Joshua Nielsen

Joshua Nielsen

Managing Attorney
Asheville, North Carolina

Joshua Nielsen was raised in Henderson County, North Carolina, and attended the University of North Carolina Wilmington for his undergraduate degree where he majored in history and English. He graduated at the top of his class and department and received both the departmental and university's highest honors. Josh attended law school at Elon University where he graduated in the top 15 percent of his class and competed nationally in a mock trial.

After law school Josh returned to Asheville where he met the most important person in his life, his beautiful wife. They live with their wonderful daughter in Asheville. Josh has focused his practice in Western North Carolina and is firmly committed to helping his local communities through zealous legal representation.

In his free time, Josh enjoys riding motorcycles, dirt biking, skiing and snowboarding, golf and anything that keeps him outdoors and active.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Alimony
  • Adoption
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Domestic Violence
  • DWI
  • Traffic Violations
  • Driving While License Revoked
  • Drug Offenses
  • Misdemeanors
  • Indian Law
  • Assault
  • Sex Offenses
  • Personal Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Uninsured and Underinsured Motorists
  • Civil Litigation
  • Property Disputes
  • Homeowners' Association Disputes
  • Breach of Contract

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • North Carolina Board Specialization in State Criminal Law

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 2012
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • Cherokee Nation Tribal Court, 2012
  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina, 2012


  • Elon University School of Law, Greensboro, North Carolina
    • J.D. - 2012
    • Honors: Top 15% of his class
  • University of North Carolina, Wilmington
    • Honors: Top of his class and department
    • Honors: With Highest Honors
    • Major: History and English

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • NCDD (National College of DUI/DWI Defense, 2014 - Present
  • NCAJ (North Carolina Advocates for Justice, 2012 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • NC Mock Trial, 2012 - Present