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Specializing in negligence related to:

Snow and Ice Management


Heavy Construction Equipment


Dump Truck & Tractor Trailer Maintenance and Operation


Vehicle Repairs and Maintenance



Mr. Wiest has more than 50 years of hands on experience in the excavating, trucking, vehicle and equipment maintenance and snow and ice management business.  From in-the-trenches, to on-site work, to comprehensive business management – he understands all aspects of the business and has a unique insight into both the needs of clients as well as providers’ scope of services, issues, and liabilities.


Mr. Wiest is an effective commuicator with a strong, affable personality and is reliable and efficient. Qualified as an expert witness in the Superior Courts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, he has appeared as an expert witness in numerous matters involving snow and ice management, specifically the acceptable standard methods for snow plowing; maintenance prior to, during, and after a storm; safe equipment operations; and vehicle, dump truck, tractor trailer and heavy equipment maintenance.


Expert Witness: J. Nelson Wiest, LLC


Providing Expert Witness services for more than 20 years, primarily regarding snow & ice management

Qualified as an Expert Witness in both the NJ and PA Superior Courts

Successful Snow & Ice Management Expert contributions cited in the New Jersey Law Journal


President and Owner of Nelson Wiest Excavating, Inc.

Oversaw all aspects of the company’s excavating business, including; site preparation, bulk commodities transportation, heavy equipment transportation and operation, equipment maintenance and repair, and commercial and residential snow and ice management and removal services.

Negotiated, reviewed and operated under agreements for snow removal and ice-free maintenance.

Worked in joint venture snow removal operations with other companies.

Involvement in every phase of the commercial snow removal and ice management business, including follow-up prevention of subsequent icing hazards.


Professional Memberships and Positions Held:


Associated Site Improvement Contractors (ASIC): Chairman of the Board (Since 2004): member since 1996

Snow & Ice Management Association (SIMA): member since 2007

Accredited Snow Contractors Association (ASCA): member since 2013


Community Service:


Mayor, Township of Maple Shade, New Jersey (2017) (2021)

Councilman, Township of Maple Shade, NJ (since 2013)

Planning Board, Township of Maple Shade, NJ: Vice Chairman (2004-2012); member (1990-2012)

Site Plan Review Board, Township of Maple Shade, NJ: Chairman (2015); member (1992-2012)

Maple Shade Advisory Board of Commerce: Chairman (2008-2012); member (since 2007)

Maple Shade Business Association: President (2001-2005); member (since 1997)

Moose Lodge 2682, Maple Shade, NJ: Administrator (since 2007); member (since 1990); elevated to Fellow (2015)

American Legion, Maple Shade Post: member (since 1996)


Military Service:


United States Army, 1967-1969 (Honorable Discharge), Sergeant E-5