Nicole I. Pellerin

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Nicole I. Pellerin

Attorney Nicole Pellerin focuses her practice on bankruptcy, insolvency litigation, and probate matters. She represents individual and business debtors and creditors in all chapters of bankruptcy and other insolvency proceedings, including creditor's committees in Chapter 11. She has represented Chapter 7 Trustees across Wisconsin and receivers in state court receiverships.

In 2018, Nicole was appointed to the Panel of Chapter 7 Trustees for the Western District of Wisconsin. She has served as a Panel Trustee in the Western District of Wisconsin, as well as the Northern District of Illinois.

As a Trustee administering estates in bankruptcy cases, Nicole is well-positioned to serve clients in probate matters. Probate matters tend to present issues similar to those she faces in bankruptcy such as determining property interests and rights, analyzing and compromising claims, and acting as a fiduciary. Nicole’s background gives her clients a valuable and practical perspective.

Nicole is a member of various bankruptcy organizations, and she previously served as Associate Editor of the "American Bankruptcy Trustee Journal," a publication of the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees.

A Shareholder with Murphy Desmond, Nicole also serves as Co-Chair of the firm’s Creditor Rights, Business Bankruptcy & Commercial Litigation Practice Group. She is included on lists for Best Lawyers in America in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, as well as Wisconsin Super Lawyers in Creditor Debtor Rights.

  • 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
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D.
  • The University of Texas at Austin, B.A. Psychology
Awards & Recognition
  • Best Lawyers in America, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2024)
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers - Creditor Debtor Rights (2022, 2023)
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers "Rising Star" - Creditor Debtor Rights (2018)
Associations and Memberships
  • National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees (NABT), Member (2015-Present)
  • American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI), Member (2015-Present)
  • International Women in Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC) Wisconsin Network, Vice Chair (2018-2019)
  • Next Generation of Lawyers - Accepted at the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, Member (2018)
  • Western District Bankruptcy Bar, Vice Chair (2015); Chair (2016-2017)
  • Wisconsin State Bar Association, Member (2010-Present)
  • Dane County Bar Association, Member (2011-Present)
  • Downtown Madison Optimist Club, President (2014); Board member (2013-2014); Member (2010-2015)
Published Works
Classes/Seminars Taught
  • Presenter, "Beyond the Basics of Filing Chapter 7 & Chapter 13", Topics included "Contested Matters, Objections to Proofs of Claim, and Adversary Proceedings, Oh My!" and "Preferential and Faudulent Transfers" and "After-Acquired Assets", Wisconsin State Bar Workshop (June 2023)
  • Presenter, "The Basics of Filing Chapter 7 & Chapter 13", Topics included "Means Test" and "Discharge Issues and Fraudulent Transfers", Wisconsin State Bar Workshop (May 2023)
  • Presenter, "Tips for Trustees Using Video for 341 Meetings", Region 11 Chapter 7 Trustee Seminar (2021)
  • Presenter, "Case Law Update", Region 11 Chapter 7 Panel Trustee Seminar (2018)
  • Presenter, "New Bankruptcy Rules, Forms and Fees You Must Know!", National Business Institute (2015)
  • Presenter, “Top 9 Complications in Bankruptcy”, National Business Institute (2014)