About Amelia Nelson

About Amelia Nelson

Attorney Profile

Amelia P. Nelson has been practicing in New Mexico since 2003, and is licensed to practice in the State of New Mexico, State of Iowa, and admitted to practice before the State and Federal courts.

Ms. Nelson concentrates on employment and labor law, including workers rights, wage and hour rights, and discrimination, harassment and retaliation legal matters. She also practices in general civil litigation, focusing on personal injury lawsuits involving car, truck and bicycle accidents, sports injuries, animal attacks, and premises accidents resulting in injury. Ms. Nelson also handles basic estate planning and probate for traditional and non-traditional couples. Ms. Nelson maintains a practice dedicated to all people in need, with a focus on LGBT/Q rights.

Ms. Nelson is a full time faculty lecturer at the Anderson School of Management, University of New Mexico. Ms. Nelson teaches Business Management Law, Employment Law, Advanced Legal Topics, and Advanced Employment and Labor Law in the business school and EMBA.


  • 2002 – Drake University Law School Juris Doctorate with honors
    • Drake Journal of Agricultural Law, Executive Editor
    • Drake Moot Court and Drake Mock Trial Teams, Member
  • 1998 – Edgewood College, Bachelor of Arts
  • Nelson, Amelia P., Note, Legal Liability in the Wake of StarLink™: Who Pays in the End?, 7 Drake J. Agric. L. 241 (Spring 2002).
  • Awarded Outstanding Note
  • Faculty Advisor, Student Contract Management Association – Anderson School of Management, University of New Mexico
  • Prior Advisory Board, National Contract Management Association- Rio Grande Chapter
  • Board of Directors, New Mexico Women’s Bar Association
  • Board of Directors, KidsTRI
  • New Mexico LGBT Bar Association
  • Center for Civic Values, Gene Franchini High School Mock Trial Competition, Attorney Coach (2005-2007); Judge (2008-2012)
  • Director at Large – New Mexico Women’s Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • NELA – National Employment Law Association
  • New Mexico Employment Law Association
  • Academy of Management Member
  • State Bar of New Mexico, Member
  • National Lesbian and Gay Law Association, Member
  • New Mexico LGBT Bar Association, Member
  • New Mexico Women’s Bar Association, Member
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy, Member (2004-2006)
  • Iowa Bar Association, Member*