A little bit about us


We are attorneys Elisa M. Nelson and Pamela S. Wilcox of Nelson & Associates LLC in Galesburg, Illinois, and we have been resolving legal issues for clients throughout West Central Illinois for more than a quarter of a century.

If you face criminal charges, have made the difficult decision to end your marriage, or if you are financially struggling to make ends meet, the lawyer you choose to work with will have a significant impact on the level of stress you experience throughout the process, not to mention the outcome of your case.

We employ a highly personalized, solutions-oriented approach that attempts to resolve matters as efficiently as possible while placing a premium on achieving the best possible outcome.

By maintaining regular contact with every client and taking the time to explain options, processes, next steps and likely outcomes when it makes sense, we reduce the amount of stress involved in tackling legal matters, and we help our clients move forward with their business objectives or personal lives.

Our Practice Areas


We work with clients in these areas

  • Felony Criminal Defense, DUI defense, Traffic and Misdmeanor offenses
  • Family Law, including divorce, child custody, child support, adoption and guardianship
  • Bankruptcy, Debt-relief and workout agreements
  • Municipal Law
  • Banking law and commercial collections
  • Commercial and residential real estate
  • Real Estate litigation
  • Civil litigation in the state trial and appellate courts



We represent individuals, families and businesses across West Central Illinois

We opened our own firm with the commitment to provide the kind of legal representation we would want if we needed a lawyer.

That is to say, highly personalized with an emphasis on preparation, communication and favorable results, all produced for reasonable fees.

Service Areas


We Practice Law The Way We Would Want To Be Represented

Including places such as
Knox County, Warren County, Henry County,
Henderson County, McDonough County, Mercer County, Fulton County
and many other Illinois counties.
  • Best attorney and staff around!

    Lacie C.

    Thank you for your professionalism through this. If I ever know of anyone else needing this service, I will certainly send them your way!

    Mr. T.

    Elisa is really good

    Justin B.
  • Elisa is really good

    Justin B.

    The expertise and professionalism of Attorney Pamela Wilcox and her staff made a difficult situation reasonable. Very glad we chose her to represent us!

    Mike a.

    Hands down the best attorney in town! Thankful for everything she has done and continues to do for our family!

    Dalanee B.
  • I've had Elisa for about two years now. My life is better, my daughter's life is better and it's all because of her. Now my sister has her. Her life is getting better also. She's a super hero.

    Temujin M.