About Attorney Tad Nelson

Tad Nelson, Attorney At Law

Attorney Tad Nelson always wanted to be a part of a different type of law firm that was more focused on serving the client as opposed to the primary objectives of a number of our colleagues; generating profit. After ending his career as a Galveston County Assistant District Attorney he founded the Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates.

Legal Representation is More Than Good Lawyering

The best characterizations of how the Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates does business is by understanding that a person charged with a criminal act not only needs legal representation, but someone who can provide support and solutions to combat the stresses and challenges that accompany prosecution for a DWI offense in Houston.

The Science; It’s the Most Important Component of a DWI Case

When we work with a person facing prosecution for DWI or related criminal charges, we make sure to explain the litigation process, our expertise as it relates to the science of the case, obstacles to expect, and everything we’ll need to accomplish in order to be successful for our clients.

Although the culture and nature of The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates is one of seriousness, we provide our clients a “big city experience, with small town values”.

Although Attorney Tad Nelson mainly operates out of his Houston and League City offices, he is originally from Galveston, Texas, a graduate of Ball High School (the local high school), and is a lifelong resident of the Houston-Galveston area. To speak with Tad about a legal matter, call us at 281-280-0100.

Memberships & Associations

College of the State Bar of Texas
College of the State Bar of Texas
The American Trial Lawyers Association
The American Trial Lawyers Association
State Bar of Texas
State Bar of Texas
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
(Lifetime Member)
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Lifetime Member)
American Chemical Society
(ACS-CHAL Lawyer-Scientist)
American Chemical Society
(ACS-CHAL Lawyer-Scientist)
DUI Defense Lawyers Association
(Founding Member)
DUI Defense Lawyers Association
(Founding Member)
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
The College of the State Bar of Texas
The College of the State Bar of Texas
ACS CHAL-Lawyer Scientist
ACS CHAL-Lawyer Scientist

Education & Training

Law School & College Information

After graduating from Galveston’s ball high school, Mr. Nelson left to Austin to attend the University of Texas. Once he graduated from the University of Texas he went on to earn his Doctorate of Jurisprudence (law degree) from the Thomas M Cooley Law School in 1991. Afterwards, he passed the Texas Bar Exam and received his license to practice law.

Board Certification
To distinguish himself as a well-studied and highly competent criminal defense litigation specialist, he worked for, and earned, a certification in criminal law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization® as early as they allow an attorney to undergo the certification process; after five years of legal practice.

To achieve board certification from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization® is no easy feat. One must undergo strenuous testing, receive recommendations from a predetermined number of attorneys and judges, and demonstrate their value to the bar. Tad Nelson, along with less than 10% of other practicing attorneys in the state of Texas, is Board-Certified® in his particular field of law practice; criminal law.

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Board Certification

To distinguish himself as a well-studied and highly competent criminal defense litigation specialist, he worked for, and earned, a certification in criminal law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization® as early as they allow an attorney to undergo the certification process; after five years of legal practice.

To achieve board certification from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization® is no easy feat. One must undergo strenuous testing, receive recommendations from a predetermined number of attorneys and judges, and demonstrate their value to the bar. Tad Nelson, along with less than 10% of other practicing attorneys in the state of Texas, is Board-Certified® in his particular field of law practice; criminal law. Learn more >> Board Certified® Criminal-Law Attorney
National College of DUI Defense
In order to provide the best defense possible for his clients, Tad Nelson is also a graduate and active member of the National College of DUI Defense®. The National College Of DUI Defense® is an educational program for DUI lawyers that are dedicated, as an organization, to making the criminal defense bar the best it can be. Learn more

National College of DUI Defense

In order to provide the best defense possible for his clients, Tad Nelson is also a graduate and active member of the National College of DUI Defense®. The National College Of DUI Defense® is an educational program for DUI lawyers that are dedicated, as an organization, to making the criminal defense bar the best it can be.

Learn more>> National College Of DUI Defense
ACS/CHAL Forensic Lawyer Scientist
Houston DWI lawyer Tad Nelson is more than just an attorney, he’s also a forensic lawyer scientist which is a credential granted by the American Chemical Society as it relates to gas chromatography course graduates. This is a skill and credential that has proven to be indispensable during the course of defending clients who have been accused of either DUI or DWI in the Houston-Galveston area and are facing prosecution based on those allegations.

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ACS/CHAL Forensic Lawyer Scientist

Houston DWI lawyer Tad Nelson is more than just an attorney, he’s also a forensic lawyer scientist which is a credential granted by the American Chemical Society as it relates to gas chromatography course graduates. This is a skill and credential that has proven to be indispensable during the course of defending clients who have been accused of either DUI or DWI in the Houston-Galveston area and are facing prosecution based on those allegations.

Learn more>> ACS/CHAL Forensic DWI Lawyer Scientist
    • Adoption
    • Child Support
    • Criminal Fraud
    • Criminal Law
    • Custody & Visitation
    • DUI/DWI
    • Divorce
    • Drug Violations
    • Family Law
    • Federal
    • Felonies
    • Juvenile Crimes
    • Misdemeanor
    • Motor Vehicle Accidents — Plaintiff
    • Personal Injury — Plaintiff
    • Products Liability Law
    • Sex Offenses
    • Traffic Violations
    • White Collar Crimes
    • Texas, 1991
    • Supreme Court of Texas
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
    • Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Board Certification in Criminal Law
    • American Trial Lawyers Association
    • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • Texas State Bar Association
    • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
    • Texas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • Harris County Lawyers Association
    • Galveston County Criminal Lawyers Association
    • Harris County Bar Association
    • Galveston County Bar Association
    • State Bar College
    • National College for DUI Defense
  • Capital Murder Trials Pertaining to the Death Penalty, State of Texas Certified 1st Chair

    • Criminal Defense Practice (Houston/Galveston Area), 1995 – 2012
    • Galveston Community College, Adjunct Professor of Business Law, 1995 – Present
    • Received Board Certification in Criminal Defense. (Earliest time to possibly be qualified to sit for the Certification Exam), 1995 – Present
    • Galveston County District Attorney’s Office, Assistant District Attorney, 1992 – 1995
    • Board Member Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Gulf Coast
    • Past President, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Gulf Coast
    • Rotary Club of Galveston
    • Lions Club of League City

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The Law Office of Tad Nelson & Associates • 1221 Studewood St • Houston, TX 77008
PHONE: 713-802-1631