The Nicolet Law Story

The Beginning - Russell Nicolet Opens A Law Office

The Nicolet Law story starts in 2007 when Russell Nicolet hung his own shingle in small, one-room office in Hudson, Wisconsin. From the start, the firm has been committed to helping individuals and families navigate through difficult legal issues related to their health, their finances, and their overall wellbeing.

Before he became a lawyer, Russell worked as an intern for the public defender's office, as a law clerk for a Minnesota judge, and a law clerk for a local attorney. As young lawyer Russell would spend hours doing legal research at the Washington County Law Library to give his clients any possible advantage, along with saving them the cost of paying for high priced legal research programs. These experiences built his knowledge and gave him a unique view of all aspects of what clients may have to deal with in a wide range of difficult legal issues.

When he founded Nicolet Law Office, Russell combined this legal knowledge with a strong work ethic and an emphasis on serving the community. His focus on making sure that those in the community receive the help they need when facing some of life's toughest situations meant that Russell often took on difficult cases that other attorneys may have passed on. Russell worked relentlessly to build Nicolet Law, so that his clients would have access to a law firm that delivers high quality results with a client-first approach.

The Firm Grows - More Attorneys, More Offices, More Legal Areas

Over the next decade, Nicolet Law continued to be a trusted resource for clients in the Hudson area. Along the way, we added offices in Eau Claire, Superior, and many other cities throughout Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota. Our existing offices expanded as we brought on more attorneys to serve our growing client base and continued to work hard to ensure those with legal needs got the representation they deserved. Our practice areas expanded along with our offices, growing from a primary focus on bankruptcy law to include personal injury cases, workers' compensation, and Social Security Disability (SSDI) law.

Nicolet Law Today - A Trusted Regional Law Firm, And A Part Of The Community

Today, we are a truly regional firm that is known as a premier resource for those who have been injured in an accident, hurt at work, need help with SSDI benefits, or are facing financial distress and considering bankruptcy. With 20 team members in nine locations throughout Wisconsin and Minnesota, we combine the resources and convenience of a large regional firm with the personalized service that you expect from local attorneys.

We strive to be more than just attorneys and legal professionals in the communities we serve. We live in these towns, send our kids to the local schools, and run or participate in a variety or community service initiatives in those areas. This close integration with our friends, neighbors, and fellow community members means that when someone hires Nicolet Law, they aren't just treated as a number, they are treated as family and they know that they are working with a local attorney they can trust.

As we continue to grow and assist clients in more places throughout the area, the team at Nicolet Law stays true to our founding principles: serving those who are facing difficult legal situations, seeking to deliver the best possible results for our clients, and offering the best possible client service.


We've adopted the hashtag #NicoletKnows to represent our approach to the law and to how we serve our clients. We use it because at our firm:

  • We know how to handle complicated injury law, disability, workers' comp, and bankruptcy cases.
  • We know that each client is different and deserves a custom-tailored case plan.
  • We know that if you're injured or facing financial difficulty, you should only have to think about getting better and being there for your family - we take on the process work for you so that you can do exactly that.
  • We know that dealing with bill collectors, insurance companies, or other outside entities can be exceptionally difficult, so we take care of that for you so that you can focus on your life and your family.
  • We know that having to talk to a lawyer can be stressful, so we do everything possible to make the conversation easy and give you the peace of mind you need right now.
  • We know that personal attention from an attorney is important when dealing with a legal issue, and you get exactly that from our firm.