Specializing in Negligence related to...

~ Snow/Ice Management
~ Heavy Construction Equipment, Dump Truck and 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, 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 communicator 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 15 years; primarily regarding snow & ice management
    Qualified as Expert Witness in the NJ and PA Superior Courts
Successful Snow & Ice Managment 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. 

Mr. Wiest has been involved with every phase of the commercial snow removal and ice management business, including follow-up prevention of subsequent icing hazards.


  • 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 since2013  


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


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

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