I grew up in Brownsdale, Minnesota, a small town in the southeastern corner of the state near Austin & Rochester. After graduating from Hayfield High School, I attended Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. I was a music major, and received my B.A. in 1987. That same year, I met my future wife, a Cassville native. We were married in 1991.
My first job after college was teaching vocal music at Bloomington, Wisconsin, which later merged with another school to form River Ridge School District. A few years after consolidation, the new district cut the music staff from four teachers down to two. After eighteen years, my position was eliminated and I decided to go to law school.
It was a challenge for this 40-year-old to compete with so many “fresh-out-of-college” classmates. But I was able to flip the switch from teacher-mode to student-mode pretty quickly and I did well in all my classes. I graduated from William Mitchell College of Law in May of 2008, passed the Wisconsin bar exam in July 2008, and was admitted to practice in October of that year.
Upon graduation from law school, I joined Mark Bromley in forming the law firm of Bromley & Nason. Mark and I had been friends for over 20 years and I worked part-time as a paralegal for him from 2002 or 2003 until graduation from law school in 2008. He taught me more about bankruptcy issues than anyone. By the time I was admitted to practice on my own, I had much more experience in bankruptcy law than the typical first-year lawyer.
As law partners, Mark and I got along great, especially considering we worked 220 miles apart from each other. He worked out of his office in Whitewater and I worked out of the current office in Platteville. Mark left private practice to take a position with the Wisconsin Attorney General’s office in 2010 and I became a sole practitioner.
I am licensed to appear in all Wisconsin state courts, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. Most of my clients live in the following Wisconsin counties:
Grant (including Boscobel, Cassville, Cuba City, Dickeyville, Fennimore, Hazel Green, Lancaster, Livingston, Muscoda, Platteville, and Potosi)
Iowa (including Barneveld, Dodgeville, Highland, Mineral Point, Montfort, Rewey, and Ridgeway)
Lafayette (including Argyle, Belmont, Benton, Darlington, and Shullsburg)
Crawford (including Eastman, Gays Mills, Prairie du Chien, Seneca, Soldiers Grove, Steuben, and Wauzeka)
Richland (including Ithaca, Lone Rock, Richland Center, and Viola)
I have also represented clients in other parts of the state. Nearly all of my practice is devoted to consumer bankruptcy cases.
If you need to have a completely confidential conference about your financial situation, and want to do it in a comfortable, private setting, please arrange to speak with me soon.
I hope my site provides you with some useful information. If there’s a debt-relief topic you are interested in, let me know and I’ll try and address it soon in my blog.