Understanding the importance of searching for creative solutions to difficult challenges whether prior to, during, or after litigation, Nick works tirelessly to advocate for his clients’ best interests.  He immerses himself in litigation, enjoying legal research and writing to artfully present his case, and assertively questioning defendants. Nick thrives in the courtroom and has a winning record for jury trials, both at the state and federal level. 

Nick particularly enjoys fighting on behalf of oppressed minority business owners, picking apart contracts in breach of contract suits, holding less than competent attorneys accountable for their poor representation, and litigating cases based on fraud. Through representation of business owners in disputes, Nick has become increasingly familiar with the state of Wisconsin’s limited liability company statutes and corporate statutes and represents individuals seeking to enforce their rights against their business partners and seeking what is often termed a “business divorce.” Nick is looking forward to advocating for his clients’ rights under the Wisconsin’s new LLC law, the Wisconsin Uniform Limited Liability Company Law (WULLCL), having filed an action under the new law shortly after the start of 2023. 

For family law clients, Nick listens carefully to individual goals of his clients and adjusts his litigation style accordingly, whether working toward an amicable solution or aggressively litigating complex property division cases and/or contentious child custody and placement issues. Nick also works with individuals seeking to express their property division wishes through a marital property agreement. 

Nick was honored to be named Time’s Person of the Year for 2006, and enjoys traveling, St. Louis Cardinals baseball, bacon, Game of Thrones, poker, and roller derby.

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Nicholas C. Watt, Partner at Kramer, Elkins and Watt


  • University of Wisconsin, J.D., 2010, with honors
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, B.A. Political Science, 2001, James Scholar 

Court Admissions

  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • Western District of Wisconsin
  • Eastern District of Wisconsin 

Professional Memberships & Involvement

  • Fitchburg Chamber, Board Member
  • Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin, Board Member
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • BNI Badger Member
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star Selection 2019-2021

Recent Appellate Successes