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

Is corrosive acid a “deadly weapon” if used in an assault offense?

Corrosive substances such as hydrochloric acid, sulfuric acid, ammonium hydroxide and sodium hydroxide have plenty of uses. They’re used for making things such as batteries and fertilizer, cleaning, or lab work. But these substances are also incredibly harmful to...

What differentiates assault and battery from self-defense?

In North Carolina, it is illegal to make unwanted or aggressive physical contact with another person. The state can charge someone with assault and battery for hitting, shoving or otherwise injuring someone else. However, not everyone accused of a violent offense...

Should you consider restorative justice for manslaughter charges?

Facing manslaughter charges is extremely daunting because it means being accused of causing someone's death. It involves the loss of a human life, which carries a heavy emotional and moral burden. Defendants often grapple with feelings of guilt, remorse and sorrow,...

Questions to ask yourself before divorcing

Going through a divorce can be a complicated time. And this can intensify if you are not ready. You should be prepared for the process to avoid costly mistakes, if at all possible. By asking yourself the following questions in advance of filing for divorce, you can...

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