Susan Nelson

Susan Nelson

Baylor School of Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Texas
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Texas Attorney representing individuals and businesses in immigration matters, general civil litigation and insurance claims.

I began my career as an attorney handling insurance, personal injury and employment law cases. I got into immigration law when my husband and I adopted a child from Russia. We were two lawyers, and we needed help to navigate the complex immigration process. After our experience with the adoption, I started receiving calls from other attorneys and individuals who knew of my experience. I began practicing immigration law beyond pro bono cases in 2003, and it is now where I spend the majority of my time.

I like immigration law because it allows me to help people unite their families and live the American dream. I am often frustrated by the current state of the law when I see deserving people whose families are being torn apart without remedy or recourse.

Practice Area
  • Immigration Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
  • Spanish
Professional Experience
Adjunct Professor
Baylor School of Law
- Current
The Nelson Law Firm, P.C.
Baylor Law School
Baylor University
B.S. / Education, Music
Professional Associations
Section Representative to Board of Directors
State Bar of Texas
- Current
Activities: Representing the State Bar Sections on the Board of Directors (a non-voting position).
Texas State Bar # 14905700
- Current
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Board of Advisors
Waco Regional Immigration Center
State Bar of Texas, Litigation Section Council
Activities: Member of the Litigation Section Council 1997-present; Officer, 2003-2008
Waco-McLennan County Bar Association
Activities: Member -- 1990-present; Board of Directors -- 1996-2008; Officer -- 2002-2008
Social Media
Contact & Map
River Square Center
2nd St. and Franklin Ave.
Suite 310
Waco, TX 76701
Toll-Free: (866) 900 Ext. 1012
Telephone: (254) 754 Ext. 9990
Fax: (254) 754 Ext. 9992
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 1
Waco, TX 76703