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Craig S. Powell

Craig S. Powell

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Appeals, Litigation

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2005

  1. Criminal Defense: 75%
  2. Appeals: 20%
  3. Litigation: 5%

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Craig. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Joshua D. Uller

    Craig is one of the best criminal defense attorneys I know. He tries and wins difficult cases for clients in all types of criminal cases, from smaller misdemeanors to the most difficult and complex homicide, sexual assault, or white collar cases. I endorse Craig Powell.


    Joshua Uller Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Kohler & Hart, SC

735 N Water St
# 1212
Milwaukee, WI, 53202-4105



WIGood Standing200503/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2014
Rising StarWisconsin Super Lawyers, Law & Politics Magazine2012
Rising StarWisconsin Super Lawyers, Law & Politics Magazine2011
Rising StarWisconsin Super Lawyers2010
Rising StarLaw & Politics Magazine2009
Rising StarMilwaukee Magazine2009
Rising StarWisconsin Super Lawyers2009

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyKohler & Hart, LLP2005 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Milwaukee Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of WisconsinMemberN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
State v. Wisconsin v. Deaver, 322 Wis. 2d 573 (Ct. App. 2009)The client's felony OWI conviction was vacated and converted to a conviction for an OWI 1st offense, a non-criminal forfeiture.
State v. S.C. Johnson III, 348 Wis.2d 450832 N.W.2d 609 (2013), reconsideration granted, State v. Johnson, 353 Wis.2d 452 (2014)N/A

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Wisconsin Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
University of Wisconsin, Eau ClaireN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1998

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
33rd Annual Conference on Recent Developments in Criminal LawEffective Assistance of Counsel in the Pretrial Stage of the Criminal Case2012
32nd Annual Conference On Recent Developments in Criminal LawYear in Review, Criminal Procedure in 2010-2011 Wisconsin Appellate Courts2011
Bridging the Gap Between the Classroom and the CourtroomPanel discussion on the effect of alternative dispute resolution on trial opportunities for young lawyers2007