James Nelson graduated from the University of South Australia with a Bachelor of Laws Degree with Honours in 2012. He has been a practicing solicitor since his admission to the Supreme Court of South Australia in December 2013.
James has been employed at JB Solicitors since relocating to New South Wales in September 2019 to further progress his career. He works primarily in Family Law in conjunction with running the firms Criminal Law department.
James has previously been employed at both regional and metropolitan firms in South Australia, where he worked across a range of Family Law matters involving children’s issues, complex property issues and matters with high net value asset pools.
James is also an experienced Criminal Law Solicitor and has acted in a range of criminal matters, including minor traffic offences, serious offences of violence, robberies and large scale drug trafficking operations.
James regularly appears in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia, Family Court of Australia, Local Court of New South Wales and District Court of New South Wales, as well as instructing and working with highly respected Counsel on more complex matters. He has also been the instructing solicitor on a criminal matter that reached the High Court of Australia.
James is actively involved in the development of the law and legal profession and has previously been a member of the Council of the Law Society of South Australia and the Country Committee of the Law Society of South Australia. He is a firm believer in access to justice and at his previous firms acted for countless socially disadvantaged and vulnerable client’s through grants from the Legal Services Commission of South Australia.
James is a confident and experienced advocate and prides himself on working closely with his clients to ensure they achieve the outcomes they desire.
Bachelor of Laws with Honours
Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (GDLP)
Associate member of the Law Society of NSW
Member of the Law Society of South Australia Council (2016-17)
Member of the Law Society of South Australia Country Committee (2016-17)