M Nelson Segel, Esq.

M Nelson Segel, Esq.

M Nelson Segel, Esq.

M Nelson Segel, Esq.

Biography

Nelson Segel first got involved with mediation and arbitration in the early 1980s as part of his litigation practice. He began his career in 1978, as a solo practitioner and later became counsel to the Commissioner of Securities for the State of Ohio. In 1980, he moved to Nevada and engaged in a general civil litigation practice including bankruptcy, personal injury, real estate and stockholder disputes. The more time that he spent as a litigator the more he realized the importance of alternative dispute resolution in his practice and in 1991 became an arbitrator for FINRA. He also sought out appointments with many of the Court ADR programs and as a result Nelson has served as a member of the original panel of arbitrators for the District Court of Clark County as well as the 8th Judicial District Court Panel. He has also served as a Supreme Court Settlement Judge since 1999. His dedication to ADR in the State of Nevada is self-evident. Nelson has been actively involved in just about everything from the creation of ADR court programs to trainings, seminars and service as the Chair of the ADR Section for the State Bar. He has handled in excess of 1,000 mediations and arbitrations and is best known for his preparedness, consideration and true passion for the work that he does.

Professional Experience
  • Neutral, Advanced Resolution Management
  • Mediator, State of Nevada Foreclosure Mediation Program (2009-present)
  • Mediator, Clark County District Court (2005-present)
  • Judge Pro Tempore, Clark County District Court Short Trials (2002-present)
  • Settlement Judge, Nevada Supreme Court (1999-present)
  • Private Mediator, Civil Dispute Resolution (1998-present)
  • Arbitrator, Clark Country District Court Panel (1992-present)
  • Arbitrator, National Association of Securities Dealers/Financial Regulatory Authority (1991-present)
  • Attorney, M Nelson Segel, Chartered (1981-present)
  • Assistant to General Agent, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance (1980-1981)
  • Counsel to Commissioner of Securities, State of Ohio (1979-1980)
  • Solo Practitioner (1978-1979)
Specialties
  • Bankruptcy
  • Foreclosure
  • Personal Injury
  • Securities
  • Real Estate
ADR Training
  • Settlement Judge Roundtable, Nevada Supreme Court (2011)
  • Foreclosure Mediation Training, Nevada Supreme Court (2009)
  • Advanced Appellate Mediation Training, Nevada Supreme Court (2007, 2008)
  • Mediator Training Program, Neighborhood Justice Center (1999)
  • Settlement Judge Training, Nevada Supreme Court (1998)
  • Mediation & Settlement Advocacy, Straus Institute, Pepperdine University School of Law (1997)
Professional Licenses
  • State of Nevada
  • State of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Nevada
  • U.S. District Court, Ohio Northern & Southern Districts
Memberships and Professional Affiliations
  • Chairman, State Bar of Nevada, ADR Section (2007-2011)
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association
  • State Bar of Nevada
  • Clark County Bar Association
Education
  • J.D., University of Toledo (1978)
  • M.B.A., University of Toledo (1977)
  • B.A., University of Toledo (1974)
Lectures, Teaching and Publications
  • Panelist, Bridging the Gap in ADR, State Bar of Nevada (2007)
  • Lecturer, Neighborhood Justice Center (2003-2009)
  • Panelist, Short Trial Seminar, Lohrman (2006)
  • Panelist, Various Mediation Seminars, State Bar of Nevada (2005-present)
  • Panelist, Short Trial Program Seminar, State Bar of Nevada (2002-2012)
  • Lecturer, Arbitration and Mediation Seminars, Clark County Bar Association (2001-2003)
  • Lecturer, Settlement Judge Training Program, Supreme Court of Nevada (2001)
  • Lecturer, Arbitration Training Seminar, State Bar of Nevada (2001-2013)
  • Lecturer, Alternative Dispute Resolution for Paralegals, Institute for Paralegal Education (1999)