James R. Nelson

Jim has extensive experience in handling a wide variety of civil litigation on behalf of individuals, companies, insurance companies, self-insured companies, self-insured associations, and municipalities. This litigation experience has included handling products, construction, commercial, municipal, zoning, auto and general liability cases, as well as handling insurance coverage and subrogation cases. In 1972 Jim practiced civil litigation with a large litigation firm in Southeastern, Michigan for six years before establishing his own litigation firm which was located in Grand Rapids, Michigan until moving to Hudsonville, Michigan in August 2000. Jim joined Scholten Fant in January 2007. Jim has achieved the highest available AV Rating as an attorney by Martindale-Hubbell.

James Nelson
James R. Nelson
Phone: 616.842.3030
Fax: 616.846.6621
eMail: jnelson@scholtenfant.com
Legal Assistant: Kathie Verwolf
Practice Areas:
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • American Bar Association Member
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association Member
  • Ottawa County Bar Association Member
  • Federal Bar Association Member
  • Michigan Defense Trial Counsel Member
  • West Michigan Defense Association Member

  • Michigan State University (Bachelor of Arts cum laude, 1969)
  • Detroit College of Law (Juris Doctor cum laude, 1972

Jim is currently a resident of Holland. He has been active in the Grandville / Jenison Jaycees, the Jenison Chamber of Commerce, the Hudsonville Chamber of Commerce and for 14 years served as the Church Administrator for the Georgetown United Methodist Church. He and his wife, Marsha, have two daughters, Elizabeth and Emily.