Attorney Nancy Thome, a Lakewood, Colorado native, relocated to Baraboo, Wisconsin after attending law school in Madison. Prior to law school, Nancy served in the Peace Corps in Africa. That experience reinforced her longstanding desire to help people directly, by working one-on-one with them. Nancy met her husband while in law school, and together they chose to settle in Baraboo, falling in love with the area's natural beauty and the warmth of the people.
Ash Street Law is the embodiment of Nancy's wish to help people on a personal level. Nancy genuinely enjoys working with each of her clients and customizing her practice approach to meet their individual needs. Her greatest satisfaction comes from hearing a client say they can finally breathe easier and sleep better at night because Nancy has helped resolve their legal or financial worries.
Clients appreciate Nancy's unique blend of compassion and honesty. She truly cares about each of her clients, and tries to make sure they know it. Her first focus, when accepting a new case, is to make sure that she understands the client's needs and goals; that understanding informs her approach to every case. Colleagues praise Nancy for her meticulous attention to detail and her commitment to finding the best possible approach to a legal issue before taking action.
In addition to her legal practice, Nancy is also involved in legal and professional activities in the community. She has taught Business Law I and II at Madison College, and been a visiting faculty member for the Lawyering Skills Course at the University of Wisconsin Law School in the areas of bankruptcy law, real estate law, and general lawyering skills. Nancy has also been a presenter at seminars for paraprofessionals in the areas of probate and bankruptcy law, and she wrote an article on the 2005 Bankruptcy Abuse and Consumer Protection Act (BAPCPA) for the Wisconsin Bankers Association.
When not practicing law, teaching law or volunteering, Nancy enjoys kayaking, hiking, backpacking, traveling, and spending time with her husband, children, and two cats.
- Estate Planning
- Elder Law
- Adult Guardianships
- Probate and Trust Administration
- University of Wisconsin Law School, Juris Doctor (1995)
- University of Missouri-Columbia, Bachelor of Journalism (1990)
- US District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
- US District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
Professional Memberships and Affiliations
- State Bar of Wisconsin
- Sauk County Bar Association (President, 2017-2018)
- National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
- Baraboo School Board (Policy Chairperson)
- Baraboo Devil's Lake Concession Corporation Board
- Baraboo River Canoe Club (Secretary/Treasurer)