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Susan Nelson

Baylor School of Law
Law School: Baylor University School of Law - Baylor University
Jurisdiction: Texas


About Susan Nelson
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 Areas
  • Immigration Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Professional Experience
Adjunct Professor, Baylor School of Law
Attorney, The Nelson Law Firm, P.C.
Baylor University School of Law - Baylor UniversityLaw
Baylor UniversityB.S.Education, Music
Professional Activities
Section Representative to Board of Directors State Bar of Texas 2011-Current
Details: Representing the State Bar Sections on the Board of Directors (a non-voting position).
Member American Immigration Lawyers Association 2003-2010
Board of Advisors Waco Regional Immigration Center 2007-2009
Chair State Bar of Texas, Litigation Section Council 2006-2007
Details: Member of the Litigation Section Council 1997-present; Officer, 2003-2008
President Waco-McLennan County Bar Association 2006-2007
Details: Member -- 1990-present; Board of Directors -- 1996-2008; Officer -- 2002-2008
Professional Associations
Member, Texas State Bar


Website: Website



Mailing Address
P.O. Box 1
Waco, TX 76703
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