Reviews – Attorney Nikole Messerschmidt

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Attorney Nikole Messerschmidt
2810 Crossroads Dr
#3100
Madison, WI 53718
(608) 888-2765

Practice Areas:
Divorce, Child Custody, Spousal Support, Mediation, Collaborative Law
Primary Location:
Madison, WI
Experience:
Licensed Since 2013

Average Client Rating

4.6 out of 5
Based on 131 Client Reviews
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Nikole Messerschmidt from Sterling is Amazing

I had the privilege of working with Nikole Messerschmidt. I was referred by a co-worker and am so grateful. My divorce took longer than I would have liked, but that was mainly due to my ex dragging his feet. Nikole stayed in constant contact with me and was transparent in everything that was happening. I truly felt like I had an ally and friend supporting me through this process that was very new to me. She was down to earth and was aware and compassionate to what I needed during this process. I am now happily divorced and would definitely recommend her to anyone who had to go through this process. Thank you for everything Nikole

Client:Jenny B
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I just do not like working with lawyers period. Nikole was great but I still do not feel like I got everything that was deserved. I have yet to find a lawyer that will really be aggressive for me.

Client:Heather C
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Everything was handled

Client:Beth K
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James well represented me. Communication was good.

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Client:Patricia N
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She was very nice and patient with a very difficult situation. She had a great positive attitude throughout the ordeal. A real God send for my mother.

Client:Debra H
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Client:David P
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Client:O'Haver P
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I highly recommend Nikole Messerschmidt. She was very helpful, answered all my questions and dealt quickly with an issue I had with my ex wife. Plus, Sterling Law Offices flat rate fees left no surprises.

Client:Jarod
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I really appreciated the time they spent with me, and they took the time to make me feel at ease and comfortable with everything that was going on. Nikole and everyone one that I worked with was very professional and made the process easy to understand and guided me when I needed it. Thank you for your help.

Client:Matt S
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Client:Dean L
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Client:Jonathan N
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Nikole was wonderful to work with. Helped me answer a lot of questions during a difficult time in my life.

Client:Britt T
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I hope no one I know has to use your services, but if they need a mediator I would send them to your company. Nicole kept us focused and on point.

Client:Linda L
Attorney Hired:Nikole Messerschmidt

I believe that Sterling Law Offices is a competent law firm with highly educated individuals. They have the right answers to your questions in the matter of law. But that's not all I was looking for when I sought an attorney. I wanted to hire peace of mind, the knowledge that someone is fighting for me. That's not what I received. Instead I felt like I was arguing against the attorney I worked with at Sterling (whom I will choose not to name in this review); at this point, I was still ready to leave them a 5-star review if things were rectified. But when I made my opinion known to the owners of the firm, I was swiftly met with opposition via email. Never a phone call or further questions about my interpretation of what happened. This review wouldn't be here if it did; in fact, the 1-star rating is strictly representative of the response I received from ownership. I expected, especially from a law firm, to be heard out, to be allowed the chance to find a reasonable solution to my circumstances, and to be able to move forward with dignity and grace. Instead I was offered 10% of my retainer (over $5,000) for a case that is, at best, 60% complete (that's my personal opinion) and a stipulation to withdraw from the engagement. Those are the facts, I'll let you draw the conclusion about whether to hire them.

Client:Tom F
Attorney Hired:Nikole Messerschmidt

I worked with Nikole Messerschmidt. Best decision I made in the case. I wrote her a personal review as well. Great attorney, and more than that just a great person to work with. Highly recommend!

Client:Neil R
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Client:Jonathan N
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In a time when things were pretty difficult, Nikole was the best attorney I could have asked for. She listened, she understood, but what mattered mostly for me was the fact that she cared. She made my concerns her own, and had the knowledge, expertise, and experience to take so much of the weight I had off my shoulders and handle things for me incredibly professionally. She actually went above and beyond to be helpful which also made a huge difference ..not just for me but for my case. It sounds canned to hear myself say it, but I would strongly recommend her to anyone I know, and wouldn’t even consider working with anyone else should I need an attorney again. I understand that choosing an attorney is hard, as I went through the same process of selection as anyone likely reading this review is doing. All I can say is that I feel really lucky to have made a great right choice with Nikole, and it went great ..enough for me to sit and write an online review, which isn’t exactly my thing ..at all. So to Nikole , thank you again for all your work, and to anyone in need of an attorney reading this ..give her a call!

Client:Neil R
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Client:Anne S
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Client:Dustin T
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Client:Renee S
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Client:Hankins M
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Great law firm. I would recommend them to anyone!

Client:Darrell F
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Client:Rachael W
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Very professional and thorough. Answered all my questions through out the entire process and was always easy to get ahold of. I would recommend Nikole to anyone who needed representation. Thank you so much for your help!

Client:Darrell F
Attorney Hired:Nikole Messerschmidt

I felt like your fee structure was way out of line. I was very surprised to see that my case qualified for a move to stage II when very little movement had gone on with the case. We were basically in a waiting pattern until the respondent hired an attorney. I thought $4000 was a bit high, but was willing to have the advantages of a flat fee attorney. But $8000 for a simple legal separation was pretty high. I would not recommend this firm or method of billing.

Client:Anne S
Attorney Hired:Nikole Messerschmidt

Nikole made the divorce process as painless as it could have possibly been. She explained things in ways that I was able to understand. She was very professional in and outside of the courtroom, and was available to answer any questions I had very quickly.

Client:Laura G
Attorney Hired:Nikole Messerschmidt

Sterling handled my divorce quickly and I would definitely recommend using them. I paid on a fixed fee and was grateful to not be surprised by any additional fees or charges during my representation. Attorney Messerschmidt was great, and Sterling's staff was always prompt.

Client:Laura G
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Nikole was great in getting me though a very difficult time.

Client:john c
Attorney Hired:Nikole Messerschmidt

Nikole was great to work with. Her assistant, Kassea has been a great help also with answering all my questions.

Client:Ashley K
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They were very efficient in a short period of time. we didn't have a lot of time and they were there.”

Client:Debra H
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Client:Adam K
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We needed representation in short order and they were there for us. ready for the fight

Client:Debra H
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Client:Anna E
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Nikole was great in handling my divorce. It made an overwhelming situation a very manageable one. And there were no hidden fees!

Client:john c
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I worked with Nikole Messerschmidt to amend an existing child support order. She (and the whole team at Sterling) were great about keeping me up-to-date on what was happening, explaining different things we could do, and working quickly and efficiently. I would highly, highly recommend Sterling Law Offices for anyone with family law issues!”

Client:Staci F
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Client:Lynne H
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Nikole is very nice, however, she seemed to treat us too much like cookie cutters.

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Client:Karen R
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Client:brian b
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I would highly recommend Attorney Nikole and Sterling Law Offices. Nikole was so incredibly helpful, knowledgeable, and understanding during an incredibly difficult time. She was added to my case during the court process but made the transition very easy and did an amazing job representing myself and truly felt like she had my son and myself best interests in mind. Very prompt to respond to all questions and concerns no matter what. Very appreciative for everything she provided to my family, I could not have asked for anything more in an Attorney.

Client:Heather u
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Client:Chris P
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Nikole was friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. She knows her stuff and made our proceedings as painless as possible. I would recommend her without reservation to anyone looking for a qualified divorce lawyer.

Client:Karen R
Attorney Hired:Nikole Messerschmidt

Nichole was determined and very knowledgeable of all court proceedings . When I didn’t understand some of the court lingo she was able to dumb it down for me and make me aware of what was going on. Nichole was great to work with I told her what my goals were and what I wanted to get out of the proceeding and she was determined to make that happen . (And she did make it happen) I would highly recommend Nichole on anyone’s case !! I’m very satisfied with all the work Nichole put into my case !!

Client:Chris P
Attorney Hired:Nikole Messerschmidt

My experience with Nikole and the firm was great – I would recommend Nikole to anyone going through a divorce . If there is any additional information you need from me, please let me know.

Client:Heather G
Attorney Hired:Nikole Messerschmidt

Very knowledgeable staff, with great communication at all times. The flat fee pricing is one of the main reasons I went with them. Had enough to worry about, money was not one of them.

Client:Robert P
Attorney Hired:Nikole Messerschmidt

Absolutely would recommend Nikole and Sterling. Most of the time I would just communicate via email, and even the times when I would receive an out of office reply, she would still reply back to me within an hour. She was always on top of things, and ensured the process moved along quickly. It was the piece of mind I got from her, and all the staff at Sterling.

Client:Robert P
Attorney Hired:Nikole Messerschmidt

I am very grateful for Nikole's friendly and expert help during a really stressful time of life. Kind, thoughtful, and focused expertise with my situation was hugely helpful. I highly recommend her, I was immense grateful for her help!

Client:Mikael K
Attorney Hired:Nikole Messerschmidt

I am very grateful for Nikole's friendly and expert help during a really stressful time of life. Kind, thoughtful, and focused expertise with my situation was hugely helpful. I highly recommend her, I was immense grateful for her help!

Client:Mikael K
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Very friendly and expert advice which was timely and effective! Nikole was really awesome, too….

Client:Mikael K
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Professional staff, Nikole was a pleasure to work with. I would definitely recommend them. I always felt comfortable and safe with her.

Client:Heather G
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Client:Angela A
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Amazing!

Nikole was so amazing! She was there for me every step of the way. She always made me feel like I was important and treated like an old time friend. She was quick to answer any questions I had. Due to her pregnancy, I then was assigned to Derek. Again he made me feel very comfortable and like I was his only client. I also had some interaction with Jeff and again, very fast in response and made me feel like I was important. All of them made this difficult situation so much easier! I can't say enough about how they treated me and how very satisfied I am with this law firm. I came to them as a stranger but left feeling like we were friends! Looking for excellent lawyers? Look no further then right here!! Thank you everyone for all your help!

Client:Colette H.
Attorney Hired:Nikole Messerschmidt

Although it took a lot longer than I expected because of the laws, I can't fault Nikole. She was really good and helped to keep me informed at every step. Thank you.

Client:Thuy D
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Nicole was very helpful and supportive.

Client:Vicki G
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Simple mediation

After trying to start the divorce process myself and becoming completely overwhelmed, I decided to go to Sterling. Glad I did.

Client:Matt W
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Client:Vicki G
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Things happened fast

Nicole knocked it out of the park she made things happen in a fast amount of time in a professional way.

Client:Eric J
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Client:Bradley D
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I expected more direction to be given, the forms were also somewhat confusing though I am told they have been updated.

Client:Matt W
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Very courteous and quick to help. Recommend Nikole to anybody.

Client:Johns E
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Client:Naomi L
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Nikole and Toby were ìclass actî and very knowledgeable.

Client:Gary R
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Simple process

Somebody recommended the firm. Nikole has been very good during the entire process and made things very simple.

Client:Colette H
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Client:Heather U
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Client:Heather U
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I was over all satisfied with the services received from Sterling Law. I went with Sterling Law as I wanted to know what my fees would be upfront. Maybe I ended up paying more, I don't know, but it gave me piece of mind. I felt Attorney Messerschimdt was very professional but on occasion I felt that she may have a lot on her plate. Mine was a rather simple case however and I just wanted it done and over. I do recommend Sterling Law and do not be afraid to ask for what you are entitled to even if it may not be the “norm”.

Client:Dawn C
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She literally does everything and keeps you posted along the way by email mostly.

Client:Dawn C
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Client:Florence R
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Client:Melanie C
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It was so fantastic and informative. Wish I could come up with the moneys to retain Sterling Law Firm .. They are so great..Thank you young lady I worked with, she was terrific.

Client:MaryJane F
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Client:Mary W
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I am very pleased with the service I received. Nikole was very responsive to all my questions and was proactive in keeping me informed throughout the process. The pricing structure was easy to understand and very reasonable. I would not hesitate recommending Nikole to anyone needing help with a divorce.

Client:M Welch
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Client:Nicole K
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Very professional and knowledgeable I hope I would never have to use them again! Nikole was great thanks

Client:Brian B
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Thanks again Nikole

I wanted to extend a great big thank you to Nikole, and your entire firm. Especially Nikole!! These things are never easy…but I do have to say, that she absolutely made this entire process as easy as it could have been. Nikole would return emails on her day off, for things that were not of any significance. She kept me up to date on everything, she went above and beyond on every aspect of this… protecting me, and making sure I understood what was going.

Client:Robert P
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Thank you very much.

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Client:Rebecca R
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Client:Jason K
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Nikole was an outstanding attorney! She always kept me in the loop throughout the process.

Client:Jessie J
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Client:Dustin A
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Thanks Nikole!

Client:Megan O
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Client:Nicole K
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Nikole was amazing! She made the whole process such a breeze. I was awfully intimidated going into a lawyers office for the first time, but once I got to talking with her everything became a lot more comfortable. I would highly recommend anybody looking for help to go to them. I felt pricing was very fair, and more than worth it to get the outcome that I was looking for!

Client:Garrett T
Attorney Hired:Nikole Messerschmidt

I used this law office for my child custody case. Having never been through this I had no idea what to expect or what the process was and was very nervous about the whole situation. My lawyer (Nikole) was very professional, straight to the point and took time to explain everything out to me which put me at ease. She took the time to talk to me every step of the way really listening to me and when it came to the hearing/agreement I got exactly what I wanted. Cant recommend Sterling Law enough.

Client:Robert F
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Client:Kevin L
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Client:Megan O
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Thanks again for everything you and your awesome team has done for my family. I hope I never need to use you guys again but if I do you can bet I will be a forever sterling customer. Happy Easter and have a great week

Client:Nick R
Attorney Hired:Nikole Messerschmidt

Attorney Nickole was amazing and bent over backwards for me from day 1. She always made time for me and answered and question that came up. You can call, text, email, meet as much as you need and you are not getting charged a crazy hourly amount. The owner is also involved and stays in contact with you through the entire process. These guys are great. Thanks Nickole

Client:Nick R
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Client:Dawn C
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Client:Christine B
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She made†a rough time in my life very smooth and I think she deserves some recognition for it.

Client:Kelly R
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Nothing has gone right since day one.

Client:Cindy M
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High Recommend Attorney Messerschit

Client:Kevin B
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Client:Robert F
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Client:Austin G
Attorney Hired:Nikole Messerschmidt

I used this law office for my child custody case. Having never been through this I had no idea what to expect or what the process was and was very nervous about the whole situation. My lawyer (Nikole) was very professional, straight to the point and took time to explain everything out to me which put me at ease. She took the time to talk to me every step of the way really listening to me and when it came to the hearing/agreement I got exactly what I wanted. Cant recommend Sterling Law enough

Client:Rob
Attorney Hired:Nikole Messerschmidt

Jeff, I would love to tell you about my experience with the inexperienced so called attorney I was assigned to. The service I received was less the the scale of 1-10. I feel that I spent $4500 for what I perceived to be a qualified attorney. I went with y

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Client:Nick R
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Thanks for personaly reaching out! It is a very nice touch. I have been very pleased with my experience so far. It is usually rare to find a business that actually cares about their clients and follows through on everything they promise. I look forward to continue working with Nikole (& team) to achieve the best outcome.

Client:Megan O
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Bar Memberships

State Bar of Wisconsin 5
State Bar of Wisconsin
Admitted in 2017
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State of Illinois Bar Association
State Bar of Illinois
Admitted in 2013
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United States District Court
Northern District of Illinois
Admitted in 2014
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Memberships

Collaborative Law Councel of Wisconsin
Collaborative Law Council of Wisconsin
Collaborative Law Certificate (2019)
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Education

University of Wisconsin Law School
Valparaiso University School of Law
Doctor of Jurisprudence (2013)
www.valpo.edu
Lawrence University
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Political Science and a Minor in Psychology (2010)
www.uwec.edu

Honors & Awards

University of Wisconsin Law School
Rising Star Award Winner
2017 – 2018, 2021
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