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I met with Nick today for my consultation on my need for a divorce and custody. Nick was accomodating for the appointment in working with my schedule. After meeting with multiple attorneys over the past year, I felt 100% comfortable with hiring Nick to work my case. He provided me with the necessary information but did not overwhelm me. He presented several options and possibilities. His fees are reasonable and fair. I left feeling relieved and confident in his ability to represent my case. I highly recommended him and look forward to a successful divorce outcome.Jan 7, 2015Verified
Nick is amazing!! Attention to detail, great ideas, really knows what he's doing, and a very honest Individual. I'm In a very high conflict divorce and Nick has been great at sorting out how to bring the truth to light. We haven't gone to court yet, but I'm already so impressed with his work. He is fast and efficient, direct and to the point. I would be happy to update my review or leave another one after the case is all sorted out, but so far I would highly recommend him to all of my friends and family!!! If you're looking for a good, knowledgeable and honest attorney NICK IS THE MAN!!!!Feb 20, 2015Verified
It took a long time for me to decide on a Divorce.. So when I decided to find an attorney and someone that has been in the legal industry I knew I had to find a good attorney because I knew I was in for a fight for my life. I needed a hero. I interviewed with several attorneys none of which I will not name but did not like either because they do not do their own litigation on their own cases nor there was no reassurance from the attorney on how I was going to get out of an abusive marriage . I knew within five minutes I had found the guy. My protector. The hero I mentioned earlier when I meet with Nicholas Gottwald I knew I met an intelligent, reassuring rare attorney and hired him that week. He helped me with a difficult situation and treated me with respect and had my back every step of the process. As a paralegal I knew alot of attorneys don't do court. They don't find out till they passed the bar but not all attorneys can stand in court and protect you. Also not alot of attorneys have empathy for the situation your in. If they can't reassure you as to their method, or madness as I call it don't hire them. You can trust Nick to be current on state and federal laws . He is there everytime I called. A true human. I highly recommend this attorney.Aug 31, 2016Verified
I cannot recommend Nicholas Gottwald as a divorce attorney highly enough. I am sure, the majority of divorced individuals will recall their divorce experiences as horrible or especially difficult, mine not being excluded. That cannot be helped most the time, but I do feel as though Nick made it manageable. Nick was the second attorney I had a consultation with and his professionalism and knowledge on divorce impressed me and stuck with me. I didn’t end up hiring him until a few months after the consultation and he still remembered me and parts of my case. I hired Nick, not only because I felt he was knowledgeable but he is also personable. Going through a divorce is hard and emotional and you will want someone who is understanding and sensitive to that. Nick was incredibly understanding and supportive. I felt like I had more than just an attorney but I had someone who was willing to fight for my daughter and I and it wasn’t just his “job”. It felt like he was invested in my case and that seems like just the kind of person he is. He also helped me understand what was reasonable and in turn what was unrealistic. Nick was honest and forthcoming with his thoughts and his advice and I will be forever grateful for him and his help.Aug 28, 2018
Reality check. Fall 2014. My marriage of 17 years with 4 children was not getting better. Despite countless attempts to be heard and separation, my husband at the time became increasingly more verbally aggressive, punishing me through financial means and threats. My case was very unique and complicated; I have a genetic progressive condition that is, and will take my vision and hearing ultimately. I use a cane to navigate. Terrified, and having nothing to fall back on, but a laptop I received through a State program, it was now time to file for divorce. I reached out to a few attorneys on Thumbtack, describing my situation in hopes to find someone who would try to understand my situation and willing to take on my case. Nicholas Gottwald responded and was very sympathetic to my struggles, offering his services. He walked me through each step, responding promptly to my emails in times when my living situation became hostile, resulting in Nick's help to remove my soon to be Ex from the home. 3 months after filling, we entered Bifurcated divorce pending final mediation, 6 months to finalize financials. The next few years dragged on with more threats, false accusations, and unwillingness to mediate from my Ex. Nick stood by my side, giving me honest facts, reality, while never giving me false hope. He fought hard in my defense against false assumptions/accusations thrown my way in court on multiple occasions. Every time we prevailed! Fast forward to July 2017, Judicial Settlement. I was determined to keep it from going to trial unlike my Ex. I came prepared in my defense for questions I’d be asked by the Judge as he went back and forth between rooms. “You don’t look blind. You’re very well put together”. My response, “What does blindness look like?”. Pulling out simulator glasses of my current vision, I asked him to put them on, while I described different situations. He then realized just how constricted my vision really is, and apologized by saying, “I didn’t mean to discredit your disability”. 3 hours later, the pressure was on both sides. There is no win/win in divorce. There may be more give than take on one party than the other...I gave more away financially in alimony duration-terms, but ultimately gained more in the end. My Ex did not succeed in his attempt to cause me further financial harm. It was finally over, and I can happily say, I’m now free! Time to move on :) I can’t thank Nick enough for his dedication! I know without a doubt, it was not easy...As I’ve told him before, I will be sure to refer any and all of my visually/hearing impaired friends in need of legal assistance, his way ;) Many thanks, M.A.Nov 20, 2017
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I don't charge for consultation and I am interested in learning more about you and your case, but you should understand that I cannot begin working on your case until you have paid the initial retainer payment. Every case has its own circumstances that will influence the hourly rate and initial retainer payment -This is something we would cover in more detail in the free consultation.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I like to have at least one in-office meeting with a new client, but if that is not possible, we can just speak on the phone. After determining how I can help, and discussing the hourly rate and initial retainer payment, I would hit the ground running on your case.