Jesse D. Nelson – attorney

Jesse D. Nelson is originally from west Tennessee, having spent his early years in and around Jackson. He attended Lambuth University where he was captain of the Mock Trial competition team, a Lambuth Scholar, and received numerous awards.

Mr. Nelson attended law school at the University of Mississippi School of Law in Oxford. He was a member and articles editor of the University of Mississippi Law Journal, and he completed an externship with the United States Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Mississippi. He graduated with honors in 2006 and was in the top 13% of his graduating class.

Following his return to Jackson, Tennessee, Mr. Nelson joined the largest law firm in west Tennessee (excluding Memphis) where he handled a variety of cases in state and federal courts. He received several favorable court rulings that are contained in published opinions and that are frequently cited by courts, scholarly authors, and other litigants.

Mr. Nelson later joined a civil litigation firm in Knoxville and became a frequent speaker at legal seminars and for professional groups.

Attorney Nelson is admitted to practice in all Tennessee state courts; the United States District Court–Western, Middle, and Eastern Districts; and the United States Circuit Court of Appeals–Fifth and Sixth Circuits. He also represents clients before the Tennessee Department of Labor, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and other state and federal administrative agencies.

Jesse and his family live in Knoxville, and they enjoy camping, fishing, and spending time outdoors. They attend Two Rivers Church.

Clint Coleman – Attorney

Clint is originally from Hayesville, North Carolina. He attended college in North Georgia at Young Harris College where he was a member of the Men’s Basketball team and was twice named Academic All-Conference.

After completing his undergraduate studies, Clint attended Lincoln Memorial University’s Duncan School of Law. While in law school, he served as a Board Member for LMU’s Moot Court competition team, where he competed in competitions throughout the country. He earned CALI Awards for the top grade in various classes, including Torts, Business Organizations, and Topics in Environmental Law. Clint graduated magna cum laude in the top 5% of his class.

During law school, Clint served as a Research Assistant to Associate Dean Mathew Lyon and Professor of Law Phillip Ashley, and completed internships with the corporate legal department for Clayton Homes and the Tennessee Court of Appeals.

Prior to joining Nelson Law Group in April 2021, Clint joined the Becker Law Firm in Memphis, Tennessee, where he practiced family law. At Nelson Law Group, Clint represents clients in employment related matters such as Title VII workplace discrimination, Fair Labor Standards Act collective actions, and general civil matters, as well as family law matters such as divorce, child custody, and child support.

Clint is admitted to practice throughout the State of Tennessee and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee.

Clint lives in Knoxville, Tennessee with his wife, Ashley. He is an active member of the Knoxville Bar Association and Barristers, its young lawyers division. In his spare time, he enjoys golfing, playing guitar, and going on walks with Ashley and their dog, Ted.

Angela Detoro – Paralegal

A Knoxville native, Angela attended the University of Tennessee and began her legal career with a long-established Knoxville firm. Setting off on a lengthy cross-country adventure, Angela utilized her paralegal and law firm management skills in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, along the beautiful Gulf Coast of Pensacola Beach and just outside of D.C. in historic Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. She returned home to Knoxville joining Nelson Law Group, PLLC in 2020.

Angela has a diverse paralegal background in plaintiff law and insurance defense that spans banking and fiduciary subrogation, employment, estate planning, family, medical malpractice, personal injury and railroad law. She is committed to assisting our clients and supporting them through the legal process start to finish.

In her spare time, Angela enjoys beekeeping, her herb garden, reading, art and travel within the states and abroad.