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Practice Areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 34%
  2. Violent Crime: 33%
  3. White Collar Crime: 33%

Attorney Endorsements

9 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

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


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Syovata K. Edari

    Steve is one of the best trial lawyers I know. He is a relentless advocate, he is compassionate and he genuinely cares about his clients. When I was a new lawyer some 11 years ago, he always made himself available to mentor me, to discuss cases and to brainstorm defenses. He is dedicated to the profession and deeply committed to making sure his clients get the best outcome available. I have the highest regard for this lawyer's competence, ability, professionalism and integrity.


    Syovata Edari Federal Crime Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Kohn & Smith LLP

1110 N Old World 3rd St
Suite 620
Milwaukee, WI, 53203-1119


WIGood Standing197703/19/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerWisconsin Super Lawyers2012
Super LawyerWisconsin Super Lawyers2011
Super LawyerWisconsin Super Lawyers2010
Super LawyerWisconsin Super Lawyers2009
Super LawyerWisconsin Super Lawyers2008
Best Criminal Defense LawyersMilwaukee Magazine2008
Best CriminalDefense LawyersMilwaukee Magazine2007
Super LawyerWisconsin Super Lawyers2007
Super LawyerWisconsin Super Lawyers2006
Best Criminal Defense LawyersMilwaukee Magazine2006
Best Criminal Defense Lawyers- @1990 to PresentMilwaukee MagazineN/A
Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of WisconsinMemberN/A
Board of Zoning Appeals-WauwatosaBoard MemberN/A
Judiciary Committee / Milwaukee CountyPrivate Bar RepresentativeN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State of Wisconsin v Chai VangConvicted of multiple homicides
State of Wisconsin v Daniel MasarikNot Guilty
State of Wisconsin v Christopher ScarverGuilty by plea negotiation
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of Law LawJD - Juris Doctor1977
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
High School SpeakerFunctions of a Criminal Defense Attorney2013
High School SpeakerBecoming a Criminal Defense Attorney2012
High School SpeakerOpportunities in Criminal Defense Law2011
High School SpeakerDiversity in Criminal Defense Law2010
Wisconsin State Bar AssociationCreating a Criminal Defense Practice2008
Univ. of Wisconsin/Milwaukee Speakers ProgramUniversity Students' Rights2008
NAPABA Central ConferenceKeynote Speaker- Lessons from the Vang Case2008