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Thomas Grieve

Thomas Grieve

also known as Tom Grieve

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI

About Me

Attorney Tom Grieve, recently named a top Wisconsin attorney by Super Lawyers ("Wisconsin Rising Star" -2013, 2014), a Top Attorney in Wisconsin by Milwaukee Magazine and Madison Magzine (2013, 2014), a Top 100 Trial Lawyer in Wisconsin by the National Trial Lawyers Lawyers Association, a member of the Top 40 Under 40 by the National Trial Lawyers Association, Best Criminal Defense Attorneys on  (2014), and Top 10 Under 40 in Wisconsin by the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys (2014), as well as the Client's Choice Award in Criminal Defense on, primarily focuses his practice on criminal defense, traffic, and firearm rights. Tom spent two years representing the State of Wisconsin in criminal court prosecuting cases and prior to that was in the Court of Appeals, District II, where he worked on exclusively criminal and firearm related appellate cases. He is proud to represent clients throughout the state and nation in their criminal and firearm matters.

In his practice as a criminal defense attorney Tom has successfully negotiated multiple count felony cases to dismissals, reduced drunk driving offenses to reckless driving citations, reduced felonies to misdemeanors, reduced prospective felonies to non-criminal tickets, and achieved favorable results for his clients at trial and outside the courtroom.

Tom edited the book, "Wisconsin Guide for Armed Citizens" by the National Association of Certified Firearm Instructors, and serves as a legal Q&A expert on various radio shows and stations, from Newstalk 1130 WISN and the Vicki McKenna talk radio show, 1310 WIBA, and National Public Radio, for topics including criminal defense, constitutional law, defensive force use, castle doctrine, open carry, and conceal carry. Tom has further written for multiple news outlets and organizations within the same areas of law. He also has spoken and lectured on these subjects to college and graduate students in the classroom and has advised other attorneys on these and other issues.

Many of his clients come from referrals and he is always happy to offer free initial consultations.


Languages Spoken: French

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2010

  1. Criminal Defense: 70%
  2. DUI & DWI: 30%



Hourly ($350/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Ronald W. Tusler

    I endorse this lawyer. Tom is a very hardworking, honest man. In my experience, Tom gives every client his best effort. Tom is also very intelligent and he has an excellent memory. I would recommend Tom to anyone searching for an attorney.


    Ronald Tusler Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Corrine N. Wiesmueller

    When it comes to understanding Wisconsin's new concealed carry laws, I'd call Tom. He is professional even when adversarial, and thorough.


    Corrine Wiesmueller Business Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

Grieve Law, LLC

1305 N. Barker Rd.
Suite 5
Brookfield, WI, 53045

Grieve Law, LLC

544 E Ogden Ave Suite 700-202
Milwaukee, WA, 53202

1655 N. Mayfair Rd
Milwaukee, WI, 53226

M85W16110 Appleton Ave
Menomonee Falls, WI, 53051

9575 Brenwood Park Dr.
Franklin, WI, 53132

7353 W. Forest Home Ave.
Milwaukee, WI, 53220



WIGood Standing201003/27/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best Criminal Defense AttorneysOn Newsweek.com2014
Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys Under 40 in WisconsinNational Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys2014
Top Attorneys in WisconsinMadison Magazine2014
Top Attorneys in WisconsinMilwaukee Magazine2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Top 40 Under 40 -WisconsinThe National Trial Lawyers Association2014
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in State of WisconsinThe National Trial Lawyers2014
Top Attorneys in WisconsinMadison Magazine2013
Top Attorneys in WisconsinMilwaukee Magazine2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2013

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Intern ClerkWisconsin Court of Appeals2009 - 2009
ProsecutorWaukesha County District Attorney's Office2009 - 2011

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMember2011 - Present
State Bar of WisconsinMember2010 - Present

Publication NameTitleDate
American Associatof Certified Firearm InstructorsWisconsin Guide for Armed Citizens2012
Freedom WeeklyMultiple Articles about Firearm and Self Defense Law2011

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Marquette University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
Marquette UniversityTheology and Medieval European HistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts2007

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
National Public RadioWisconsin Criminal Defense, Firearm Law, CCW, Castle Doctrine, Self-Defense2012
1310 WIBAWisconsin Criminal Defense, Firearm Law, CCW, Castle Doctrine, Self-Defense2012
1130 WISNWisconsin Criminal Defense, Firearm Law, CCW, Castle Doctrine, Self-Defense2012
1310 WIBAWisconsin Criminal Defense, Firearm Law, CCW, Castle Doctrine, Self-Defense2011
1130 WISNWisconsin Criminal Defense, Firearm Law, CCW, Castle Doctrine, Self-Defense2011
Post-Graduate classFirearm Law, CCW, Castle Doctrine and Self-DefenseN/A