Nelson Ivan Burgos

Nelson Ivan Burgos

Silver Spring, Maryland

In his early years, Nelson I. Burgos traveled the world as his father was in the United States Army. When he was ten years old, he returned with his family to live in Puerto Rico. Mr. Burgos attended the University of Puerto Rico from 1975 until 1976 before he entered the United States Air Force Academy where he graduated in 1980 with a B.S. Degree in Biology. After completing his service in the United States Air Force, Mr. Burgos attended the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, and Notre Dame Law School – London Campus. In 1987, he obtained a J.D from the Catholic University of Maryland. His bar admissions include Maryland (1987), District of Columbia (1988), U.S. District Court – Maryland and District of Columbia (1988), and the Supreme Court of the United States (1991). Mr. Burgos served as President of the Maryland Hispanic Bar Association from 1996-97. His professional associations include the Maryland State Bar Association; Bar Association of Montgomery County; District of Columbia Bar Association; Maryland Trial Lawyers Association; Maryland Association of Justice; American Association for Justice; and the United States Air Force Academy Association of Graduates where he is a lifetime member and Class of 1980 Secretary. He is a former member of the Consumer Council of Maryland. Mr. Burgos is a former member of the Trial Courts Judicial Nominating Commission for Montgomery County.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Products Liability
  • Driving While Intoxicated
  • Premises Liability
  • Aviation Law
  • Commercial Liability
  • Assault and Battery

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland, 1987
  • District of Columbia, 1988
  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland, 1988
  • U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia, 1988
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1991


  • Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D. - 1987
  • Notre Dame Law School, London, England
  • United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs
    • B.S. - 1980
    • Honors: United States Air Force Academy Association of Graduates, Lifetime Member and Class of 1980 Secretary
    • Major: Biology
  • University of Puerto Rico - 1976

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Maryland Hispanic Bar Association, President, 1996 - 1997
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Montgomery County
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Maryland Trial Lawyers Association
  • Maryland Association of Justice
  • American Association for Justice
  • Consumer Council of Maryland, Former Member
  • Trial Courts Judicial Nominating Commission for Montgomery County, Former Member


  • Spanish
  • English