also known as Steve Brown, Stephan Ryder
Criminal law is my passion. Unlike many attorneys, I'm not in this business to make money; I'm in it to help people. In every case I take, I work closely with my client to ensure the best-possible outcome. If a case has a decent chance of winning at trial, I have no problem taking it before a jury.
In fact, I rather enjoy it when a case goes to trial. At that juncture, I often know that the prosecutor has slipped up and will have difficulty meeting his or her burden. It also gives me a chance to put my training and expertise into action. If you have been accused of a crime and are looking for an attorney to represent you, give my office a call. The consultation is free, and I can work with you if cost is an issue.
An Ivy League Graduate
I graduated from one of our nation's finest legal institutions: Cornell Law School. During my time as a student, I worked feverishly under some of the finest minds in criminal law. The result? Top-flight legal insight into your problems.
If your case involves a complex or convoluted issue of law, my training and experience can work to turn such an issue in your favor. I have the resources and the know-how to investigate legal issues within your case that could help you fight conviction.
A Former Prosecutor
As a former prosecutor, I know how the system works, and more importantly, how it can work in your favor. Whether you've been charged with a serious felony, or are just looking to reduce a traffic ticket, you can rest assured that I know exactly how to handle your case.
My work as a prosecutor has also given me an opportunity to know many of the prosecutors in the Fox Cities. This often makes cutting a deal on your behalf a much more successful experience.
Cash, Check, Credit Card
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Top 40 under 40||National Trial Lawyers Association||2015|
|Client's Choice Award||Avvo||2015|
|Founder and Partner||Ryder Legal Group||2015 - Present|
|Prosecutor||Winnebago County District Attorney's Office||2013 - 2013|
|Partner||Brown Legal Group||2013 - 2015|
|Litigation Associate||Schwab Legal Group, LLC||2012 - 2013|
|Summer Associate||Navy JAG||2011 - 2011|
|Summer Associate||O'Melveny & Myers, LLP||2010 - 2010|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2015 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2015 - Present|
|Martindale-Hubbell Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2015 - Present|
|National Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|Fox Valley Young Lawyers Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|Winnebago County Bar Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|Outagamie County Bar Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|State Bar of Wisconsin||Member||2013 - Present|
|Cornell Law School Alumni Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|2014CF***||Not Guilty on all 5 charges at Jury Trial|
|15TP****||Won at Jury Trial|
|14CF***||Not Guilty on all counts|
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|Legal Blog||The Right to Remain Silent?||2014|
|Cornell International Law Journal||Copyright Law and its Applications to Online Worlds||2011|
|Cornell Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2012|
|Butler University||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2009|
|Neenah High School||N/A||N/A||2005|