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Nick Passe

Nick Passe

Practice areas:

Litigation, Criminal Defense, Appeals, Real Estate, Estate Planning

About Me

Martindale Hubbell (peer review) AV Rated, 2013 Superlawyers Wisconsin Rising Star, 9+ Avvo rating.  I have argued before the Wisconsin Supreme Court, am heavily involved in the La Crosse County Bar Association and love helping out in the community in my spare time.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2006

  1. Litigation: 40%
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
  3. Estate Planning: 10%
  4. Real Estate: 10%
  5. Appeals: 10%



Hourly ($100-250/hour), Contingent (25-40%), Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Scott Butler

    Nick Passe is an excellent attorney who goes above and beyond for his clients. I endorse him without reservations.


    Scott Butler Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Daniel Mark Norland

    Nick has a fantastic reputation amongst the legal community for his effective advocacy across several areas of practice. I fully endorse this lawyer.


    Daniel Norland Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

PO Box 786
La Crosse, WI, 54602-0786




WIGood Standing200603/27/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyMoen Sheehan Meyer Ltd.2007 - Present
AttorneyPasse Law Firm2006 - 2007


Association NamePosition NameDuration
La Crosse County Bar AssociationPresident-Elect2015 - 2016
La Crosse County Bar AssociationSecretary2014 - 2015
Coulee Council on AddictionsBoard of Directors2012 - Present
La Crosse County Bar AssociationBench Bar Liaison2009 - 2014
Wisconsin Bar Association Lawyer HotlineVolunteer2008 - Present
La Crosse Area Young Lawyers AssociationPresident2008 - 2009
Rotary Club of Downtown La CrosseMember2007 - Present
Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2007 - Present
La Crosse County Bar AssociationTreasurer2007 - 2009
La Crosse County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
La Crosse Area Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2006 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Health Care Record Privacy is NOT a JokeReached structured settlement of over $25,000
Home Improvement DisputeNegotiated Settlement
Nursing Home Negligence is NOT OkaySettlement

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Publication NameTitleDate
Avvo.comPunitive Damages Law in Wisconsin2012
Avvo.comWisconsin Crime Victim's Civil Recovery Guide2012
Avvo.comWisconsin Transfer-On-Death Deed Guide2011
Avvo.comWisconsin Agricultural Lease Statute Guide2011
Avvo.comUnder What Circumstances Can I Recover Attorney's Fees in Wisconsin?2010
Avvo.comHow can I find Local Court Rules in Wisconsin?2010
Avvo.comWhat to do if you suspect timber trespass / timber theft in Wisconsin2009
Avvo.comLa Crosse County, Wisconsin Small Claims Guide2009


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Oregon School of Law LawJD - Juris Doctor2006
University of Wisconsin, MadisonPolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science2002

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Wisconsin Mock Trial CompetitionMock Trial Judge (2010-2014)2014
Families FirstCo-parenting during and after a divorce (2008-2014)2014
Coulee Cap Case Manager Team MeetingLandlord/Tenant Law Update2014
Real Estate Class for Paralegal Students (guest lecture)Wisconsin Landlord/Tenant Law2013