• llinois State University, Normal, Illinois
    • Bachelor of Science, 2008
  • Northern Illinois University College of Law, DeKalb, Illinois
    • Juris Doctor, 2012 
    • Dean's List
    • Semi-Finalist in the Moot Court Competition


  • English

Professional Associations

  • Member of the Peoria County Bar Association
  • Member of the Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member of the American Bar Association

Practice Areas

  • Divorce/Child Custody/Child Support/Family Matters 80%
  • Criminal Defense 10%
  • DCFS 10%

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2013
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 2021


  • Military Awards
    • Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters
    • National Defense Service Medal 
    • Illinois Long and Honorable Service Medal

Christopher A Nelson

Christopher A. Nelson is an experienced attorney and litigator who has helped thousands of people in the areas of Family Law, Juvenile Adjudication, Adoption, Guardianship, Criminal Law, and Traffic. Mr. Nelson earned his B.S. from Illinois State University and his J.D. from Northern Illinois University College of Law. He is licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois and is a member of the Peoria County Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. Mr. Nelson has a dedicated history of public service. He served with distinction for six years in the United States Air Force and the Illinois Air National Guard. Following his military career, in law school, he was the Vice President of the Public Interest Law Society (PILS) at Northern Illinois University, and a Semi-Finalist in the Moot Court Competition.

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