Nicholas Cerwin, Principal Assistant City Attorney

Mr. Cerwin is responsible for the following:

  • The prosecution of municipal code violations and for the administration of property damage and tax claims.
  • Enforcing all health and safety codes including building and zoning, tavern regulations, and traffic and quasi-criminal matters
  • Representing the City in collection of personal property taxes, damages to City property, and minor liability claims against the City that includes review of each claim and representation in both small claims and circuit court actions
  • Performing legal research and provides legal advice, interpretation of laws, rules and ordinances to City departments, boards and officials
  • Drafting ordinances and resolutions relating to public health, safety, and welfare; reviews documents and programs initiated by various City departments, boards and commissions and provides legal interpretation and advice thereon
  • Answering citizen inquiries and complaints
  • In the absence of the City Attorney, assigned the responsibility for administration of such office


Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Juris Doctorate Degree, May 2012; University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Bachelor of Arts, December 2008, Major: Communication.

Licenses & Affiliations

Licenses and Affiliations: Active Member of the State Bar of Wisconsin, State Bar Member Number: 1088914.