Family Law and Mediation, Helping Good People Through Difficult Times.

( From left to right the NLG attorneys, Sterling Lovelady, Seth Nelson, Kaley Ogren, and Paul Phipps )

The NLG attorneys, Seth Nelson, Paul Phipps, Kaley Ogren, Sterling Lovelady and the entire legal team focuses on their client’s interests, and balances reasonable settlement options with zealous representation.  The NLG approachable, empathic, no-nonsense style allows their clients to clearly understand the law and how it impacts their lives. Seth tells clients what they need to know, even if it’s not what they want to hear. “This way our clients understand the different potential outcomes and how we are going to get there, together,” Seth says. 

 Seth has been involved in thousands of cases as a lawyer and as a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator. With his professional and personal life experiences, he brings common sense solutions to difficult problems. “The complexity of modern life and how it relates to complex divorce litigation, especially in high-net-worth cases and cases dealing with children, demands a legal team and law firm that has a diverse set of skills,” Seth says.

 Finally, Seth understands that the legal system cannot solve all issues that families deal with in a divorce.  That is why he hosts his podcast, How to Split a Toaster – A Divorce Podcast About Saving Relationships, which gives non-legal practical suggestions for anyone who is contemplating, going through, or has completed a divorce.  Episodes include, “Now You Are Alone”, “But What About the Dog” and “Post-divorce Dating.” In its sixth season, it is available wherever you get your podcasts.

 Seth was divorced when his child was very young and can relate to his clients’ issues. He confesses, “I am a self-proclaimed workaholic because divorce doesn’t conveniently happen between 9 and 5, and I like to be there for my clients.” However, when he is not working, he enjoys recharging his batteries by spending time with his son, being on or around the water and playing with his two mini-dachshunds, known as “The Hots.”   

 Education: University of Florida, J.D. (2001); 

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, B.S. (1992)

 Notable Positions:
Law Clerk to the Hon. John C. Godbold, Federal Circuit Court Judge for the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals (2001-2002)
Family Law Inn of Court – Former Executive Council Member
Former President of Hillsborough County Family Law Section
Current member of the Wm. Reece Smith, Jr. Litigation American Inn of Court

 Awards: Super Lawyers Distinction, 2014-2022


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