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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, was admitted to the Florida Bar in September 2017 and joined the firm as an associate in October 2017. She practices primarily in the areas of estate planning, asset protection, tax, special needs trusts, guardianships, and probate administration.


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 has co-authored several articles in the area of financial elder exploitation with her father and shareholder of Nelson & Nelson, Barry A. Nelson.


Cassandra Nelson is involved with The Victory Center for Autism and Behavioral Challenges (a not-for-profit corporation). As the older sister of a 23-year-old 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 for such children and establishing guardianships before turning 18 years of age.

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

  • Florida Bar, Young Lawyers

Presentations / Lectures

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

  • South Dade Estate Planning Council


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

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