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Alyssa Thibert Nelson

Title: Associate
Phone: 507-345-1166
E-mail: anelson@blethenberens.com

Alyssa Nelson represents clients in family law, landlord law, employment law, and general civil litigation matters. Her superior interpersonal skills and determined personality put clients at ease and help them navigate a complex legal system. Whenever possible, Alyssa tries to advise clients of ways to minimize the risk of costly litigation. This includes providing compliance advice to landlord and employer clients as well as using alternative dispute resolution processes for her family law clients. When litigation is necessary, Alyssa has the experience and skills needed to be a strong advocate for her clients in the courtroom. Alyssa has also completed the requisite training to be listed as a qualified neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice.

Before moving back home to Minnesota, Alyssa worked at the Wisconsin State Senate where she helped individuals with time-sensitive employment, family and housing issues.  While in law school she gained invaluable practical experience as a judicial extern in Ramsey County, a student certified attorney in Hennepin County’s juvenile prosecution division, a policy analyst intern for a nonprofit, and an extern for the Minnesota Department of Human Services data privacy division. Alyssa’s competitive nature lead her to representing William Mitchell College of Law in national competitions including multiple mock trial competitions and the American Bar Association negotiation competition.

In her free time, Alyssa enjoys playing volleyball, downhill skiing, being at the lake, cheering for the Wisconsin Badgers and spending time with friends and family. 

Practice Areas:

Bar Admissions:

  • Minnesota State Bar
  • United States District Court – Minnesota

Education:

  • William Mitchell College of Law (J.D., summa cum laude, 2015)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (B.A. Sociology & Legal Studies with a certificate in Criminal Justice 2012)

Organizations/Community Involvement:

  • Minnesota Bar Association
  • Sixth District Bar Association
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers’ Association – Past President South Central Chapter
  • Greater Mankato Growth Young Professionals – Public Affairs Steering Committee Representative
  • Greater Mankato Growth Leadership Institute
  • SMILES – Board Member (Executive Committee and Personnel Committee Chair)
  • United Way Emerging Leaders
  • LegalCORPS Volunteer
  • SMRLS Volunteer Attorney
  • United Way Community Impact Team Member
  • Kato Business Professionals

Honors:

  • Dean’s List – William Mitchell College of Law
  • Burton Award Nominee for Excellence in Legal Writing
  • CALI Award Winner: No-Fault Insurance
  • Top Performance Award: Workers’ Compensation

Recent Speaking Engagements:

  • Annual Blethen Berens Landlord Seminar – Various Topics
  • Minnesota Paralegal Association – “When Time is of the Essence: Family Law Issues Where Paralegal Assistance is Critical.”
  • Local Employer – “Offensive Behavior: Recognizing and Responding to Protected Class Harassment.”
  • Greater Mankato Growth Young Professionals – Estate Planning and Antenuptial Agreements
  • Elizabeth Kearney Women’s Leadership Program – Cognitive Bias

 

Legal excellence. Personal commitment.