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BENJAMIN J. NICOLET, Attorney at Law

Biography

Meet Attorney Ben Nicolet

Benjamin Nicolet focuses his practice on Personal Injury and representing clients who have been injured as a result of another’s negligence. He is admitted to practice law in the state courts of Minnesota and Wisconsin; as well as the federal courts of the District of Minnesota and Western District of Wisconsin.

Ben has handled the gamut of injury cases, from life-altering 18-wheeler accidents, to vicious dogs terrorizing neighborhoods, and family camping trips ending in tragic boating accidents. 

Ben says, “Clients generally come to us when they feel like their lives have been turned upside down; whether it’s from a car accident that has caused them injuries or relentless creditors harassing them day and night. In chaos, there must be calculation. My goal is to be a steady hand for our clients that guides them to financial freedom or recovery.”

A Strong Background In Legal Studies And Civil Advocacy

Benjamin earned his law degree, cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School. While attending law school, Ben was actively involved in the school’s bankruptcy clinic program, where he represented low-income individuals from the Twin Cities in bankruptcy filings and proceedings. Prior to joining Nicolet Law Office as an attorney, Ben spent summers during law school clerking at the firm. Ben also competed in Minnesota Law’s Maynard Pirsig Moot Court program and upon graduation, Ben received the law school’s Civil Litigation Concentration certificate.

Dedicated To Learning At A Local And Global Level

Benjamin graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire in 2013. Between graduating from UW – Eau Claire and beginning law school, Ben spent a year living and teaching English in Kharkiv, Ukraine. During that time, he began learning the Russian language and he continues to study it.

In his free time, Benjamin enjoys spending time with his wife, Vilena, bicycling, traveling, and playing chess.

Known For His Client-First Approach 

Ben prides himself on protecting his clients and working aggressively to obtain the best potential outcome. He frequently has clients referred to him by insurance agents, doctors, and other lawyers within the community. In recognition of the successful results obtained on behalf of his clients, Ben has been selected as a “Rising Star” by SuperLawyers, a “Lawyer of Distinction in Personal Injury Law” by Lawyers of Distinction, “Top 10 Attorney Under 40” by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, Inc., and a “10/10 Lawyer Rating” by Avvo. 

Ben’s past clients have said about him: 

“When my wife and I sat down and shared out experience with Ben, we both came away with the feeling that “finally, someone is on our side.” He really listened to our story and went right to work on getting our situation resolved. Over the course of our time working with Ben, he always kept us in the loop on what was going on, and was quick to respond to our questions – excellent communications! At the time of our recent settlement, my comment to my wife was that we couldn’t have asked for a better person to represent us. He was a gift.” – Terry & Julene T. 

“Benjamin and his team were amazing. We were a very complex and complicated case. They helped us every step of the way without fuss. I couldn’t have asked for a better team to represent me and my husband. I would highly recommend Nicolet Law!!” – Jamie E. 

“I was represented by Benjamin Nicolet with Nicolet Law for a personal injury. My experience was excellent. Ben is a highly effective communicator and was responsive to my many questions throughout the course of my case. I felt valued as a client and highly recommend Ben and the firm for any personal injury, bankruptcy, or social security disability need.” – Jennifer O. 

“Ben was fantastic to work with! From start to finish we couldn’t have asked for better service. All of our questions were answered promptly, and in great detail. I would recommend Nicolet Law to anyone looking for representation. A++!!” – Josh D. 

“On September 1st I was walking across the street and was struck by a vehicle, I received four broken bones and quite a bit of rehab, I contacted the Nicolet Law Office and I am amazed at the hard work and dedication this team put in. I definitely recommend Benjamin Nicolet.” – Jovelyn R. 

“I was involved in an accident when an object came out of the back of a pickup truck. It hit my motorcycle on the expressway and knocked me down at 70 mph. The driver never stopped and was never found. I called my insurance and told them what happened, and they did get my bike fixed and paid some of my bills. I had uninsured coverage but was told by my insurance company that I needed to know the name of the driver before they could invoke that part of my policy and since I did not know the driver of the truck, I assumed that I would not be covered. I contacted Benjamin and he assured me that the insurance company was responsible for it and was able to get me the full amount of the coverage. Without his help I would of accepted the answer from the insurance and never received my fair share of what was coming to me. He contacted them and put a letter together and was able to get me the full amount of my policy. He did this all in record time as well. Benjamin did a great job for me and I could not be happier with the performance of the Nicolet Law firm.” – Luke L. 

“I found the services provided by Benjamin Nicolet to be top notch. He was professional, thorough, and made my case easy to understand. I would recommend this law firm to anyone. I was very at ease and confident through the entire process, and had peace of mind knowing my information was in good hands. Cannot praise them enough. Every question and request was handled so politely and the online service for sending confidential documents was terrific and easy to use. Thank you for exceeding my expectations every step of the way.” – Brenda F. 

Education

  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • Juris Doctor – 2017
    • Honors: cum laude
  • University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, WI
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science – 2013
    • Major: Criminal Justice

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin, 2017
  • Minnesota, 2018
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin, 2017
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 2018

Published Works

  • Auto Insurance 101 – Know What’s In Your Policy, Nicolet Law Blog (July 24, 2019). 
  • Medical Payment Coverage In Your Auto Insurance Policy – What Is It And Do You Need It? Nicolet Law Blog (June 27, 2019).
  • Purchasing a New Vehicle? Why You Should Consider Gap Insurance, Nicolet Law Blog (January 8, 2018).
  • Parental Pitfalls in the Bankruptcy Code: Discharge Exception for Judgment Against Parent Based On Willful and Malicious Acts of Children, XXXVI AM. BANKR. INST. J. 10-11, 66-67 (August 2017) (with Christopher Soper)
  • Statutory Interpretation Merry-Go-Round: Student Loan Cosigner Discharge Then, Now, and Later, XXXV AM. BANKR. INST. J. 22-23, 53 (August 2016) (with Christopher Soper)
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SEE HOW NICOLET LAW MAKES A DIFFERENCE IN OUR CLIENTS’ CASES

CAR ACCIDENT

Result with Nicolet Law 
$1,200,000.00

CAR ACCIDENT

Offer before Nicolet Law
$50,000.00

SEMI-TRUCK ACCIDENT

Result with Nicolet Law 
$700,000.00

SEMI-TRUCK ACCIDENT

Offer before Nicolet Law
$75,000.00

SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENT

Result with Nicolet Law 
$180,000.00

SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENT

Offer before Nicolet Law
$5,000.00

PEDESTRIAN HIT BY CAR

Result with Nicolet Law 
$1,050,000.00

PEDESTRIAN HIT BY CAR

Offer before Nicolet Law
$0.00 - denial

DRUNK DRIVING ACCIDENT

Result with Nicolet Law 
$815,000.00

DRUNK DRIVING VICTIM

Offer before Nicolet Law
$0.00

UTV ACCIDENT

Result with Nicolet Law 
$250,000.00

UTV ACCIDENT

Offer before Nicolet Law
$5,000.00
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Awards & Recognitions

Nicolet Law Office is honored to have been nominated for numerous awards for excellence in service and client satisfaction. Our attorneys have appeared in such prestigious lists as Top 40 Under 40 and Rising Stars. While we’re thankful to have the support of industry peers and independent third-party organizations, nothing beats the feeling of gratitude we share with clients when we can make a positive impact on their lives.

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12 locations in Wisconsin and Minnesota to serve you

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Wisconsin Locations:

EAU CLAIRE:

402 Graham Ave.
Suite 305
Eau Claire, WI 54701

Phone: (715) 835-5959
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HUDSON:

517 2nd Street
Unit #205
Hudson, WI 54016

Phone: 715-226-6158
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LA CROSSE:

119 N 19th St S
La Crosse, WI 54601

Phone: 608-527-0876
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NEW RICHMOND:

1500 Madison Ave.
Suite 220
New Richmond, WI 54017

Phone: 715-226-6164
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RICE LAKE:
337 North Main Street
Rice Lake, WI 54868

Phone: (715) 790-1114
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RIVER FALLS:
215 S 2nd St #20
River Falls, WI 54022

Phone: (715) 716-5869
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SUPERIOR:
1200 Tower Ave.
Superior, WI 54880

Phone: (715) 718-2969
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WAUSAU:
408 3rd Street
Suite 303
Wausau, WI 54403

Phone: (715) 716-5092
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Minnesota Locations:

DULUTH:
306 West Superior Street,
Suite 606 West
Duluth, MN 55802

Phone: (218) 729-0628
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HIBBING:
Howard Court Bldg.
302 Howard Street, Suite 123
Hibbing, MN 55746

Phone: 218-217-0659
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MINNEAPOLIS:
225 South 6th Street
Suite 3900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Phone: (608) 315-5639
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WOODBURY:
724 Bielenberg Drive
Suite 126
Woodbury, MN 55125

Phone: (651) 815-0017
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