David P. Nelson

Nelson, David P.

Associate Morristown, NJ

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David P. Nelson is a member of the Wealth Preservation Team. He counsels clients on asset protection, and drafts wills, trusts, and other estate planning instruments for high-net-worth individuals, families, and business owners.

David also provides advice in all manner of probate matters, including will contests, guardianship hearings, trust disputes, and exploring resolution options.

Prior to joining Porzio, he was the Special Deputy Surrogate for the Morris County Surrogate Court in Morristown, New Jersey. David was also a law clerk for the Honorable Judge Stephen J. Taylor, P.J.Cr., of Morris/Sussex Vicinage, New Jersey.

While attending law school at Rutgers School of Law - Newark, he was the Co-founder and Vice President of the National Security Law Society/Transportation Trade and Security Society. Beforehand, David served in the United States Army for 8 years holding positions in operations, logistics, and as the officer in command, with the Army and Army National Guard.

Prior Relevant Experience
  • Morris County Surrogate Court, Morristown, NJ, Special Deputy Surrogate,December 2017-June 2019.
  • The Honorable Stephen J. Taylor, P.J.Cr., Morris/Sussex Vicinage, NJ, Judicial Law Clerk, August 2016-August 2017.
  • United States Army Services, Jericho, VT.
    • Army National Guard, Staff, December 2013-May 2017.
    • Army National Guard, Rifle Company Executive Officer, March 2011-December 2013.
    • Army, Rifle Platoon Leader, May 2009-March 2011.



Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 2017
  • United States District Court, District of New Jersey, 2019
  • New York, 2019
  • United States Tax Court, 2019
  • Accredited to practice before the Department of Veterans Affairs, 2019


Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law - Graduate Tax Program, Villanova, PA - LL.M. Candidate, Estate Planning Certificate Program with LL.M., (Expected Spring 2020)

Rutgers School of Law - Newark, Newark, NJ, J.D., 2016

  • Co-Founder and Vice President, National Security Law Society/Transportation Trade and Security Society

Norwich University, The Military College of Vermont, Northfield, VT, B.A., 2009

  •  Platoon Sergeant, Army ROTC
  •  Battalion Operations Officer, Corps of Cadets