Constance K. Nelson

Senior Counsel

Justice is for all, not just for those who can afford it.

Constance K. Nelson has extensive experience representing individuals and businesses in litigation matters. She is comfortable in a courtroom, having served as Chief Prosecutor of White Collar Crime in Northampton County for thirteen years prior to joining Gross McGinley.

As a former educator, Constance serves as a legal guide for her clients to help them make educated decisions about their case from start to finish. Within her family law practice, she counsels families about adoption and surrogacy, divorce and alimony negotiations, children and youth matters, grandparent rights, and prenuptial agreements.

She assists families in estate matters as well, ensuring the wishes of individuals are carried out through Wills, Powers of Attorney, and Advance Health Care Directives. When necessary, Constance provides estate litigation services. 

A key member of Gross McGinley’s criminal defense team, she provides legal guidance across all criminal matters, with deep knowledge in white collar crime and expungement. 

In the Lehigh Valley community, Constance serves in leadership roles within several nonprofit organizations. She was awarded the 2018 African American Business Leaders Award by the African American Business Leaders Council, as well as a 2020 Excellence in Business award by the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce. 

  • Widener University School of Law, J.D., 2000
  • Rutgers University New Brunswick, B.S., 1997
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Northampton County Bar Association
  • Northampton County Master in Divorce
  • Bar Association of Lehigh County, Board of Directors
  • LeTip of the Lehigh Valley, Board of Directors
  • Communities in Schools of Eastern Pennsylvania, Board of Directors
  • North Penn Legal Services, President, Board of Directors
  • Third Street Alliance for Women and Families, Board of Directors
  • 2020 Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Business Award
  • 2018 African American Business Leader’s Award