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Matthew T. Nelson

Company Information

Warner Norcross + Judd LLP
1500 Warner Building
150 Ottawa Avenue NW Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 752-2539
Member Bio
Matt Nelson chairs Warner Norcross & Judd LLP’s appellate practice group. Matt has successfully represented clients in the United States Supreme Court, the federal courts of appeals, and the Michigan appellate courts. Matt successfully argued before the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of an individual against the federal government in a case regarding whether the individual could challenge the government’s decision to take land into trust to be used for a tribal casino. Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians v. Patchak, 132 S. Ct. 2199 (2012).

Matt’s appellate experience includes submittingamicus curiae briefs in the state and federal courts including briefs on behalf of the Defense Research Institute, the Coalition of Christian Colleges and Universities, the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel, and the Michigan Health & Hospital Association. Matt routinely works with trial litigators on dispositive motions, motions in limine, and preparing appellate strategy while a case is still in the trial court.

Matt is a member of DRI’s national amicus committee and a member of the board of the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel.
Firm Information
Warner Norcross & Judd is a corporate law firm with 220 attorneys practicing in six offices throughout Michigan: Grand Rapids, Holland, Lansing, Muskegon, Southfield and Macomb County. By providing discerning and proactive legal advice, Warner Norcross & Judd forges a better partnership with its clients.

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Practice Areas
Appellate Advocacy
Employment Law
DRI Committees
Appellate Advocacy
Appellate Advocacy
Employment and Labor Law

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