I currently chair two practice groups at Murphy Desmond S.C.: Criminal Defense (... more
I currently chair two practice groups at Murphy Desmond S.C.: Criminal Defense (which includes Juvenile Defense) and Defense of Licensed Professionals. In doing so, I serve as a mentor to several lawyers in those areas of law at the firm. I have significant experience as both a public and private sector attorney since beginning my career in 1970. As a former 3-term District Attorney in Dane Co... view profile
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