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Kerry D. Nelson

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Kerry Nelson is Counsel in the firm's Litigation Group. Ms. Nelson's practice focuses on complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts. Ms. Nelson has experience litigating, arbitrating, and mediating cases, including those involving commercial contract disputes, banking and finance matters, professional responsibility matters and malpractice claims, nationwide class actions, and environmental issues.

Ms. Nelson is also a member of the Labor & Employment Group. Ms. Nelson's employment litigation experience includes defending employers against cases under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the Fair Labor Standards Act, as well as various state law discrimination claims.  Ms. Nelson has also handled litigation involving restrictive covenants.

Ms. Nelson served as a law clerk to Judge Amy J. St. Eve of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois from 2009 to 2010.  During law school, Ms. Nelson served as a judicial extern to Judge Mark Filip of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Ms. Nelson is admitted to practice in the state courts of Illinois; the U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Illinois, Northern District of Indiana, and Western District of Michigan; and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. She received her law degree, cum laude, from Northwestern University School of Law in 2007. While attending Northwestern, Ms. Nelson served as an Associate Editor on the Northwestern University Law Review.  She received her B.A., cum laude, from Georgetown University in 2004. 

Chicago Office
55 East Monroe Street
Suite 3300
Chicago, Illinois 60603-5792
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Education

  • Northwestern University, J.D., cum laude, 2007
  • Georgetown University, B.A., cum laude, 2004

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Indiana
  • United States District Court, Western District of Michigan
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Professional Activities

  • Member, Chicago Bar Association
  • Member, Seventh Circuit Bar Association

Attorneys At Law

55 East Monroe Street
Suite 3300
Chicago, Illinois 60603-5792
Tel: 312.201.4000
Fax: 312.332.2196
Email: info@goldbergkohn.com

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