Chauvin, who is White, appeared on video for roughly nine minutes pressing his knee into the neck of Floyd, a Black man, during an arrest – video of which went viral and prompted nationwide protests.
It could be the highest-profile trial of a police officer in decades.
But colleagues and clients have described Nelson as steel-nerved and one of “the best defense attorneys.”
Nelson, 46, is a founding partner at Halberg Defense, one of the largest criminal defense firms in the region, according to law partner Marsh Halberg.
He is not granting interviews or watching the media during the trial, Halberg told Fox News Friday, in order to avoid distractions.
Although he’s facing a deep-pocketed prosecution with a ready…