Kaleigh Clark Nelson was born and raised in Pascagoula, Mississippi. She attended Pascagoula High School, and later received her B.A. in English from Mississippi State University, with an emphases in Creative Writing. After working as a Paralegal for a large plaintiff’s firm, Kaleigh enrolled in Mississippi College School of Law. She graduated in 2018 with the honors of cum laude and returned to the Mississippi Gulf Coast to build her practice in her home community of Jackson County.
During her first two years of law school, Kaleigh focused her studies on Family Law and was sworn in to limited practice as a student advocate in the Mississippi College School of Law Adoption Clinic, where she assisted various families in the Jackson-Metro area with the adoption process, from start to finish. This experience sparked her interest in working in the Chancery Court system that she primarily practices in today. During her final year of law school, Kaleigh relocated back to the Mississippi Gulf Coast to complete a legal externship with the office of the District Attorney for the 19th Judicial District, where she was sworn in for limited practice to assist in trying various criminal cases. Once her externship period ended, she remained on staff with the District Attorney’s office as a research assistant. The experience gained by working in the DA’s office has been beneficial in her criminal defense practice.
Since being admitted to the Mississippi Bar, Kaleigh has primarily focused her areas of practice on Family Law and defending misdemeanor criminal charges in the lower courts. Kaleigh uses her knowledge and advocacy skills daily to represent clients in cases involving divorce, child custody, child support, termination of parental rights, adoptions, guardianships, conservatorships, mental writs, wills, estates and various emergency appearances. Kaleigh regularly practices in the Chancery Courts, Circuit Courts, Justice Courts and Municipal Courts located in Jackson, George, and Greene Counties.
Kaleigh is a licensed attorney and has been admitted to practice in state courts by the Supreme Court of Mississippi. She prides herself on serving her clients in some of their toughest moments with an approachable, empathetic demeanor and realistic expectations.
Kaleigh is a proud resident of Pascagoula, where she lives with her husband and two daughters.
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