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About me

President of the La Crosse County Bar Association.  Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent-rated.  I am happy to be helping organizations and individuals achieve their goals through tough, intelligent representation both in and out of the courtroom.  Whether you need help drafting or reviewing a contract, need a divorce, are accused of a crime or are needing to appeal your case, I can help. 


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Practice areas


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



Hourly ($200-225/hour), contingent (25-50%), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Ryan Richard Seib

    Nick is uncommonly motivated to create a congenial law community. He is involved, dedicated, and volunteer-minded. His willingness to reach out to other attorneys in the community and to make practical decisions for his clients is a sterling example of the practice of law. I endorse Nick without reservation, because I know he is willing to take the time to understand and de-escalate your problem.


    Ryan Seib Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • 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
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WIGood Standing200603/27/2015
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
AttorneyPasse Law Office2016 - Present
AttorneyMoen Sheehan Meyer Ltd.2007 - 2015
Association namePosition nameDuration
Coulee Council on AddictionsBoard of Directors2012 - Present
Wisconsin Bar Association Lawyer HotlineVolunteer2008 - Present
La Crosse County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2007 - Present
Rotary Club of Downtown La CrosseMember2007 - Present
La Crosse Area Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2006 - Present
La Crosse County Bar AssociationPresident2016 - 2017
La Crosse County Bar AssociationPresident-Elect2015 - 2016
La Crosse County Bar AssociationSecretary2014 - 2015
La Crosse County Bar AssociationBench Bar Liaison2009 - 2014
La Crosse Area Young Lawyers AssociationPresident2008 - 2009
La Crosse County Bar AssociationTreasurer2007 - 2009
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Winning Administrative Suspension HearingClient's license NOT administratively suspended
Winning Drug Conspiracy at Preliminary Hearing StageCase dismissed at preliminary hearing
Fighting for the 4th AmendmentAffirmed (WI Supreme Court)
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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 LawLawJD - 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