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Ronald W. Nelson

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Ronald W Nelson, PA

Contact Information

7501 College Boulevard
Suite 105
Overland Park KS 66210
Work (913) 312-2500
Fax (913) 312-2501

Practice State



Practice emphasizes Traditional Family Law Client Representation, Litigation, and Appeals as well as Mediation and Collaborative Family Law.


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  • Atchison, Kansas
  • Bourbon, Kansas
  • Cherokee, Kansas
  • Cheyenne, Kansas
  • Coffey, Kansas
  • Comanche, Kansas
  • Crawford, Kansas
  • Doniphan, Kansas
  • Douglas, Kansas
  • Finney, Kansas
  • Franklin, Kansas
  • Geary, Kansas
  • Jackson, Kansas
  • Jefferson, Kansas
  • Johnson, Kansas
  • Leavenworth, Kansas
  • Lincoln, Kansas
  • Linn, Kansas
  • McPherson, Kansas
  • Miami, Kansas
  • Nemaha, Kansas
  • Neosho, Kansas
  • Osage, Kansas
  • Ottawa, Kansas
  • Riley, Kansas
  • Saline, Kansas
  • Scott, Kansas
  • Shawnee, Kansas
  • Smith, Kansas
  • Wabaunsee, Kansas
  • Wyandotte, Kansas


Kansas State University (BS Political Science, 1978; minor, Biology); Washburn University Law School (JD, 1981, with Honors)

Legal Organizations

IAML (since 2004); Johnson County Bar Assn. (Family Law Bench/Bar Committee–Chair 2002-present); Kansas Bar Assn. (Family Law Section–Legislative Liasion)(Legislative Committee)(Appellate Section–Editor); ABA (Family Law Section, Law Practice Management Section); Association of Family and Conciliation Courts; Current Positions: ABA Fam. Law Sect. - Scope Comm. (2008-2013), KS Bar Assn. Fam. Law Sec. - Legis. Lias. (2004-present); Johnson County Law Library - Trustee; KS Judicial Council, Family Law Advisory Committee - Member. Past Postiions: ABA Fam. Law Sec. Council-Region IV (2000-06); KS Bar Assn. Fam. Law Sec. - President (2000-04). Board Certified, Family Law Trial Advocacy – National Board of Trail Advocacy (2016)


Super Lawyer (since 2007); Chair's Cup, ABA Family Law Section&ndas (2001 and 2012); Outstanding Service Award, ABA Family Law Section&ndash (2011); Award of Merit, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (2003, 2006, 2008); Justinian Award for Professional Excellence, Johnson County, Kansas Bar Association (2016); Collaborative Family Law Training.

CLE Presentations

Over 110 seminars on Child Custody, Child Custody Interstate and international Jurisdiction and Conflict of Laws, Case and Statutory Updates, and Child Abduction for local, regional, state, and national bar associations and organizations (see firm website)


Chapter, Ch.2, "Divorce, Separate Maintenance and Annulment,'' Chapter, Ch. 6, "Child Custody,'' Chapter, Ch.7, "Child Visitition and Access'' - Practitioners Guide to Kansas Family Law, Kan. Bar Assn., (1997 & 2010). "The UCCJA and the UCCJEA: A Side by Side Comparison," Vol. 10#2. Divorce Ligitation (December, 1998); 'Legal Ethics and the Internet: Ethical Considerations in Electronic Communications Between Attorneys and Clients,' 33 Fam. Law Qtr. 419 (1999).Author – “Revisions to the Kansas Domestic Relations Laws – 2000 Legislative Session,” 2000 Kan.Bar Assn. J. (June/July, 2000); Author – “Summary of Changes Made to Kansas Domestic Relations Law by House Substitute for SB 150,” Johnson County Bar Association Newsletter (June/July, 2000); Author – “Troxel vs. Granville: The Supreme Court Wades into the Quagmire of Third Party Visitation,” 13 Divorce litigation, Issue 7 (July, 2000); Author – “Divorcing Yourself from the Domestic Relations Client (with Final Client Instruction Letter and Notice of Withdrawal),” 48 The Practical Lawyer No. 7 (ABA-ALI October 23, 2002); Author – “Going to Trial – Building Your Case with Facts and Focus,” 26 ABA Family Advocate No. 4 (2004); Author – “Measure Your Marketing: Know how you’re doing with what you’re doing,” 34 ABA Family Advocate No. 3 (2013); Author – “Approaching the Appeal,” 35 ABA Family Advocate, Issue 4, at 10 (Spring 2014); Author – “Whose Time Is It Anyway?,” 36 ABA Family Advocate, Issue 1 (2015)

AAML National

Communications Committee, Social Media Committee, Webinar Committee Chair (2016-17)

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