3920 Arkwright Road, Suite 405 Macon, GA 31210

David N. Nelson

David N. Nelson


Location: Macon, Georgia
Phone: 478-745-1181
Fax: 478-746-9479
Email: Email Me

David N. Nelson graduated from Emory University in 1990. He went on to receive his law degree at Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law in 1995 and was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia.


Mr. Nelson primarily defends individuals, businesses, and professionals in lawsuits involving medical malpractice, legal malpractice, premises claims, commercial vehicle claims, and automobile accidents. He has served as lead counsel in over 75 jury trials with outstanding results and has argued cases in both the Supreme Court of Georgia and the Georgia Court of Appeals.

He is admitted to practice in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, the United States District Courts for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Georgia, the Georgia Supreme Court, the Georgia Court of Appeals, and State and Superior Courts of Georgia.

Mr. Nelson served as President of the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association for the 2019-2020 term and continues to serve as a member of its Executive Committee. He was selected to attend the DRI Leadership Conference in 2019. In 2020 he was invited to join the Judicial Covid-19 Task Force, which is an ad hoc committee of the Judicial Counsel of Georgia that includes members of the civil bar, public defenders, judiciary, and court clerks, to provide recommendations for restoring in court proceedings during the COVID-19 pandemic. He has spoken on various topics, including professionalism. He is a member of the Macon Bar Association, Georgia Defense Lawyers Association, American Bar Association, and DRI.

Areas of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Transportation Law
  • Premises Liability – Defense
  • Personal Injury – Defense
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Defense

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Georgia, 1996
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals


  • Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, Macon, Georgia
    • J.D. – 1995
  • Emory University
    • B.A. – 1990

Representative Clients

  • MAG Mutual Insurance Co.
  • ProAssurance Companies
  • EMC Insurance Companies
  • National Indemnity Company
  • Progressive Insurance
  • Hagerty Insurance
  • FCCI Insurance
  • Markel Insurance


  • 2016 – Editor, Law Journal of the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2017 GDLA Annual Conference – Panelist on “Understanding Medical Bills and Challenging Them”
  • 2018 GDLA Expert Deposition Skills Workshop – Panelist on “Cross-Examination of Orthopedic Surgeon”
  • 2019 GDLA Annual Conference – Program Chair
  • 2020 GTLA Annual Seminar – Panelist on “Guidelines and Overcoming Covid Obstacles with Professionalism”

Honors and Awards

  • Georgia Super Lawyer Rising Star in the field of Medical Malpractice Defense, 2005 – 2006

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Macon Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association, President-Elect


  • English