Our courts have their faults, as does any human institution, but in this country our courts are the great levelers, and in our courts all men are created equal. Atticus Finch To Kill a Mockingbird
Joelle Nelson believes thatwhether you are an individual litigant or a large corporation, the judicialprocess can be both expensive and stressful. As both a cancer survivor and as the first person in her family tograduate from college and seek a doctorate degree, Joelle understands the valueof a dollar and that the litigation process often forces ordinary people todeal with extraordinary circumstances. Throughher own life experience, Joelle understands that empowering clients with afeeling of control over their particular circumstances and providing a straightforward understanding of the legal process are critical to not only the successof a case, but to the well-being of her clients.
Notably, Joelle interned for theHonorable Eric Andell at the Court of Appeals for the First District ofTexas. Upon graduation, Joelle furtherserved as a briefing attorney for the Honorable John S. Anderson at the Courtof Appeals for the Fourteenth District of Texas. Her experience as a briefing attorney at theFourteenth Court of Appeals, combined with her time at the First Court ofAppeals, have provided Joelle with a rare and valuable insight into the innerworkings of our state court system. This experience has served Joelle well, bothinside and outside of the courtroom.
After leaving the FourteenthCourt of Appeals, Joelle has successfully defended her clients' interests inthe areas of insurance defense, including but not limited to oil and gaslitigation; environmental law litigation; catastrophic refinery accidents; constructiondefect litigation; products liability litigation; and maritime and admiraltylitigation. Further, Joelle has successfullyrepresented self-insured clients, clients with large SIR policies, as well as asignificant number of small business owners. Given the breadth of Joelle's clients, she is also specialized in theareas of complex business litigation and high-stake business disputes; commerciallitigation; commercial collections, evictions; foreclosures, as well as estateplanning and family law matters. Joelle has been published numerous times onissues such as medical malpractice and tort reform and is an active member in anumber of local associations.
In 2011, 2012, and 2013 Joelle was named a Texas SuperLawyers “Rising Star, ” which recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys in thestate. Compiled through peer nomination and research, only two percent ofattorneys in Texas under 40-years old receive this distinction.
Joelle is married to ChristopherNelson and they have a daughter, Jocelyn Grace. Together, Joelle and her family support local Houston schools, like TheParish School, that foster and support children with neurological and learningdifferences, as well as volunteer with local cancer charities and participatein the human rights campaign.