Annie Nelson


Annie joined Karnopp Petersen in 2012 after graduating from Lewis & Clark Law School. While in law school, she served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Randolph Garrison of the Douglas County Circuit Court, worked as a law clerk at a firm specializing in business law and estate planning, and participated in the law school’s low-income taxpayer clinic. In addition, Annie was elected as the executive editor of the Lewis and Clark Law Review.

Annie is an associate in the Trust and Estates Department and Business Department of Karnopp Petersen. She regularly advises clients in the areas of estate planning, probate, and trust administration, and assists clients with establishing guardianships and conservatorships. She also has a general business practice in which she counsels clients in various business transactions, including forming businesses, buying and selling businesses, franchising and reviewing and drafting contracts.


Annie is a member of the Oregon State Bar Estate Planning and Business Law Sections, Deschutes County Bar Association, Oregon Women Lawyers, and Cascade Women Lawyers. She currently serves as President of the J.R. Campbell American Inns of Court and volunteers her time with Junior Achievement and Constitution in the Classroom. Most recently, she is a graduate of the Bend Chamber’s Leadership Bend program.


Oregon State University, 2008

  • B.S., Political Science
  •  Magna cum laude

Lewis & Clark Law School, 2011

  • J.D.
  • Lewis & Clark Law Review, Executive Editor
  • Outstanding Clinical Advocate Award, Recipient


  • Oregon


Outside of the office, Annie enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her husband, Matthew, and their two young children, Nicholas and Evelyn.

Phone: 541.382.3011
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