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Benjamin J. Nicolet

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Hudson, WI

Nicolet Law Office SC
517 2nd Street, Suite 205
Hudson, WI 54016
Phone: 715-377-2141
Fax: 866-908-1791
Selected to Rising Stars: 2020 - 2021
Licensed in Wisconsin Since: 2017
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (60%), Social Security Disability (40%)
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Attorney Profile

Benjamin J. Nicolet is a personal injury and Social Security Disability attorney at Nicolet Law Office, S.C. Working from the firm’s Hudson, Wisconsin, branch, Mr. Nicolet represents clients throughout Wisconsin who have suffered catastrophic injury or lost a loved one in cases that involve motor vehicle accidents and other issues. 

Mr. Nicolet aggressively advocates on behalf of injury victims, fighting for their fair compensation. He develops personal relationships with his clients, guiding them through the legal process with the aims of developing a personalized legal strategy and achieving the best outcome for their situation.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Nicolet has successfully represented numerous Wisconsin residents in complex personal cases. As a testament to his legal capabilities, in 2018, the American Institute of Legal Advocates named him a “Rising Star” in personal injury law and the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys included him on its “Top 10 Under 40” list. 

After graduating from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, Mr. Nicolet spent a year in Ukraine teaching English. Upon his return to the United States, he received his law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School, graduating cum laude. 

While attending law school, Mr. Nicolet participated in the law school’s moot court and bankruptcy programs. He developed his practical experience by clerking for his current firm, Nicolet Law Office, S.C. He holds a license to practice law before the state courts of Wisconsin and Minnesota, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin and the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 40%Social Security Disability
Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Selections

2 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2020 - 2021

About Benjamin J. Nicolet

First Admitted: 2017, Wisconsin

Professional Webpage: https://nicoletlaw.com/attorneys/nicolet-benjamin-j/

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Medical Payment Coverage In Your Auto Insurance Policy – What Is It And Do You Need It? Nicolet Law Blog, June 27, 2019
  • Purchasing a New Vehicle? Why You Should Consider Gap Insurance, Nicolet Law Blog, January 8, 2018
  • Statutory Interpretation Merry-Go-Round: Student Loan Cosigner Discharge Then, Now, and Later, XXXV AM. BANKR. INST. J. 22-23, 53 (August 2016) (with Christopher Soper)., Statutory Interpretation Merry-Go-Round: Student Loan Cosigner Discharge Then, Now, and Later, American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, Bankruptcy Law, 2016
  • Auto Insurance 101 – Know What’s In Your Policy, Nicolet Law Blog, July 24, 2019
  • Parental Pitfalls in the Bankruptcy Code: Discharge Exception for Judgment Against Parent Based On Willful and Malicious Acts of Children, XXXVI AM. BANKR. INST. J. 10-11, 66-67 (August 2017) (with Christopher Soper)., Parental Pitfalls in the Bankruptcy Code: Discharge Exception for Judgment Against Parent Based On Willful and Malicious Acts of Children, American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, Bankruptcy Law, 2017
  • Benjamin Nicolet and Christopher Soper discuss various parent/child cosigner and discharge issues including obligations for repayment of student loans, costs of a child’s juvenile detention, liabilities incurred through child’s tortious acts, and fraudulent transfers involving tuition and wedding payments., CLE: Parental Pitfalls in the Bankruptcy Code, Minnesota State Bar Association , Bankruptcy Law, 2017

Bar/Professional Activity

  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin, 2017
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 2018
  • Wisconsin, 2017
  • Licensed attorney in Minnesota as of February 28, 2018. Minnesota Bar ID # 0399624, 2018

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Excellence For The Future Award & Property Law, The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction, 2015
  • Named a "10 Best Attorneys - Wisconsin" by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys., 2019
  • Nationally ranked as "Top 10 Under 40 Attorney" by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys., 2019
  • Named a "Lawyer of Distinction - Excellence in Personal Injury Law" by the Lawyers of Distinction, 2019
  • Named a "Lawyer of Distinction - Excellence in Personal Injury Law" by the Lawyers of Distinction, 2018
  • Nationally ranked as "Top 10 Under 40 Attorney" by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys., 2018
  • Named a "Rising Star" in the field of Personal Injury Law by the American Institute of Legal Advocates, 2018
  • Civil Litigation Concentration Certificate - University of Minnesota Law School, 2017

Newsletters

  • 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. Unfortunately, the fair market value is frequently not the value you paid for the vehicle, but rather is a lower value determined by the vehicle's condition prior to the accident. Thus, if you have an auto loan that exceeds the fair market value, you will remain liable for the "gap" between the loan amount and the fair market value. That could leave you with no vehicle and a hefty bill to pay. For example, let's say you purchase a new vehicle using lender financing and the loan amount on the vehicle is $30,000. If that vehicle is involved in an accident a few days later, its fair market value may only be $25,000 because of the depreciation in value after a new vehicle is "driven off the lot." Under collision coverage, the auto insurer should pay the $25,000, but you are still liable for the remaining $5,000 on the auto loan. This is where gap insurance comes into play. Click on the link above to learn more about Gap Insurance. , Purchasing a New Vehicle? Why You Should Consider Gap Insurance., Insurance / Car Accident
  • There are advantages to practicing law in two or more states, but they aren’t as apparent as making more money or having a larger book of clients. Real work and effort needs to be put into this., Featured in the article: The Pros And Cons Of Taking And Passing The Bar Exam In Multiple States, Law Students
  • , News Interview: Gordy’s Market faces $86 million lawsuit, WQOW TV, Eau Claire, WI (August 24, 2017), Bankruptcy / Insolvency Law

Educational Background

  • University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, WI Bachelor of Science; Criminal Justice, 2013

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Volunteer judge at Wisconsin High School Mock Trial Tournament, 2018
  • Volunteer judge at University of Minnesota Law School Maynard Pirsig Moot Court tournament, 2018
  • Student Attorney at University Of Minnesota Law School Bankruptcy Clinic. Provided pro-bono service as a student-attorney representing low-income individuals in the Twin Cities in bankruptcy filings and proceedings., 2017

Verdicts/Settlements

  • $100,000 (policy limits) for motorcycle accident in Minnesota, 2021
  • $500,000 (policy limits) for UTV accident in Washburn County, Wisconsin, 2021
  • $119,000 for motor vehicle accident in La Crosse County, Wisconsin, 2021
  • $100,000 (policy limits) for pedestrian hit by motor vehicle in McDonald's parking lot, 2021
  • $75,000 (policy limits of two policies) settlement for plaintiff that suffered soft-tissue injuries in an auto accident in Wisconsin, 2020
  • $250,000 (policy limits) for individual injured in auto accident in Barron County, Wisconsin, 2021
  • $300,000 (policy limits) for woman injured in a car accident that caused disabling injuries. (Wisconsin), 2020
  • $250,000 (policy limits) for pedestrian hit by vehicle in St. Paul, Minnesota, 2020
  • $172,500 settlement for married couple injured in a boating accident in northern Minnesota, 2020
  • $100,000 settlement for Plaintiff-pedestrian hit by motor vehicle in a parking lot, 2019
  • $100,000 settlement for Plaintiff-farmer whose tractor was hit while on the side of road, 2019
  • $700,000 settlement for Plaintiff injured in semi-truck v. car accident, 2019
  • $97,500 settlement for Plaintiff injured by dump truck operating without brakes on public highway, 2019
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Office Location for Benjamin J. Nicolet

517 2nd Street
Suite 205
Hudson, WI 54016

Phone: 715-377-2141

Fax: 866-908-1791

Last Updated: 6/11/2021

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