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Ryan A. Nelson
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Washington, DC Office
1233 20th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20036

Tel:  (202) 712-7000
Fax:  (202) 712-7100
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Ryan Nelson earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University in Analytical Chemistry before attending Howard University where he earned a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D.) degree. He worked in a hospital for five years as a clinical pharmacist before continuing as a retail pharmacist. His background as a pharmacist for over ten years gives Mr. Nelson the unique ability to understand the dynamic landscape of healthcare. He is an expert in pharmacy procedures and general hospital and pharmacy standard of care.

Mr. Nelson is currently an Adjunct Instructor of Pharmacy Jurisprudence at Howard University. The course involves an in-depth examination of the laws and regulatory issues pertaining to the practice of pharmacy. Specifically, the course focuses on malpractice and pertinent sections of the federal Controlled Substances Act, Food Drug and Cosmetic Act and other federal and state law. He has experience preparing healthcare powers of attorney, advance directives, estate planning, and education law. He previously drafted appellate decisions for the Department of Veterans Affairs, and has successfully represented clients involved in personal injury lawsuits and complex litigation involving mass tort product liability claims.

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Maryland Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar


  • American University Washington College of Law, J.D., 2019
  • Howard University College of Pharmacy, Pharm D., 2012
  • Florida State University, B.S., 2006

Bar and Court Admissions

  • District of Columbia 
  • Maryland 
  • Virginia 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
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