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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
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community


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
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 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