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Nia Trammell
Nia Trammell, Esq.
Nia Trammel8
Administrative Judge
Wisconsin Department
of Workforce Development 
Nia Trammell As an Administrative Law Judge for the State of Wisconsin, Nia Trammell presides over formal proceedings on a wide range of challenging cases involving Wisconsin’s Worker’s Compensation Act. She conducts hearings, reviews evidence and issues orders adjudicating the rights of parties under the Act. She presides over pre-hearing conferences and occasionally serves as duty judge, in which case, she is responsible for informing the public about all aspects of Wisconsin’s Worker’s Compensation Act.
Nia formerly worked as an associate attorney in the Commercial Litigation section of Michael, Best & Friedrich LLP. During her nine year tenure at Michael Best, Nia garnered exposure and experience in a variety of legal disciplines, including commercial and consumer law, product liability law, commercial property tax law, eminent domain law, employment relations and employee benefits law, and intellectual property law.  
Nia is involved in a variety of civic activities. She has been a Dane County Court Appointed Special Advocate since 2004. In this role, Nia is able to work with abused and neglected children and their families to monitor compliance with orders issued by Dane County Circuit Court judges. Nia has also served as a Commissioner for the City of Madison Equal Opportunities Commission, which, among other things, required her to review appeals of findings and orders issued by staff at the City of Madison Equal Opportunities Division. She was first appointed as a Commissioner by the Mayor of Madison, Wisconsin in 2003, and reappointed by the Mayor’s successor for an additional term. She was elected president of the Commission in 2009 and 2010. Nia has recently become active with Girls on the Run of Dane County, a program that teaches self-esteem and healthy life choices to elementary school age girls.