Robert R. Henak founded Henak Law Office, S.C., in 2000 with the goal of focusing on what he does best: state and federal post-conviction work and criminal appeals. He has limited his practice almost exclusively to post-conviction and criminal appeals since 1987.
Attorney Henak has represented people charged with crimes on post-conviction matters throughout Wisconsin and on appeal in the Wisconsin appellate courts, as well as in the federal courts, resulting in nearly 100 published decisions and a much larger number of unpublished decisions.
Licensed since 1982
Hourly ($250-400/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)
I've known Rob for a number of years, as a result of his advocacy on behalf of clients both at the trial level and on appeal. He is brilliant in his analysis of legal issues, and tireless in pursuing just results for those accused. He also lends his strong voice in supporting efforts to guarantee representation for criminal defendants, as well as combatting efforts to erode the Constitutional protections which are supposed to be protected for those accused. I heartily endorse Rob.
Harry Hertel Criminal Defense Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Henak is one of the few Wisconsin attorneys that I seek out for advice when I'm stumped on an appellate issue. He's highly respected by his peers and is routinely relied upon to teach other attorneys about appellate practice issues and is considered to be the attorney for difficult appellate issues in criminal matter.
J House Criminal Defense Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|William M. Coffey Memorial Award||Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||2009|
|Leader in the Law||Wisconsin Law Journal||2005|
|2005 - 2014 Top 5% of Wisconsin Atorneys||SuperLawyers Magazine||N/A|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||N/A|
|Owner||Henak Law Office, S.C.||2000 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Board of Directors||1995 - Present|
|Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Amicus Curiae Committee||Chair||1995 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys||Member||N/A|
|New York U||N/A||law||1982|
|Wisconsin State Public Defender Conference||Appellate Arguments You Should be Preserving for Federal Court...Even if They Don’t Have a Chance in the State Courts||2014|
|Wisconsin State Public Defender Conference||Framing Ineffective Assistance Claims in Wisconsin Courts||2013|
|Wisconsin State Public Defender Conference||Immigration for Appellate Lawyers||2012|
|3/30/12 What Every State Court Criminal Law Practitioner Needs to know about the Federal System||Protecting your Clients' Federal Habeas Rights||2012|
|Public Defender Conference||Harmless Error||2011|
|Conference on the Wisconsin Supreme Court: Review and Preview||New Federalism - An Obligation, Not an Option||2010|
|Conference on the Wisconsin Supreme Court: Review and Preview||Recusal of Supreme Court Justices||2009|