Susan Nelson has over 36 years of legal experience. Susan devotes her practice to family law and mediation, including dissolutions of marriage, adoptions, guardianship, modifications of support and visitation, name changes, and non-support. She has experience in mediating disputes that result in saving litigants time and resources.
Highly active in the community, Susan is on the board of directors of Bloomington Municipal Facilities Corporation and Theatre Circle Board and has been a member of the the Bedford Limestone Girls Club, Well Baby Clinic, Little Theatre of Bedford, LIFE Community Food Pantry (Bloomington) Foundation of MCCSC, Tulip Trace Council of Girl Scouts, United Way of Monroe County. She is a member of the Indiana State and Monroe County Bar Associations.
Valparaiso University – B.A. degree, 1970
Valparaiso University – J.D. degree, 1975
Certified family law mediator since 1994
1975-1976 Research Assistant, Valparaiso University School of Law
1976-1977 Staff Attorney, Legal Aid Society of Gary, Indiana
1977-1980 Managing Attorney, Bloomington Legal Services Organization
1980-1983 Associate, Robbins & Haury – Bedford, Indiana
1983-1989 Haury & Nelson – Bedford, Indiana
1989-1994 Cotner, Andrews, Mann & Chapman
1994-2000 Andrews, Harrell, Mann, Chapman & Coyne
2000-Present Chapman & Nelson, P.C.
Member, Board of Directors:
(Bedford) Limestone Girls Club, Well Baby Clinic, Little Theater of Bedford, LIFE Community Food Pantry
(Bloomington) Foundation of MCCSC, Tulip Trace Council of Girl Scouts, United Way of Monroe County, Bloomington Municipal Facilities Corporation, Theatre Circle Board
Indiana State Bar Association (Member, House of Delegates)
Monroe County Bar Association (Past President & Treasurer)