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Michael E. Rudolph

Michael E. Rudolph

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI

Michael Rudolph

About Me

I have 28 years of experience in criminal defense and OWI defense.  I have a passion defending the Constitution and people's rights. I give each person's case the individual attention that they deserve.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1983

  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
    32 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%
    32 years



Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

  • Tajara Dommershausen

    Attorney Rudolph has the experience and tenacity to expertly address all of a client’s criminal defense needs. Over the years I have been impressed with the depth of his legal knowledge and his ability to relate it to individuals feeling the stress of legal trouble. Anyone needing the services of knowledgeable, experienced and skilled criminal defense attorney will be thrilled with Attorney Rudolph.


    Tajara Dommershausen Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Brian P. Dimmer

    As a young lawyer, I have had the opportunity to learn from Attorney Rudolph both in and out of the courtrooms of the Fox Valley. With clients, he provides effective communication of the range of options in resolving a case. In the courtroom, he effectively combines his honed advocacy skill with an extensive knowledge of Wisconsin criminal law.


    Brian Dimmer Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

111 E South River St
Appleton, WI, 54915-1746


WIGood Standing198303/16/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Hansen Homicide AwardWACDL2007
Fox ValleyBest of Bar-Drugs and Drunk Driving2002
Fox ValleyBest of Bar-Criminal Defense, Drugs & Drink Driving1996

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerRudolph Law Office1995 - Present
PartnerRudolph & Garde1991 - 1995
PartnerRobinison, Robinson, Peterson, Berk, Rudolph, Cross & Garde1983 - 1991

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A1986 - Present
Wisconsin Association for JusticeN/A1986 - Present
Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense LawyersCreating Member1984 - Present
Outagamie County Bar AssociationPast President1983 - Present
State Bar of WisconsinN/A1983 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State v. BodartNot guilty
State v Smaxwell 1999AP0002261-CRN/A

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Publication NameTitleDate
Wisconsin Bar Association publicationRules of the Road1985

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Wisconsin, MadisonPublic AdministrationMA - Masters1983
University of Wisconsin Law SchoolN/AJuris doctorate1983
UW LacrossePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1980

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
CLEHandling OWI in Wisconsin2011
State Bar of WisconsinUpdate on OWI Laws2010
Spring seminar 2010Restitution2010