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Michael M. Hayes

Michael M. Hayes

Practice areas:

DUI / DWI, Criminal Defense, Car Accidents, Speeding & Traffic Ticket

About Me

Defending drunk driving, traffic tickets and criminal cases. Providing quality representation for over 30 years for those injured in auto accidents. Michael Hayes has the highest possible rating for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability as reported by other attorneys to LexisNexis.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1981

  1. DUI / DWI: 50%
    33 years
  2. Car Accidents: 20%
    33 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 20%
    33 years
  4. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 10%
    33 years


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

11 total 

  • Christopher J. Cherella

    I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Hayes has been practicing law for several years. I have seen him in and out of court. He is knowledgeable, effective and cares about his clients.


    Christopher Cherella Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • No photo

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Attorney Hayes for many years and I have always been impressed by the way I have seen him handle DUI cases and the results he has been able to obtain for his clients.


    Michael Kopp DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

324 E Wisconsin Ave # 1111
Milwaukee, WI, 53202-4309


WIGood Standing198103/16/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Wisconsin Super LawyerWisconsin Super Lawyers2012
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2012
seminar moderator and presenterState Bar of Wisconsin2010

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PresidentHayes & Rothstein S.C.1985 - Present
PresidentHayes & Oppitz, S.C.1981 - 1985
Legal InternWisconsin Court Of Appeals1981 - 1981
Lead Articles EditorMarquette Law School1980 - 1981

Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of WisconsinAttorney Member1981 - Present

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Marquette University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
University of Wisconsin, MadisonJournalismBS - Bachelor of Science1977
University of Notre DameN/AUnknownN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Handling OWI Cases in WisconsinOWI cases2010
Handling OWI Cases in WisconsinPresenter2010