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ABOUT THE TEAM

The UFRLP has contracted with Nelson Jones, PLLC to provide the same elite police legal services that they have given Utah FOP members for the last decade. Providing legal benefits associated with a comprehensive pre-paid legal plan, offered to a very select and defined group of individuals, is not new to the attorneys at Nelson Jones.

Indeed, since 2012 the attorneys at Nelson Jones have successfully administered and provided legal services to members of a similarly structured legal plan for law enforcement officers throughout the State of Utah. Since the inception of the Utah State Fraternal Order of Police Legal Plan (the "Plan"), more than 3,500 sworn police officers have joined the Plan to access the comprehensive legal benefits offered exclusively to sworn law enforcement officers in Utah. 

 

The significant growth of the Plan over the last seven years is due, in large part, to the unparalleled legal services provided to members of the Plan by the attorneys at Nelson Jones. The firm, over the last seven years, has saved countless careers and effectively changed the legal landscape for sworn law enforcement officers in the State of Utah to the point that certain licensing bodies within the State of Utah have resorted to seeking legislative changes to the law. Nelson Jones has also appealed multiple cases to the Utah Court of Appeals, who overturned the rulings of several administrative tribunals. The attorneys at Nelson Jones are excited for the opportunity to exact change in relation to issues uniquely facing real estate professionals in Utah.

UFRLP's TEAM

Bret Rawson

PARTNER - FOUNDING MEMBER

BIO

Bret W. Rawson is a founding member of Nelson Jones.  He is a seasoned litigator with graduate-level training and experience in crisis communications. He specializes in the representation of peace officers and is a former reserve officer for a local Utah police department where he worked in patrol and in the detectives' division.  His litigation experience involves white-collar criminal defense, complex civil litigation, and both administrative and plaintiff’s work on behalf of law enforcement officers and their families.


EDUCATION
- William & Mary School of Law, Williamsburg, Virginia J.D.
- Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah M.A., Mass Communication

- Force Science Certified

- University of Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona B.A., Management


BAR LOCATION
Bar Number: 11083
Admittance: 2006

 

Jeremy Jones

PARTNER - FOUNDING MEMBER

BIO

Jeremy Jones founded Nelson Jones along with his partners after graduating from one of America’s top 20 juris doctorate programs at the University of Minnesota Law School. Jeremy’s practice focuses on fighting for the rights of clients embroiled in divorce and other family law issues. Jeremy also represents law enforcement and other municipal employees at administrative tribunals throughout Utah, and before the Utah Court of Appeals.


EDUCATION

- University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., December 2012

- Force Science Certified

- University of Utah, B.S. Political Science, B.A. Philosophy, with Honors, May 2008


BAR LOCATION
Bar Number: 14689
Admittance: 2014

 

Nate Nelson

PARTNER - FOUNDING MEMBER

BIO

Nate is a founding partner at Nelson Jones. Prior to starting his own law firm, Nate was an associate at Alverson Taylor Mortensen & Sanders in Las Vegas, Nevada and at Mumford Rawson in Salt Lake City, Utah. While in Nevada, Nate practiced in all areas of civil litigation with an emphasis in insurance defense, construction defect, and personal injury. At Mumford Rawson, Nate practiced in all areas of civil litigation with an emphasis in family law.  Nate currently practices in the areas of criminal defense, appellate law, family law, administrative law, and personal injury.

 

Prior to attending law school, Nate graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Midwestern State University, in Wichita Falls, Texas. While at Midwestern, Nate received various scholarships including an athletic scholarship to play shooting guard for the men's basketball team.

 

Nate attended law school at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law where he received a Juris Doctorate in 2009. During law school, Nate received a CALI award for the highest grade in Civil Procedure and worked as a teaching assistant for the first-year legal writing class. He also played on the University of Utah Racquetball Team.

 

Nate is married and has four children. He enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, playing racquetball, riding dirtbikes, playing basketball, mountain biking, and fishing.


EDUCATION

- University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, J.D., 2009

- Force Science Certified

- Midwestern State University, B.B.A., Finance, Magna Cum Laude, 2005

LICENSES
Utah Bar Number: 13307
Admittance: 2010

Nevada Bar Number: 11669

Admitance: 2009


LANGUAGES

Spanish

 

Nathan Evershed

SENIOR TRIAL ASSOCIATE

BIO

Because of his experience and skill, Nathan is regarded as one of the best criminal attorneys in Utah. Prosecutors, defense attorneys, retired judges, law enforcement officers, victim counselors, and court employees recommend his services because they know of Nathan's abilities and dedication to his job. 

Before becoming a lawyer, Nathan earned his law degree in 2006 from University of Nebraska College of Law, where he graduated with distinction. 


EDUCATION
- University of Nebraska, JD, College of Law,

- University of Utah, B.A,. History with Academic Honors,

LICENSE
Bar Number: 11280
Admittance: 2006

 

J.C. Jensen

ASSOCIATE

BIO

Prior to joining Nelson Jones in August of 2016, Jeffrey C. Jensen (J.C.) enjoyed extensive careers as a Paramedic and Law Enforcement Officer. Although the practice of law is J.C.’s primary focus, he still finds time to maintain and work as a Nationally Registered Paramedic, Utah certified Paramedic, and Nevada Licensed Flight Paramedic. Additionally, he maintains and works as a certified Utah Law Enforcement Officer where he has served in the capacities of Deputy Sheriff/Paramedic, SWAT Operator, Breacher, Scout, and Sniper, Adjunct Instructor, and where he currently works as a Patrol Officer.

 

J.C. brought to Nelson Jones an in-depth understanding of the law enforcement dynamic, a prominent rapport with Law Enforcement Officers and their administration throughout the state, as well as first-hand experience of the complexities related to divorce. J.C. specializes in the administrative and criminal representation of Law Enforcement Officers as well as family law related matters.


EDUCATION

- University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, J.D., May 2016.

- Utah Peace Officer Standards and Training, May 2006.

- Weber State Paramedic Program, May 2005.

- University of Utah, B.S. E.S.S., May 2002.


BAR LOCATION
Bar Number: 16073
Utah Bar Admittance: 2016

Idaho Bar Admittance: 2019

 

Rich Willie

ASSOCIATE

BIO

Rich Willie joined Nelson Jones while studying at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law. His prior experience as a Police Officer, and current service as a Captain in the Utah Army National Guard, make him well-suited in representing law enforcement officers in criminal, civil, and administrative proceedings. In 2018, Rich also earned his Business Law Certificate from the S.J. Quinney College of law, and received a CALI award for his research on the regulatory structures governing cryptocurrencies. Rich brings a focused understanding of business law to the firm and specializes in representing clients with business litigation and transactional matters.


EDUCATION
- University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, J.D., May 2018
- University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, Business Law Certificate, May 2018
- Idaho State University, B.S., Mathematics, May 2009


BAR LOCATION
Bar Number: 16987
Admittance: 2018

 

EXPERIENCE
Interned for the Hon. Jill Pohlman at the Utah Court of Appeals - January 2017 – May 2017
Nelson Jones, PLLC January 2017 - Present

 

Protecting your livelihood

WHAT DOES IT COST?

The cost to defend a potential wrongful death or injury case can run into the hundreds of thousands of dollars. Law enforcement agencies routinely employ high-priced teams of private attorneys to avoid the millions of dollars that a negative judgment can cost. The Utah FOP Retirees’ Legal Plan has been designed to cost just $365 per year – just a dollar a day to protect your life, your assets, your peace of mind! Even better, that cost includes your state and national FOP dues, ensuring your membership in the nation’s largest and oldest organization dedicated to protecting law enforcement officers.

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