Nicole Masnica

Nicole Masnica

Associate Attorney at Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown, LLP
  • Criminal Law, Appeals & Appellate
  • Wisconsin
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Summary

Nicole M. Masnica is an associate with Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown, LLP in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Working to serve Wisconsin clients and bettering her community has always been a top priority. Nicole has spent countless hours in circuit courts in Southeastern Wisconsin both as a trial attorney and appellate advocate.

Prior to joining the firm, Nicole spent nine years representing countless individuals in all stages of criminal litigation at the Wisconsin State Public Defender’s Office, from pre-charging conferences to appellate representation to administrative revocation proceedings. She has tried multiple cases to a jury with successful outcomes and has achieved relief for many clients in post-conviction and appellate proceedings. As a State Public Defender, Nicole represented the defense perspective on both the Waukesha County Drug and Alcohol Treatment Courts. In addition to traditional criminal work, Nicole has helped clients in termination of parental rights proceedings on appeal, pursued civil writs of habeas corpus in both state and federal court on behalf of Wisconsin inmates, and has argued before the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Nicole graduated from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities with a B.A. in Political Science and Minors in Sociology & Philosophy in 2006. She received her J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 2010 and was the recipient of the Waukesha County Bar Association Scholarship while in law school. As a practicing attorney, Nicole was named an “Up and Coming Lawyer” by the Wisconsin Law Journal in 2013. Over the years, she has educated other attorneys at various continuing legal education (CLE) programs, including sessions on the nuances of asserting self-defense claim at trial and identifying unique meritorious issues for appeal.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Appeals & Appellate
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Wisconsin
Wisconsin Court System
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney
Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown, LLP
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Associate Attorney practicing in criminal defense and civil litigation.
Assistant State Public Defender
Wisconsin State Public Defender - Appellate Office
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Assistant State Public Defender
Wisconsin State Public Defender - Trial Office
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Student Attorney
Wisconsin State Public Defender
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Student Attorney
Legal Assistance for Institutionalized Persons Project
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Intern
Office of Govenor Jim Doyle
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Teaching Assistant
University of Minnesota
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Research Assistant
University of Minnesota
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Intern
Office of Senator Russ Feingold
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Education
University of Wisconsin - Madison
J.D. (2010) | Law
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University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
B.A. (2006) | Political Science
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Awards
Up and Coming Lawyer
Wisconsin Law Journal
Professional Associations
State Bar of Wisconsin  # 1079819
Member
Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Masnica Fights for Rights
Wisconsin Law Journal
Websites & Blogs
Website
Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin, Brown, LLP - Wisconsin Trial Lawyers
Blog
Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown, LLP
Contact & Map
Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown, LLP
330 E. Kilbourn Ave.
Suite 1170
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Telephone: (414) 271-1440
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed