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Adam P. Nero

DUI and DWI Attorney at Eau Claire, WI

5.0   26 reviews
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State WI
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Adam

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Adam is the only attorney in western Wisconsin to focus his entire practice on the defense of OWI/DUI charges.

He has been invited to provide training on OWI/DUI litigation to national audiences through the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), as well as to statewide audiences at the Wisconsin OWI Defense Seminar and the State Public Defender Trial Skills Academy. He also serves as the Wisconsin state delegate to the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD). An authority on Wisconsin OWI/DUI laws, he has published related articles in the Wisconsin Law Journal in 2016 and 2017. He has twice completed the intensive curriculum in OWI/DUI defense at the National College for DUI Defense, held at Harvard Law School. Each year since 2018, he was selected as a SuperLawyers Rising Star, a distinction awarded only to 2.5% of lawyers in the State of Wisconsin.

Having now practiced in at least 60 Wisconsin counties, Adam would welcome the opportunity to defend OWI/DUI charges anywhere across the state.

Location

Nero DUI Defense, S.C.
130 South Barstow Street
Suite 2E
Eau Claire, WI, 54701

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Posted by anonymous | March 8, 2024
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4th OWI charge dropped
We hired Adam to assist with a family member facing a 4th OWI in Wisconsin, which would include a felony on their record. He was very thorough in reviewing the circumstances of this case and the past cases. After review and presentation to the court, Adam was able to have the prosecutor's evidence suppressed and charges were dropped. Never even made it to trial. Adam and Nelson Defense Group are a team you can trust to put in the time and effort for you and your case.
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Posted by anonymous | February 14, 2024
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Very Satisfied
I hired Adam for defense of an OWI I received. I received the best outcome possible, and it was due to Adam. Super professional straight to the point and goes the extra mile to help you thru all the twists and turns of an event like this. I couldn't be more grateful. I wouldn't recommend anyone else if you find yourself in a situation like this.
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Posted by Brian | April 12, 2023
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Best lawyer period!
I had a delicate case that involved many complex issues. I am so grateful that I was able have Adam represent me! His knowledge of the law is unmatched, along with his calming demeanor , he is the perfect lawyer. With my delicate situation, he worked endlessly and went above and beyond for me. In the end, Adam was able to have all major charges dismissed and was able to get the minimum according to sentencing guidelines on the lesser charge. I literally don’t want to think where I would be right now if it wasn’t for Adam. If you need a lawyer, hire Adam-period.
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Posted by anonymous | March 11, 2023
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Mr.
Adam and his assistants were knowledgeable and advocated in my best interest throughout the whole case. They had my best interest at hand and were always available if I had any questions or needed additional council. It was comforting having a sound legal voice in my corner throughout and the case ended up with a favorable outcome. Would definitely recommend Adam and his team.
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Posted by Joshua | September 26, 2022
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Drop a line or give this team a call if you find yourself in need.
Wonderful team that helped me greatly. I used their website to explain my case briefly and drop a line as it was at a time outside of business hours. I was contacted shortly thereafter and was thrilled to hear Mr. Nero would represent me. Mr. Nero is exactly what I wanted in an attorney. Government tends to outnumber and gang up on a person so I wanted someone intelligent, intimidating, and strong to stand on my side. Mr. Nero and his team did that and I am forever thankful. My case had a favorable outcome. I would gladly hire him again should the need arise. I recommend contacting them as soon as you think you may need representation. Best wishes. -Joshua
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Posted by anonymous | June 29, 2022
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Adam Nero - Incredible Lawyer - Highly Recommend
As an Illinois driver, I was charged with my first OWI in Wisconsin. IL treats out-of-state OWI convictions very harshly, with a lifetime revocation of driving privileges (minimum of 12 months for 1st conviction, but you need to reapply to get them back and that is a difficult process). I needed top notch legal support to help me aggressively fight this charge. Attorney Adam Nero was that, and more. He was able to secure me a reduced, non-alcohol related charge, that resulted in only a fine and no impact to driving privileges. I'm incredibly grateful to the support he provided as he helped me through my first ever legal trouble. He was clear, practical, fact driven, and was always transparent on where things were at. His team is highly responsive and provides a personalized touch. His in-depth knowledge of the case, all the details, and the law, was well ahead of the prosecution and gave me the edge that resulted in the win. I am so thankful to have had him in my corner.
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Posted by anonymous | June 28, 2021
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Highly Recommend Adam Nero
Faced with my 3rd OWI, Failure to control Vehicle and Refusal charge, I originally started with another lawyer. As the case unfolded and after multiple court appearances, my lawyer referred me to Adam. I had a meeting with Adam within the week and he got started on my cases. After a lengthy period of time (Covid-19 protocols) in court with two different Judges for the three charges Adam prevailed. Adam was able to get three dismissals and I plead to Failure to Control Vehicle. What I noticed with Adam is his Diligence. When he enters the court room he means business. I know I hired the right guy for the job! I truly believe if I would of started with Adam at the beginning I would of save a lot of time, money and frustration. I recommend anyone facing any criminal charges to Hire Adam Nero.
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Posted by anonymous | March 14, 2021
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Very dedicated
I hired Adam after a very disappointing first lawyer who did nothing to help my case. He was able to reduce my sentence from 4 years in prison to 4.5 mos of house arrest. He worked tirelessly to find a way to reduce the charge and was extremely diligent in communicating with me throughout the process and many delays due to COVID. I would highly recommend him in any OWI case in WI!
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Posted by Amber | August 20, 2020
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Best owi lawyer you could ask for
I was charged with my first owi and I was referred to Adam Nero. Why I was pulled over and after getting my BAC results I knew it was going to be a tough case to win. Adam Nero pulled it off. He worked so hard on my case and always kept me up to date on the progression of my case. He deserves more than 5 stars as a lawyer. I can’t thank him enough for all of his hard work and time he put in to help me beat this owi. He’s worth every dollar spent! Incredible lawyer! I highly recommend him!
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Posted by anonymous | December 11, 2019
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Very thorough with great results
I was charged with OWI 1st. I have a CDL and did not want that to be revoked. I hired Adam to represent me and he was wonderful to work with. He knows what he is doing and got the OWI dropped for a lesser charge.
Posted by Keith | October 29, 2019
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Great to work with
I called nelson law defense for advice about my lawyer that I hired first. I could not reach my first lawyer ever and he seemed to be doing very little with my case. This is why I called nelson law defense and was put in contact with Adam Nero. He gave me the facts that I needed to know and was easy to talk with. He was on my case constantly it seemed. I was very impressed. He put together a lot of things for my case and even sent stuff to the state. I would most definitely recommend everyone in need to Adam Nero or any lawyer who works for Nelson law defense they seem to work together and waste no time getting to work for you.
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Posted by anonymous | April 27, 2019
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Best DUI lawyer in Wisconsin
I don't know where I would be today without Adam. He was there every step of the way and I am truly thankful for his top tier defense techniques. Waiting eight months to find a not guilty verdict in a jury trial was extremely stressful, but Adam was there to lighten the burden. He went to great length to defend my case and somehow persuaded the jury to vote in my favor. So if you ever need an attorney just give him a call. He will help you out.
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Posted by anonymous | March 8, 2019
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Highly Recommend !!
I was charged with an OUI in WI, during my consult call Adam stated "the stop" sounded illegal. He was able to settle out of court 1 day prior to hearing date for a reduced charge of reckless, primarily because of the stop. I was very pleased by work done by Adam and his associates.
Posted by Dennis | December 1, 2017
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Best and friendliest lawyer in Wisconsin.
After calling several other lawyer's in the Chippewa valley area and hearing about how much money do I have to give to them to basically do nothing other than show up to the court room, I called Nelson Defense in Hudson. Connie who answered the phone gave me more information about the laws, what I needed to do and how to do it than anyother office. They dug into every aspect of my case and I went from an OWI with loss of license and big fine to NO OWI, a smaller fine and out of court settlement of my case . I'm very pleased with the results of Adam P. Nero and the rest of his very knowledgeable team. If anyone needs his services, I highly reccomend his services over all the other guys who simply want your money. Dennis
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Posted by anonymous | September 30, 2017
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Apple River Fiasco
Adam and Connie kept me informed on every movement of the situation I was in. Throughout the process Adam and I would talk through what we wanted to outcome to be and went the scenarios. Very professional and I would refer a friend to them.
Posted by Ron | September 26, 2017
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A very good, professional attorney!
I conferred with several highly recommended attorneys before I confidently chose Attorney Nero. After meeting him and discussing the options and hurdles, there was no doubt in my mind that I selected the most promising attorney for my situation. By the end of my case, we achieved the best possible outcome and I can move ahead with life now that my legal nightmare is behind me for good.
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Posted by Brittney | May 23, 2017
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Amazing lawyer
He got my case completely dismissed. Spoke to DA then went I. For court and DA dismissed all charges!! Was a great day and an amazing lawyer!! Would recommend to all family and friends!
Posted by Scott | February 23, 2017
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Awesome Job, very satisfy
Did a great job handling my case & manage to get things down to only a "ticket."
Posted by Elijah | December 16, 2016
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Nero is the best lawyer
he went above and beyond in my case by collecting photos and other evidence he listened to me and treated me very respectfully and kept me updated with everything as soon as he knew thanks to mr.nero I was able to beat the charges that were brought against me unjustifiably I would recommend him to anyone out there he is the lawyer I've ever had and i thank him
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Posted by Patrick | October 24, 2016
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One Awesome Lawer
So, I am a person who does have a longer criminal history, BUT, have not been in trouble for quite a long time. I changed my ways, "so to speak" quite some time ago, but was involved with some things that caught me a couple criminal charges that has thrown a stick into my spokes these last months. But then....... Adam Nero took control!! He very professionally and with the utmost confidence took a hold of my case files, absolutely looked at and acknowledged all the details that MATTERED in my case like he actually gave a damn!! Not like some other, "run of the mill" attorneys', Adam actually cares that we are not getting the shaft!! He knows the laws, does his homework, and represented me to the fullest of his capabilities. He is very smart, courteous, firm, and cunning. A GREAT LAWYER TO HAVE ON YOUR SIDE!!! I am very, very, VERY satisfied with his representation.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney at Law
  • Nelson Defense Group, LLC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Staff Attorney
  • Wisconsin State Public Defender
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Associate Attorney
  • Madison OWI Defense Firm
  • 2014 - 2015

Education

  • William Mitchell College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor, magna cum laude
  • 2014

Associations

  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Wisconsin State Delegate
  • 2014 - Present
  • Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Dane County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Secretary
  • 2014 - 2016

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2015
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Publications

  • Wisconsin Law Journal
  • State v. Howes: SCOW's Newest Rejection of McNeely
  • 2017
  • Wisconsin Law Journal
  • Closing Arguments
  • 2016
  • State Bar of Wisconsin publication
  • Practice 101: Making the Record
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Trial Skills Academy of the Wisconsin State Public Defender
  • Representing the Accused at Jury Trials
  • 2022
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - North Dakota Public Defender Training
  • Winning Strategies in DUI Cases
  • 2022
  • Annual Drunk Driving Defense Seminar
  • Disconnect & Defeat the Breath Test at Jury Trial
  • 2022
  • Annual Conference of the Wisconsin State Public Defender
  • OWI Jury Trial Toolkit: Some Things to Take Home & Use
  • 2022
  • Trial Skills Academy of the Wisconsin State Public Defender
  • Representing the Accused at Jury Trials
  • 2021
  • Annual Drunk Driving Defense Seminar
  • Cross-examination of OWI/DUI Arresting Officer
  • 2021
  • Trial Skills Academy of the Wisconsin State Public Defender
  • Representing the Accused at Jury Trials
  • 2020
  • NACDL Mid-Winter Meeting
  • Challenging Warrantless Blood Draws & Implied Consent
  • 2020
  • Annual Drunk Driving Defense Seminar
  • Cross-examination of OWI/DUI Arresting Officer
  • 2020
  • Life is a Highway: Handling Traffic Cases in Wisconsin
  • DOT Administrative Review Hearings in OWI Cases
  • 2019
  • Annual Drunk Driving Defense Seminar
  • Cross-examination of OWI/DUI Arresting Officer
  • 2019
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (15)
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DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"There are good attorneys and then there are great attorneys. Adam is a GREAT attorney. Time and time again he receives the two word "not guilty" verdict for his clients leaving his legal peers in awe of his talents. There is not an OWI lawyer I would trust more both as a human and as a counselor. Simply the best."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Adam is heavily involved in criminal defense training seminars; always doing what it takes to give his clients the best representation possible. Although I'm located in Georgia, I won't hesitate to refer anyone who needs a Wisconsin lawyer to Adam. I endorse Adam's work."
Appeals Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Atty. Nero is an insightful and courageous advocate who is zealous in his representation of clients."
Appeals Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Adam Nero based upon my interactions with him concerning legal issues, having read his appellate briefs and recognizing his integrity and work ethic. He's a bright young attorney who already has the legal experience of more senior attorneys."
Appeals Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"Adam is a dedicated and smart attorney. His writing is terrific and he is passionate about defending the constitution and our clients rights. Adam puts together excellent, well-researched legal arguments. He also loves the Blue Book and citations, which makes his appellate work even better!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Back when I was a prosecutor, I worked both with and against Attorney Nero on multiple occasions, including a jury trial. He is passionate, persuasive, and very knowledgable. I strongly endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Adam is everything you could ask for when seeking effective trial counsel. His passion for clients and their causes is truly impressive. He is the rare attorney that welcomes very difficult cases, and has the skill and determination to make a difference in them. His efforts have led to great victories for clients facing slim odds of success and heavy jail time. I strongly recommend Adam."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Adam is an intelligent, dedicated, and talented advocate. He has all the right skills to give his clients the best representation possible, and his determination to succeed on their behalf is unparalleled."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Adam is conscientious and thorough. I'm impressed with is ability to work with opposing counsel to resolve matters for his clients in the best and most private way possible. When this isn't possible, Adam is not afraid to fight for the rights of his clients in court. I proudly endorse this attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Adam since law school. He excelled in the classroom as a student and continues to excel in the courtroom as an attorney. Were I to find myself on the receiving end of a criminal charge in Wisconsin, I'd be pleased to have Adam represent me."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have had the chance to work with and against Mr. Nero. He is an excellent attorney who fights hard for his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Adam to be a skilled attorney and an excellent peer resource. I recommend him to anyone with an OWI issue throughout the state of Wisconsin."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"Adam is a knowledgable, hardworking, and talented attorney. I whole-heartedly endorse him."
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