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

Can a police officer stop and search you?

Imagine walking down the street, minding your own business, when suddenly a police officer stops you and searches you. It is a violation of your Fourth Amendment rights, which protect you from unreasonable search and seizure. An officer may only search you, your home...

Preparing For Your Child Custody Hearing

You and your spouse saw no alternative but to go your separate ways. The divorce is underway and you’re nervous about your child custody hearing. One way to alleviate stress before a court date is to be as prepared as possible. The following steps should help you to...

Things That Mediation Can Help With In Divorce

Divorce can be a contentious process even at the best of times, but both sides typically just want a fair outcome. If it seems as though you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse are stuck in a loop of back-and-forth arguing, mediation might be the solution that can move...

Is It A Crime To Spit On Someone?

People express their anger or resentment toward another person in many ways. While some may respond with force, others might opt for a less violent but offensive approach, such as spitting. Compared to punching or kicking, spitting does not result in injury, so does...

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