Justin Nelson is the President and Founder of One Nation One Vote, an organization dedicated to improving democracy in America with a focus on trying to elect the President by popular vote.
Mr. Nelson is a lawyer who teaches Legislation at University of Texas Law School as an adjunct professor. He has previously taught Advanced Constitutional Law on the Law of Democracy. He also is a partner at Susman Godfrey LLP, which specializes in civil litigation. He is a Fellow of the American Bar Association. He has been recognized as a “Super Lawyer” since 2013 (Thomson Reuters) and in June 2010 was named by the American Lawyer as “Litigator of the Week." He also has represented various parties as amici in the Supreme Court of the United States, including representing a group of political scientists in a case regarding partisan gerrymandering.
In addition to his legal writings, his article on Lyndon Johnson’s role at the 1968 Democratic Convention appeared in the Presidential Studies Quarterly. He is a former law clerk Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.