A Track Record Of Successful Results

Nielsen Legal is a full-service law firm that handles a wide range of legal matters for individuals and families located in Asheville, Waynesville and throughout the area.

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A Diverse Legal Practice

Criminal Defense
Family Law Representation
Title IX

We Offer Strategic And Practical Approaches To Family Law

We strive at having a compassionate and strategic approach in all family law cases. We focus on child custody, modification of custody, alimony, equitable distribution, separation agreements and divorce. Creating a tailored approach to your case is our objective and we will work with you closely to reach the best possible outcome in your case.

Trial Focused Approach

With over 12 years and hundreds of jury and bench trials, Attorney Joshua Nielsen has the trial tested ability to fight for you in the courtroom. We provide unique approaches to each case that center winning if necessary in trial. Talk to us if you or your loved one needs a trial attorney.

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Joshua Nielsen
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Angela Riddle

We Have A Strong Focus On Criminal Defense

We can defend your rights and present the strongest legal defense possible for your case. Understanding that each case is different and requires its own creative strategy is essential to a solid, successful defense, and that is what you will receive from our firm. We handle DUI, drug crimes, sex offenses, traffic violations and more.

“Let me tell you, I called 4 law firms in Waynesville and never heard back. When we called Josh we got him the first try. He won our case and our charges were dismissed. He always was courteous and he always called back if we left a message. I would highly recommend this lawyer!”

-Shannon K.

North Carolina Legal Blog

What’s the difference between trafficking and possession?

You took a chance, and you got busted with drugs – so you’re naturally concerned with the legal repercussions ahead.  What happens next depends a lot on how you’re ultimately charged. Depending upon the circumstances, you can be charged with simple possession of drugs...

When getting help for an overdose can protect you from arrest

Witnessing someone appear to suffer a drug overdose can be extremely frightening. While most people’s first instinct would be to call 911, those who have been using drugs with the overdose victim are often paralyzed with panic or simply leave the scene without getting...

2 potential defenses to North Carolina assault charges

There are varying degrees of assault charges in North Carolina, and they all risk significant potential penalties. To secure a conviction for assault, the prosecution needs to show, beyond all reasonable doubt, that the defendant committed bodily harm or made a...

How can you make divorce better for your kids?

Most kids will hate the fact that their parents are divorcing. There may be some who realize it is a good thing, perhaps where one parent was violent toward them or their other parent, but generally, kids will be devastated by the thought of their parents splitting...

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