After graduating from Catholic Memorial High School I attended college at UW-Whitewater. After two years I transfered to UW-Madison, where I obtained my degree in political science. Immediatley after graduating from Madison I was accepted to law school at Marquette where I graduated in 2005.
In law school I was the president of the International Law Society and was heavily involved in election protection work. In the summer of 2004 I accepted a job in Eritrea, East Africa. I worked for the Eritrean government and assisted in the investigation of human rights abuses. The majority of the time, I interviewed villagers about losses they had suffered during the invasion. I prepared financial claims for Eritreans and helped them seek compensation.
After law school I began my career as a criminal defense lawyer. I am a partner at Kuchler & Cotton Law Offices in Waukesha, Wisconsin. My practice is almost entirely devoted to the represenation of people accused of crimes. I consider myself a trial lawyer and have tried cases in both state and federal court. I believe strongly in listening carefully to my clients so that I can present their story in the most effective way. I learned how to practice law from two people - my mother and stepfather. They are the two finest attorneys I've ever known. They care about their clients on a truly personal level and they are committed to fighting for the underdog.
I work long hours, but enjoy what I do. Every client has my cell phone number, and they can call me at any time, if needed. The size of our firm has grown over ten years, which is a direct reflection of the quality of our work. We handle every type of criminal case there is, and our results have been exceptional because of how much time we spend working on our files. With five attorneys in the firm, every case is dissected among the group and we make sure our clients are immediately apprised of the strategy.
More information is available on our website. www.kuchlerlaw.com
Licensed since 2005
Hourly ($350/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (60 minutes)
Cash, Check, Credit Card
I endorse this lawyer. Tony is an excellent lawyer. His insight, knowledge and passion are admirable. In addition to being wise beyond his years, his ability to think outside the box and find creative solutions for his clients is impressive. Tony obviously has oodles of talents, but it his constant striving to improve his lawyer skills that sets him apart. His results prove he is one of the best.
Aaron Nelson DUI & DWI Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse this lawyer. Tony Cotton has mentored me, as a young lawyer, and has provided me with invaluable advice. He does an outstanding job being responsive to clients, works incredibly hard, and devotes his entire practice to criminal defense. If someone I cared about were to need an outstanding criminal defense attorney, Tony would be my first choice.
Corey Mehlos Criminal Defense Attorney
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Leading Lawyers||M Magazine||2013|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Leading Lawyers||M Magazine||2012|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2011|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2010|
|Super Lawyers - Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2009|
|Super Lawyers - Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2008|
|Best Brief Appellant||Pace University Law School||2004|
|Human Rights Abuse Investigation||Eritrean/Ethiopian Claims Commission||2005 - 2005|
|Attorney||Kuchler & Cotton Law Offices||2005 - Present|
|Law Clerk||Federal Defender's Service||2004 - 2004|
|Law Clerk||Northwestern Mutual Financial Network||2004 - 2005|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Board of Directors||2008 - 2011|
|Juvenile 180 Diversion||President||2008 - Present|
|Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Board of Directors||2007 - Present|
|Enlight||Board of Directors||2005 - 2008|
|State Bar of Wisconsin||N/A||2005 - Present|
|Waukesha Bar Association||N/A||2005 - Present|
|Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Black Friday||2008|
|Pace University Law Review||Appellant's Brief||2005|
|Waukesha Public Defender's Spring Conference||Probation Revocations from A-Z||2006|