Victoria Antion Nelson
Victoria "Vicki" Antion Nelson represents victims of corporate wrongdoing and negligence in West Virginia and throughout the United States. She focuses her practice on cases involving asbestos victims, both managing and preparing consolidated, multi-party asbestos cases for trial. She also currently supports the firm's Catastrophic Injury team, representing people who were severely injured as a result of carbon monoxide inhalation in claims against Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, as well as other corporate entities and insurers.
Vicki fights for the rights of victims suffering from mesothelioma, lung cancer and other asbestos-related diseases caused by occupational or household asbestos exposure and has represented many West Virginia workers and families during the last seven years. She handles all aspects of litigation, from initial client meetings to expert preparation, depositions, oral argument and, ultimately, case resolution.
Vicki began her legal career as an intern with the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons. She then served as a graduate assistant with West Virginia University's Student Legal Services and the University's Office of the General Counsel, where she supported the General Counsel and staff on matters involving higher education law. From 2003-2005, Vicki served as a clerk for the Honorable Ronald E. Wilson, Chief Judge in West Virginia's First Judicial Circuit. She has primarily concentrated her efforts on litigating exigent asbestos cases since joining Motley Rice in 2005.
Vicki was selected by her peers in 2012 for inclusion in the West Virginia Super Lawyers® Rising Stars list. She is active in her community as a board member for the West Virginia University Hospital Rosenbaum Family House in Morgantown, W.V., and volunteers for several local Morgantown agencies. Vicki was elected in 2012 to serve on the West Virginia Association for Justice Board of Governors. She is a Morgantown native and is the proud parent of two, Harlyn and Brooks, with her husband, Matthew Harlin Nelson.
During law school, Vicki received the honor of induction into the Order of the Barristers and served as the Student Body President and Chair of the Annual 5k Race to benefit West Virginia Legal Aid. She is a former member of the West Virginia State Bar Association Board of Governors and West Virginia University College of Law's Development Committee.
Vicki is a member of the American Bar Association, South Carolina Association for Justice and West Virginia State Bar Association.
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