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Bend criminal defense lawyer Ricky R. Nelson founded Nelson Law to help locals by providing aggressive and affordable legal services throughout Central Oregon. Nelson Law specializes in criminal defense cases including DUI defense, drug crimes, sex crimes, domestic violence, expungements, restraining orders and more. Nelson brings dedication, compassion and a transparent work ethic to his clients throughout Deschutes, Jefferson and Crook counties. Choosing Nelson Law brings you big firm quality at a lower price point. Nelson understands your challenges and works aggressively to help you through this difficult time.


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Nelson Law specializes in criminal defense cases affecting Central Oregon residents. We have exceptional experience in DUI defense, drug crimes, domestic violence and expungements.


Your search for a Bend DUI lawyer ends with Ricky R. Nelson. Nelson regularly handles DUI charges with ease, offering aggressive representation in Central Oregon.


Nelson Law specializes in drug crimes, particularly marijuana crimes. From lesser misdemeanors to high-profile felony charges, trust Ricky R. Nelson as your criminal defender.


Nelson Law evaluates your case and works with you to understand your rights when charged with a sex crime. Ricky R. Nelson can also help when attempting an expungement.

Domestic Violence

As one of Bend’s most aggressive domestic violence defense attorneys, Ricky R. Nelson helps you fight allegations of abuse. Nelson Law can defend you in domestic abuse cases.

Ricky R. Nelson

Bend Criminal Defense Lawyer

Licensed in 2013, Ricky R. Nelson handles a full breadth of criminal law cases including DUIIs, Ballot Measure 11 matters, drug possessions, restraining orders, domestic violence, theft and juvenile crimes. Nelson was selected as a 2019 Rising Star Super Lawyer and is a member of the Oregon Federal Bar and Deschutes Country Bar Association.

Nelson believes in living a balanced life and representing his clients as a balanced attorney. All of the negative things you imagine about lawyers, Nelson is not. Nelson believes in working hard and playing hard in the Pacific Northwest. A certified yoga teacher, Nelson’s philosophy of balance radiates through his life and law practice.

My clients are my family, and I protect them just as fiercely.

Why Choose Nelson Law

Ricky R. Nelson founded Nelson Law to offer honest and transparent legal services to locals, by a local with roots firmly grounded in Central Oregon. Nelson offers aggressive and affordable legal services with exceptional experience.



Ricky R. Nelson was born and raised in Central Oregon. He graduated cum laude from Lewis and Clark Law School with his Juris Doctorate Degree to return to his home in Central Oregon and help people in his community.



Hiring a criminal defense attorney in Bend shouldn’t add to your worries. Nelson Law is able to offer affordable and aggressive legal services thanks to low overhead and a genuine desire to help people in our community.



Licensed in 2013, Ricky R. Nelson brings a wealth of trial experience to Bend as a criminal attorney in Bend, Oregon. Nelson has handled a wide array of cases in both criminal and family law over the course of his career.



Central Oregonians have trusted Ricky R. Nelson as their criminal defense and DUII attorney in Bend since 2013. Nelson offers honest and transparent legal services while remaining aggressive and driven to succeed.


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