Attorneys at Nelsen & Lee, P.C

Leo W. Nelsen

Leo W. Nelsen

Partner
Nelsen & Lee, P.C.
1010 Market Street, Suite 500
St. Louis, Missouri 63101
314-584-4699 Direct
314-621-9802 Fax
lnelsen@nlpc-law.com

Leo W. (“Lee”) Nelsen for over the past 35 years has been involved in the defense of a wide variety of civil law suits in the state and federal courts of Missouri and Illinois and in particular the defense of aviation and products liability cases.

Lee represented American Airlines in the crash of American Connection Flight 5966 (Kirksville, Missouri, October 19, 2004) and represented Trans World Airlines in the runway incursion accident involving TWA Flight 427 (St. Louis, Missouri, November 22, 1994). Lee was also involved in the defense of the pilot’s estate in the crash of N8354N (the October 16, 2000, crash that killed Missouri Governor Mel Carnahan), of ValuJet in the Flight 592 litigation (the May 11, 1996, crash in the Florida Everglades) and of one of the product manufacturers in the crash of United Flight 232 (Sioux City, Iowa, July 19, 1989).

Lee is a private pilot and aircraft owner. He frequently represents pilots and aircraft owners in civil litigation and in FAA enforcement actions. Lee is also on the panel of approved attorneys for the AOPA Legal Services Plan.

PRACTICE

  • Aviation
  • Products Liability
  • Employment
  • Toxic Torts
  • Insurance Defense
  • Administrative Law Actions against Pilots, Aircraft Owners and Mechanics

EDUCATION

  • University of Nebraska at Omaha (B.A., 1970)
  • University of Minnesota (M.A., 1975)
  • Washington University (J.D., 1980)

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Missouri, 1980
  • Illinois, 1981
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri
  • United States District Courts for the Central and Southern Districts of Illinois

AFFILIATIONS AND HONORS

  • Missouri Bar Association
  • The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
  • Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association
  • AV Preeminent® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell™
  • Selected to 2010-2018 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers

Paul B. Lee

Paul B. Lee

Partner
Nelsen & Lee, P.C.
1010 Market Street, Suite 500
St. Louis, Missouri 63101
314-584-6441 Direct
314-621-9802 Fax
plee@nlpc-law.com

Paul B. Lee has more than 35 years of litigation experience concentrating on the defense of aviation, products liability and toxic tort cases in the state and federal courts of Missouri and Illinois.

In the course of his career, Paul has handled the defense of a number of significant aviation and products liability cases on behalf of American Airlines, Trans World Airlines, Southwest Airlines, FlightSafety International, Air Evac EMS, Inc., Avco-Lycoming, Trans States Airlines, and Airport Terminal Services. 

PRACTICE

  • Aviation
  • Products Liability
  • Employment
  • Toxic Torts
  • Insurance Defense

EDUCATION

  • University of Missouri, J. D., 1978
  • University of Missouri, B. S. B. A., 1975

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Missouri 1978
  • Illinois 1981

COURTS

  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, 1980
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, 1990
  • United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois, 1990
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 1980
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 1983

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • American Bar Association

PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • “AV” Rating by Martindale-Hubbell™
  • Law Clerk to Hon. Roy W. Harper, Senior Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, 1978-1979.

James W. Childress

James W. Childress

Of Counsel
Nelsen & Lee, P.C.
1010 Market Street, Suite 500
St. Louis, Missouri 63101
314-584-4570 Direct
314-621-9802 Fax
jchildress@nlpc-law.com

EDUCATION

  • St. Louis University (B.S., 1975)
  • St. Louis University (J.D., 1978)

BAR ADMITTANCE

  • 1978, Missouri
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
  • Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals

AFFILIATIONS AND HONORS

  • Missouri Bar Association
  • The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Lawyers Association of St. Louis (Vice President, 1988-89, 1990-91)
  • St. Louis County Bar Association
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
  • 1989 Recipient of St. Louis County Bar Association Outstanding Young Lawyer Award

David T. Ahlheim

David T. Ahlheim

Of Counsel
Nelsen & Lee, P.C.
1010 Market Street, Suite 500
St. Louis, Missouri 63101
314-584-6437 Direct
314-621-9802 Fax
dahlheim@nlpc-law.com

EDUCATION

  • University of Dayton (B.A., cum laude, 1997)
  • St. Louis University (J.D. 2001)

BAR ADMITTANCE

  • 2001, Missouri
  • 2002, Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
  • Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals

AFFILIATIONS AND HONORS

  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Lawyers Association

PUBLICATIONS

  • “Missouri Liability Law and the 2005 Legislative Reform Act.” (2006)
  • “Restaurant and Food Liability.” (2006)
  • “Dog Bites – Is Fido Really Vicious?” (2006)

Rebecca A. Cary

Rebecca A. Cary

Of Counsel
Nelsen & Lee, P.C.
1010 Market Street, Suite 500
St. Louis, Missouri 63101
314-584-6440 Direct
314-621-9802 Fax
rcary@nlpc-law.com

EDUCATION

  • Eastern Illinois University (B.A., 1998)
  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale (J.D. 2002)

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • 2002, Missouri
  • 2003, Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois

AFFILIATIONS AND HONORS

  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Lawyers Association

Craig R. Klotz

Craig R. Klotz

Of Counsel
Nelsen & Lee, P.C.
1010 Market Street, Suite 500
St. Louis, Missouri 63101
314-584-4571 Direct
314-621-9802 Fax
cklotz@nlpc-law.com

EDUCATION

  • Truman State University (B.A. 1997)
  • University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law (J.D. 2006)

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • 2006, Missouri
  • 2007, Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois

AFFILIATIONS AND HONORS

  • The Missouri Bar
  • Illinois State Bar Association

In Memoriam of Richard J. Mehan, Sr.

Richard J. Mehan, Sr.

We are saddened to announce the death of our friend and colleague, Richard J. Mehan, Sr., on December 18, 2013. Judge Mehan was a well-respected member of the bar for over 60 years. He served with distinction as a Circuit Court Judge for the 22nd Judicial Circuit of Missouri from 1974 through 1994. Following his retirement from the bench, Judge Mehan practiced law at Nelsen & Lee, P.C., and authored numerous treatises on Missouri law.