Champions for
the Underdogs.

We Take Charge Of Your Case From The Beginning

Many people worry about the cost of a quality criminal defense. The truth is that it’s never smart to cut corners when your future is at stake. It is important to hire a lawyer with the resources and connections to fully prepare your criminal case for trial in Wisconsin courts.
At Nicholson Goetz & Otis, S.C., we don’t just rely on the prosecution’s viewpoint. We work with a network of proven, high-quality investigators, experts and forensic sentencing consultants to complete our own investigations. Because we have been handling cases in Wisconsin state courts for years, we know who can be trusted and what needs to be done to achieve the best possible results for you.

About Our Founding Attorney, Jessa Nicholson

Attorney Nicholson Goetz has a reputation for handling cases aggressively and not hesitating to take matters to trial to protect her clients’ freedom. Her trial record includes winning acquittals by jury in cases involving serious and sensitive legal matters such as OWI/DUI, battery, felon in possession of a firearm, sexual assault, bail jumping and intimidation of a victim/witness.
Jessa Nicholson has received significant professional acclaim for her work as a defense lawyer. Among other accomplishments, she was featured in a front-page article in the Wisconsin State Journal and has received the Dane County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Warrior Award in 2010 (given to one member of the local bar each year for outstanding work in the field of criminal defense) and the 2013 Martin Hanson Advocate’s Prize (given to Wisconsin lawyers who achieve homicide acquittals).

Fearless. Confident.
Champions For The Underdogs.

Hiring an attorney is an important decision that can affect your entire life. That is why it’s vital to take the time to make sure your attorney knows her/his way around the courtroom, has a record of success and is not afraid to fight for the underdog.
At Nicholson Goetz & Otis, S.C., trial experience defines us. Our attorneys are experienced litigators who are passionate about telling our clients’ stories and standing up for their rights, whether they face serious criminal charges or a difficult divorce.
To learn more about our attorneys and their educational and professional experience, please follow the links below:

Legal Staff

Our attorneys are supported by our incredible legal team. Click on their biographies below to learn more about our staff:

At Nicholson Goetz & Otis, S.C., our record of success speaks for itself. We are not afraid to try cases. We fight hard for our clients by taking their cases to trial in Wisconsin state courts. If you are facing criminal charges or family law issues, call our Madison defense attorneys at 608-471-5003 or contact us online to schedule a free 30-minute initial consultation.