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Loree A. Nelson


Office: 515-242-2453

Fax: 515-323-8553



I am lucky enough to work in a practice where two of my passions intersect: medicine and law.  Whether your case involves allegations of improper medical care or allegations of personal injury, medicine and law will be key components.  My medical knowledge and legal experience provide expertise in handling your case and getting the best possible outcome.  As your attorney, I recognize that no case is big or small—it is your case, and it is important to you. 

My approach

I work with an experienced team where each member has specific expertise.  We develop a plan tailored to your case and then we carry out that plan.  I have relationships with many experts who will be instrumental to your case.  Being involved in a legal situation is stressful.  To help minimize that stress, I truly listen to you, and I communicate about the issues in a way that is meaningful to you. 

More about me

I started my career as a respiratory therapist, working mainly in ICU.  After obtaining my bachelor’s degree in Health Care Administration, I moved into hospital administration as the Director of Quality Management.  I was involved in the medical staff peer review system as well as the credentialing process.  Because I worked for an attorney, I was inspired to seek a career in law.  With a supportive husband and three little kids in tow, I changed careers and headed to law school.  I attended Drake Law School where I was a member of the Law Review.  After graduating in 1994 as a member of the Order of the Coif, I joined an insurance company and worked in the area of medical malpractice.  After six years I moved into private practice, where I have been for 19 years.  I have tried many cases around the State of Iowa.  I also represent health care providers before their professional licensing boards. 

I am an active member of Grace Lutheran Church where I have held many different positions.  It is my honor to serve as a member of the Iowa State Bar Grievance Commission.  In my spare time I enjoy exercising, gardening, and spending time with my family.  My husband and I are learning to kayak, which is a new and exciting adventure for us.

My specialties

  • Defending health care providers in medical malpractice lawsuits
  • Defending individuals in personal injury cases
  • Defending health care providers before professional licensing boards

BrownWinick Medical Malpractice Team Secures Several Courtroom Wins

August 6, 2021   BrownWinick congratulates the Medical Malpractice Team of Loree Nelson and Jennifer De Kock on a series of recent courtroom wins. This Team has a proven track record of success in defending practitioners by applying specialized legal and medical expertise to each case through a provider and facility-focused strategy. Read on to learn about the Read…

BrownWinick Attorney Loree Nelson Inducted to the American College of Trial Lawyers

September 28, 2020   BrownWinick is excited to announce that attorney Loree Nelson has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL), one of the premier legal associations in North America. The induction ceremony at which Loree Nelson became a Fellow took place Thursday, September 24th during the recent 2020 Annual Meeting of the College Read…

BrownWinick Medical Malpractice Defense Team Wins Defense Verdict in Allamakee County

December 5, 2019 Following a jury trial in Allamakee County, BrownWinick attorneys Loree Nelson and Benjamin Merrill received a defense verdict in favor of their client in a medical malpractice case involving allegations of failure to properly diagnose, evaluate and treat. In the case, BrownWinick represented a nurse practitioner who had treated a minor child in the emergency Read…

Loree Nelson Joins BrownWinick Law Firm

October 14, 2019 BrownWinick is excited to announce that Loree Nelson has joined the firm as a member. Loree practices primarily in the area of medical malpractice defense and focuses on the areas of civil litigation and trial work. She has a general insurance defense practice, which includes medical malpractice, professional licensing issues, and personal injury matters She Read…


Janet Hall



Weber State University

B.S., magna cum laude, Health Care Administration, 1985


Drake University

J.D., 1994, Order of the Coif


Iowa, 1994; United States District Courts, for the Northern and Southern District of Iowa; United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

Memberships & Associations

  • Polk County Bar Association
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Iowa Defense Counsel Association
  • Iowa Grievance Commission
  • American College of Trial Lawyers