Craig R. Nelson
Mr. Nelson is Of Counsel to the firm. His practice includes defense of litigation in product liability, toxic torts, aviation accidents, hotel/innkeeper liability, maritime outer continental shelf platform injuries, subrogated fire claims, contract disputes, professional liability claims against physicians, hospitals, nursing homes, trucking, public health, automobile accidents and commercial litigation.
Mr. Nelson represents clients before legal tribunals including all Louisiana Courts, United States District Courts in the Eastern, Western, and Middle Districts of Louisiana, and the United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.
Professional and Civic Activities and Honors
Louisiana State Bar Association
Trial Attorneys of America
Board of Directors, 1994-2011
Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
- Vice Chairman, Products Liability Committee, 1988-1989
- Chairman, Industry Wide Litigation Committee, 1990-1993
Product Liability Advisory Council, 1989-1998
Defense Research Institute, Inc., 1976-2005
Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
Tulane University Law School - Adjunct Professor of Trial Advocacy
Loyola University Law School - Adjunct Professor of Trial Advocacy
Fellow - Louisiana Bar Foundation
Federal Bar Association - Board of Directors, New Orleans Chapter, 1971‐1972
Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) -Jefferson Parish, 2007‐Present
Awarded Louisiana Veterans Honor Medal For Service in U.S. Air Force ‐ 2010
The American Legion
Past President - Tall Timbers Owners Association
- (504) 799-2252
- Email: Craig R. Nelson
- Products Liability
- Public Health
- Louisiana State Courts
- Louisiana Federal District Courts and Courts of Appeal.
- J.D. Tulane University School of Law, 1965
- B.A. Tulane University School of Business, 1962
- United States Air Force-Captain, JAG Corps, 1966-1969.
Speeches and Presentations
- Living with Litigation on Abrasive Blast Cleaning, Presented to the Steel Structures Painting Council, 1987.
- Use of Psychiatrist in Defense of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Claims, Presented to Defense Research Institute Inc., 1995