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  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    36 years


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  • Michael S. Waddington

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


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Harry R. Hertel

    There was a time when I would regularly handle cases in the Federal Court for the Western District of Wisconsin. As time passed, it became apparent to me that having a Madison lawyer, who worked tirelessly for his clients in both Federal and State court, handle those federal matters for my clients in most instances was in their best interest. When making such a referral, Steve was at the top of the list. His brilliance, knowledge of the law, and courtroom skill are beyond reproach, and he fights as hard for those he represents as any other attorney I've ever seen or known. He also has fought with determination to preserve the Constitutional rights and protections granted our criminal case clients. I recommend him highly.


    Harry Hertel Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

10 E Doty St # 507
Madison, WI, 53703-3397


WIGood Standing197903/16/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 50 SuperlawyerMilwaukee Magazine2010
Best Lawyers In AmericaBest Lawyers2010
Board Certified Criminal Trail AdvocateNational Board of Trial Advocacy2010
Madison Best LawyersMadison Magazine2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct Professor-EvidenceUniversity of Wisconsin Law School2010 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity of Wisconsin Law School1992 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers7th Circuit Chair Amicus Curiae Committee2000 - Present
Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense LawyersPast President1985 - 2009
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State of Wisconsin v. Scott R. JensenNew trial ordered by the appellate court
State of Wisconsin v. Scott R. JensenNew trial ordered by the appellate court
State v. Bergeron, Richland County case no. 08 CF 98Case dismissed.
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Publication nameTitleDate
6th AmendmentSeries of entries on the 6th Amendment2009
American Journal of Trial AdvocacyRehabilitation of Witnesses2000
Wisconsin DefenderRevisiting Prior Inconsistent Statements1998
Wisconsin DefenderDealing with the Forgetful Witness1997
The Champion magazineAutomobile Consent Searches1996
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
U of WisconsinN/Alaw1979