Nelson M. Reid
Nelson Reid is a partner and former chair of Bricker & Eckler's Litigation group. He practices general civil litigation with an emphasis on consumer finance litigation. His representation of clients includes trial and appellate practice, commercial and business disputes, contract and lease litigation, tort and negligence actions, temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction litigation, real estate litigation, and zoning litigation.
Nelson regularly represents lenders and servicers against claims alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act, Truth in Lending Act, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, and Fair Credit Reporting Act as well as other federal and state law claims. Nelson also regularly represents wireless communications providers in litigation related to wireless communication facilities.
Professional & Community Activities
- Committee Member, Boy Scout Troop 268, Worthington, Ohio
- Former Member, Franklin County Republication Central Committee
- Former President, Board of Trustees, Berlin Presbyterian Church
- Former Member, Board of Trustees, Rebuilding Together Columbus
- Graduate, Leadership Columbus
Bar Admissions & Activities
- Admitted, Ohio Supreme Court; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; the U.S. Supreme Court
- Member, Columbus Bar Association; Federal Bar Association, Columbus Chapter
Awards & Recognition
- Listed, Best Lawyers in America (Commercial Litigation), 2020
- Ohio Rising Star, Ohio Super Lawyers, 2007, 2009, 2011
- Duke University School of Law (J.D., 1997)
- Dartmouth College (B.A., 1994)
Ohio Supreme Court unanimously rules in favor of Bricker client and against ballot issue
Representing the Ohio Renal Association and defending against a controversial ballot issue related to the provision of dialysis services, Bricker & Eckler recently received a favorable 7-0 ruling from the Ohio Supreme Court.More Aug 14, 2018
Unanimous ruling against controversial ballot issue
Represented the Ohio Renal Association and defended against a controversial ballot issue related to the provision of dialysis services, receiving a favorable 7-0 ruling from the Ohio Supreme Court. The petitioners, who represented out-of-state interests, collected signatures to place an industry-altering price control measure in the form of an amendment to the Ohio Constitution on the November 2018 ballot. However, using state-of-the-art technology built by the firm, as well as the experience of numerous attorneys, Bricker's legal team proved that the petitioners violated Ohio law, disqualifying the issue from voter consideration. From reviewing ballots, analyzing petition signatures and serving as county counsel with local boards of elections to researching and analyzing the applicable laws and representing the client before the Court, more than 80 Bricker team members played a role in this substantial victory.