I grew up in Brownsdale, Minnesota, a small town in the southeastern corner of the state near Austin & Rochester. After graduating from Hayfield High School, I attended Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. I was a music major, and received my B.A. in 1987. That same year, I met my future wife, a Cassville native. We were married in 1991.
My first job after college was teaching vocal music at Bloomington, Wisconsin, which later merged with another school to form River Ridge School District. A few years after consolidation, the new district cut the music staff from four teachers down to two. After eighteen years, my position was eliminated and I decided to go to law school.
I graduated from William Mitchell College of Law in May of 2008, passed the Wisconsin bar exam in July 2008, and was admitted to practice in October of that year.
Upon graduation from law school, I joined Mark Bromley in forming the law firm of Bromley & Nason. Mark left private practice to take a position with the Wisconsin Attorney General's office in 2010 and I became a sole practitioner.
I am licensed to appear in all Wisconsin state courts, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.
Nearly all of my practice is devoted to representing debtors in consumer bankruptcy cases.
About My Practice
I practice law “one-on-one.” I work as a sole practitioner in a one-person office in Platteville. There are no assistants, associates, or paralegals to get between you and your lawyer. When you call, I answer my own phone and return my own calls. I provide friendly, personalized bankruptcy advice, counsel, and representation to individuals & small businesses throughout southwestern Wisconsin.
Some larger firms handle many cases at a time, running clients through a virtual “bankruptcy mill.” You may deal with assistants or paralegals more than with your lawyer. At your 341 meeting, you may be represented by someone you have never met. I prefer to take a smaller number of cases and give each client individualized attention.
My entire practice is focused on representing debtors. I don't represent creditors and I don't do collection work. I provide debt relief solutions, including filing bankruptcy cases. I stay up-to-date with the latest changes in relevant law, understand the problems that cause bankruptcies, and can anticipate the issues that may develop during a bankruptcy. A general practice attorney who practices in many areas of law may be able to file your bankruptcy case for you, but do you really want to trust your financial future to a jack-of-all-trades?
I also understand the emotional discomfort that my clients often feel. I make sure that you will be familiar and comfortable with each step we must take to resolve your financial problems. At our first meeting, there will be no pressure, no hard sell, and no demands to follow my advice. I'll listen to your concerns, analyze your situation, and present you with options. You can then consider those options in the privacy of your own home before making a decision.
Because I assist people seeking debt relief under the Bankruptcy Code, my law practice has been designated as a Debt Relief Agency by the federal government.
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|Attorney||Nason Law Firm||2010 - Present|
|Partner||Bromley & Nason||2008 - 2010|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Western District Bankruptcy Bar Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys||Member||2010 - Present|
|Wisconsin State Bar Association, Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Creditors' Rights Section||Member||2008 - Present|
|American Bankruptcy Institute||Member||2008 - Present|
|Confidential||Debtor prevailed on summary judgment.|
|See all legal cases|
|Best Practices for Filing Chapter 13 (Inside the Minds)||Filing Your First Chapter 13 Case||2013|
|William Mitchell College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2008|
|Luther College||Music||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1987|