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Fearless. Confident.

Champions for the Underdogs.

We have an outstanding reputation for giving a voice to the voiceless and getting results in the courtroom.

Exceptional trial attorneys. Exceptional experience. Exceptional knowledge. Exceptional results.

Not all lawyers have the same level of experience, expertise, judgment or skill. Just because a lawyer holds a law license does not mean that he or she is well-equipped to handle a serious case. Hiring a Wisconsin attorney is a decision that can affect your entire life. Before you do so, you should ask a lot of questions, like:
  • How many trials have you handled in the past year?
  • What was the last trial you handled?
  • What were the results of that trial?
Choosing an attorney with a record of success in cases similar to yours is the best way to ensure that he or she has the experience and in-depth knowledge to achieve the best possible results for you.

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Why Choose Us to Represent You?

Our attorneys do not simply pay lip service to trial skills. Each attorney at Nicholson Goetz & Otis, S.C., has significant courtroom experience. Our office has handled thousands of cases, and our attorneys are in Wisconsin courtrooms every day.
We are lawyers in the trenches, devoting our working hours to mastering the rules of evidence, case law knowledge, and written and oral communication skills that set our representation apart from other firms because of the level of preparation and quality put into each case and client we handle. And, perhaps most importantly, our pretrial and trial records reflect winning results for our clients.

A Boutique Law Firm Focusing on Success in the Courtroom

At Nicholson Goetz & Otis, S.C., in Madison, we bring together attorneys and staff members with valuable backgrounds and experience throughout the legal system. Our entire team shares one goal: to provide aggressive, prepared trial litigation in Wisconsin state and federal courts.
We proudly identify ourselves as a boutique litigation and trial firm. We provide exceptional legal representation and prioritize clear and open communication with clients in all our practice areas, including:
  • Criminal defense, including OWI charges, traffic violations, drug charges, homicide, sex crimes and other felony and misdemeanor charges
  • Family law litigation , including divorce, child support, paternity and restraining order matters
  • Temporary restraining orders and injunctions , including harassment, domestic abuse and child abuse

Why Trial Skills Matter

Our attorneys do not simply pay lip service to trial skills. Each attorney at Nicholson Goetz & Otis, S.C., has significant courtroom experience. Our office has handled thousands of cases, and our attorneys are in Wisconsin courtrooms every day.
Our attorneys do not simply pay lip service to trial skills. Each attorney at Nicholson Goetz & Otis, S.C., has significant courtroom experience. Our office has handled thousands of cases, and our attorneys are in Wisconsin courtrooms every day.
The attorneys at Nicholson Goetz & Otis, S.C., are experienced, knowledgeable, respected and, most importantly, successful trial attorneys. We will put our track record of trial experience and success up against anybody.

What Our Clients Say About Us.

Case Results

Otis gets Felony Charge for threats to a law officer dismissed

Attorney Otis obtained a great outcome, getting a felony charge for making threats to a law enforcement officer dismissed. Diligent pre-trial investigation uncovered a recording that completely contradicted previous statements made by law enforcement and completely exonerated his client. Upon presenting this evidence to the prosecution, they agreed that they could not proceed with the case and were forced to dismiss the charges against Attorney Otis’ client.

News and Insights

What is an Acquittal?

Have you ever heard the term acquittal regarding criminal law? An acquittal occurs when a jury decides that a criminal defendant is not guilty, or

Are OWI Arrests Common in Wisconsin?

OWI convictions come with harsh criminal penalties and personal complications. How common are OWI charge in Wisconsin? Find out by clicking the link below. https://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/safety/education/drunk-drv/ddarrests.aspx