Richard P. Nelson


Mr. Nelson has practiced health care law throughout his career. After an eight year term as a member of the Nebraska Health and Human Services Policy Cabinet, he became Of Counsel to Erickson Sederstrom in 2007. He represents health care providers regarding state licensing, Medicare and Medicaid survey and certification, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, and health care compliance programs. He also represents clients in contracts and other dealings with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. 


Practice Areas

Governmental Relations
Health Law


J.D., 1964, University of Nebraska College of Law, Order of the Coif
B.A., University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Admitted To

United States District Court (Nebraska)
United States Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
United States Supreme Court

Professional and Civic Affiliations

Evangelical Covenant Church, Board of Benevolence, Director
Nebraska Accountability and Disclosure Commission, former Commissioner
Nebraska Environmental Trust, former Trustee
City of Lincoln Charter Revision Commission, former Commissioner
City of Lincoln Personnel Commission, former Member
Johanns for US Senate Board of Directors, Director and former Treasurer
People’s City Mission Foundation, former President and Director
People’s City Mission, former Director
People’s City Mission Free Medical Clinic, former Director
Homestead Girl Scout Council, former Director
First Evangelical Covenant Church, Former-Chairperson and Member Church Council
American Health Lawyers Association

Additional Information

Mr. Nelson is active in his church locally and at the denominational level.
 He has been an active member of the American Health Lawyers Association and its predecessor organization since 1976.

Office Location

Cornhusker Plaza
301 South 13th Street Suite 400
Lincoln, Nebraska 68508-2571
(402) 476-1000
(800) 279-3756