Christopher Nelson is an attorney in our Municipal Law Group as well as serving clients in Labor & Employment matters. He has developed an exceptional acumen for guiding local government clients throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin, representing numerous municipalities prior to joining Eckberg Lammers.

Christopher works diligently with his clients across a variety of issues facing municipalities to protect their interests and help them achieve their goals, including:

  • Comprehensive plans
  • Contract negotiation and preparation
  • Easements
  • Public Employment Law
  • Land development
  • Real Estate
  • Zoning ordinances
  • CARES Act Compliance

He also has experience helping business and public sector clients effectively navigate the full spectrum of employment law by providing general counsel and litigation support.

Christopher attended Occidental College, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and from William Mitchell College of Law with a Juris Doctor, magna cum laude. After graduation from law school, Christopher worked in the public sector, where he clerked for the Honorable Ross L. Leuning of the Third Judicial District gaining experience on civil, criminal and family law cases. He then worked for the Housing Justice Center focusing on affordable housing litigation and policy before starting private practice in 2017.

Christopher lives in Mahtomedi. He enjoys spending time with family, golfing, skiing, and time on the water.

Education & Admissions


William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, MN
– J.D., magna cum laude

Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA
– B.A., magna cum laude

Bar Admissions



U.S. District Court – District of Minnesota

Affiliations & Involvement

Professional Affiliations

Minnesota State Bar Association
– Member

State Bar of Wisconsin
– Member

St. Croix Valley Bar Association
– Member

Predatory Offender Statutory Framework, Minnesota Department of Corrections
– Working Group Member

Community Involvement

Advocates for Human Rights
– Pro bono Counsel

Prepare & Prosper
– Volunteer Tax Preparer

Greater White Bear Lake Community Foundations’ Leadership Tomorrow program
– Member



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In working with municipal clients, I am fortunate to work with city officials, citizens, and stakeholders who are passionate about the success of their communities. It is a privilege to provide counsel to those who work hard to build vibrant cities and strengthen their communities for future generations.
Christopher Nelson