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About Us

The Nielson Law Office provides legal services in the areas of Bankruptcy, Real Estate and Appeals. David Nielson believes that clients are entitled to receive personal attention throughout their cases, and strives to provide superior legal services.

David Nielson's bankruptcy practice includes chapters 7, 13 and 11 bankruptcy matters, including pre-petition counseling. He is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.  He is a member of the Boston Bar Association Bankruptcy Section, and has lectured in Bankruptcy topics at the American Bankruptcy Institute, Boston Bar and at MCLE.

The Office also handles land transactions representing buyers, sellers and lending intuitions, including review of offers to buy/sell, purchase & sale agreements, condominium conversions and law, and bank closing services. The Office has closed loans for most lending institutions within Massachusetts, and some federal banks including Navy Federal Credit Union and the Pentagon Federal Credit Union.

Appellate legal services for those contesting the results of a trial or other judicial decision, are handled by the Office.  Mr. Nielson is approved by CPCS for Superior Court appeals, and handles both Civil and Criminal appellate matters.

Prior to forming the Nielson Law Office, David Nielson was associated with the business department of Nutter, McClennen and Fish, LLP in Boston, Massachusetts, a 200+ attorney firm, where his practice focused on intellectual property acquisition and protection.
He served as a judicial intern to Honorable Bruce M. Selya of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and as legislative intern to Massachusetts Senator David P. Magnani, chairman of the Senate Science and Technology Committee.
He received a J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law, a C.S.S. in Administration and Management from Harvard University Extension School, and a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Utah.
He was a panelist for the 2010 Boston Bar Association's Consumer Bankruptcy Forum regarding modification and treatment of principal residence mortgages in Chapter 13 proceedings. He was also a guest panelist in 2005 at Brown University’s Venture Forum presenting on the valuation of intellectual property.
He is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, and lectured on complex lien avoidance in Chapter 13 plan at the 2011 Northeast Consumer Law Conference.
He is a co-author of Chapter 7 Consumer Bankruptcy Strategies, 2012 Edition, published by Aspatore (WestLaw) Press. 
He is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and Florida, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for Massachusetts, U.S. District of Massachusetts, and is a Registered Patent Attorney before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He is a member of the Massachusetts, Boston, and MLGBA Bar Associations. He has appeared on most Boston televisions stations and newspapers on legal issues.

Sample Litigation

Commonwealth v. Dussault, 71 Mass. App. Ct. 542 (2008). Trial counsel’s stipulation to waive jury for driving under influence 3rd offense as to whether prior offenses were committed requires sentence as to subsequent portion of crime vacated as constitutionally infirm.
Commonwealth v. Panagiotalopoulos, 69 Mass. App. Ct. 1113 (2007). Convictions for operation of motor vehicle after suspension of license and negligent operation of vehicle overturned; held that overly prejudicial evidence and constitutionally inadequate notice of suspension requires reversal.
Madikians v. American Air Lines & American Airlines Association of Professional Flight Attendants, 2004cv12451 (Dist. Mass.); Suffolk Superior Court Civil Action No. 2005-04532. Discrimination and defamation allegations filed in both Federal and State courts.
Doe v. Caritas St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center of Boston et al., Suffolk Superior Court Civil Action No. 2008-02129. Wrongful disclosure of patient’s HIV status to employer.


  • Admitted in Massachusetts and Florida, US Bankruptcy  Courts of Massachusetts, Federal Courts of Massachusetts
  • Admitted Patent Attorney
  • CSS in Administration and Management from Harvard.
  • Co-operative internship at the First Circuit Court of Appeals