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Padway & Padway, Ltd.
Wisconsin Supreme Court
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit
U.S. Tax Court
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, J.D.
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, B.A. Honors; History
M. Nicol Padway
5150 N. Port Washington Rd.
Milwaukee, WI, 53217
Phone: (414) 277-9800
Fax: (414) 277-0189
I am a partner at Padway & Padway Ltd. and have been a practicing attorney since 1975. I have extensive civil and criminal litigation experience, including first degree homicide cases, personal injury, products liability, divorce, commercial and real estate trials. I have successfully argued and presented cases before the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, the Wisconsin State Court of Appeals and the Wisconsin State Supreme Court. I have experience representing both labor and management, which provides me with a unique perspective on labor, employment and management issues. I represent many small to medium size businesses in multiple areas, including commercial and real estate transactions. I believe that hard work, open communication and an honest assessment of the case leads to the best results for my clients. I empower my clients to make informed decisions through clear and knowledgeable communication. I take great pride in my work and endeavor to provide the best possible legal representation for all my clients. Since a client places his or her trust in my abilities, I utilize my best efforts on their behalf.
My wife Janet and I have four children. In addition to my law practice, I currently serve as the Chairman of the North Shore Fire Commission. I was appointed to the City of Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission, serving as the Chairperson for that commission for four years. I have in the past and continue to provide extensive volunteer service in a number of capacities. I am currently a member of the board of directors for the Milwaukee Survive Alive Foundation and a member of the Milwaukee Fire Bell Club, an organization supporting local fire departments. For many years I participated on the Milwaukee Winter Club Youth Hockey Board of Directors and coordinated the Coaches Committee. I coached youth hockey for 20 years and officiated both youth and high school hockey. I feel that it is a privilege to assist in the development of the young people in my community.
And You Thought Trial by Ambush was Dead, Dealing with Undisclosed Surveillance Video at Trial, The Verdict, Spring 2010
Allocation of Police Personnel, Commission Report, 1990
Presenter, Workers' Compensation Applicants Issues, National Safety Council Training Program, July, 1998
Responder, Moral Responsibility of Police, Marquette University Center for Ethics Studies, March 1992
Community Oriented Policing Conference Participant, April 1990
Seminar Chairman, Criminal Liability in the Work Place, A.S.S.E., 1986
Continuing Education Lecturer, Marquette University, 1978-1979
Medical Ethics Seminar Presenter, A Legal Analysis of the Quinlan Case: The Right to Die, Mount Sinai Hospital, 1976
Honors and Awards
AV Rating Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
Milwaukee Police Department Certificate of Appreciation, 1994
Milwaukee Fire Department Certificate of Appreciation, 1994
Professional Associations and Memberships
Wisconsin State Bar Association, Litigation Section
Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Society of Family Law Lawyers
Leander Foley Inns of Court
Wisconsin Association for Justice
American Association for Justice
Milwaukee Bar Association
Mayor's Task Force on Juvenile Violence, 1992
Additional Positions and Associations
North Shore Fire Commission, Chairman, 2004 - Present
North Shore Fire Commission, Commissioner, 1999 - Present
City of Milwaukee, Fire and Police Commissioner, 1988-1994
City of Milwaukee, Fire and Police Commission, Chairman, 1990-1994
Milwaukee Fire Bell Club, 1995 - Present
Milwaukee Survive Alive Foundation, Board of Directors - an original director and founding member, 1992 - Present
Member, Congregation Sinai Board of Trustees, 1977-1997, Board President 2017 to date
Winter Club Youth Hockey Program, 1997 - 2013 Board of Directors
Benjamin Cardozo Society, 1993-1994 Co-Chairman
Friends of the U.W.M. Golda Meir Library
Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission, Legal Intern, 1974-1975
State Public Defender Appellate Division, Legal Intern, 1974
City of Madison Police Department, U.W. Law School Police/Community Relations Project, Legal Intern
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Padway & Padway, Ltd.
5150 N. Port Washington Rd. Ste 151
Milwaukee, WI 53217