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Nicholas C. Zales

Nicholas C. Zales

Practice areas:

Appeals, Litigation, Trademark Infringement

About Me

I have been serving people in the State of Wisconsin in state and federal court for 25 years. Civil litigation, appeals, intellectual property, copyright, trademark and tradenames are the matters I like to focus on. Family law is also something I enjoy, helping people who need help. Personal service and attention to detail are my hallmarks.  


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1989

  1. Appeals: 50%
    22 years, 27 cases
  2. Litigation: 45%
    22 years, 33 cases
  3. Trademark Infringement: 5%
    19 years, 7 cases



Hourly ($250-325/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

19 total 

  • John T. Schomisch Jr.

    I endorse this lawyer. Nick is an excellent appellate lawyer. He knows the law and more importantly, appellate procedure. Nick is also active in the State Bar of Wisconsin Appellate Practice section. I have consulted with Nick on appeals and have also referred cases to Nick. The reports I receive back tell me that Nick is hardworking and gets the job done for a reasonable fee.


    John Schomisch Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Zales Law Office

9012 W Holt Ave
Milwaukee, WI, 53227-4426



WIGood Standing198903/19/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Highest Rated AttorneyAVVO2015
Milwaukee Leading Lawyer - AppealsM: Milwaukee Lifestyle Magazine2015
Highest Ranked - LititgationM: Milwaukee Lifestyle Magazine2014
Highly Rated Attorney 10.0AVVO2014
Highest Ranked - LitigationM: Milwaukee Lifestyle Magazine2013
Highly ranked Attorney 10.0AVVO2013
Highest Ranked Attorney - LitigationM: Milwaukee Lifestyle Magazine2012
Highly Ranked Attorney 10.0AVVO2012
President's Award for Excellence in ServiceState Bar of Wisconsin2010

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerZales Law Office1994 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of WisconsinState Bar Governor - Milwaukee County2015 - Present
Wisconsin Trust Account FoundationBoard Member2010 - Present
Judicial Council of the State of WisconsinBoard Member2010 - 2011

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
State v. One 2000 Lincoln Navigator, 731 NW 2d 375, 2007 WI App 127,Won
State ex rel. Labine v. Puckett, 676 NW 2d 424, 2004 WI 25, 270 Wis. 2d 57Split Decision
Halloway v. Milwaukee County, 180 F. 3d 820 (7th Circuit, 1999)N/A

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Publication NameTitleDate
De NovoIn Chambers Series - Interviews with Wisconsin Appellate Court Judges2009
De NovoIn Chambers2008
De NovoIn Chambers2007


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Marquette UN/Alaw1989