Nelson Reid is a partner and former chair of Bricker Graydon's Litigation Group. He practices general civil litigation with an emphasis on consumer finance litigation and construction litigation. His representation of clients includes trial and appellate practice, commercial and business disputes, contract and lease litigation, tort and negligence actions, temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction litigation, real estate litigation, and zoning litigation.

As a litigator in the firm’s Construction Law Group, he regularly represents a variety of clients including school districts, municipalities, townships, counties, cities and hospitals in handling bid disputes, construction defects and other claims that arise from construction projects.

As part of his consumer finance practice, Nelson has over two decades of experience advising lenders and servicers on how best to achieve their business objectives when claims are threatened or filed. Often, a client’s interests are best served by positioning a case for early resolution rather than fighting to the bitter end. Whether those claims are brought under federal law (such as the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act, Truth in Lending Act, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, etc.) or under state law (such as the Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, etc.), Nelson guides clients through the litigation and pre-litigation process as expeditiously as possible, so they can return their focus to their businesses as soon as possible.


Duke University School of Law (J.D., 1997)

Dartmouth College (B.A., 1994)


Listed, Best Lawyers in America (Commercial Litigation), 2020-2023

Ohio Rising Star, Ohio Super Lawyers, 2007, 2009, 2011

Professional Activities

Member, University of Findlay, Parents Executive Council

Committee Chair, BSA Boy Troop 268, Worthington, Ohio

Committee Chair, BSA Girl Troop 752, Worthington, Ohio

Past Member, Franklin County Republication Central Committee

Graduate, Leadership Columbus



Presentations & Publications

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Nelson M. Reid

  • 100 South Third Street
    Columbus, OH 43215 -4291


  • Admitted, Ohio Supreme Court; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; the U.S. Supreme Court
  • Member, Columbus Bar Association; Federal Bar Association, Columbus Chapter
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