Nancy B. Johnson



My practice encompasses various areas of law, including general business, collections, intellectual property law (trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets), construction law, and business litigation. Whether it’s helping businesses navigate complex legal challenges, assisting with collections, protecting intellectual property rights, or representing clients in litigation, I strive to deliver effective solutions tailored to their needs.


  • University of Illinois-Urbana – B.S. Physics 1980

  • University of Illinois- Urbana- M.Ed. 1986

  • University of Wisconsin- Madison- J.D., 1994

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin, 1994

Court Admissions

  • Western & Eastern District Courts of Wisconsin
  • Western & Eastern Bankruptcy Courts of Wisconsin


I have represented creditors in collection matters for 30 years. I have taught several collection courses for the State Bar and other education groups.

Intellectual Property
I have helped large and small companies protect their intellectual property rights through contracts and helped obtain trademark, service mark and copyright registrations. I have also worked with clients to resolve disputes over intellectual property rights.

Construction Law
I have been involved with many aspects of the construction industry from helping develop prime contracts and subcontracts for small and large construction companies to helping resolve construction disputes through negotiation, mediation and litigation.

Business Litigation
The goal when working with clients is to avoid litigation by developing good contracts and practices. But sometimes litigation is unavoidable. I have been involved with a wide variety of business litigation, including but not limited to, contact and lease disputes, distributorship agreement disputes, computer installation problems, real estate disputes and purchase agreement disputes.

Before embarking on my legal career, I dedicated my time to teaching physics and math at both the college and high school levels. Education has always been close to my heart, and I remain committed to its importance.

Professional Activities

  • Member, Rock County Bar Association

  • Member, State Bar of Wisconsin

  • Member, American Bar Association

  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute

Honors and Recognitions

  • Presenter at State Bar Seminars on Collection Law
  • Participant in UW-Madison’s Law School General Practice Course
  • Co-Authored the Creditor/Debtor Law Chapter of State Bar’s Annual Survey of Wisconsin Law for several years

Outside Interests

  • Spending time with family & friends—especially the grandkids
  • Hiking
  • Gardening
  • Biking
  • Reading (I started a book club over 25 years ago that is still going strong.)
  • Knitting