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Barry S. Cohen

Criminal defense Attorney at Elkhart Lake, WI

5.0   9 reviews
  • Licensed for 40 years
    State WI
    Acquired 1983
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Barry S. Cohen, S.C.
N9661 Willow Rd.
Elkhart Lake, WI, 53020


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Posted by Jacob | February 17, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome attorney
He got my felony reduced down to a misdemeanor. Was looking at a substantial amount of prison time. Got a couple months on house arrest instead, and also got to keep my job.
Posted by Dawn | October 10, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Professional, trustworthy, and did a great job
Attorney Cohen worked with the DA"s in two countries to prevent me from losing my license and prevented my insurance from skyrocketing. So glad I found him....and yes I learned my lesson. Thank you so much for a second chance!
Posted by anonymous | June 6, 2013
Best OWI lawyer out there!
Barry assisted me in lessening my first OWI charges. He helped me to get out of the interlock inginition for my BAC level above the 0.15. There were things that he found for my case that I would have never have thought. I would recommend him to anyone who has been unlucky and has received and OWI.
Posted by charlie | July 11, 2012
A man of absolute integrity and puts his clients needs before his own
I had a complex situation where I had my license revoked in 3 states simultaneously! My lawyers in the other two states took a "wait-and-see" attitude, to see what would develop before giving me any guidance for how to proceed. Barry, on the other hand, offered some bold advice that took even the other two lawyers by surprise, but Barry's idea is the one thing that helped me get my license back NINE MONTHS EARLIER than if I had followed the other Lawyer's advice. The most amazing part of working with Barry was that he talked to me on the phone several times, AT LENGTH and never mentioned anything about charging me. When I asked him how much I owed, he told me don't worry about the $$ right now, not worried about that, just focus on winning my case. Barry is one of the few people out there who is in business because he enjoys helping people out. I'd strongly recommend his services to anyone who's fallen afoul of the law, particularly in cases involving moving violations!
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Posted by J.C. | February 25, 2012
Better than a Super Lawyer!
Barry Cohen is a superb lawyer and he goes that extra mile to dig deep into whatever is presented to him and his client. He is direct and upfront with his projections, his intents are logical and his pursuit for justice is second to none! I would and will "demand" that anybody who would need assistance to get help in a DUI "experience" contact Barry Cohen promptly. He is on my Christmas card list now! Thank you Barry!
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Posted by anonymous | June 18, 2011
A Phenomenal Attorney
Barry Cohen is, by all standards, exactly what a client hopes for in an attorney. His knowledge is second-to-none, and his ability to dig and uncover potential solutions to a charge are outstanding. If anyone were to ask me to refer them to an attorney for an OWI case, I would not even consider recommending anyone other than Mr. Cohen.
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Posted by Brian | December 6, 2010
Barri did a fantistic job with my case. He knowledge about the law was second to none.
Posted by Peter | April 5, 2010
Thank You Barry!!!
I can only begin to express my appreciation and gratitude for Barry. He went out of his way to accomodate me and keep me informed throughout my case. His experience and knowledge make you feel comfortable and confident during a difficult time. In the courtroom he seemed to be well-liked and respected by both the Judge and the D.A. Barry is a great guy, an awesome attorney, and I wouldn't step foot in a courthouse without him.
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Posted by anonymous | March 18, 2010
Faced with a Life Changing DUI Charge
Get the best defense that is available when faced with a life changing DUI charge. This isn't the time to shop for and brag about bargains. This is an occasion that the potential reward far outweighs the risk of all the ramifications created from a DUI conviction. Attorney Cohen is the single source needed to unravel and set a legal strategy when faced with a daunting DUI charge. Attorney Cohen's tenacity combined with a sharp legal mind afforded me a second chance by allowing me to walk away from a DUI conviction. I will never drink and drive again thanks to Attorney Cohen.
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  • University of Wisconsin Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1983


  • Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Charter Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
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  • Criminal Law Section, State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Chair
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  • Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Board Member
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Honors and Awards

  • Wisconsin SuperLawyers
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2008
  • Wisconsin SuperLawyers
  • Milwaukee Magazine
  • 2007
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2006
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyer
  • Milwauker Magazine
  • 2006
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  • Wisconsin State Bar Publication
  • Traffic Law and Practice in Wisconsin
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
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DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I am very fortunate to work with Wisconsin's leader in DUI defense. Barry's experience and knowledge pays dividends for his clients. He understands the law better than most judges and is well-respected in the courtroom. He would be my first choice for any friend or family member facing a DUI charge. I fully endorse Barry Cohen."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Barry Cohen is the gold standard for OWI attorneys in Wisconsin."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have been fortunate enough to have worked with Attorney Cohen on several cases. He is truly a master defense attorney. I would not hesitate to trust a friend or family member’s case with him."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent Attorney. Great Person. Highly Skilled DUI Defense Attorney. I would recommend him to anyone."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have attended his seminars and watched him at work. He is innovative and assertive on behalf of his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Barry is a pioneer in WI drunk-driving defense and continues to achieve excellent results for his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Barry is one of the best OWI lawyers in the country. He is a relentless advocate for his clients willing to do everything possible to achieve desired results. He knows the law and is very creative in defending his clients. He is respected by judges and prosecuters."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I know Barry to be one the finest and best OWI defense lawyers in the State of WI. Indeed he is recognized as one of the preeminent such attorneys in our state.. I never hesitate to refer clients to Barry whenever I can. He has taught many of the other top OWI lawyers in our state much of what they know. He is a thorough, caring, competent and highly successful advocate for his clients. He is a class attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Very experienced lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Barry Cohen is not only a pre-eminent DUI defense attorney; he is THE acknowledged leader of the DUI defense bar in Wisconsin. He and I may be business competitors, but Barry Cohen is a man of great integrity, whom I respect tremendously. He always behaves as a gentleman and diplomat - even though he is a fierce advocate and competitor. I would refer a loved one to him without hesitation. He has my strong endorsement."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Barry Cohen is pre-eminent in his field. He is first and foremost a top-quality defense attorney with a track record of positive results for his clients. He is also a compassionate, skilled and perceptive legal counselor. And on top of that, he volunteers a significant amount of time to contribute his vast knowledge and expertise to national, state and local bar associations and legislative committees. He has my continuing admiration and respect."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Barry's annual seminar on DUI defense is THE seminar to attend. He has forgotten more caselaw then I will ever know and defends his clients relentlessly and passionately."
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Elkhart Lake Criminal defense Lawyer Barry S. Cohen
Barry S. Cohen
Criminal defense Attorney
Elkhart Lake, WI
Licensed for 40 years