Prominent Brighton attorney Neal D. Nielsen dies

Officials are confirming the Dec. 11, 2020, death of well-known Brighton attorney and former U-M regent Neal D. Nielsen. No other details are known. Nielsen, who got his start in the Livingston County Prosecutor’s Office, went into private practice, established his own legal firm, and became one of the highest-profile attorneys in the community. He served on the University of Michigan Board of Regents from 1984-1992, after being elected when he was in his early 30s. Nielsen said he well understood the financial hardship of paying for college after working two jobs while pursuing his bachelor’s degree at U-M, so … Continue reading Prominent Brighton attorney Neal D. Nielsen dies