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Nicholas J.B. Pasquale

Divorce and separation Attorney at Neenah, WI

4.3   12 reviews
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State WI
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Nicholas

Learn Nicholas’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    50%
    Contested and uncontested original divorce, legal separation, and establishment actions.

  2. Bankruptcy and debt
    25%
    Chapter 7, Chapter 13, and Voluntary Amortization of Debt actions.

  3. Family
    25%
    Post-judgment modification and enforcement of family court orders, including, but no limited to: child support, maintenance, custody, placement.

After receiving his B.S. in Political Science from the University of New York at Stony Brook, Attorney Pasquale obtained his J.D. from Florida Coastal School of Law. He is an experienced litigator who has handled family actions ranging from basic uncontested cases to the most complicated divorce actions involving significant marital estates, business interests and substantial party incomes. Mr. Pasquale's expert understanding of Divorce/Family Law, together with Bankruptcy Law, and the interplay between those areas, distinguishes him from most other lawyers practicing in those fields. He has given instructional seminars on the subject to judges and other attorneys alike. His knowledge and experience make him an authority other lawyers seek advice from. Mr. Pasquale believes most cases can be handled efficiently and favorably by creating a cooperative atmosphere. However, in those situations where an acceptable settlement cannot be reached, Mr. Pasquale's experience is used to fiercely represent the interests of his clients.

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Location

Stillings, Pasquale and Swardenski LLC
251 E. Wisconsin Avenue
Neenah, WI, 54956

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Reviews

4.3 / 5.0
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Posted by Gil | March 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best in the business
Nicholas is truly an expert in his field. I had a family/separation issue that was quite a mess. Nick cleaned it up with minimal court time and alleviated major stress off of my shoulders. He puts himself in your shoes as if it was his own problem. Great attorney. I would not hesitate to use him again if need be.
Posted by Josh | November 9, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Advice
I spoke to Nick regarding a potential case I have, to see what kind of options I have. I'm a single dad, seeing what I can do to get more placement with my child. Nick gave me different options to consider, explained things very clearly, and gave me a timeline of when to engage in these options. I appreciate all the advice. I highly recommend at least speaking to Nick for any information you're looking for. Thank you!
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Posted by Paul | September 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hands Down the Best Divorce Lawyer in Wisconsin
For my divorce, I first hired a lawyer from a large Appleton law firm which markets itself as essentially the best in the fox valley. However, after never receiving return calls or emails from that lawyer, I fired her. I thereafter met with Nic and hired him the same day. In stark contrast to my first lawyer, Nic was always prompt in returning calls and emails, and just generally keeping me apprised of events. I found Nic to be a down-to-earth person who focuses on pragmatically solving problems. Some background: my marriage was 20-plus years in length; I work in a the financial industry; my income varies, but I have consistently netted six-figures, annually, for the last nine years; my ex-wife, aside from the first year or so of our marriage, did not work throughout our marriage; and my youngest child (of two) was in his senior year of high school. My divorce, like most, was highly stressful and emotionally draining. During the divorce case, it seemed that my ex-wife was not the person I knew at all and that she became hyper-focused on receiving more of our assets than me and, as well, receiving money from me in the form of alimony. She didn't want to work or make any effort to re-enter the workforce; rather, she wished to continue her jobless and leisured lifestyle. Granted, she was a great stay-at-home mother when our children were growing-up; however, both of our children were adults, with one attending college and the other about to do the same. Quite simply, she just had no desire to seek any form of employment – part-time or otherwise. On top of the division of assets and retirement accounts that amounted to substantial amounts to be allocated to her, she requested that I pay her alimony for roughly $5,000 per month on an indefinite basis. Her level of greed, quite frankly, was stunning. Often, during the divorce, I would find myself incensed at my ex-wife's conduct and become extremely reactionary to my emotions. In turn, this often would cause me to get ahold of Nic and ask that he do this and do that in my case. Nic would always respond with solid advice. If my requests were clearly attributable to emotion and had no basis in logic or strategy, he would give me his opinion to such end and calm me down. Unlike most lawyers who are quick to turn a profit by exploiting the emotional charge that often attaches to people in divorce cases, Nic would advise me that we should preserve resources and keep our eyes on the goal and relentlessly adhere to strategy based in logic. In other words, he had a “win the war” -- and not a win every battle -- approach. He was very honest in that regard and it made me realize that he took serious my best interests (even if I did not recognize my own best interests at the time) versus opportunistically benefiting from the circumstances by increasing his billable hours against me. I have no doubt that my fees would have been double, if not treble, in amount had Nic not reined me in on several instances during my emotionally charged episodes. In the end, Nic was able to secure a great outcome for me. I have learned that nobody truly “wins” in a divorce (financially or otherwise), but rather that a divorce is more about accepting the hard-and-fast confines of Wisconsin family law and aiming for an favorable result within those confines. That is exactly what Nic accomplished for me. Among other things, he rightly convinced the judge to impute income to my ex-wife (who has a bachelors in accounting). While I must pay alimony, it is substantially lower than what she sought. Nic really prepared for the final hearing. He was much better equipped than my wife’s attorney and simply put-forth both a better presentation and case. As far as my favorable outcome, I credit entirely Nic’s hard work and commitment to me as his client. I have little doubt that it would have been unpleasantly different had I hired anyone other than Nic. I recommend him to anyone in need of a phenomenal divorce lawyer.
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Posted by Jason R | February 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Phenomenal Lawyer!
I retained Nic Pasqaule for a post-divorce case brought by my ex-wife who wanted me to pay her more alimony per month. Because she initiated the court case for more money than originally agreed upon by her and approved by the judge when we got divorced, I figured I would ask the judge just to end my alimony payments all together. Nic got started right away. He shot off requests to obtain her updated financial information and inquired about her live-in, 3.5-year boyfriend. We discovered that they were sharing expenses, had a joint bank account and, essentially, were living like a married couple. We also discovered that she had commented to a friend that the reason she was avoiding marrying the guy was so she could continue to receive alimony from me. Nic discovered all of this and exposed it to the judge. Nic mastered the background and knew my ex's financial situation better than she did in court. It was actually entertaining to watch. Ultimately, I won and my alimony obligation was terminated for good with only one last final, small payment to my ex. Now my ex-wife cannot come back for any more money from me. I could not have done this without without Nic. Even my ex-wife, about a month after all the court was done, said she wished she would have hired Nic instead of the lawyer she did. Nic is a beast of a lawyer! Kept me informed constantly and even would call me on his cell phone any time I needed him. If you need an awesome lawyer to get results, hire Nic Pasquale.
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Posted by Nark Jozefowski | March 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
From the moment I first talked to Nick I was impressed. I had gone to see another attorney before him who basically said I was dumb and had no chance against my ex-wife. Nick took ownership of my case as if it were his own and his superior knowledge set us on path for success. He fought hard to get the best outcome for me which in turn got my house back to me. I trust Nick and have recommended him to several friends.
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Posted by Kea | July 31, 2014
Stress reliever
Attorney Pasquale was a lifesaver when it came to me case, he was very reassuring and informative and easy to contact. I felt that my best interests were truly a priority to him, and he made this difficult process much less stressful for me. I highly recommend him to anyone needing legal assistance!
Posted by Terri | June 21, 2014
Thank You Nicholas!! For great advice!!
My case is minor compared to some legal cases. Nicholas, was prompt to return my call and gave me many options with my case. He was there to help me and not judge. me. He is compassionate , extremely knowledgeable and listens to you. I am not sure what I am option I am going to take right now, but if I need an attorney to represent me, no doubt I will hire Nicholas!!
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Posted by Chad J | December 21, 2012
My favorite Attorney Ever
Nicholas Pasquale helped me out more than i ever expected. He was extremely patient and understanding during the entire process of my child placement case. I know that if i ever have questions or need help i can count on him and the rest of the firm. I have recommended him to countless people and always get great feed back from everyone that contacts him.
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Posted by Gregory | December 21, 2012
Satisfied Client
Mr Pasquale was quick to respond to my needs. He put me at ease at our first meeting. If the news was good or bad he explained every. He left no stone unturned. I highly recommend Mr Pasquale for your leagle needs and counseling.
Posted by Virginia R. | December 21, 2012
Integrity, Ethics, Knowledge
I am very pleased with the advice and work from Mr. Pasquale since his passing the bar... I have complete faith in his integrity, honesty, knowledge of law, and work ethic. His assistance has served me well in family and financial affairs.
Posted by anonymous | November 30, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Unprofessional lawyer
I was extremely disappointed in Mr. Pasquale’s professionalism. My soon to be ex husbands lawyer sent him documentation I never received until two months later. He took over a week to respond via email or phone call. It was the day before our temporary hearing when he finally reached out to me and pushed me to make decisions less than 24 hours before the court date. I had to terminate the contract with him and hire a new lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | July 29, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Steer Clear!
I want to preface this by saying i do not have much experience with lawyers but this was just an ultimate disaster. The one positive thing i can say is that he seemed very knowledgeable at the law. But hes very arrogant, very dismissive, and very pushy. Being a woman and a parent going through one of the hardest times in my life, i really could have used some compassion and support. He himself has been through a divorce, but since it was amicable, he thinks that everyone else should too. The most frustrating part was the lack of communication from him and his paralegal. It got so bad it was weeks and weeks without hearing back, most of the time it was only because i kept calling to check in. The icing on the cake? Apparently the law form closed up and he withdrew from being my lawyer and i never got a call, email, or formal letter documenting it. Not even from the court system. I just happened to ccap my name and found out there. He also knew that i was naive about the system and i believe he took advantage of me because of it. Please, if you read this, please think twice.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Stillings, Pasquale and Swardenski LLC
  • 2022 - Present
  • Senior Partner/Attorney
  • Kaehne, Cottle, Pasquale & Associates, S.C.
  • 2010 - 2022
  • Attorney
  • Kaehne Law Group, S.C.
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Legal Intern
  • Kaehne Law Group, S.C.
  • 2006 - 2008
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Education

  • Florida Coastal School Of Law
  • Jusic Doctorate
  • 2008
  • State University of New York, Stony Brook
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005
  • Grand Forks Central
  • High School Diploma
  • 2001

Associations

  • Outagamie County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Winnebago County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Federal District Court for Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • 2010 - Present
  • Wisconsin Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Sheboygan County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Young Lawyers Division - Wisconsin State Bar
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - 2014
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Public Image Committee
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2017
  • Wisconsin State Bar Public Education Committee
  • Committee Member
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2017
  • American Bar Association
  • 2008 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 Wisconsin Family Law Lawyer
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • 2015 Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • 2014 Top 40 Under 40 Wisconsin Family Law Lawyer
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2014
  • Top 40 Under 40 Wisconsin Trial Lawyer
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • 2014 Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • 2013 Top Contributor Family Law & Bankruptcy
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • 2012 Top Contributor Family Law & Bankruptcy
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • Best Legal Brief Writer
  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • 2007
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Outagamie County Bar Association
  • CLE Presenter - Chapter 13 Bankruptcy and Divorce
  • 2015
  • University of Wisconsin Sheboygan
  • Guest Speaker
  • 2014
  • Sheboygan County Bar Association
  • CLE Presenter - Bankruptcy for the Family Law Lawyer:Benefits and Pitfalls
  • 2014
  • University of Wisconsin Sheboygan
  • Guest Speaker on Family Law
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (31)
Endorse Nicholas
Family Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Pasquale is is of the most well read and creative attorneys I know. He is very detail oriented, has excellent communication skills, and has a rare command of the law in the courtroom. These attributes allow him to stay a step ahead of most of the attorneys on the opposing side and consistently achieve the best outcome for his clients."
Family Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Pasquale is an outstanding attorney whom I highly recommend."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Keen attention to detail with exceptional client service. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a great advocate for this clients."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Great choice for an attorney and a great advocate for clients."
Family Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Pasquale is a highly skilled and ethical family law attorney who forcefully articulates and champions his clients needs and welfare. I happily endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Attorney Pasquale is endlessly passionate about his client's cases. He is creative and aggressive in achieving comprehensive results for each client. Attorney Pasquale's strong advocacy skills and thorough understanding of the nuances in family law are greatly respected in the community."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An incredible reputation with peers and clients alike"
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Pasquale is a skilled and respected member of the legal community. He is a zealous advocate for the rights and interests of his clients."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A brilliant and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Pasquale has consistently demonstrated his knowledge of bankruptcy law through his Avvo posts."
Family Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Pasquale consistently provides insightful and helpful advice. His knowledge and diligence are clearly evident. I endorse him without reservation."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Pasquale is a highly knowledgeable attorney and works very hard for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Pasquale provides excellent answers to legal questions here on Avvo. He is an asset to the legal community, and it is my pleasure to offer my endorsement."
Family Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nick has demonstrated an exceptional grasp of legal issues on AVVO and is a well respected rising superstar in the legal community."
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