Nelson Jones, PLLC

Firm Overview

Main Office
Main Office
8941 South 700 East, Suite 203
Sandy  UT  84070
  • (801) 981-8779
  • (801) 505-0360


Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
Some Criminal Defense Matters
Uncontested Divorces
Stipulated Divorce Decree Modifications
Uncontested Adoptions
Hourly Rates

Office Information

Office Hours
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Office Manager
Nate Nelson
Emergency After Hours
Languages Spoken
Spanish, Italian
Criminal Defense
Our attorneys have experience in thousands of criminal cases. We know how to defend you! We will analyze your case, collaborate with you, and mount a strong defense. We are known for being zealous and would zealously represent you or your loved one!
Nelson Jones is a firm that has experienced attorneys who specialize in criminal defense. One is a former prosecutor with 11 years of experience inside the Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office. We have tried dozens of criminal cases and know how to effectively analyze and defend a case. We'd like to use our experience and skill in your defense!
A DUI is a big deal. It impacts your family, your job, your pocketbook, your insurance, your driving privileges, and potentially your liberty. You deserve a strong defense attorney to help you through it. Nelson Jones can help you out.
The attorneys with Nelson Jones have handled countless DUI cases. They have the experience and skill necessary to defend you and your case.
Family law disputes can be emotionally tumultuous for everyone involved. Our attorneys take the time to help you understand every aspect of your case. We want to help you make good decisions and feel that you have control over your case.
While you may think you need a simple divorce, most cases present unique issues and risks that need to be addressed by a competent professional. Even with seemingly simple cases, most people benefit from have an attorney who can help them identify issues they may be even be aware of. At the same time, if you have a simple divorce or family issue, we will not overcharge you.

We have encountered a variety of unique family law disputes at our Sandy practice that enable us to deliver tailored, full-service solutions. We pride ourselves on giving straightforward advice that best suits our client's needs and focusing on the legal work needed for winning results without running up the bill. Our office can help you resolve matters such as equitable division of assets, child custody and parenting plans, child support and alimony claims, modifications of previous orders, etc.
Auto Accident
We can help you recover and receive as much as possible to compensate you for your injuries.
Unfortunately, we are all susceptible to the negligence and misconduct of others. Navigating the legal system without an attorney can be difficult, especially when you've already been hurt. Rest assured, we can help you recover and receive as much as possible to compensate you for your injuries.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

We are here to help you understand the law so you can make the best decisions possible for you, your career, and your family. We don't offer vague answers and keep you in the dark. We are more successful when you are educated and you are more empowered when you have confidence that you understand the issues you are facing.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

Nelson Jones is a full service law firm capable of developing comprehensive solutions for virtually any legal issue. We've encountered a wide variety of issues without our core practice areas and pride ourselves on effectively managing new scenarios. We relish challenges and understand that nearly every situation calls for a unique approach.

What are your firm's strengths and style?

We are available to our clients, sensitive to their needs and listen so that we can pursue the goals that you set. Staying in touch with you keeps you up to date, informed, and gives you ownership of your case and the ways it affects your life.

Nate Nelson

Nate is a founding partner at Nelson Jones. Prior to starting his own law firm, Nate was an associate at Alverson Taylor Mortensen & Sanders in Las Vegas, Nevada and at Mumford Rawson in Salt Lake City, Utah. While in Nevada, Nate practiced in all areas of civil litigation which an emphasis in insurance defense, construction defect, and personal injury. At Mumford Rawson, Nate practiced in all areas of civil litigation with an emphasis in family law. Nate currently practices in the areas of criminal defense, appellate law, family law, administrative law and personal injury.

Prior to attending law school, Nate graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Midwestern State University, in Wichita Falls, Texas. While at Midwestern, Nate received various scholarships including an athletic scholarship to play shooting guard for the men's basketball team.

Nate attended law school at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law where he received a Juris Doctorate in 2009. During law school, Nate received a CALI award for the highest grade in Civil Procedure and worked as a teaching assistant for the first year legal writing class. He also played on the University of Utah Racquetball Team.

Nate is married and has four children. He enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, playing racquetball, riding dirt bikes, playing basketball, mountain biking, and fishing.
  • Bar Number: 13307
    Utah , 2010
  • Bar Number: 11669
    Nevada , 2009
  • University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 2009
    Force Science Certified
  • Midwestern State University
    Bachelor of Business Administration , 2005
    Finance, Magna Cum Laude

Nathan Evershed

Because of his experience and skill, Nathan is regarded as one of the best criminal attorneys in Utah. Prosecutors, defense attorneys, retired judges, law enforcement officers, victim counselors, and court employees recommend his services because they know of Nathan's abilities and dedication to his job.

Nathan has been recognized as one of Utah's Legal Elite by Utah Business Magazine and has been involved in some of Utah's most high profile criminal cases of the last decade.
  • Bar Number: 11280
    Utah , 2006
  • University of Nebraska College of Law
    JD , 2006
    Graduated with Distinction
  • University of Utah
    BA - History , 2002
    Graduated with Academic Honors

Bret Rawson

Bret W. Rawson is a founding member of Nelson Jones. He is a seasoned litigator with graduate-level training and experience in crisis communications. He specializes in the representation of peace officers and was a former reserve officer for a local Utah municipality. His litigation experience involves white collar criminal defense, complex civil litigation involving municipalities, and both administrative and plaintiff's work on behalf of law enforcement officers and their families.
  • Bar Number: 11083
    Utah , 2006
  • University of Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona
    Bachelor of Arts in Management
  • William & Mary School of Law, Williamsburg, Virginia
    Juris Doctorate
  • Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
    Masters in Mass Communication

Jeremy Jones

Jeremy Jones founded Nelson Jones along with his partners after graduating from one of America's top 20 juris doctorate programs at the University of Minnesota Law School. Jeremy's practice focuses on fighting for the rights of clients embroiled in divorce and other family law issues. Jeremy also represents law enforcement and other municipal employees at administrative tribunals throughout Utah, and before the Utah Court of Appeals.
  • Bar Number: 14689
    Utah , 2014
  • University of Minnesota Law School
    Juris Doctorate , 2012
  • University of Utah
    B.S. Political Science, B.A. Philosophy , 2008

J.C. Jensen

Prior to joining Nelson Jones in August of 2016, Jeffrey C. Jensen (J.C.) enjoyed extensive careers as a Paramedic and Law Enforcement Officer. Although the practice of law is J.C.'s primary focus, he still finds time to maintain and work as a Nationally Registered Paramedic, Utah certified Paramedic, and Nevada Licensed Flight Paramedic. Additionally, he maintains and works as a certified Utah Law Enforcement Officer where he has served in the capacities of Deputy Sheriff/Paramedic, SWAT Operator, Breacher, Scout, and Sniper, Adjunct Instructor, and where he currently works as a Patrol Officer.

J.C. brought to Nelson Jones an in-depth understanding of the law enforcement dynamic, a prominent rapport with Law Enforcement Officers and their administration throughout the state, as well as first-hand experience of the complexities related to divorce. J.C. specializes in the administrative and criminal representation of Law Enforcement Officers as well as family law related matters.
  • Bar Number: 16073
    Utah , 2018
  • University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 2016
  • Utah Peace Officer Standards and Training
    Peace Officer , 2006
  • Weber State University
    Paramedic Program , 2005
  • University of Utah
    B.S., E.S.S , 2002

Josh Ostler

Prior to joining Nelson Jones in 2017, Mr. Ostler worked as an associate attorney for the Mumford Rawson law firm, and later Mumford PC, in Salt Lake City, Utah. In that time, Mr. Ostler's practice was focused on complex criminal and civil litigation. Mr. Ostler played an integral part in vindicating the rights of his clients in several high profile matters, both in Utah and nationally. This included multiple jury trials, ranging in duration from a few weeks to several months. Mr. Ostler also has extensive appellate law experience, which began when he spent time as a judicial extern for the Honorable Michelle M. Christiansen on the Utah Court of Appeals. Mr. Ostler has obtained favorable results in both state and federal appellate matters.

Mr. Ostler received his juris doctorate from the University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law in 2012. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Ostler graduated from Utah State University with degrees in history and international studies. Mr. Ostler is a native of Salt Lake County and an admirer of all things Utah, from Cache Valley to Lake Powell. He currently resides in Davis County with his wife and three children.
  • Bar Number: 14277
    Utah , 2012
  • University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 2012
  • Utah State University
    B.S. History , 2009

Rich Willie

Rich Willie joined Nelson Jones while studying at the University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law. His prior experience as a Police Officer, and current service as a Captain in the Utah Army National Guard, make him well-suited in representing law enforcement officers in criminal, civil, and administrative proceedings. In 2018, Rich also earned his Business Law Certificate from the S.J. Quinney College of Law, and received a CALI award for his research on the regulatory structures governing cryptocurrencies. Rich brings a focused understanding of business law to the firm and specializes in representing clients with business litigation and transactional matters.
  • Bar Number: 16987
    Utah , 2018
  • University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 2018
  • University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law
    Business Law Certificate , 2018
  • Idaho State University
    B.S., Mathematics , 2009

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