Head Partner and founder of Nielsen Group Law, PC
Chris Nielsen, Esq. is committed to fighting for and upholding people’s constitutional rights. Attorney Nielsen fights for people’s rights if they are accused of a crime or have been wronged by the government or by someone else in a civil matter.
Preparation and Background
Attorney Nielsen moved to the State of Maine from Upstate New York in the Summer of 2001 and has never looked back. Attorney Nielsen graduated magna cum laude from SUNY Plattsburgh in the summer of 2001 with two prestigious Internships already under his belt. His first taste of the Law in application began as an intern at the Clinton County (NY) District Attorney’s Office in Plattsburgh NY and then as a Senate Intern in the NYS Senate in Albany NY his fall & spring semesters before graduation.
After graduating from SUNY Plattsburgh, Attorney Nielsen applied directly to Law School and chose Maine Law to attend to receive his Juris Doctor. While at Maine Law Attorney Nielsen fell in love with the State of Maine and decided to make his home and career here, taking advantage of every aspect of life that Maine has to offer. Attorney Nielsen started practicing law as soon as he could, as a Student Attorney through the Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic during his busy final semester of Law School. Graduating in 2004 and passing the Maine State Bar Examination later that summer, Attorney Nielsen has been fighting for your rights ever since. Attorney Nielsen knows that it is necessary to be aware of the current law and in as well as current investigative techniques in law enforcement in order to be an effective advocate for his clients. As such Attorney Nielsen has taken continuing legal education in OUI Detection, Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, Drug Recognition Evaluation, Intoxylizer operation to name just a few in in the myriad of Criminal Law CLEs that he has taken over his 15+ years of practice.
Chris Nielsen, Esq. is a Maine attorney focusing on criminal defense law, personal injury law, and civil rights litigation. From the day he was admitted to practice law in Maine, Attorney Nielsen has advocated for those accused of committing a crime or for those who are seeking justice civilly for wrongs committed against them. He represents people facing criminal charges and civil matters in all Maine State and Federal Courts. For more than 15 years, Attorney Nielsen has earned a strong reputation in the Portland and Southern Maine community for his prowess in Court, tenacity in negotiations and in-depth knowledge of the law. When Attorney Nielsen established the Nielsen group in 2010, he knew he wanted to put people first in providing a personalized legal representation experience, and to help those facing unjust criminal charges or seeking compensation for a personal injury or violation of their civil rights.
Let’s face it- even though America is the Land of the Free, there are a lot of laws that control our lives. It is not easy to navigate this sea of laws and regulations successfully. Not knowing what to do can leave you feeling stranded or shipwrecked. Armed with knowledge of the law, Attorney Nielsen acts as your lighthouse and helps you to navigate this sea. We are your beacon to guide you successfully through this often treacherous and turbulent sea.