Mr. Nelsen joined the Howard County State’s Attorney’s Office in the spring of 2003. Since then, he has prosecuted a large number of felony drug cases along with robbery, burglary, white-collar theft and murder. He currently supervises a team of felony prosecutors. Prior to his time at the HoCoSAO, Mr. Nelsen worked for the Office of the State’s Attorney in Carroll County and served as a law clerk under the Honorable Raymond J. Kane, Circuit Court for Howard County and other law offices. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree, cum laude, from SUNY-ESF-College of Environmental Science and Forestry located in Syracuse, New York. He received his law degree, cum laude, from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 1999.