Nelson, Chris

Christopher T. Nelson

Senior Associate
Erin Lye


Attorney Christopher Nelson is a Senior Associate at Axley and a member of the firm’s litigation and municipal practice groups.

A magna cum laude graduate of William Mitchell College of Law, Attorney Nelson works with municipalities, schools, businesses, and individuals in the areas of municipal law, eminent domain, land use, insurance defense, school law, and general civil litigation. He has worked extensively with local governments, advising on and litigating matters from assessments to zoning disputes.

Prior to joining Axley, Attorney Nelson managed the Civil Municipal Law Department at a Minnesota firm, where he served as general counsel for municipalities in both Minnesota and Wisconsin and represented clients in civil actions, land use and development, and employment matters.

Super Lawyers Named Attorney Nelson a Rising Star for State and Local Government for 2021-2022.

Outside the office, Attorney Nelson can be found on the golf course.


J.D., magna cum laude, William Mitchell College of Law
B.A., magna cum laude, Occidental College

Involvement & Recognition


  • Named as a Rising Star to the 2021-2022 Super Lawyers Lists in Local Government