Nicholas F. Gansner

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Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Madison, WI

Nicholson, Gansner & Otis, S.C.
 | 22 East Mifflin Street, Suite 90
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: 608-597-6733
Fax: 608-819-8273
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2016 - 2017
Licensed Since: 2007
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Nicholas F. Gansner is a partner at the Madison law firm of Nicholson & Gansner SC. Since joining the highly respected firm, Mr. Gansner has focused his efforts on protecting the rights of accused individuals living throughout the state of Wisconsin. His years of experience and extensive knowledge of criminal law make him the first choice for those facing a variety of criminal charges, including the following:

    • Misdemeanors
    • Operating while intoxicated
    • Drug charges
    • Sexual offenses
    • Weapons charges
    • Violent crimes

    In addition to representing those accused of crimes, Mr. Gansner also assists clients who have needs in the areas of family law, along with those in the midst of civil disputes.

    Mr. Gansner began his legal career in 2007 after earning his law degree from University of Virginia School of Law and his admission to the State Bar of Wisconsin. During the early years of his career, he served as an assistant district attorney. Today, he uses the experience he gained on the other side of the aisle as he builds defense strategies for his criminal law clients.

    Thanks to Mr. Gansner's reputation as a dedicated client advocate, he has earned a number of honors, including a "Superb" rating from Avvo. In addition, The National Trial Lawyers included him on its Top 100 list in 2015.

    Mr. Gansner is an active member of the legal community on local, state and national levels. He is a member of a number of organizations, including the Dane County Bar Association, the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

    Practice Areas
    • 100%Criminal Defense
    Focus Areas

    Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Murder, Probation, Sex Offenses, Criminal Domestic Violence


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 3 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

    Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2016 - 2017

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    About Nicholas Gansner

    Admitted: 2007, Wisconsin

    Professional Webpage:


    • Awarded a Fellowship in the Dillard Fellow Program
    • Warrior Award, 2010
    • Warrior Award, 2015

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers , Member
    • Dane County Bar Association, Member
    • State Bar of Wisconsin, Member
    • Wisconsin, 2007
    • Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member

    Educational Background:

    • West High School, Dartmouth College
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    Office Location for Nicholas F. Gansner

    22 East Mifflin Street
    Suite 90
    Madison, WI 53703

    Phone: 608-597-6733

    Fax: 608-819-8273

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    Last Updated: 6/18/2020

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