Heather L. Nelson

Heather L. Nelson - The Everson Law Firm

Heather Nelson

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Heather Nelson is an experienced trial attorney, having successfully tried cases before juries in state and federal courts throughout Wisconsin and Illinois. A native of Green Bay, she moved with her family to Illinois as a teenager and launched her legal career in the Chicago area.  After representing defendants in civil litigation matters with two Chicago-based private insurance defense firms, she joined Law Offices of Loretta M. Griffin, Chicago’s staff counsel operation for The Hanover Insurance Group.  She became licensed to practice law in Wisconsin in 2000 and thus expanded Hanover’s in-house reach into and throughout the entire state of Wisconsin.  Heather ultimately was promoted to Lead Trial Attorney at Hanover, representing Hanover and its insureds and advising Hanover’s claims personnel from pre-litigation stages through trial and appeal.  Her practice has focused on motor vehicle accident and premises liability claims, including Safe Place Act.  Heather also has experience in wrongful death, products liability, employment discrimination and insurance coverage litigation and has represented employers in Equal Employment Opportunity Commission investigations.

Heather has served as a scoring judge and presiding judge for Wisconsin High School Mock Trial Tournaments and particularly enjoys the opportunity it affords her to encourage and mentor aspiring litigators.

Joining the Everson firm returned Heather to her roots and has significantly reduced her post-Packer game commute time.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Motor Vehicle Accident Litigation
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Employment Discrimination/EEOC investigations


  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • State Bar of Illinois
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois


  • J.D., Juris Doctor – DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois, 1993
    • Journal of Health and Hospital Law, Casenote Editor
  • B.A., Bachelor of Arts, English; minor in Business Administration – Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, 1990
    • University Honors

Memberships, Publications and Recognition

  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin Defense Counsel
  • Brown County Bar Association