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Petersen & Fonda, PC has provided professional legal services to Pueblo and Southeastern Colorado for over 80 years with offices located in Pueblo and Colorado Springs.

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Nelson G. Dunford, Esq.

Nelson G. Dunford, Esq.Nelson grew up in the Pacific Northwest.  He graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a minor in Philosophy.  He earned his Juris Doctor from Case Western Reserve University School of Law.  As an attorney with Petersen & Fonda, PC Nelson focuses his practice in criminal and family law, estate planning, landlord-tenant disputes, and corporate transactions. 

During law school, Nelson worked in the corporate legal department of University Hospitals near Cleveland, Ohio and the white-collar crimes division of the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office.  He received the Anderson Publishing Company Book Award and the CALI Excellence for the Future Award for his superior writing skills.  Prior to joining Petersen & Fonda, PC, Nelson worked for many years as a prosecutor in southern Colorado.  Nelson has a passion for ensuring that justice is done both in the criminal and civil sphere and works tirelessly to represent his clients.

When not at work, Nelson enjoys designing and playing board games, reading, listing to music, cooking, hiking, spending time with his family, and dancing with his wife.  Nelson and his family are proud to call Pueblo home.