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Nicholas C. Zales

Appeals Attorney at Milwaukee, WI

5.0   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State WI
    Acquired 1989
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Nicholas

Learn Nicholas’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Appeals
    50%
    Civil and Criminal appellate law in state and federal court.

    31 years, 27 cases

  2. Litigation
    45%
    General complex business civil litigation in state and federal courts.

    31 years, 33 cases

  3. Trademark infringement
    5%
    Success in prosecuting and defending trademark and trade-name claims.

    28 years, 7 cases

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.  

Location

Zales Law Office
9012 W Holt Ave
Milwaukee, WI, 53227-4426

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Reviews

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Posted by Don | March 7, 2015
A friend when I needed it the most.....
In a world that's not often fair, it's good to know someone whose understanding, support and guidance provides the light at the end of the tunnel. Thank You Nick
Posted by Jim M | March 4, 2015
Sincere thanks for reuniting me with my son
I hired Attorney Nick Zales for my family law case. He got the job done that I asked him to do. I don't know what I would have done without him. He reunited me with my son. I was well informed during the case. Attorney Zales was very knowledgeable about family law and that was what I needed to win this case.
Posted by Carolyn | March 3, 2015
Civil Litigation Appeal
We became involved in civil litigation that involved the sale of condominium property and a resultant business relationship. The business relationship eroded and ended in civil litigation that included questions of trademark. The first attorney we worked with failed to provide adequate representation. We decided to appeal the civil trial outcome and began working with Attorney Zales, which resulted in a successful appeal for us. He quickly learned the facts of the case and provided excellent advice and representation throughout the appeal process. Mr. Zales was knowledgeable, met all deadlines, submitted a well-written brief that incorporated all relevant facts, answered our questions promptly and, overall, very ably represented us and our position. We also appreciate that he promptly answered our questions and listened to our concerns throughout the process. We believe that if Mr. Zales had been our first attorney the civil litigation would have had a much different outcome. We continue to work with Mr. Zales and would highly recommend him.
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Posted by Bonnie | March 3, 2015
Great attorney
Thank you Nick for helping me out with my divorce appeal. Nick was easy to work with, did a fantastic job and was very knowledgable both as to the law and the judges. I would highly recommend Nick as a appellate attorney.
Posted by Barbara L | March 2, 2015
Atty Zales Representation
I hired Attorney Zales for a family law case. I was kept informed throughout the case. The knowledge that Attorney Zales provided was very good. I won my case. I am a very satisfied client and I highly recommend Attorney Zales.
Posted by Julie | November 2, 2012
Attorney Zales helped me tremendously in a time of need!
I truly do not know how I would of gotten through my divorce without Attorney Zales. He was incredibly calm, knowledegable and on top of his game during hearings and when I dealt with him outside court as well. He kept on top of my husband's lawyer, and was one step ahead of her in what could of turned out to be a long tedious process if he were a lawyer just out to make money. However, he was very effective in keeping things concise, as this is how I wanted things to be. He kept me well informed of potential outcomes during my divorce process. He listened well to all of my concerns and helped me feel confident when I was confused and scared throughout the length of my case. He really helped me get a good settlement in a short amount of time. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of legal help. I was so thankful that I found him!
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-325 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Zales Law Office
  • 1994 - Present

Education

  • Marquette University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989

Sample of Legal Cases

  • US v. Richards, 741 F. 3d 843 (7th Circuit 2014)
  • District Court Afffirmed
  • State v. One 2000 Lincoln Navigator, 731 NW 2d 375, 2007 WI App 127,
  • Won
  • Tallmadge v Boyle, 730 N.W.2d 173 (2007) 2007 WI App 47
  • New Rule of Law Created
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Associations

  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • State Bar Governor - Milwaukee County
  • 2015 - Present
  • Wisconsin Trust Account Foundation
  • Board Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Judicial Council of the State of Wisconsin
  • Board Member
  • 2010 - 2011

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Highest Rated Attorney
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Milwaukee Leading Lawyer - Appeals
  • M: Milwaukee Lifestyle Magazine
  • 2015
  • Highest Ranked - Lititgation
  • M: Milwaukee Lifestyle Magazine
  • 2014
  • Highly Rated Attorney 10.0
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • Highest Ranked - Litigation
  • M: Milwaukee Lifestyle Magazine
  • 2013
  • Highly ranked Attorney 10.0
  • AVVO
  • 2013
  • Highest Ranked Attorney - Litigation
  • M: Milwaukee Lifestyle Magazine
  • 2012
  • Highly Ranked Attorney 10.0
  • AVVO
  • 2012
  • President's Award for Excellence in Service
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • 2010
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Publications

  • De Novo
  • In Chambers Series - Interviews with Wisconsin Appellate Court Judges
  • 2009
  • De Novo
  • In Chambers
  • 2008
  • De Novo
  • In Chambers
  • 2007

Attorney endorsements

Received (20)
Given (22)
Endorse Nicholas
Appeals Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Appeals Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nicholas is an excellent attorney committed to providing the highest quality representation to clients. I endorse this attorney without reservation."
Appeals Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nick is an honest, hard-working, intelligent attorney dedicated to serving his clients with compassion, ethics, high energy, and exceptional ability."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Other
"An excellent attorney in an extremely difficult field, who is an excellent advocate for clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Respected in the legal field and produces results for his clients!"
Unknown Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Appeals Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Zales is not only an earnest legal advocate, he is also active in the legal community helping to enact broader improvements to Wisconsin’s legal system. He is dedicated to his work and not afraid to fight to ensure his clients are heard."
Family Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Nicholas. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Appeals Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Nick is an excellent lawyer and I have consulted with him several time on appellate matters. If I have referred clients and I call him first to answer my appellate questions. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Appeals Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Zales knows the courtroom. He has years of experience and praise from his clients and respect from attorneys who know him. There is a lot more to trial work than just being a lawyer and attorney Zales knows it. I strongly recommend him to you. If you have a question about the court process, he can give you the answer. If his office is anywhere near you, call him. If it isn't near you, get in your car. He's worth it."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Zales. He is a very experienced litigator and is very respected in the legal community. He also has contributed a significant number of responses to Avvo community posed questions in a very analytical manner. I would highly recommend Attorney Zales should you need any legal services in his field.."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Zales is an outstanding attorney with an exceptional reputation. He is a strong and zealous advocate for his clients and a credit to the legal profession."
Appeals Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Nick is a fantastic appellate lawyer that has provided assistance to many fellow Wisconsin lawyers. He is a great writer and knows the ins and outs of the appellate system. Also a great appellate resource."
Appeals Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Nick is a highly effective legal writer and researcher. His Appellate skills and knowledge of the law exceeds that of most lawyers in the community. He is very sympathetic to those who have suffered losses. I highly recommend him."
Appeals Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Nick is one of the most knowledgeable, committed and hard-working attorneys I know. He assisted me on an appeal to the Wisconsin Court of Appeals and displayed his encyclopedic knowledge of the law and procedure. I highly endorse and recommend Nick."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nick is one of the most talented litigators I have encountered in 37 years of practice. His case analysis is incisive. His writing skills are clear and precise. He is efficient and effective. His commitment to the pursuit of truth and justice is exemplary."
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