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

How aggravating and mitigating circumstances can affect your DWI case

A criminal charge for driving while intoxicated (DWI) can lead to penalties such as jail time, fines and even the suspension of your driver’s license. But did you know that certain factors surrounding your case can affect the severity of these penalties? When facing a...

Is child support in North Carolina a flat fee?

Child support is an important aspect of family law. It is one way to ensure that children receive financial support from both parents, even after the parents’ separation or divorce. In North Carolina, determining child support involves various factors but is not a...

The legal consequences of pointing a gun in North Carolina 

Many individuals legally carry weapons for protection. However, even those with a legal carry permit must be aware that certain actions can cross legal boundaries and potentially result in criminal charges. For instance, in North Carolina, it is a crime to point a gun...

Understanding shoplifting laws in North Carolina

While shoplifting is a common form of theft, North Carolina treats the offense with considerable seriousness. Apart from the fines and jail time, a shoplifting charge can have a severe, lasting impact on a person’s life, regardless of the value of the goods stolen....

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