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Nelson Ivan Burgos

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nelson@burgoslaw.net
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Phone: (301) 681-1111
Fax: (301) 681-7780

11120 New Hampshire Ave #204
Silver Spring, Maryland 20904

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 graduated with a J.D. degree from the Catholic university of Maryland. His bar admissions include Maryland (1987), District of Columbia (1988), United States District Court for the District of Maryland (1988), United States District Court for the District of Columbia (1989), and the Supreme Court of the United States (1991). Mr. Burgos served as President of the Maryland Hispanic Bar Association from 1996-1997. 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 also a former member of the Trial Courts Judicial Nominating Commission for Montgomery County.

Education

J.D., Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Washington, District of Columbia, 1987

American Jurisprudence Award in Torts, 1995

Notre Dame Law School, London, England, 1985

B.S., Biology, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, 1980
Honors: United States Air Force Academy Association of Graduates, Lifetime Member and Class of 1980 Secretary
Major: Biology

University of Puerto Rico, 1975-1976

Bar Admissions Supreme Court of the United States, 1991
United States District Court for the District of Columbia, 1989
District of Columbia, 1988
United States District Court for the District of Maryland, 1988
State of Maryland, 1987
Professional Associations and Memberships

Trial Courts Judicial Nominating Commission for Montgomery
Member Since: 2007-2014

Maryland Association of Justice
Member Since: 2000

Consumer Council of Maryland, Former Member
Member Since: 1998-2000

Maryland Hispanic Bar Association, President
Member Since: 1993 - present
President (1996 – 1997), Board Member (1993 – 1997)

Bar Association of Montgomery County
Member Since: 1990

District of Columbia Bar Association
Member Since: 1988

Maryland State Bar Association
Member Since: 1987

United States Air Force Academy Association of Graduates
Member Since: 1980 - lifetime member
Class of 1980 Secretary

Litigation Percentage

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Languages

Spanish

English

Industry Areas

Electronic Warfare Officer, United States Air Force (Active Duty) 1980 -1984

Representative Clients

Elevator fall case settled for 3.8 Million Dollars;

Leg amputation case settled for policy limits, 1 Million Dollars

Featured Cases and Matters

James M. McCleary, McLean, Virginia
Burgos and Burgos was there for me and my family when I was injured in an automobile accident. They aggressively pursued the insurance company to make sure I received the settlement I deserved.  They have earned my highest recommendation.

Christina Battikha, Annapolis, Maryland - 2010
I am thankful that Nelson Burgos took care of me when he persuasively argued my case in court. Nelson’s composure gave me the confidence that I needed to succeed.

Idabelle Hovland, Prince Frederick, Maryland
Nelson and Linda Burgos are two of the most powerful advocates a client could have. I felt listened to and my needs were taken care of in a very professional and timely manner.

Featured Pro Bono Activities

Open House of the Montgomery County District Court, 1996
Pro Bono Speaker

Legal and Social Service Fairs, 1994 - 1995
Personal Injury Speaker

Non-Legal Activities

Married; father of two children.

Client Reviews
★★★★★
Nelson and Linda Burgos are two of the most powerful advocates a client could have. I felt listened to and my needs were taken care of in a very professional and timely manner. Idabelle Hovland, Prince Frederick, Maryland
★★★★★
I am thankful that Nelson Burgos took care of me when he persuasively argued my case in court. Nelson’s composure gave me the confidence that I needed to succeed. Christina Battikha, Annapolis, Maryland
★★★★★
Burgos and Burgos was there for me and my family when I was injured in an automobile accident. They aggressively pursued the insurance company to make sure I received the settlement I deserved. They have earned my highest recommendation. James M. McCleary, McLean, Virginia