Virginia, US

Michael is an Associate in the Dallas office, where he practices exclusively in the area of corporate U.S. immigration law. His practice includes all aspects of U.S. corporate immigration law, including I-9 compliance, non-immigrant visas, and labor certification/permanent residence options for foreign workers. During law school, Michael studied abroad at University College in Oxford, England. He was also an Articles Editor for The International Lawyer and The Law and Business Review of the Americas. As a member of the law review, he won the "Quill and Torch" award, which is given to the best overall writer each year.

Michael speaks English and Spanish.


Southern Methodist University | J.D., 2010
University of Texas, Austin | B.A., 2007
University of Texas | B.Sc., 2007


Recipient of Quill & Torch Award - Best Overall Writer (2009-2010), International Law Review Association

Recipient of Dean's Scholarship at SMU Dedman School of Law

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Bar Admissions: Texas

Member, Dallas Bar Association

Member, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers

Member, Phi Delta Phi Legal Honors Fraternity

Publications and Lectures

Michael R. Nelson, Finders, Weepers-Losers, Keepers - Florida Court Says U.S. Company Must Return Recovered Treasure to Kingdom of Spain, 16 Law & Bus. Rev. Am. 587 (2010).

Michael R. Nelson; Achtung! After 125 Years of Success, the German Health Care System is in Code Blue 44 Int'l Law. 1045 (2010).