|Current Court Information:|
|Montana Supreme Court|
|Appointed by:||Marc Racicot|
|Succeeded by:||Laurie McKinnon|
|Born:||February 20, 1944|
|Bachelors:||University of Idaho, 1966|
|Law School:||George Washington University, 1974|
|Military service:||U.S. Army, 1966-1969|
James C. "Jim" Nelson was an associate justice of the Montana Supreme Court. He took office in May of 1993, following an appointment by then-governor Marc Racicot, and he retired on December 31, 2012.
Prior to his legal career, Nelson served in the U.S. Army from 1966-1969 and worked for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Before joining the Montana Supreme Court, Nelson was in private practice and was attorney of Glacier County.
1994 and 1996
- Montana Courts, Justice James C. Nelson
- Project Vote Smart, Justice James C. Nelson (MT)
- Missoulian, "Justice: Discrimination against gays 'a prevalent societal cancer grounded in bigotry and hate'", October 7, 2009
- Portland Independent Media Center, "Montana Supreme Court justice warns Orwell's 1984 has arrived", August 5, 2005