Dana Nelson

Texas Legal Services Center

Dana represents victims of sexual assault in their civil legal cases across the state for the Texas Legal Services Center. She was a prosecutor in Travis County for 19 years, working at the misdemeanor and felony levels specializing in intimate partner violence prosecution, including sex crimes intake, for the District Attorney's Office. She authored "Family Violence Resource Notebook," published by the Texas District and County Attorney's Association in 2011. She served as course director for Family Violence Seminar and Advanced Trial Skills Course for TDCAA and speaks frequently. She served on the board of SafePlace for six years and was co-chair of the Travis County Family Violence Task Force.