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Syovata K. Edari

Syovata K. Edari

also known as Law Office of Syovata K. Edari

Practice areas:

Federal Crime, Criminal Defense

About Me

I've been defending people against criminal prosecutions for more than ten years. I have appeared in courts throughout Wisconsin and I've practiced in three federal districts outside of Wisconsin. I have litigated at the trial and appellate levels. Over the past four years I have practiced exclusively in federal court in some very high stakes cases. I take every case seriously whether it is a state misdemeanor disorderly conduct or a federal drug conspiracy.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2001

  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    12 years
  2. Federal Crime: 50%
    12 years



Retainer (Always), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

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  • Jerome Gerard Grzeca

    Vata is one of the most passionate defense attorneys I know. She backs up her intelligence with toughness and practicality that benefits her clients. I'd want her as my defense attorney.


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Contact Info

Law Office Of Syovata Edari

2810 Crossroads Drive, Suite 4000
Madison, WI, 53718



WIGood Standing200103/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Legal InnovatorState Bar of Wisconsin2014
Access Legal Services AwardUW-Law School2001
University of Wisconsin- MadisonHilldale Research and Writing Award1995

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Owner/AttorneyLaw Office Of Syovata Edari2013 - Present
Trial AttorneyFederal Defenders Of Eastern Washington & Idaho2012 - 2013
Assistant Federal DefenderFederal Public Defender for the District of Kansas2009 - 2012
Owner/AttorneyLaw Office of Syovata Edari2006 - 2009
Trial AttorneyTrial Division- State Public Defender2004 - 2006
Appellate AttorneyAppellate Division- State Public Defender2002 - 2004
Judicial Law ClerkWisconsin Court of Appeals2001 - 2002
Judicial InternWisconsin Supreme Court2001 - 2001


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Fine Chocolate Industry Associationmember2014 - Present
National Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2014 - Present
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana LawsNational Legal Counsel2014 - Present
Dane County Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
American Inns of CourtMember2013 - Present
National Whistleblowers Legal Defense and Education FundAttorney Referral Service Member2013 - Present
Association of Federal Defense AttorneysMember2010 - Present
American Bar AssociationAttorney Member2008 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2006 - Present
Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2003 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2003 - Present
State Bar of WisconsinMember2001 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
United States of America v. Gary Hall et alDismissed on defense motion to dismiss
United States of America v. Alicia FavroDismissed after winning motion to suppress
United States of America v. Jose Ortiz Del-RioDismissed after winning motion to suppress

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Ecole Chocolat Professional School of Chocolate ArtsProfessional ChocolatierChocolatier2015
National Criminal Defense CollegeTrial PracticeCriminal Trial Specialist2012
University of Wisconsin Law SchoolN/Alaw2001
University of Wisconsin, MadisonHistoryBachelor's Degree1996

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
State Bar of Wisconsin Annual ConferenceLegal Innovation2015
Lights, Camera, Action! Creative Storytelling at SentencingSentencing Mitigation2014
AFDA SeminarKey Case Law Developments in the Seventh Circuit2014
KACDL conferenceFederal Sentencing Mitigation2012