If you have been accused, injured, or wronged, please feel free to contact me as soon as possible for a free consultation. If I can't help you, I'll do my best to refer you to someone who can.
I earned an Associate Degree in Biology in 1980, and then worked in blue collar/technical positions at the University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics, and the University of Wisconsin Biochemistry Department. After enlisting in the Army Reserve, I resumed study at the University of Wisconsin, earning additional degrees in History & History of Science, and Law.
In addition to being trained in the administration of the NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Test Battery, and completing the NHTSA Faculty Development Workshops at the National Judicial College, I have lectured regularly on aspects of handling DUI and other criminal traffic cases.
I am admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in the State of Wisconsin, as well as the 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.
I am a volunteer task force leader for the Wisconsin Ride for Kids. The Ride for Kids is the primary fundraiser for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation of the United States, whose mission is to find the cause of and cure for childhood brain tumors. In 2008 I also rode in the American Legion Legacy Run, which raises public awareness and funds for the America Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund.
Licensed since 1991
Hourly ($165-190/hour), Contingent (25-40%), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Super Lawyers||Milwaukee Magazine||2011|
|Super Lawyers-Top Attorneys in Wisconsin||Milwaukee Magazine||2010|
|Super Lawyers-Top Attorneys in Wisconsin||Milwaukee Magazine||2009|
|Martin Hanson Memorial Prize||WACDL||2008|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Past President||2011 - 2014|
|American Academy of Forensic Sciences||Provisional Member||2003 - Present|
|Jefferson County Bar Association||Member||1996 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||1995 - Present|
|ABATE of Wisconsin||Member||1994 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1991 - Present|
|State Bar of Wisconsin||Member||1991 - Present|
|American Motorcyclist Association||Charter Member||1983 - Present|
|National Rifle Association||Benefactor Member||N/A|
|American Legion||PUFL Member||N/A|
|Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Board Member||N/A|
|University of Wisconsin Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1990|
|2011-2012 Municipal Judge Trial Seminar||Search & Seizure from the Defense Perspective||2012|
|Handling OWI Cases in Wisconsin||Discovery||2011|
|Annual Drunk Driving Seminar||On it's Last Breath: Fischer and the Constitutional Right to Present a Defense in Wisconsin||2011|
|Annual Drunk Driving Defense Seminar||Co-Presenter, The 911 Call; Winning the Stop Motion||2010|
|Ethical Issues and the Defense of the Indigent||Program chair||2009|
|Annual Drunk Driving Defense Seminar||Advanced Blood Testing Issues & Challenges||2009|
|An Introduction to Traffic Law||Program chair||2009|
|Annual Drunk Driving Defense Seminar||Causes & Burdens in Death & Injury cases||2008|
|Traffic Law Program||Commercial Driver's Licenses & Commercial Motor Vehicles||2007|
|Annual Drunk Driving Defense Seminar||Going Through the Motions||2007|