Attorneys at Nelsen & Lee, P.C
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.
AFFILIATIONS AND HONORS
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.
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.