Nelson Atkin has been practicing labor and employment law since graduating, cum laude, from Syracuse University College of Law in 1974.
Mr. Atkin's primary area of expertise is traditional labor law representing employers in union organizing, unfair labor practice charges and collective bargaining.
He is a former chair of the Oregon State Bar, labor and employment Law section. He has been an active member of the American Bar Association's section of the labor and employment law committee on the development of the law under the NLRA since 1972.
Mr. Atkin is a primary chapter editor of the Labor Law Treatise written by the committee. He was elected by his national colleagues to the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers for his sustained outstanding performance in the profession.
Also, on a pro bono basis, he has represented the Portland Opera since 1983, the Oregon Symphony since 1990, and the Oregon Ballet Theater since 1997.
In 2006 and 2007 Mr. Atkin was also named one of the top 50 lawyers in Oregon by Super Lawyers.
In 2008, he was awarded the Management Practioner Award by the Labor and Employment Relations Association, Oregon Chapter.