Blair W. Nelson
Criminal Defense

About The Firm



Blair focuses his practice on criminal trial defense matters. He has been licensed to practice in Minnesota State Courts since 1996, licensed to practice in North Dakota since 1997, and admitted to the Federal District Court of Minnesota in 2001.

Blair is an experienced criminal defense trial lawyer, having achieved complete acquittals for clients on charges ranging from Attempted Murder, Vehicular Manslaughter, and Arson to Failure to Yield the Right of Way. As one of the most trusted Beltrami county attorneys, he believes that every criminal and traffic accusation is potentially serious and strives to protect his client's rights on every level.

Blair has a great deal of knowledge and experience in defending Native American cases. Blair worked with the White Earth Criminal and Juvenile Defense Corporation from 1999 to 2004, Leech Lake Juvenile and Criminal Defense Corporation from 2003 to 2006, and is a current member of the Federal Defender C.J.A. Panel.

While he defines himself as a criminal defense lawyer, he relaxes by hunting, fishing, cooking, and spending time with his family.

If you or someone you know is searching for an experienced Beltrami county criminal defense attorney for Minnesota or North Dakota, contact our firm today.