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 Newsweek.com (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 Avvo.com, 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
Licensed since 2010
Hourly ($350/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (60 minutes)
Cash, Check, Credit Card
Having known Tom for several years, his passion for criminal defense shines through in the successes that he has had for his clients. I would not hesitate to reach out to him with questions, or refer OWI/DUI cases and other criminal matters to him. I endorse this lawyer.
Kelly Lowery Employment & Labor Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse Tom! I've known him since law school, and he is the consummate professional. He has quickly gained a well-earned reputation as one of the few exceptional criminal law attorneys in the Southeast Wisconsin area. If you have a criminal or DUI issue, he is the first guy I would recommend you talk to.
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Best Criminal Defense Attorneys||On Newsweek.com||2014|
|Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys Under 40 in Wisconsin||National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys||2014|
|Top Attorneys in Wisconsin||Madison Magazine||2014|
|Top Attorneys in Wisconsin||Milwaukee Magazine||2014|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2014|
|Top 40 Under 40 -Wisconsin||The National Trial Lawyers Association||2014|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers in State of Wisconsin||The National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|Top Attorneys in Wisconsin||Madison Magazine||2013|
|Top Attorneys in Wisconsin||Milwaukee Magazine||2013|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2013|
|Intern Clerk||Wisconsin Court of Appeals||2009 - 2009|
|Prosecutor||Waukesha County District Attorney's Office||2009 - 2011|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys||Member||2011 - Present|
|State Bar of Wisconsin||Member||2010 - Present|
|American Associatof Certified Firearm Instructors||Wisconsin Guide for Armed Citizens||2012|
|Freedom Weekly||Multiple Articles about Firearm and Self Defense Law||2011|
|Marquette University Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2010|
|Marquette University||Theology and Medieval European History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2007|
|National Public Radio||Wisconsin Criminal Defense, Firearm Law, CCW, Castle Doctrine, Self-Defense||2012|
|1310 WIBA||Wisconsin Criminal Defense, Firearm Law, CCW, Castle Doctrine, Self-Defense||2012|
|1130 WISN||Wisconsin Criminal Defense, Firearm Law, CCW, Castle Doctrine, Self-Defense||2012|
|1310 WIBA||Wisconsin Criminal Defense, Firearm Law, CCW, Castle Doctrine, Self-Defense||2011|
|1130 WISN||Wisconsin Criminal Defense, Firearm Law, CCW, Castle Doctrine, Self-Defense||2011|
|Post-Graduate class||Firearm Law, CCW, Castle Doctrine and Self-Defense||N/A|