At Nielsen Legal we strive to give you the best chance in any case including Criminal Defense, Family Law, Traffic Violations, Civil Litigation and Personal Injury.

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Criminal Defense Attorney

Whether you are guilty or innocent, when you are charged with a criminal offense it can feel hopeless and terrifying. At Nielsen Legal we understand what you are going through and we have helped hundreds of clients navigate the criminal justice system and mounting a powerful defense when you need it most. The State is the sword, we are YOUR SHIELD. If you have a case / charge involving assault, dwi, drug offense, indian law, misdemeanors, sex offenses, driving while license revoked or a student disciplinary hearing, contact Nielsen Legal today.

Civil Litigation Attorney

Whether you have a business dispute that has resulted in one party alleging a breach of contract, fiduciary duty or even a dispute with a homeowners association we are here to help you. Other cases we can help with include Property Rights and Landlord / Tenant Disputes.

North Carolina Road Maintenance Agreement Attorney

North Carolina permits owners of property that share a private road to create a Road Maintenance Agreement. This is because the state, county or municipality may not have any duty to repair or maintain a private road. Road Maintenance Agreements are typically voluntary agreements unless you purchase a home or property that has a Road Maintenance Agreement that runs with the deed. Often, homeowners or property owners find themselves in neighbor disputes over how the Road Maintenance Agreement is applied.

Family Law Attorney

Times can be hard when it comes to dealing with cases between family members, we are here to help you make the process an easy one with services in Adoption,  Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Equitable Distribution, and Alimony.

Traffic Violations Attorney

It’s not just a speeding ticket, it can follow you on your insurance and you can wind up paying hundreds of extra dollars for years if you do not have an experienced attorney to protect you and look out for your best interests.

Personal Injury Attorney

Personal Injury Attorney serving Waynesville, Asheville, Sylva, Bryson City and Franklin. We take a lot of pride in our relationships with all of our clients and especially those suffering from personal injury as a result of the negligent driving of other motorists.

North Carolina Motorcycle Injury Attorney

Personal Injury Attorney serving Waynesville, Asheville, Sylva, Bryson City and Franklin. We take a lot of pride in our relationships with all of our clients and especially those suffering from personal injury as a result of the negligent driving of other motorists.

NCDD National College for DUI Defense: Joshua D Nielsen   

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Waynesville, NC

Waynesville / Haywood County, NC is our where are headquarters is located and our primary area of practice. Focusing on criminal defense, civil litigation, family law and personal injury cases in Waynesville, NC. Click through to see our qualifications/credentials for practicing law in Waynesville, NC, our Waynesville, NC law office's contact details, read reviews from past Waynesville, NC clients, get directions to our Waynesville law offices and local area information related to Waynesville, NC / Haywood County courts.

Asheville, NC

We consider Asheville, NC our home and one of the most beautiful, progressive towns to work from. We have reviews from previous Asheville, NC clients as well as contact information listed for our Asheville, NC law offices, Asheville, NC area information and details regarding the Buncombe County / Asheville, NC Justice System. See our qualifications/credentials for practicing law in Asheville / Buncombe County, NC, get directions to our Law offices in Asheville and schedule a consultation with our Lawyers in Asheville, NC. 

Sylva, NC

Our lawyers in Sylva / Jackson County, NC our available for scheduled consultations today. Read reviews from previous Sylva, NC clients and get information regarding the Sylva, NC legal system and see our Sylva, NC lawyers qualifications and credentials for practicing law in Jackson County / Sylva, NC. Get directions to our Sylva, NC law offices and see area information for Sylva / Jackson County and surrounding areas in Western North Carolina. We are eager to hear from you contact our Sylva / Jackson County Law Offices today.


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I just wanted to thank you for handling my traffic case.  I am so glad I choose you to represent me and I would do it again in a heartbeat.  You guys are professional and reliable.  After I was issued a ticket I got several letters from other firms.  I had no idea where to start but I am glad I choose you.  Thank you so much for everything.  If I ever need anything I will be in touch.  Hopefully not to soon ;)
Evan Hale,

Let me tell you, I called 4 law firms in Waynesville and never heard back. When we called Josh we got him the first try. He won our case and our charges were dismissed. He always was courteous and he always called back if we left a message. I would highly recommend this lawyer!

Shannon K.,

I was hit by a drunk driver and it has ruined my life. Josh and his staff got me the best settlement I could get and the insurance company settled. Very nice people and always answer or called me back quick!

Patricia S.,

I was charged with a bogus crime in Byrson City and Josh won the trial at the first court day! I was very very pleased with his professionalism and he definitely knew what he was doing with that cop on the stand.

Steven W. ,

Mr. Nielsen handled my speeding ticket and he got the result we had talked about. I did not get points on my insurance and his staff was very helpful and nice.

Jaime R.,


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