Maddin Nelson

Commercial and General  Litigation


Maddin Nelson has experience representing clients in an array of complex commercial litigation and transactional matters, including, but not limited to, employment litigation, misappropriation of trade secrets, contract disputes, real estate litigation, securities fraud, and FINRA actions, as well as drafting operating agreements, addendums, and bylaws for corporate clients.

Unique Experience

Ms. Nelson has served on trial teams defending clients who sold joint venture partnership interests in oil and gas wells in both the state and federal court. In a recent published opinion, the 5th Circuit reversed a $16.5 million summary judgment ruling against her clients and remanded the case for trial.

During law school, Ms. Nelson trained as a mediator and volunteered with Judge Advocate General Corps (“JAG”) where she drafted wills for active duty soldiers. While at Fort Campbell, Ms. Nelson participated in military exercises and training, and performed research and provided feedback to JAG members in preparation for courts-martial.


Ms. Nelson enjoys camping, hiking, fly fishing, hunting, tennis, skiing, and all that the Colorado outdoors has to offer. While she loves to travel abroad, she can always be found rooting for her hometown hockey team, the Nashville Predators.


  • Juris Doctor, 2016, University of Tennessee College of Law
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a focus in Neuroscience, 2011, Washington and Lee University

Court Admissions

State court
  • Colorado
  • Tennessee

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • National Association of Women Lawyers Award
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Contract Drafting
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Law and Literature
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Mediation
  • Bronze-Level Recognition for Pro Bono Service at University of Tennessee College of Law