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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


  1. Appeals: 50%
    23 years, 27 cases
  2. Litigation: 45%
    23 years, 33 cases
  3. Trademark: 5%
    20 years, 7 cases



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

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

19 total 

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  • 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
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
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 47New Rule of Law Created
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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 University Law SchoolN/AJD - Juris Doctor1989