|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||The National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|Gordon D. Baldwin Award for Excellence in Criminal Law||The Hirschhorn Foundation||2005|
|Attorney and Counselor at Law||The Law Offices of Sydne French||2008 - Present|
|Criminal Trial Attorney||Robinson Law Firm||2006 - 2008|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|The National Trial Lawyers Association||Top 100 Trial Lawyers||2014 - Present|
|Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||N/A|
|Wisconsin State Bar, Criminal Law Section||Member||N/A|
|Waukesha County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|City of Neenah vs. TE||Found not guilty of OWI & PAC charges at trial.|
|State v. KT||All charges were dismissed.|
|State v. AP||Client was acquitted on all counts at trial|
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|Berkeley Scientific Journal, 6, 43–49.||Psychopathic traits among preadolescent girls with ADHD||2002|
|University of Wisconsin Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2006|
|University of California - Berkeley||Clinical Psychology||N/A||N/A|
|The Courage of Their Convictions: One Who Risks Makes A Difference||Wisconsin Innocence Project||2006|
Posted by Kimberly
I first met Sydne as a defense for my son for a domestic and selling marajuana or distribution (felony) charge and then found myself hiring her for a domestic charge of my own... as well as a restraining order of which was dismissed.
Sydne is the most responsive and results orientated attorney I've met. I've worked with her on 3 cases now and have found her to be professional with sound advice with great results. She is direct and supportive. It is difficult to find an attorney that will be honest and yet straight forward, passive is not what I want and she is not! She is direct, aggressive and does not stand down. She is a good listener and takes the time to understand what the concerns are and does not minimize your concerns as most do, she is genuine and works for your goals and outcomes while being honest a realist. Most attorneys minimize your concerns not knowing the details and may be surprised in court at your expense. Sydne listens and takes those into account so that no one is surprised as well as provides the excellent defense she promises with the best outcome. I most certainly recommend her without a doubt.
she always returned phone calls, and called me or texted me unexpectedly when I was most worried to prepare me for the next day. I have since, hired her yet again or actually my son did for a flat fee (which is important as well) for a felony of distribution and I would expect a positive outcome. I would not recommend her or hire her for multiple issues if she was not the most trusted and result oriented out there.
Posted by Jan Doose
Sydne is the only person I call if i have a legal question, she's always prepared,she has my information when I need it most. She is likable and tells you what you need to do and not do in court. Everything is explained and I feel confident when I go in with her.
Posted by R.E.
Sydne represented me for an OWI offense. I contacted and spoke to multiple attorneys, but was swayed by my impression of her as someone who was actively interested in helping me. I could not have been happier with my decision. Sydne was always available to answer every question I had throughout the entire process, but most importantly she worked not just for me, but with me. I feel like this was the difference between just being a client, and being her client. She took the time to determine what outcomes were most important to me, and how we could try to achieve them. My ultimate results were exactly what we were aiming for. I'm confident I would not have achieved these same outcomes had I chosen another attorney. Sydne is an outstanding attorney, and I can't recommend her highly enough.
Richard Wagner, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse this lawyer. Ms. French is dedicated to the vigorous defense of adults and juveniles facing criminal or drunk driving charges. She is a lawyer who never backs down from a fight. She is an attorney who is passionate about defending her clients and it shows. She has earned a well-deserved and solid reputation for successfully defending citizens against the power and resources of the State.