Theresa Nickels

General Counsel · +1 (608) 240 2599

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General Counsel Theresa Nickels joined Baker Tilly in 2016 and is the firm’s most senior member of its legal team. Theresa supervises the firm’s work with outside counsel; oversees firm compliance; conducts subpoena and discovery activities; and manages engagement contract approvals.

  • Experience litigating complex commercial disputes, distribution and franchise cases; insurance coverage actions on behalf of insurance providers; and property tax cases involving numerous valuation issues
  • Has successfully first chaired dozens of trials, hearings and arbitrations
  • Served 12 years in the litigation department with Foley & Lardner LLP
  • Friends of MSCR (Madison School and Community Recreation), board of directors
  • American Heart Association Go Red for Women campaign, former executive leadership team member
  • Leadership Greater Madison
  • In Business Madison 40 Under 40 award (2012)




University of Wisconsin Law School
Juris Doctor

St. Norbert College (Green Bay, Wisconsin)
Bachelor of Arts in english