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Mr. Ronald W. Nelson
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Ronald W Nelson PA
7501 College Blvd
Ste 105
Overland Park
66210-2776  United States
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913 312-2500 (Phone)
913 312-2501 (Fax)
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  Appellate Practice, Family Law
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Representative: Kevin Yoder (Republican)
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Kansas State University, B.S. (Political Science, minor in Biology) 1978; Washburn University School of Law (with honors) 1981.

Admission to practice before the Kansas Supreme Court, the federal district courts in Kansas and the Western District of Missouri, the Tenth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.

Ronald W. Nelson is a principal of Ronald W. Nelson PA, where he focuses his practice on complex family law issues, with special emphasis on disputes involving high conflict, interstate and international child custody and support, jurisdiction and conflict of laws, and children/families with special needs. Mr. Nelson has an extensive appellate practice, having handled over 100 appeals.
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Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (since 1998)
Fellow, International Academy of Family Lawyers (since 2004)
Board Certified Advocate in Family Trial Law, National Board of Trial Advocacy (since 2016)
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Mr. Nelson is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He served two terms on the American Bar Association Family Law Section Governing Council and three terms as Chair of the KBA Family Law Section. He continues to serve in leadership positions in the ABA Section of Family Law, serves as Legislative Liaison for the KBA Family Law Section monitoring family law issues in the Kansas Legislature, is Chair of the Johnson County (Kansas) Family law Bench-Bar Committee, and is on the Family Law Advisory Committee of the Kansas Judicial Council. He was the ABA Family Law Section Advisor to the Uniform Law Commission‘s Committee drafting amendments on Implementation of the Hague Convention on Protection of Children, including the 2013 revisions to the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA). He participated on an American Bar Association Family Law Section Committee drafting Standards of Practice for Lawyers Representing Children in Custody Cases, a committee drafting the a Model Relocation of Children Act, and various other committees within the Section. He also participated on the Uniform Law Commission’s Study Committee exploring the possibility of a Uniform Third Party Custody and Visitation Act and is an Observer to the resulting drafting committee.