Tristan Eagon is a Senior Attorney serving clients in both our Dodgeville and Fort Atkinson Offices. She is a dedicated advocate, committed to finding a solution to any problem put before her. Her reputation as being strong-willed and having a savvy legal mind is why she is viewed as a formidable opponent. Although a fierce litigator, Tristan has a firm understanding of alternative dispute resolution and enjoys conducting mediations by identifying issues and oftentimes finding unique resolutions in matters.
Tristan grew up in the rolling hills of Ohio on her grandparents’ farm. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice with a minor in history at Muskingum University. She successfully became a second-generation law enforcement officer for several years before realizing that her love of the law extended far beyond criminal investigation and attended law school in Lansing, Michigan. Passing both the Michigan and Wisconsin Bar Examination, Tristan relocated to the Madison area which she has gladly called home since 2013. She has taken advance coursework in mediation in both law school and through the University of Wisconsin. She has worked as a defense attorney, prosecutor, and family law attorney – so being well-rounded is an attribute well achieved.
While not working, she loves spending time with her family exploring new parks, taking mini-vacations, and enjoying the occasional motorcycle ride when the weather permits. She also has a love of aviation and dreams of completing her pilot’s license when the time is right. Meanwhile, she serves her community, doats on her daughter, and strives to make at least one person laugh every day.
Tristan gladly accepts anyone who is interested in alternative dispute resolution. She one of about 165 members of the Collaborative Family Law Counsel of Wisconsin (CFLCW) which is a not for profit association of collaborative professionals practicing and promoting collaborative law, an alternative to the traditional court system. Tristan accepts clients for Family Law in Iowa, Dane, Jefferson and Sauk counties and Criminal Matters in Dane and Sauk counties.
Jane Bucher has extensive legal experience and is active in both the legal profession and the broader community. She has tried criminal, civil and juvenile cases, both to courts and juries.
As a public defender, she represented children, juveniles, and adults who could not otherwise afford an attorney in both criminal and civil cases including CHIPS cases, termination of parental rights, mental health commitments, and protective placement cases.
Attorney Bucher’s diverse legal training included internships at the Restorative Justice/Family Law Project at UW-Madison Law School; in the Oneida County District Attorney’s Office; and at the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
Attorney Bucher helped lead the creation and funding of the Green County Drug court in 2017. She has also been active in working to improving children’s courts by serving on the Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board Chapter 48 Subcommittee and the Youth Justice Statewide Assessment Implementation Policy and Document Development Subcommittee. Attorney Bucher is a graduate (2019) of the Juvenile Training Immersion Program Summer Academy at Georgetown Law in Washington D.C.
Attorney Bucher was appointed by the Wisconsin Supreme Court to the Office of Lawyer Regulation District 12 Committee (2015-present) and was elected to serve on the Wisconsin State Bar Board of Governors, representing District 12. Attorney Bucher previously served as the President of the Green County Bar Association (2015).
She lives in Monroe with her husband, Ruedi, a cheesemaker born in Switzerland, and sons, Quinn and Xavier.
– Green County MultiCultural Outreach Program (MCOP), Founding Member
– Green County Family Promise, Board Member
– Green County Big Brothers Big Sisters, Former Volunteer (2018-2021)
– Peace Corps, Former Volunteer in Senegal (2006-2008)
– Green County Bar Association, Past President (2015)
– Green County Bar, Member
– Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Member
– Green County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, Member (2017-2021)
Jane accepts clients in Green County, Lafayette County and Rock County.
Nathan Russell is the founder and owner of Russell Law Offices, SC. Born and raised on his family’s fifth generation dairy and crop farm in Shullsburg, he returned to Southwest Wisconsin to practice law in 2009.
Nathan earned a degree in Agricultural Economics and his Juris Doctorate from UW-Madison. Prior to opening Russell Law Offices, Nathan taught Agricultural Education in Minnesota and served as an agriculture and commercial lender in Madison.
With extensive experience in agriculture and lending, Nathan’s practice areas include real estate, contracts, business/farm transfer and startup, civil litigation, estate planning, probate & trust administration, creditor collections, municipal law, and family law. Nathan also has extensive experience in contested probate and divorces that involve farms/businesses.
Nathan is married to Jennifer, whom he met through the FFA. Jennifer is the agricultural education and FFA instructor in Shullsburg, WI. They have six children: Reagan, Madison, Taylor, McKinley, Lincoln, and Jackson.
Outside the office, Nathan is an avid sports fan supporting the Packers, Badgers, Bucks, Brewers, and Miners/Knights. He is heavily involved in his childrens’ activities, including assisting them show sheep across the country. Nathan is also very proud to be starting his 14th year serving as the girls’ basketball head coach for Shullsburg.
Nathan has presented to a variety of community and professional groups on numerous legal topics. He has been active in the Lafayette County community by previously serving on the Shullsburg Fund Board, Memorial Hospital Foundation and the Shullsburg School Board.
Probate & Trust Contest/Administration
- Successfully defeated Personal Representative represented by largest law firm in the state requiring a martial property agreement to be followed and an estate to be divided equally between all children of the decedent.
- In re the Estate of Donald J. Popp (2012AP1730) – Successfully defended Defendant upholding property rights and ability to consume property post-spouses death – https://www.wicourts.gov/ca/opinion/DisplayDocument.pdf?content=pdf&seqNo=97795
- Obtained appointment of third party Personal Representative at the request of client on multiple occasions based on the factors in the cases.
- Successfully negotiated settlement on behalf of client regarding a marital life insurance policy following the initial filing of a divorce proceeding.
- Regularly works with surviving spouses on managing and transition operating farms to the next generation or liquidation.
- Represented one-half of a partnership dissolution that exceeded mid-eight figures
- Successfully petitioned the court to grant us judicial control of an LLC to obtain payment on outstanding debts
- Successfully litigated for adverse possession for local home owner.
- Successfully reversed a high six-figure adverse determination by the USDA’s Farm Service Agency on appeal.
- Assisted landowners is developing subdivisions.
- Negotiated intergovernmental contracts with sovereign land owners to provide for infrastructure payments
- Served as Corporation Counsel for Lafayette County for more than seven years in addition to representing multiple municipalities and 10+ Townships.