University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, J.D.
University of Missouri-Columbia, B.S.

Benjamin B. Nelson


Ben represents individuals who have been injured, either at work or by the fault of another person. Ben also represents those who are unable to work due to a disability, and advocates for individuals in select cases who have been discriminated against or retaliated against for exercising their rights at work.

Whether your case settles in the early stages or goes all the way to trial, Ben ensures that each case, no matter how big or small, is treated with the importance and care that his clients have come to expect.

Ben has tried dozens of cases in front of judges and juries across the state and has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of his clients since he began his career in 2005.  Ben gets good results because he understands his clients.  Ben comes from a working-class family which taught him the value of physical work so he understands how difficult it is when the ability to work is lost or taken away.

In addition to serving clients, Ben has worked throughout his career on helping all people have equal access to our justice system.  He has served on numerous pro bono committees and has provided hundreds of hours of pro bono work over his career. Ben currently serves on a Missouri Supreme Court committee tasked with increasing access to the Missouri courts for all citizens of the state.

Ben lives in Columbia, Missouri with his wife Allison, who is also an attorney at Allen, Nelson & Wilson.  Ben and Allison have three children—Abby, Clara and Leo.  Ben is a member of The Crossing Church, where he leads a small group Bible Study involving several couples.  He enjoys traveling and is a faithful Mizzou football and basketball fan.