Attorney Karyn T. Missimer is regarded by her colleagues and judges as thorough and detail-oriented. Attorney Missimer graduated from Marquette University Law School in 2006, where she received the highest class grade in Legal Research and Writing. She also earned the distinction of being the only first-year law student to ever argue onto Moot Court. Further, she received the Pro Bono Society Honor for dedicating over 120 hours of her time to nonprofit legal organizations.
Attorney Missimer’s practice focuses on DUI/criminal defense at both the trial and appellate levels. She has been a member of the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys since 2006 and a member of the National College for DUI Defense (“NCDD”) since 2007.
DUI Defense Experience: For years, Attorney Missimer’s practice has focused almost exclusively on DUI defense. She has attended the NCDD’s annual Mastering Scientific Evidence seminars, thereby sharpening her ability to challenge breath and blood tests. She has also attended the NCDD’s annual Summer Sessions in Boston, Massachusetts. The Summer Sessions cover all aspects of jury trial work, including, persuasion techniques, directing and cross-examining expert witnesses, and effectively challenging field sobriety tests. Attorney Missimer is Field Sobriety Test Certified; and she graduated from the American Chemical Society's Hands-On Forensic Blood Testing Course where she learned the ins and outs of the gas chromatograph used for blood testing, as well as how to successfully defend against it. Attorney Missimer has had numerous DUI trials and is very well-versed in this area of law.
Criminal Law Experience: Before law school, Attorney Missimer worked as a criminal law paralegal for six years. In law school, she interned with the Milwaukee Trial Division of the Wisconsin State Public Defender’s Office. During that time, she represented indigent clients in all aspects of misdemeanor and felony matters. Criminal defense has been a major part of Attorney Missimer’s practice since 2006.
Appellate Experience: Attorney Missimer interned for the Honorable Harry G. Snyder at the Wisconsin Court of Appeals – District II. There, she researched criminal appellate matters, including eye witness identification issues and Fourth Amendment violations. Attorney Missimer has drafted appeals submitted to the Wisconsin Court of Appeals and Wisconsin Supreme Court, as well as the Seventh and Eighth Circuits.
Licensed since 2006
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Karyn Missimer is the perfect attorney for a client in trouble. She is compassionate, knowledgeable, and hard working. She maintains communication and remains cool under pressure. I wholeheartedly recommend Karyn Missimer.
Donald Ramsell DUI & DWI Attorney
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyers||The National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Pro Bono Society Honor||Marquette University Law School||2006|
|Owner/Partner||Missimer Law, S.C.||2009 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Law Offices of Andrew Mishlove||2007 - 2009|
|Law Clerk||Centro Legal||2006 - 2006|
|Intern||Wisconsin State Public Defender's Office||2005 - 2006|
|Judicial Intern||Wisconsin Court of Appeals District II||2005 - 2005|
|Criminal and Family Law Paralegal||Various Law Offices||2000 - 2006|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Jagged Hump Task Force||Member||2014 - Present|
|Rock County Bar Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|Walworth County Bar Association||Member||2009 - 2012|
|National College for DUI Defense||Member (Sustaining Member Since 2014)||2007 - Present|
|Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member (Sustaining Member Since 2014)||2006 - Present|
|State Bar of Wisconsin||Member||2006 - Present|
|Young Lawyers Association||Member||2006 - 2012|
|American Chemical Society||Forensic Blood Testing||Forensic Blood Testing||2013|
|Platt & Associates||Field Sobriety Tests||Field Sobriety Test Certification||2012|
|National College for DUI Defense||DUI Defense||Getting the Not Guilty Vote||2012|
|National College for DUI Defense||DUI Defense||Mastering Scientific Evidence||2009|
|National College for DUI Defense||DUI Defense||Summer Session||2008|
|National College for DUI Defense||DUI Defense||Mastering Scientific Evidence||2007|
|National College for DUI Defense||DUI Defense||Summer Session||2007|
|Marquette University||Law||Juris Doctor||2006|
|Marquette University||Theatre||Bachelor of the Arts||2000|
|Annual Drunk Driving Defense Seminar||DOC Issues Related to DUI Defense||2015|
|Wisconsin State Public Defender Association||Attacking Prior Convictions - Collaterally, Directly, and Indirectly||2014|
|Building Your Practice - OWI||Discovery: I Want it All (And I Want it Delivered)||2014|
|Building Your Practice - OWI||Sentencing: When All Else Fails||2014|
|Annual Drunk Driving Defense Seminar||Withdrawal Symptoms: The Ethics of Dealing with Difficult Clients||2014|
|Annual Drunk Driving Defense Seminar||"Accidentally" Giving Up Your Constitutional Rights?: Challenging Blood Draws Under 343.305(3)(ar)||2013|
|Annual Drunk Driving Defense Seminar||Framing the Issues: Stops, Reasonable Suspicion, and Probable Cause||2012|
|Building Your Practice - OWI||Sentencing/Collateral, Direct, and Indirect Attacks||2010|
|Wisconsin State Public Defender Association||"I Want My Lawyer!": Legal Issues in Implied Consent||2009|
|Wisconsin State Public Defender Association||Incoming!: Attacking Prior Offenses Collaterally, Directly, and Indirectly||2009|