Our Firm's History

Our Firm's History

NORELIUS NELSON LAW FIRM is a general practice firm with a large agricultural client base. The firm's practice focuses on Agricultural Law, Real Estate, Estate & Trust Planning, Tax Compliance and Trust & Probate Settlement.

E.A. (Everett) Norelius established the law firm in 1932. E.A. was a native of Kiron, Iowa and upon graduating from high school attended Grinnell College. After a period of coaching basketball in the Ida Grove School System he attended law school at the University of Iowa. Along with Everett's law practice he also maintained an interest in farming and farmed throughout his life.

In June of 1952, William Q. (Bill) Norelius was admitted to practice law in the State of Iowa and joined his father in practice in Denison. Bill served as Crawford County Attorney and was active in many community endeavors. He served in the United States Army and was stationed in Korea. Bill also enjoyed the farming business and stayed involved in farming throughout his life. Bill practiced law for over fifty years and enjoyed a very close relationship with his clients. The firm grew under Bill's leadership.

In January of 1988, Bradley J. Nelson joined the firm. Over the past 25+ years Brad has used his extensive knowledge of agriculture, real estate and tax to cultivate a strong agricultural client base and build a regional agricultural law practice. Brad graduated from the College of Agriculture at Iowa State University and then attended Drake University Law School to take advantage of its nationally recognized agricultural law program. Brad has mentored several associates over the years. Brad's passion is the law although he does have a deep routed background in agriculture, and has been involved in farming and the purebred livestock business throughout his life. His agricultural background and education give him a unique and valuable perspective when representing his clients.

The firm has operated continuously in Denison, Iowa for over eighty years. Throughout that period the firm has taken pride in its ability to serve its clients capably and in a timely manner. The clients of Norelius Nelson Law Firm are part of an extended law family.

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