Danielle O. Nelson
Danielle O. Nelson counsels and represents employers, insurers, and third-party administrators in a wide variety of workers’ compensation matters. Danielle has significant experience handling hearings before the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board, drawing on her previous work in litigation for the Special Funds Conservation Committee.
In a workers’ compensation case involving a woman who waited too long to collect on an established claim for lost wages and medical benefits, associate attorney Danielle O. Nelson successfully defended a temporary-staffing agency whose liability risk was upward of $16,000. The case turned on the claimant’s decision not to collect immediately on her claim but, rather, to work through her injury by continuing to report for her temporary mailroom job until it ended.
After law school, Danielle organized a low-income wills clinic while doing pro bono work through Volunteer Legal Services Project of Monroe County (VLSP). She later joined VLSP as a staff attorney and led the Kinship Signature Project and the Closing the Gap program.
Honors & Awards
Upstate New York Super Lawyers, Rising Stars 2020
- New York
- Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law, J.D., 2015
- St. John Fisher College, B.A., 2012
- Interned with the Office of the Monroe County District Attorney
- New York State Bar Association
- Board of Directors, Housing Advantage, Inc.
August 13, 2019
February 20, 2018