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Michael C. Witt

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Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Litigation, Lawsuits & Disputes, Personal Injury… more 

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About Me

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.


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     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.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1991

  1. DUI & DWI: 40%
    24 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 40%
    24 years
  3. Litigation: 6%
    25 years
  4. Personal Injury: 5%
    24 years
  5. Other: 9%
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Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($165-190/hour), Contingent (25-40%), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

30 total 

  • Eric T. Raskopf

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Mike is a very skilled advocate. He is extremely knowledgeable in the field of drunk driving defense.

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    Eric Raskopf Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Karyn T. Missimer

    Mike is the most thorough and detail-orientated attorney I know. Nothing gets by him, and he always protects his client's rights. I endorse this lawyer's work.

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    Karyn Missimer DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

231 S Main St
P.O. Box 375
Jefferson, WI, 53549-0375

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WIGood Standing199103/16/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyersMilwaukee Magazine2011
Super Lawyers-Top Attorneys in WisconsinMilwaukee Magazine2010
Super Lawyers-Top Attorneys in WisconsinMilwaukee Magazine2009
Martin Hanson Memorial PrizeWACDL2008

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense LawyersPast President2011 - 2014
American Academy of Forensic SciencesProvisional Member2003 - Present
Jefferson County Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1995 - Present
ABATE of WisconsinMember1994 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
State Bar of WisconsinMember1991 - Present
American Motorcyclist AssociationCharter Member1983 - Present
National Rifle AssociationBenefactor MemberN/A
American LegionPUFL MemberN/A
Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense LawyersBoard MemberN/A

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Wisconsin Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1990

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
2011-2012 Municipal Judge Trial SeminarSearch & Seizure from the Defense Perspective2012
Handling OWI Cases in WisconsinDiscovery2011
Annual Drunk Driving SeminarOn it's Last Breath: Fischer and the Constitutional Right to Present a Defense in Wisconsin2011
Annual Drunk Driving Defense SeminarCo-Presenter, The 911 Call; Winning the Stop Motion2010
Ethical Issues and the Defense of the IndigentProgram chair2009
Annual Drunk Driving Defense SeminarAdvanced Blood Testing Issues & Challenges2009
An Introduction to Traffic LawProgram chair2009
Annual Drunk Driving Defense SeminarCauses & Burdens in Death & Injury cases2008
Traffic Law ProgramCommercial Driver's Licenses & Commercial Motor Vehicles2007
Annual Drunk Driving Defense SeminarGoing Through the Motions2007