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Cassandra S. Nelson

Cassandra S. Nelson, an associate in the law firm of Nelson & Nelson, P.A. in North Miami Beach, Florida. Cassandra has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® in Ones to Watch in the practice area of Trusts and Estates since 2022; and as an "Associates to Watch" by Chambers USA High Net Worth Guide 2024 in Private Wealth Law Florida. She practices primarily in the areas of estate planning, asset protection, tax, special needs trusts, guardianships, and probate administration.


Cassandra has co-authored articles published by Trust & Estates, ActionLine (Florida Bar), and Leimberg Information Services. She co-authored Chapter 5: Homestead: Creditor Issues, Asset Protection in Florida (The Florida Bar, 7th Edition, 2022), and has been a co-contributor on several chapters published in Barry A. Nelson’s treatise, Estate Planning and Asset Protection in Florida: A Plan to Survive Unexpected Financial Threats. Cassandra received her B.A. from the University of Miami in 2013 and her J.D. from Emory University School of Law in 2017.

Cassandra Nelson is involved with The Victory Center for Autism and Behavioral Challenges (a not-for-profit corporation). As the older sister of an adult brother with severe autism, Cassandra has a unique interest in assisting children with disabilities and their families. As an attorney, she does so by counseling on the creation of special needs trusts and establishing guardianships for such children.

Practice Areas
  • Estate Planning

  • Asset Protection Planning

  • Tax Law

  • Special Needs Trusts/Guardianships

  • Probate and Trust Administration

Bar Admissions
  • The Florida Bar, 2017

  • Emory University School of Law, J.D. 2017

  • University of Miami, B.A. magna cum laude, 2013

Honors & Distinctions

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  • The Best Lawyers in America© (Ones to Watch in Trusts and Estates since 2022)

  • Chambers High Net Worth Guide: Private Wealth Law Florida "Associates to Watch" (2024) 

  • Super Lawyers (since 2017)

Memberships & Community Associations
  • Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate & Trust

  • Florida Bar, Young Lawyers

Presentations / Lectures

For a list of current events, presentations and lectures visit Events / Presentations.

Cassandra Nelson has presented estate planning and asset protection topics to the following institutions:

  • South Florida Accounting Conference (SFAC) by Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA)

  • South Dade Estate Planning Council

  • The Florida Bar Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section (RPPTL)


For a list of legal publications authored by the attorneys of Nelson & Nelson PA visit Publications.

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