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Nelson T. Karre

Nelson T. Karre

Battle Creek, Michigan
877-753-1211 (Toll Free)

Nelson Karre is an attorney and shareholder of the Firm. He was born in 1952 in Omaha, Nebraska, obtained his undergraduate degree in 1973 from the University of Wyoming and graduated in 1977 from the University of Nebraska Law School. Nelson joined the Firm in 1977.

Nelson's practice is primarily in real estate, estate and business planning, municipal law including zoning and development work, and employment law. He has worked on numerous civil litigation matters in a variety of courts including commercial and real estate matters and employment relations claims.

He has also worked extensively with local units of government on economic development projects in the greater Battle Creek area. He has been instrumental in the development of Battle Creek's Beckley Road commercial/retail area including Lakeview Square Mall, and the redevelopment of Battle Creek's downtown.

Nelson is active in a variety of community service and nonprofit organizations, including as a board member of Battle Creek Chamber of Commerce, the Battle Creek Tax Increment Finance Authority, the Bronson Healthcare Group, Bronson Battle Creek Hospital, The Irving S. Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, and, formerly, the United Arts Council.

Nelson and his wife, Nancy, have four children.

Year Joined Firm

  • 1977

Areas of Practice

  • Real Estate
  • Estate and Business Planning
  • Municipal Law
  • Zoning and Development Work
  • Employment Law

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1977
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1980


  • University of Nebraska College of Law, Lincoln, Nebraska
    • J.D. - 1977
  • University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming
    • B.A. - 1973
    • Honors: With Honors


  • Comerica Bank

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of Michigan, Member
  • Calhoun County Bar Association, Member
  • The Chamber of Commerce, Board Member
  • Battle Creek Tax Increment Finance Authority, Board Member
  • Bronson Healthcare Group, Board Member
  • Battle Creek Chamber Foundation, Board Member