150 E 4th St #4
Cincinnati, OH 45202-4018

P 513.629.9422

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • Kentucky
  • U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court – Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court – Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court – Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court – Northern District of Illinois

Theresa L. Nelson

Theresa Nelson’s practice focuses on representing clients in complex labor & employment, commercial, and general civil litigation. She has represented clients throughout the country in state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate levels. Theresa’s high level of trial experience comes from conducting numerous jury and bench trials as the lead attorney responsible for all facets of the trial.
She represents and defends clients in a wide range of employment-related disputes including wrongful discharge, breach of contract including non-competition agreements, wage and hour, harassment, discrimination, disability accommodation, FMLA, negligent hiring and retention, trade secrets, misappropriation of intellectual property rights, unfair competition, and retaliatory discharge.
In addition to her time spent in a courtroom, Theresa often represents business owners, employees and individuals in a broad range of matters through arbitration, mediation and before administrative agencies.
Her litigation experience does not end with the trial court as she often represents clients in post-trial or administrative appeals, taking the lead on drafting briefs and presenting oral arguments.
Theresa uses her trial experience to provide her clients with pragmatic counsel and guidance to mitigate risk, avoid litigation and help her clients effectively manage their businesses. She counsels her clients on preventative labor and employment practices, drafts appropriate documentation, contracts, policies and procedures, and assists her clients with implementing appropriate policies and procedures


  • University of Cincinnati, Taft College of Law (J.D. and Fellowship from the Glenn M. Weaver Institute for Law and Psychiatry)
  • Ohio University (B.A.)

Articles, Publications & Lectures

Community Involvement

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation – Board Member
  • Invisible Kids Project – Board Member
  • University of Cincinnati College of Law Alumni Association – Board Member

Honors & Recognition

Theresa Nelson is recognized by Super Lawyers.

  • Super Lawyers Top 25 Women in Cincinnati 2020
  • Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Star: 2010, 2012-2015
  • Super Lawyer 2016-2020
  • Cincy Magazine Leading Lawyer: 2015-2020
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Lifetime Member of Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • The Cincinnati Bar Association: Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers (CALL) Class XV

Practice Areas

  • Business | Corporate Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • General Complex Litigation
  • Labor and Employment Litigation
  • State and Federal Court Litigation