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Firm Overview

I joined Mark Bromley to form Bromley & Nason in 2008. We worked together until Mark left private practice in November 2010. I work out of a one-person office, so there are no associates or paralegals to get between clients and their lawyer.

I work exclusively in bankruptcy and debt management, and almost always as debtor's counsel. I believe this focus on one area of law allows me to provide the best possible service to my clients. Most of my clients live within an hour of my Platteville office.

Example cases

All of my completed cases to date have resulted in my clients receiving a discharge of indebtedness. No client has lost property and no client has been denied a discharge. Of course, this does not mean that every client will get the same outcome. But I discuss possible outcomes with my clients so no one is blindsided.

Main Office

Main
55 E Main St. Karrmann Professional Building
Platteville  WI  53818

Phone
  • (608) 348-4466
Fax
  • (877) 693-9165

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Clients understandably want to know how much their attorney will charge before committing to a course of action. Unfortunately, there are no easy answers. Each case is different and the fees reflect the complexity of an individual situation. Without knowing your individual circumstances and what options will best serve you, an attorney cannot tell you how much his/her services will cost. I offer free initial consultations so clients can discuss their financial problems and get an idea of their options before committing to anything. Once I know the details of your financial life, I can explain your options and tell you how much I will charge to help you with any of them. You can then take some time to consider the options and make your decision from home.

Hourly Rates

Most of my work is done on a flat-fee basis, but I charge $200/hour in appropriate cases.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Phone calls are typically returned on the same day.

Emergency After Hours

No

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

While working for Mark, bankruptcy was my first exposure to law. I explored different areas while in law school, but always came back to helping debtors with their financial problems.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

Clients are encouraged to educate themselves as much as they can before making an appointment to see me. I'm happy to provide whatever information my clients need to make informed decisions, but a familiarity with the process helps everything go smoother. My website has the answers to many commonly asked questions regarding bankruptcy and bankruptcy alternatives.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I discourage clients from preparing their own documents. Because my flat-fee structure includes most needed documents, there is no need for a client to prepare something on his/her own.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

This is also discouraged. While individuals are certainly free to represent themselves in Bankruptcy Court, it is a complex system, with many requirements that can trip up a novice. The time I would spend helping someone file pro se could easily equal or exceed the amount of time I would spend representing the client.

Bret Nason

I was a vocal music teacher in a Wisconsin public school system for 18 years. Staff reductions resulted in the elimination of my position and I was laid off in 2005. I started law school in the fall of 2005 and graduated in May 2008.

Many clients have said they appreciate that I explain the bankruptcy system in a way they can understand. I believe my teaching experience is apparent in my client meetings. I realize that different people have different learning styles, and I am able to explain concepts in different ways to ensure that my clients are making informed decisions.

Many clients have thanked me for helping make a difficult situation more bearable. Initial interviews are usually much less stressful than clients anticipate because they can tell I take a personal interest in their problems. I don't just run clients through as quickly as possible; I take the time to tailor my services to my clients' needs. I also reply to client questions or concerns very quickly, usually within a day. Personal attention to each client is one of my strengths as an attorney.

I have also been told by clients who have shopped around for legal services that they chose to hire me because I was personable and they felt comfortable talking with me. As one client said, "we just felt like we clicked with you."

Personal interests:

I enjoy the NFL, college hockey, and baseball. There are a few TV shows my wife Lisa and I watch on a regular basis, and I'm an avid fan of "The Daily Show" and "The Colbert Report" on Comedy Central. Lisa and I enjoy traveling, but we weren't able to do much while I was in law school.

License
  • Bar Number: 1070830
    Wisconsin , 2008
Education
  • William Mitchell College of Law
    J.D. , 2008
    St. Paul, MN
  • Luther College
    B.A. , 1987
    Decorah, IA
    Music Major

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