Seth R. Nelson
Seth R. Nelson
400 N. Tampa St., Suite 2200
Tampa Florida 33602
HELPING GOOD PEOPLE THROUGH DIFFICULT TIMES
Seth Nelson was named the top divorce attorney on Tampa Magazines’ 2021 Top Lawyers list. Seth focuses on his clients’ interests and balances reasonable settlement options with zealous representation. His approachable, empathic, no-nonsense style allows his clients to clearly understand the law and how it impacts their lives. “I tell clients what they need to know, even if it’s not what they want to hear,” Seth says. “This way my clients understand the different potential outcomes and how we are going to get there, together.”
Seth has been involved in thousands of cases as a lawyer and as a Florida Supreme Court Certiﬁed Family Law Mediator. With his professional and personal life experiences, and his sound legal judgment, he has a keen ability to bring common sense solutions to difficult problems. “The complexity of modern life and how it relates to complex divorce litigation, especially in high-net-worth cases and cases dealing with children, demands a lawyer who has a diverse set of skills,” Seth says.
Finally, Seth understands that the legal system cannot solve all issues that families deal with in a divorce. That is why he hosts his podcast, How to Split a Toaster, which gives non-legal practical suggestions for anyone who is contemplating, going through or has completed a divorce. Episodes include, “Now You Are Alone,” “But What About the Dog” and “Post-Divorce Dating.” In its second season, it is available wherever you get your podcasts.
Seth was divorced when his child was very young and can relate to his clients’ issues. He confesses, “I am a self-proclaimed workaholic because divorce doesn’t conveniently happen between 9 to 5, and I like to be there for my clients.” However, when he is not working, he enjoys recharging his batteries by spending time with his son, being on or around the water and playing with his two mini-dachshunds, known as “The Hots.”
EDUCATION: University of Florida, J.D.; University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, B.S.
400 N. Tampa St., Suite 2200 , Tampa, Florida 33602