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.

A Diverse Legal Practice

Criminal Defense

Family Law Representation

Title IX

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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.

We Seek Maximum Compensation For Our Injured Clients

Medical bills, lost wages and other expenses add up quickly after a car accident or other type of personal injury. We provide strong advocacy for our injured clients, seeking the compensation that they and their families need. Talk to us if you or a loved one has been injured.

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Joshua Nielsen

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Angela Sanford

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 is a personal recognizance bond?

If you find yourself under arrest, you will go before a judge shortly after. This first appearance in court will allow the judge to determine bond. Bond allows you to get out of custody while your charges are pending. There are a variety of options available to the...

How to deal with insurance after a car accident

Insurance companies do not want to pay out for car accidents. The truth is, they want to pay you as little as possible after experiencing a motor vehicle crash, even though you might think they work for you. Insurance is still a business; they do not make money by...

Are you eligible for drug court in Buncombe County?

A North Carolina drug charge has the potential to lead to steep fines and jail or prison time, among other repercussions, and such charges often result from a substance dependency. If you are facing a drug-related criminal charge for an offense you feel you would not...

How can a brain injury create memory problems?

Some people manifest physical symptoms after sustaining a brain injury. They can suffer vomiting, loss of balance or seizures or convulsions. However, your experience with a head injury may be different. You do not have physical issues, but you do suffer problems with...