Mr. Nielsen is a trial lawyer with significant experience in defending personal injury claims, insurance coverage disputes, and premises liability cases. Mr. Nielsen has also tried numerous civil rights actions, business tort claims, commercial disputes, employment practices matters, and environmental actions. Mr. Nielsen received his Juris Doctor from the University of Iowa, College of Law where he was the Articles Editor for the Law Review. He is permitted to practice in all Missouri and Kansas Courts, the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri, the District of Kansas, and the Eighth and Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeals. He is a member of the Missouri and Kansas Bars, American Bar Association, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers, and the Kansas City Claims Association. In 1999 and 2000, Mr. Nielsen was twice nominated to be a finalist for the Lon Hocker Memorial Trial Award, given to the outstanding trial lawyer in Missouri under the age of 36.