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Nicole L.M. Timmermans

Professional Experience

Perseverance is a trait that Nikki Timmermans, a paralegal at Ruder Ware, has spent a lifetime cultivating. She put herself through college while working full time and raising a young child as a single mother. She has been a paralegal for more than 10 years, spending the first half of her career working at a Chicago law firm. At Ruder Ware, she provides paralegal support in litigation and business in addition to bankruptcy, foreclosure, municipal, corporate, and tax.

Specifically, Nikki:

  • Prepares discovery requests and responses, pleadings, briefs, appeals
  • Summarizes deposition transcripts
  • Assists with legal research projects
  • Prepares trial materials
  • Provides paralegal assistance and provides support during trials in state and federal court

With her business litigation background, Nikki has gained extensive state and federal court experience. She has worked on cases in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Illinois state courts, in addition to the 7th and 10th Circuit Federal Appellate Courts, several class action suits in front of the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, as well as Federal District Courts throughout California, Florida, Illinois, Colorado, New York, Michigan, Washington, and Texas.

When not cataloging exhibits and proofing briefs, Nikki can be found riding tractors (only the green ones) or attempting to play with her incredibly fat, grumpy cat.

Education

A.A.S. (honors) Paralegal Studies, Elgin Community College – IL (2006)

Professional Activities

  • Paralegal Association of Wisconsin – Wausau Chapter Director/Board Member (2014 - 2016), Secretary/Board Member (2017 – Present) 
  • National Federation of Paralegal Associations - Member (2014 - Present)
  • Rasmussen College - Judicial Studies Advisory Board, Member (2012 - Present)