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I try to take a personal interest in every person who calls me for help. When people ask me about a criminal case they have or a criminal charge a loved one is facing, I do my best to make sure they do not feel like they are just a case number or just another "defendant."  I make the time to really listen to their side of things, their perspective, and their concerns. I believe it is important to keep people well informed about their legal rights and options. I do my best to stay in touch, and I welcome my clients to do the same.  They know they can call me 24/7 and that I am there for them 100%.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    10 years



Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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  • Richard Wagner

    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.


    Richard Wagner
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Gina Rochelle Tennen

    I endorse this lawyer. Ms. French is easy to reach and easy to work with. She maintains good contact and has a great reputation with the clients.


    Gina Tennen Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

The Law Offices of Sydne French

200 S. Executive Drive
Suite 101
Brookfield, WI, 53005

The Law Offices of Sydne French

250 East Wisconsin Avenue
18th Floor
Milwaukee, WI, 53202



WIGood Standing200603/26/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2014
Gordon D. Baldwin Award for Excellence in Criminal LawThe Hirschhorn Foundation2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney and Counselor at LawThe Law Offices of Sydne French2008 - Present
Criminal Trial AttorneyRobinson Law Firm2006 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
The National Trial Lawyers AssociationTop 100 Trial Lawyers2014 - Present
Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Wisconsin State Bar, Criminal Law SectionMemberN/A
Waukesha County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
City of Neenah vs. TEFound not guilty of OWI & PAC charges at trial.
State v. KTAll charges were dismissed.
State v. APClient was acquitted on all counts at trial
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Publication nameTitleDate
Berkeley Scientific Journal, 6, 43–49.Psychopathic traits among preadolescent girls with ADHD2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Wisconsin Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
University of California - BerkeleyClinical PsychologyN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The Courage of Their Convictions: One Who Risks Makes A DifferenceWisconsin Innocence Project2006