After 29 years working for the New York State Court System as a Principal Law Clerk, and 33 years after getting his JD, Nelson went back to law school. He got his LLM in International Dispute Resolution from Fordham Law School in 2022. He is a certified, trained, and experienced mediator, arbitrator, and facilitator. He has mediated and arbitrated attorney-client fee disputes involving some of New York’s most prestigious firms, as well as large claims involving client-broker disputes for FINRA. He is a member of the First Department Grievance Mediation Complaint Panel and Co-Chairs the New York County Lawyers Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee. He speaks Spanish, some French and is learning Ukrainian. He penned an article as an independent research course and senior thesis at Fordham which will be published in Volume 24 of the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution.