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Federal judge churns out ruling in favor of Wisconsin butter law

Ohio, don’t be salty – the Dairy State is just picky about its butter.

It’s a long running joke that people in Wisconsin love their dairy, but a recent court case shows that joke may be rooted in truth. A recent lawsuit highlights a Wisconsin law that shows just how serious the state is about its milk products.

Wisconsin vs. Minnesota: Who Drives Better?

Wisconsin is perhaps best known for its cheese, beautiful landscapes, four-time Super Bowl-winning NFL team, and passionate football fans.

As it turns out, however, we are not known for our driving skills. That is, when compared to regional rival Minnesota.

New Wisconsin Laws in 2018

January 1 ushered in more than the new year in Wisconsin. It brought about a number of new laws (and changes to existing laws) that are now in effect throughout the state.

Below, we review some of the most notable changes that Wisconsonites should know about.

Purchasing a New Vehicle? Why You Should Consider Gap Insurance.

Whether someone found a great Holiday season car deal or they are getting ready for a car dealership's annual New Year's sale event, many individuals are considering purchasing a new vehicle this time of year. If you are one of those individuals, or someone who has recently purchased a vehicle, you may want to consider adding gap insurance to your new vehicle's insurance policy.

What Is The "Gap?"

If you have collision coverage in your auto insurance policy and your vehicle is involved in an accident and is deemed a "total loss," your insurer is only required to pay up to the fair market value (also referred to as the "actual cash value") of your vehicle.

Social Security changes for 2018: The good and the bad

Changes are coming for Social Security recipients. In October, the SSA (Social Security Administration) announced updates for 2018. As usual, for most of the 60 million Americans who receive benefits, these changes are a mixed bag.


U.S. Supreme Court weighs Wisconsin gerrymandering case

Earlier this month, the nation’s highest court heard oral arguments in a case that could have far-reaching implications for American elections. Focused on electoral gerrymandering in Wisconsin, the case forces the Supreme Court justices to consider their own role in legislative redistricting.

What is gerrymandering?

Being 'tough' doesn't have to mean skipping workers' comp

Wisconsin has a proud tradition of hard work. Our people don't shy away from tough jobs. Whether they are farmers, loggers, brewers or workers at any other job where calluses and sweat stains are a badge of honor, Wisconsinites are known for their ability to handle demanding work and tough conditions.

Unfortunately, the strength that makes Wisconsin workers so resilient is sometimes their downfall. When they get hurt, people who take pride in a hard day's work sometimes confuse "toughing it out" with "being stubborn," and they don't ask for the workers' comp benefits they've earned. As a result, their health and their families sometimes suffer.

Russell Nicolet Featured In Today.com Interview

Russell Nicolet was recently featured in a Today.com (Community section) interview. Interviewer John Moyer asked Russell about how to select a personal injury attorney, as well as how to sort through the flashy TV ads and pick an insurance company that is more likely to be there when you need them.

Safety on the farm, or any workplace, requires continued effort

Farm Safety and Health Week was September 17-23, 2017. In this post, we revisit some of the key issues brought up during this week that promote farm safety and general workplace safety throughout Wisconsin. 

Training initiatives are only helpful when people apply the lessons learned in these programs

There are many initiatives to help Wisconsinites with various aspects of safety on the farm or in other workplaces. From safety education programs to tools and equipment intended to protect workers, a shortage of resources is not the problem facing Wisconsin workers.

However, any training program or piece of safety equipment can only be valuable if it is utilized. Far too often - in farming and in other industries - people fail to implement the tools and education they have received to keep themselves and their workers safe.

Awards & Recognition

Our peers and independent third-party organizations have recognized the hard work and dedication we put into every case. This has led to numerous awards and accolades.

  1. Rated By Super Lawyers | Russel D. Nicolet
    Super Lawyers Rising Stars
    Avvo Rating 10.0 Superb | Top Attorney Personal Injury Avvo Rating 10.0 Superb | Top Attorney Bankruptcy
  2. The American Association of Legal Advocates Wisconsin Association for Justice BBB Accredited Business - A+
  3. Minnesota State Bar Association American Bar Association State Bar of Wisconsin
  4. BV Distinguished | Lexis Nexis | Martindale-Hubbell | For Ethical Standards and Legal Ability The National Trial Lawyers

Office Locations

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Hudson Office
511 2nd Street Suite 203
Hudson, WI 54016

Phone: 715-802-0872
Hudson Office

Woodbury Office
724 Bielenberg Drive
Suite 126
Woodbury, MN 55125

Phone: 651-243-2872
Woodbury Office

Superior Office
1507 Tower Ave Suite 210B
Superior, WI 54880

Phone: 715-802-0872
Superior Office

Rice Lake Office
337 N. Main Street
Rice Lake, WI 54868

Toll Free: 800-456-6956
Rice Lake Office

Eau Claire Office
402 Graham Ave, Suite 305
Eau Claire, WI 54701

Phone: 715-802-0872
Eau Claire Office

Amery Office
228 Keller Ave N.
Suite 3A
Amery, WI 54001

Toll Free: 800-456-6956
Amery Office

Nicolet Law Office, S.C. helps people throughout Western Wisconsin and Minnesota including; Hudson, Eau Claire, Superior, Amery, Rice Lake, Chippewa Falls, River Falls, Menomonie, Hayward, New Richmond, Spooner, Bloomer and Barron.

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