Nicholas C. Watt

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Madison, WI

Kramer, Elkins & Watt LLC
2801 Coho St, Suite 300
Madison, WI 53713-3186
Phone: 608-729-7968
Fax: 608-260-7777
Selected to Rising Stars: 2019 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2011
Practice Areas: Business Litigation (50%), Family Law (30%), Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

Nicholas C. Watt is a partner of Kramer, Elkins & Watt, LLC, and represents businesses and individuals civil litigation and family law. Throughout his career, Attorney Watt has litigated cases involving disputes among business owners, contract issues, minority shareholder rights, fraud, estate issues, landlord issues, fair housing complaints, employment disputes and appeals. In the family law realm, Attorney Watt handles divorces, complex property divisions, custody and placement disputes, and marital property agreements. 

In 2001, Attorney Watt graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as a James Scholar. He then attended the University of Wisconsin Law School and obtained his Juris Doctor when he graduated with honors in 2010. Attorney Watt is admitted to practice law in Wisconsin and before the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, the United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Business Litigation
  • 30%Family Law
  • 20%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff


3 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2019 - 2021

About Nicholas C. Watt

Admitted: 2011, Wisconsin

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • Wisconsin State Courts
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Winner, bar trivia (multiple)
  • Two-time Public Interest Law Foundation, UW Law School, Chili Cook-off Champion
  • Member, High I-KEW, two-time champion and two-time runner-up of Fitchburg Chamber of Commerce Trivia Challenge


  • , Kiwanis International George F. Hixson Fellow, Kiwanis
  • Time’s Person of the Year, 2006


  • Successfully managed over 80 client files on divorces, custody battles, litigation, and other matters within first three months of law practice after senior attorney passed away unexpectedly.
  • Represented clients in real estate sales of more than $1,000,000.
  • Successfully sought injunction on First Amendment grounds against the Small Business Administration to prohibit it from denying Paycheck Protection Loans for sexually oriented businesses engaged in protected speech.
  • Received $1,000,000 jury verdict for client in breach of commercial contract, fraud, and intentional torts case.
  • Received $650,000 arbitration award in dispute between shareholders in family owned businesses.
  • Lead attorney in case which resulted in published Wisconsin Court of Appeal opinion in Kraft v. Steinhafel, which clarified the proof necessary to bring claims against negligent attorneys.

Educational Background

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign B.A. in Political Science, minor in mathematics, 2001
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison J.D., 2010

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Member, Kiwanis International , 2012
  • Volunteer, Biden for President, 2020
  • Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Voter Protection Volunteer, 2008, 2012-2018
  • Chairman, Board of Directors, The Badger Project
  • Dane County Election Official, 2020, 2021

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

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Office Location for Nicholas C. Watt

2801 Coho St
Suite 300
Madison, WI 53713-3186

Phone: 608-729-7968

Fax: 608-260-7777

Last Updated: 6/1/2021

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