Erik H. Nelson

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Office Location

304 W. 10th St.
Kansas City, MO 64105
Erik's practice focuses on civil litigation, toxic tort, construction defect and transportation law. He is often called on to defend complex, high-exposure cases for clients. Prior to joining Knight Nicastro MacKay, LLC., Erik was a senior associate at Brown & James, P.C., where he successfully defended clients in complex product liability matters, professional liability claims, construction lawsuits and transportation law. He has also represented several companies in asbestos litigation and acted as national coordinating counsel for a large manufacturing company. Erik is active in both the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association and local community and enjoys spending time with his wife and three children.

Practice Areas

  • Civil and Tort Litigation
  • Construction
  • Environmental and Toxic Tort Law
  • Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA)
  • Product liability
  • Transportation


  • University of Kansas School of Law, Lawrence, Kansas
    • J.D. - 2008
    • Honors: University of Kansas Moot Court
  • Concordia College
    • B.A. - 2005
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: Concordia College Mock Trial

Bar Admissions

  • Kansas
  • Missouri
  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court District of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court District of Nebraska

Past Positions

  • Brown & James, P.C.
  • Sanders Warren Russell
  • Hanson Lulic Krall


Classes & Seminars

Pro-Bono Activities

Published Works

  • Out Of Reach : Unique Jurisdictional Challenges in Missouri Border Cities" December 2021

Fraternities or Sororities

Representative Clients

Representative Cases

Certified Legal Specialties

Professional Associations

  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Member

Current Employment Positions

  • Member

Ancillary Businesses




  • Out Of Reach: “Unique Jurisdictional Challenges in Missouri Border Cities” December 2021