David D. Nelson: Lawyer with Whitfield & Eddy, P.L.C.

David D. Nelson

Ankeny,  IA  U.S.A.

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Experience & Credentials

Practice Areas

  • Business and Banking
  • Commercial Law
  • Real Estate
  • Zoning/Planning/Land Use
University Cornell College, B.A., 1970; Drake University, M.S.T., 1971
Law SchoolDrake University Law School, J.D., 1978
Admitted1979, Iowa; 1995, Missouri

David Nelson's primary areas of practice are in real estate and commercial business matters. He has had over 30 years of experience in real estate law, including having served as general counsel for one of Iowa's largest residential real estate brokers and developers. His current areas of practice include residential and commercial real estate title and settlement services. He was a former member of the Title Standards Committee of the Iowa State Bar Association.

Of Particular Note
• Selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, 2014 Edition as a Leading Individual Lawyer in Real Estate (Chambers USA: 2014)
• Selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America as a top-ranked attorney in Real Estate (2015)


Work Experience:

• Co-Chair: Whitfield & Eddy, P.L.C. Real Estate Law Practice Group
• Member with Whitfield & Eddy, P.L.C. since 2003
• Shareholder with Davis Law Firm, Des Moines, Iowa, 1996-2003
• President of real estate company in Springfield, Missouri, 1994-1996
• In private law practice, 1979-1990


Civic and Volunteer Activities:

• Waukee Foundation Scholarships (Board Member, 2014-)
• Youth Shelter Services, Ames, Iowa (Volunteer Yoga Instructor, 2013-)
• Iowa State Bar Association Public Service Project (formerly known as the Volunteer Lawyers Project)
• March of Dimes (Public Affairs Volunteer, 2006-)
• Vision Soccer Academy of Waukee (Board Member, 2005-2007)

Reported CasesCases, Presentations & Publications: Selected Publications, Presentations and Teaching Appointments: Adjunct Professor, Trial Advocacy, Drake University Law School, 1983-1989.; Frequent presenter at DRI, Voice of the Defense seminars.; Author, Products Liability: Practical Defense Problems, DRI, Voice of the Defense Monograph, 1972.; Author, When Does a Service Become a Sale? 39 Insurance Counsel Journal 274, July 1972.; Co-author, The Automobile Recall or 'Campaign' Letter, 38 Insurance Counsel Journal 608, October 1971.
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Office Information

David D. Nelson

213 North Ankeny Boulevard, Suite 100
AnkenyIA 50023-1749


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