2020 SPD Annual Criminal Defense Conference

-Speaker Biographies- 




Jessa Nicholson Goetz is the founding partner of Nicholson, Gansner & Otis, S.C., and is widely regarded as one of the most skilled sensitive crimes defense attorneys in the State of Wisconsin. While Nicholson handles all types of state criminal charges, her focus has been on defending individuals accused of what can be the most controversial and serious crimes in our justice system - sexual assault (of both adults and children), homicide, attempted homicide, and child

abuse. She has handled a number of high-profile cases and is comfortable navigating the often-complicated relationship between an accused person and the press. Nicholson has handled several cases that have garnered widespread media attention. Nicholson's

work has been discussed in The New York Times, she has been quoted as a legal expert in the Wall Street Journal as well as locally in both Wisconsin television and print media.