk to courthouse lawyers who have been around a while and chances are you will hear a story about a Jon Nelson cross-examination.  Jon has also, for years, been deeply involved in the community, having served as chairman, president or a member of various civic organizations, including James L. West Alzheimer's Center, Cook Children's Medical Center Executive Board, The Women's Center, the City of Fort Worth Planning and Zoning Commission, Housing Authority and the Park and Recreation Board, Board of Samaritan House (which houses, educates and provides job training for those with AIDS/HIV) and on two committees appointed by the mayor dealing with the design and construction of the Southwest Parkway and the revitalization of the southern portion of downtown Fort Worth. Served on the Library Foundation Board and on the Heritage Park Steering Committee. Chairman of ICARE, an organization involved in public transportation issues. Member of the City Manager's Diversity Task Force and Healthcare Benefits Committee, President of Fairness Fort Worth, a member of HRC, Equality Texas, Lambda Legal, North Texas GLBT Chamber of Commerce, and the DFW Federal Club.
Military Service: United States Army, First Lieutenant, 1969–1971 Airborne Infantry Combat Infantry Officer, Vietnam


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