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Paisley Hoffman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Madison, WI

Nicholson Goetz & Otis, S.C.
22 East Mifflin Street, Suite 90
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: 608-597-6733
Fax: 608-819-8273
Selected to Rising Stars: 2020 - 2022
Licensed in Wisconsin Since: 2018
Practice Areas: Family Law, Criminal Defense
Attorney Profile

Paisley Hoffman is an Associate Attorney with Nicholson Goetz & Otis, S.C., where she represents clients in a variety of areas of law including criminal defense, divorce, paternity, post-judgment custody and placement disputes, child in need of protection or services, delinquency, and injunctions. In addition to her role as advocacy counsel in these types of cases, Attorney Hoffman regularly is asked by multiple judges to serve as Guardian ad Litem representing the best interests of children in Dane County and surrounding counties. She has been asked to serve as advocacy counsel by a Dane County Judge.

Attorney Hoffman is a compassionate advisor and a strong legal advocate in court. Attorney Hoffman understands that the Court process can be confusing, and she takes time to understand her client’s concerns and explain the legal process. Attorney Hoffman appreciates the opportunity to help clients through the most difficult times in their lives.

Prior to obtaining her J.D., she worked for the Wisconsin Innocence Project reviewing serious criminal convictions for errors and obtained a Master of Social Work with a concentration in mental health. Attorney Hoffman’s background serves her clients in all areas of her practice. In criminal matters, Attorney Hoffman understands interpersonal relationships and is aware of the potential rehabilitative needs and resources for clients. In addition, she uses this background for creative resolutions to cases. In her family law practice, Attorney Hoffman is child-focused based on her understanding of children’s developmental needs and family dynamics.

In one of the fastest turnaround times after law school, Attorney Hoffman was named as one of Super Lawyers, Wisconsin Rising Stars in 2020. Attorney Hoffman obtained her J.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2017. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies and Social Welfare in 2012 and her Master of Social Work in 2014 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Family Law
  • 30%Criminal Defense
Focus Areas

Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Paternity, Marital Property, Father's Rights, Arrest & Arraignment, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Failure to Pay Child Support, False Accusations, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Criminal Domestic Violence


3 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2020 - 2022

About Paisley Hoffman

First Admitted: 2018, Wisconsin

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  • Awarded for providing exemplary pro bono service and contributing over 50 hours of pro bono legal work., Pro Bono Award of Distinction, University of Wisconsin Law School, 2017
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Office Location for Paisley Hoffman

22 East Mifflin Street
Suite 90
Madison, WI 53703

Phone: 608-597-6733

Fax: 608-819-8273

Last Updated: 6/10/2022

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