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Kirk Obear Attorney at Law - 603 South 8th Street, Sheboygan, WI 53081


          When you hire us you will get 200% consideration and attention to detail on your case.  Your calls will get through, your questions will get answered, and you will see the difference real teamwork makes when you need it most:




Our mission is to see you through this difficult time and fight for the best possible results in your case.           






Office hours Monday- Friday, 8-5  

Nights and weekends by appointment

Visa, Mastercard, Discover, Payment Plans

Free 60 minute consultation  




  If you would like more information about my criminal defense practice or if you have questions that are not answered on this web site, please contact me: I can be reached by phone at 920-395-2200 or by e-mail at: 


Practice Areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
    16 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%
    18 years



Fixed (Always), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

9 total 

  • Corey Geoff Mehlos

    I endorse this lawyer. Kirk's reputation as one of the best criminal defense attorneys in our state is well deserved. The results speak for themselves.


    Corey Mehlos Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • John E. Dobogai III

    Obear is a great jurist.


    John Dobogai Business Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

Kirk Obear Attorney at Law

603 South 8th Street
Sheboygan, WI, 53081


WIGood Standing199403/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Named Superlawyer in Criminal DefenseWisconsin Super Lawyers2010
Wisconsin SuperLawyer(R)Law & Politics/Milwaukee Magazine2009
Milwaukee Best in BusinessForbes Magazine2008
Wisconsin SuperLawyer(R)Law & Politics/Milwaukee Magazine2008
Wisconsin SuperLawyer(R)Law & Politics/Milwaukee Magazine2007
Air Force Meritorious Service AwardUSAF1999
Air Force Commendation MedalUSAF1997
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerKirk Obear Attorney at Law2008 - Present
Associate, PartnerMelowski, Obear & Cohen1999 - 2008
Judge Advocate General- Area Defense CounselUSAF1994 - 1999
Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)Board of Directors2009 - Present
National College for DUI Defense NCDDMember2009 - Present
Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (WACDL)Legislative Director2008 - Present
Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (WACDL)President2006 - 2008
International Criminal Defence Attorneys AssociationMember2006 - Present
Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Seventh Circuit Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), Legal CommitteeLegal Committee2000 - Present
Sheboygan County Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense LawyersBoard of Directors1999 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), Council of AffiliatesLife Member1999 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
Publication NameTitleDate
National Editorial Board- Forecite Legal Publications, Inc.Contribution Editor- Jury InstructionsN/A
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law LawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Mount Olive College PsychologyN/A1990
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Annual Drunk Driving Defense SeminarDefending a Driving Under the Influence of Drugs Case2009
Annual Drunk Driving Defense SeminarConverting the Analyst From Enemy to Ally2008
WACDL Ethics SeminarAggressive and Ethical Advocacy2007
Annual Drunk Driving Defense SeminarJury Instructions, Testimony and Closing Argument2007
WACDL Mega-SeminarDefending an Internet Sex Sting Case2006
Annual Drunk Driving Defense SeminarThe Fourth Amendment in Drunk Driving Cases2006
12th Annual Traffic & Impaired Driving Law SeminarDefense Issues in OWI Litigation2006
International Society for Chemical TestingDefense Perspective on Chemical Testing2005
10th Annual Traffic & Impaired Driving Law SeminarDefense Perspective on Law Enforcement2004
WACDL OWI SeminarBlood Testing Evidence in OWI Cases2003
WACDL Ethics SeminarProsecutorial Misconduct2003
Federal Defender Services SeminarDue Process Provisions of the Bail Reform Act2003
9th Annual Traffic & Impaired Driving Law SeminarCurrent Developments in OWI Defense2003
WACDL OWI SeminarCross Examining the Blood Analyst2002
8th Annual Traffic & Impaired Driving Law SeminarTrial Issues in Drunk Driving Cases2002
WACDL OWI SeminarCross Examination of State's Expert in Blood Test Case2001
Annual Meeting, National Legal CommitteeWar on Drugs: Defending a Urinalysis Case2001
NACDL- La Jolla, CaliforniaMilitary Discharge Upgrades and Correction of Records2000