Jack T. Nelson

Jack T. Nelson



Practice Areas

Business Litigation Labor & Employment Medical Malpractice and Healthcare Law

Jack T. Nelson is a partner at Manning Curtis Bradshaw & Bednar. Focusing his practice on litigation, Mr. Nelson has been able to represent a diverse array of clients from the outset of conflict and up through trial. This includes multiple jury trials, arbitrations and mediations in a wide range of industries, including healthcare, direct sales, and real estate development. From individual direct sales distributors to the state’s largest healthcare provider, Mr. Nelson has experience in creatively solving problems for both plaintiffs and defendants in disputes large and small.

Prior to joining Manning Curtis Bradshaw & Bednar, Mr. Nelson worked as a summer associate at the firm of Datsopoulos, McDondald & Lind in Missoula, Montana. Mr. Nelson also worked as an Appellate Clerk and a Clinical Intern for the Salt Lake Legal Defenders Association, where he had an opportunity to try multiple cases prior to graduating from law school. He also interned for the Honorable Judge Dee Benson while attending the S.J. Quinney College of Law.

Outside of the office, Mr. Nelson enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. In what time he has left, Mr. Nelson is an avid skier, something he did competitively prior to law school.


  • J.D., S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah, with high honors (2011)
    • Intern for the Honorable Dee Benson, United States District Court for the District of Utah
    • Managing Editor, Utah Environmental Law Review
    • William H. Leary Scholar
    • Academic Full Tuition Scholarship
  • B.S., University of Utah, cum laude (2006)
    • Academic Full Tuition Scholarship

Licenses and Admissions

  • Utah (2011)
  • United States District Court for the District of Utah
  • United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit

Professional Affiliations and Activities

  • Executive Board Member – Salt Lake County Bar (2013-present)
    • Committee Chair – Art and the Law
  • Utah State Bar
    • Affordable Access for All Task Force Member
  • Executive Committee – And Justice For All Emerging Legal Leaders (2014-present)
    • Vice-President – (2016-2017)

Professional Recognitions and Honors

  • The Best Lawyers in America®,
    • Commercial Litigation (2021)


  • Winning at Deposition¸ Book Review, Utah Bar Journal (November/December 2012)

Seminars and Presentations

Presenter, Buying and Selling a Business: Start-to-Finish, National Business Institute, April 23 & 24, 2018

Community Activities

  • Utah’s Fittest Attorney, put on by the Anne Stirba Cancer Foundation
    • Winner 2012 & 2014