Nick Gottwald; Nelson, Taylor & Associates
Nick Gottwald; Nelson, Taylor & Associates

Nick Gottwald; Nelson, Taylor & Associates

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Introduction: Give me a call, 538-0066, and let's talk about your case. I make communicating with my clients a priority. Attorneys are notorious for not answering their phone and not returning calls, but it is my strict practice to take calls if I am in my office and to return calls within 24 hours. I really enjoy helping people get through difficult times.

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Kimberly J.
Jun 23, 2021
If I ever have a friend who is in need of an attorney, I will take them straight to Nick Gottwald's office in a heartbeat! He was amazing, and I couldn't imagine going through all that I did without him! I really hope that if you are reading this and need a lawyer, that you at least take the time to talk to Nick and see if he's the right fit for your case. I think he is an amazing attorney to have on anyone's side! Here's some of my experiences and reasoning: 1) I really appreciated Nick Gottwald's understanding of the law and what judges and Guardian Ad Litems would be looking at and valuing. This really helped us weed out a lot of small things and stay focused on the big picture of our case. Also, he was able to provide important advice, experience, knowledge, and connection to the decision makers in court. I think that Nick's best quality is his ability to be level-headed, and invested but not emotional, throughout everything that goes on in divorce and custody cases. Many times when I would get upset or emotional, Nick was able to help me see the big picture and talk me through what is important and what we can control or do to help the situation. 3) Throughout the almost 3 years it took to get through all of the court stuff we did, I kind of expected my attorney to kind of disappear, especially with COVID-19 delaying everything. But instead, Nick Gottwald stayed on top of my case, checked in on court stuff on his own time and then reached out to me to keep me in the loop. He was very consistent and constant with his presence in my case. I never felt like he was annoyed with my questions or my contacting him. I also never felt like he was taking other cases that were more important than mine. He made me feel like my case was his only case - which obviously is not what happened as most attorneys have a heavy case load. It means a lot to me though that he never seemed busy with something else. His attention seemed to be fully on my case and nothing else during all conversations and time together. That really says a lot about his focus and work ethic. 4) I also saw a lot about Nick Gottwald's character as we worked together. He has a great morale, and was honest in his dealings with me and the court. One telling thing about him is that if he doesn't know something, he'll tell you that and he will do the research to figure it out. My case involved divorce and child custody surrounding domestic violence, abuse, child abuse. He was very sensitive to what I had gone through when we needed to talk through a lot of hard experiences for court purposes, and he did his best to ensure my and my daughters safety as we continued through the proceedings. 5) As for the fees, I am so grateful for his honesty in how much things would be costing as we went through different parts of my case. Many times when we came to a crossroads he would lay out the options but also make me aware of how much each option would cost. This really helped me make better decisions, as cost is always an important factor. He would also give me a heads up about upcoming costs like filing fees and court fees, giving me a ball park estimate that was very accurate. He was fair and consistent with the way he billed phone calls and responding to emails. I never felt like he was charging for more that what was necessary. I also never felt like he was talking to me just to talk to me in order to add another hour onto the bill. Everything we talked about was important and to the point. 6) Before I had Nick Gottwald as an attorney, I was going through the Legal Aid office, and let me tell you, the quality of service is just a hundred percent different. Nick provided confidence to my case (even though outcomes aren't guaranteed) his confidence was like, we can try this and there are options. Legal aid kind of gave a narrow-minded, one-way approach. I also had explored other attorneys in the area that cost significantly more per hour. So I think Nick's service had an good cost paired with amazing quality. Go visit Nick Gottwald for your case, I doubt you'll regret it!
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Blair S.
Jan 10, 2022
Nick Gottwald was super great to work with and while I don't desire to retain council anytime again soon, if I need to do so, he will be my first call.
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Mark W.
Sep 30, 2021
I found Nick online and he turned out to be excellent! He was very responsive and a good listener. Nick worked hard for me and did a great job settling my case. Nick was open to new ideas and appreciated my suggestions. My bill was more than fair. It felt good giving Nick a nice tip at the conclusion of our case. I highly recommend Nick for anyone needing legal counsel!!
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Carrie F.
Jul 7, 2017

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I found Nick searching the internet for an attorney who was savvy in child custody issues. I stumbled across him on the Thumbtack website and was impressed with his prompt response and his glowing reviews. Nick has done an outstanding job helping me with my case. He has been a pleasure to work with and the results couldn't have turned out better. I highly recommend Nick for anyone in need of legal services- thank you for helping our family!
Family Law Attorney
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Jason P.
Dec 6, 2016

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Hired on Thumbtack

I've spoken with many attorneys and Nick is by far the fairest and best one I have ever had the opportunity to work with.
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Nick Gottwald


  • 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.

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