Thomas J. Nitschke

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Practice Areas

  • Bankruptcy
  • Business
  • Employment
  • Civil Litigation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Entertainment
  • Family
  • Foreclosure


Thomas J. Nitschke co-founded Blaise & Nitschke, P.C. with the mission of providing high quality legal services to his clients. As a former owner of several diverse small businesses, Tom has extensive practical experience to draw upon when representing clients in commercial matters. Tom has successfully settled numerous commercial disputes for his clients through his tenacity and honed negotiation skills, but he is most at home in the courtroom. As a seasoned trial attorney, Tom has had great successes, including:
  • A six figure federal jury verdict for unpaid commissions on behalf of a salesperson after a four-day trial
  • A six-figure bench trial award in favor of counter-claiming home owners against a contractor for breach of contract
  • Successful defense of an attorney malpractice claim and a six-figure jury verdict against that attorney’s former client for fees
  • Many successful defense in mortgage foreclosure cases
  • A six-figure bench trial award in a real estate dispute
  • Successful defense of intellectual property claims in AAA arbitration including an award of attorneys’ fees paid by the claimants
  • Multiple successful commercial AAA arbitrations
  • Numerous successful family law trials
Tom has also practiced family law for over twenty years, with a particular emphasis on high net worth individuals and business evaluation. Tom aggressively represents his clients, and offers unique value in supporting them both personally and professionally.
Tom previously served as a partner at the Milwaukee-area firm Nitschke & Sika, S.C., where he now acts of counsel. Tom graduated from DePaul University in 1986 with a BS in Accounting and Finance, then earned his law degree from Marquette University Law School in 1994. In law school, Tom served as a law clerk for the Honorable John Madden at the Milwaukee Circuit Court. Tom is licensed to practice law in Illinois, Wisconsin, as well as the United States District Courts in Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin and the Northern District of Illinois, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.


  • Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    • J.D. – 1994
  • DePaul University
    • B.S. – 1986
    • Major: Accounting
    • Major: Finance

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Past Positions

  • Honorable John Madden, Milwaukee Circuit Court, Law Clerk
  • Nitschke & Sika, S.C., Partner