Our Lawyers…
R. BRUCE NELSON

R. BRUCE NELSON

B.A., LL.B.

 
Bruce Nelson has been practicing law for more than thirty 30 years and is well known among his peers and in the community. He was admitted to the Ontario Bar in 1983. Prior to attending law school, Bruce worked in the federal prison system and in the insurance industry.

Bruce has a particular passion for matters related to Insurance Law and is an Umpire under Ontario’s Insurance Act.
 

Associations & Memberships

  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Frontenac Law Association (FLA)

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury and Negligence Claims
  • Accident Benefits and Disability Claims
  • Insurance Law
  • Estate Law
  • Contract Disputes
  • Property-Related Loss Claims
  • Physical and Sexual Abuse Claims
  • Driving-Related Offences
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I don’t encourage people to go to court unnecessarily if there is a way to deal with it reasonably outside of the courtroom. But there are times when litigation is necessary, and when it is, we put our experience and skillset to work for our clients.
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Bruce Nelson

LULAMA M. KOTZE

LULAMA M. KOTZE

B.A. (Hons.), J.D.

 
Lulama completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Guelph and later completed her law degree at Queen’s University. She also holds a Certificate in International Public Law. After completing her studies, Lulama articled with Nelson Law and, upon being called to the bar, became an associate with the firm.

Lulama is actively engaged and respected in the legal community. She is currently a member of the local Bench and Bar Liaison Committee, the past treasurer of the Frontenac Law Association and a past chair of the family law section of the Frontenac Law Association. She has also volunteered with a number of community boards of directors.
 

Associations & Memberships

  • Member of the Bench and Bar Liasion
  • Frontenac Law Association (FLA)
  • Past Chair, Family Law Section Frontenac Law Association (FLA)
  • Past Treasurer, Frontenac Law Association (FLA)

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Children’s Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Wills and Estates
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I really care about the overall health of the family, especially when it involves children, so I try to educate people and help them understand their role as they go through this process.
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Lulama Kotze

KATHERINE M. NELSON

KATHERINE M. NELSON

B.A., J.D.

 
Kate completed her undergraduate studies at McGill University in Montreal and returned home to Kingston in 2007 to complete her law degree at Queen’s University. She has been with Nelson Law since 2010 where she focuses on civil litigation and estate matters.
 

Associations & Memberships

  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Frontenac Law Association (FLA)

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury and Negligence Claims
  • Accident Benefits and Disability Claims
  • Insurance Law
  • Estate Law
  • Contract Disputes
  • Property-Related Loss Claims
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I really like when I’ve made a positive difference in someone’s life or I’ve helped them to navigate an incredibly difficult and stressful situation – I find that very rewarding.
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Katherine Nelson

Our Paralegals…
Nancy Byvelds

Nancy Byvelds

Paralegal

 
Nancy has over 20 years experience working in civil litigation. Throughout this time she has gained extensive knowledge relating to personal injury matters, including Statutory Accident Benefit claims. She graduated from the Law Clerk Program at St. Lawrence College, and later became an instructor for the program. After working as a law clerk for many years, she became a licensed paralegal in 2008. Nancy works closely with our clients in civil litigation and estate matters.
Our Support Staff…
Elaine Garrett

Elaine Garrett

Administrative Assistant

 
Betsy Paulo

Betsy Paulo

Law Clerk

 
Tiffany Sandhu

Tiffany Sandhu

Law Clerk

 
Kelly Clark

Kelly Clark

Bookkeeper and Receptionist