Personal character, professional skills
Troy Nielsen, a colleague, friend and employee whom I supervise is running for judge. Let me share my knowledge about Troy.
Troy, without question, has the best work ethic I have encountered. When he has been involved in a difficult legal case I have witnessed him work 60 to 80 hours a week. He has an outstanding legal mind; many of his associates seek him out for advice, as I do. He is quick to grasp and master difficult legal concepts.
Troy is a tenacious litigator, taking many cases to trial. He is an attorney who genuinely cares and is compassionate about his clients. He understands that sometimes good people get into trouble and need legal assistance. He is articulate and a good communicator. He listens carefully to his clients and to others.
These are all, of course, professional qualities that make Troy an excellent attorney and will help him to be an excellent judge.
Foremost though are his personal characteristics. Troy is a fair person; he is willing to hear all sides on an issue. He is honest and frank. He can judge and arrive at an opinion, but he is not judgmental. He has an open mind and has had many life experiences.
He was raised in a loving, blue collar home, and worked hard for everything he achieved. He is a family man – a father and husband who dotes on two beautiful kids and is lucky to have a wonderful, supportive wife. He is likable and personable and people like to engage him. He has a good sense of humor that helps him and others get through difficult times. If the voters of Waupaca County have the good sense to elect Troy as their next judge, I will lose a valued colleague and trusted employee, while the county will gain a judge with a keen intellect and common sense.
David R. Dickmann
Regional Attorney Manager
State Public Defender