Nixon Law Offices

Our Practice

Practice Areas

  • Felony Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Traffic and Criminal Defense
  • Bankruptcy
  • Immigration
  • Auto Accidents
  • Federal Charges
  • DUI/Drunk Driving

Our Approach

At Nixon Law Offices, we specialize in bringing the law to your corner. We are dedicated to understanding what results you want and to help you understand what actions we can take on your behalf. We will work with you every step of the way to make sure that you understand the choices you are making and feel empowered to make them.

Nixon Law Offices
Nixon Law Offices

Legacy of Success

Nixon Law Offices has been in the community for over 30 years and has a proven track record of success. We use that experience to help you down a path to the results you need. We proudly serve clients from Kenosha to Madison and beyond. Schedule your free phone consultation today.

A Team in Your Corner

Our legal team consists of people who have specialized in a particular field of law. Each member dedicates themselves to the clients who have a need for their particular specialty. This team works in an open-office atmosphere and is regularly able to draw upon each other's strengths, constantly improving their own skills in the process. 

Our Team

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Jay K. Nixon

A 1980 graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Jay is our resident expert in criminal law, bankruptcy, and business litigation. When you need your business, freedom, or finances protected, he's who you want in your corner. Jay started his legal career at the Kenosha County District Attorney's Office in 1980, where he fully litigated around 80 jury cases to the final verdict, in addition to thousands of other cases which settled before trial. After starting his Racine private practice in 1984, he served as a Chapter 7 bankruptcy panel trustee for cases filed in Walworth, Racine, and Kenosha Counties. He opened the Janesville office in 2015 while also running the Racine Office, which migrated to Kenosha in 2017, to its present location in the prestigious Exchange Building at 1119-60th Street, three blocks west of Sheridan Road.


Jonathan Formhals

Office Manager & Administrative Legal Assistant

Jonathan is our Office Manager who also handles estate planning, probate, and traffic and criminal court paperwork. He is semi-retired from a law enforcement career, which included service as a sworn officer, followed by a 21-year career as a 911 Communications Specialist for the Racine Police Department.  His diverse background lends itself extremely well to casework.


Elisa Bishop


Elisa manages our Immigration and Probate cases.   She is a certified immigration consultant who is fluent in Spanish and who serves as our interpreter in numerous other case types.

Elisa also manages our production for bankruptcy cases and is a master of the court's ECF filing website and a top-notch online investigator. She assists clients with making sure that all creditors are properly listed, so the problems solved by filing remain solved.  She is a well-established Paralegal and Notary Public.