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The following list was determined using a number of factors including both objective and subjective criteria. Lawyers were selected based on their career accomplishments, high profile and famous cases, professional involvement, community leadership, and board certifications. This list represents some of the most highly accomplished lawyers currently practicing in Wisconsin, including civil law and criminal law.

When reviewing this list, please be aware of each of the following:

  • Lawyers cannot pay to be included in this list.
  • Only lawyers who are active on Lawyer Legion were selected.
  • It is impossible to accurately determine a statewide shortlist of attorneys who are actually “the best” at practicing law.
  • It is difficult to compare lawyers who practice in different areas of the law.
 
Nathan J Dineen
Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI Lawyer
Milwaukee, WI
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Tracey Ann Wood
DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense Lawyer
Middleton, WI
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John A Birdsall
Criminal Defense Lawyer
Milwaukee, WI
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Craig Mastantuono
Criminal Defense Lawyer
Milwaukee, WI
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Chadwick J. Kaehne
Personal Injury and Criminal Defense Lawyer
Appleton, WI
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Stephen M Govin
Criminal Defense Lawyer
Milwaukee, WI
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Matthew R. Meyer
Criminal Defense Lawyer
Milwaukee, WI
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William J Reddin
Criminal Defense and Marijuana Defense Lawyer
Milwaukee, WI
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Brian C. Nelson
Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI Lawyer
Milwaukee, WI
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Kevin J. Palmersheim
Business Law and Contracts Lawyer
Middleton, WI
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Cathleen A. Dettmann
Business Law and Contracts Lawyer
Middleton, WI
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Christy Marie Hall
Criminal Defense Lawyer
Racine, WI
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Wisconsin Bar Associations and Legal Organizations

WACDL - Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - The Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (WACDL) is committed to enhancing the criminal defense practice in the state of Wisconsin. As an affiliate of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), the WACDL provides support and training to criminal defense attorneys statewide and promotes the proper administration of criminal justice. Members must be committed to serve individuals accused of crime.

Law Schools in Wisconsin

Marquette University Law School - Marquette Law School is an ABA-approved law school located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Founded in 1892, Marquette University Law School is a Private school with approximately 572 students currently enrolled. The Juris Doctor or J.D. is the degree program offered for law students wishing to enter the legal profession and pass the bar exam to become licensed to practice law. View the Lawyer Legion profile and browse the alumni directory for this law school to learn more.
University of Wisconsin Law School - UW Law is an ABA-approved law school located in Madison, Wisconsin. Founded in 1868, University of Wisconsin Law School is a Public school with approximately 650 students currently enrolled. The Juris Doctor or J.D. is the degree program offered for law students wishing to enter the legal profession and pass the bar exam to become licensed to practice law. View the Lawyer Legion profile and browse the alumni directory for this law school to learn more.

Wisconsin Government and Court Resources

Attorney General of Wisconsin

Attorney General of Wisconsin - The Attorney General of Wisconsin, elected by the people, serves as the chief legal officer for the state. Responsible for providing legal counsel to state agencies and officials, the Attorney General represents Wisconsin in legal matters, both civil and criminal, and oversees law enforcement. The office plays a pivotal role in prosecuting and defending legal actions on behalf of the state, issuing legal opinions, and addressing a wide range of legal issues, including consumer protection, public safety, and environmental concerns.

Wisconsin Court System

Wisconsin Court System - The Wisconsin Court System is responsible for administering justice in the state. Its duties include interpreting and applying the law, adjudicating civil and criminal cases, safeguarding individual rights, ensuring due process, and overseeing family law matters such as divorce and child custody. Operating through a tiered structure including the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, and Circuit Courts, the Wisconsin courts address many legal issues, reflecting the state's population and industries.

Wisconsin Department of Children and Families

Wisconsin Department of Children and Families - The Wisconsin Department of Children and Families (DCF) oversees a wide array of programs dedicated to supporting the welfare and well-being of children, families, and individuals across the state. DCF manages child welfare services, including child protective services, foster care, and adoption programs, working to ensure the safety and stability of children. Additionally, DCF provides support for childcare services, youth programs, and initiatives for individuals with disabilities or those facing crisis situations, striving to promote family stability, self-sufficiency, and improve the overall quality of life for citizens of Wisconsin in need.

Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development

Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development - The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) is responsible for overseeing the state's workforce and employment initiatives. DWD plays a central role in connecting job seekers with employment opportunities, providing resources for skill development, and supporting employers in finding qualified talent. The department administers unemployment insurance programs, ensuring financial assistance for eligible workers during periods of unemployment. Additionally, DWD enforces labor laws, promotes workplace safety, and offers various training programs to enhance the skills of Wisconsin's workforce.

Wisconsin State Legislature

Wisconsin State Legislature - The Wisconsin State Legislature operates as a bicameral body, consisting of the Wisconsin State Senate and the Wisconsin State Assembly. The Senate has 33 members serving four-year terms, while the Assembly comprises 99 members serving two-year terms. The Legislature is responsible for proposing, debating, and passing laws that govern the state. Its duties include formulating the state budget, levying taxes, and addressing various policy issues such as education, healthcare, and infrastructure. Members of the Wisconsin State Legislature work collaboratively to represent the interests and concerns of the state's citizens, ensuring the effective functioning of Wisconsin's government.

Wisconsin State Public Defender's Office

Wisconsin State Public Defender's Office - The Wisconsin State Public Defender's Office (SPD) offers legal representation for individuals accused of crimes or involved in specific civil matters who meet financial eligibility criteria. It gradually expanded to provide trial-level defense for indigents, in cooperation with private attorneys. After an initial sunset, the SPD's jurisdiction expanded statewide in 1985, replacing the exclusive appointment of private attorneys for indigent defense.

Wisconsin Supreme Court

Wisconsin Supreme Court - The Wisconsin Supreme Court serves as the highest appellate court in the state, responsible for interpreting and applying the law. Its primary function involves reviewing appeals from lower courts to ensure the accurate interpretation and application of state laws and the constitution. The court hears a diverse range of cases, including civil, criminal, and constitutional matters, establishing legal precedents that guide lower courts and legal practitioners throughout Wisconsin. Additionally, the Wisconsin Supreme Court oversees the regulation of attorneys, managing attorney admissions, setting ethical standards, and ensuring the professionalism and ethical conduct of lawyers statewide.

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