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Paul A. Ksicinski

Criminal defense Attorney at Oconomowoc, WI

4.1   9 reviews
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State WI
    Acquired 1990
    Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Paul

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    A criminal prosecution requires a strong response, and it is not a road that you should travel alone. When it seems as though the weight of the world is on your shoulders, I am honored to be the one of the best criminal defense lawyers in Wisconsin who has your back. If you are facing criminal charges, you should make sure to consult the seasoned criminal defense attorney referred to as excellent and skillful by Wisconsin Justice David T. Prosser, Paul A. Ksicinski.

    9 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    If you've been arrested for a OWI DUI in Wisconsin and you don't think it's fair, you need attorney Paul A. Ksicinski to protect your rights, make sure you're treated fairly and who knows how to get results. I understand that you may be feeling confused, angry, or somewhat fearful about what's happened to you. The process of being arrested, taken to jail, fingerprinted, and photographed can be dehumanizing. A drunk driving arrest does not mean that you are a bad person.

    9 years

  3. Constitutional
    Paul Ksicinski has fought to protect the guarantees of individual rights of many people. Paul Ksicinski has sought to enforce the rules about what the government can and can’t do. Some provisions affect people’s lives more than others, but they are all important in their own right.

    9 years

  4. Civil rights
    The civil rights litigation Paul Ksicinski has been involved in has shaped Wisconsin. Whether it was litigating the rights of same sex couples to be married, arguing against felon disenfranchisement in voting or against racial profiling, Paul A. Ksicinski has fought for the rights of individuals to receive equal treatment (and to be free from unfair treatment or discrimination) in a number of settings.

    9 years

Listen to National Public Radio discussing my client Universal Allah and his role in stealing the 5 million dollar Lipinski violin. 


Wisconsin Justice David T. Prosser referred to my lawyering as "excellant" and "skillful."  Wisconsin District One Court of Appeals has stated that I skillfully cross-examined experts at trial.


Paul A. Ksicinski is a featured lawyer on CRIME SCENE USA for his representation of Tracy Edwards, Dahmers last ://#more

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Paul A. Ksicinski
38 South Main Street #1056
Oconomowoc, WI, 53066

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  9 customer reviews
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Posted by Jessica | January 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Attorney
Took care of my case quickly & efficiently.
Posted by Angel | January 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
My son got into trouble and looking at 18 yrs. I found Paul and he took my sons case. He knows what he's doing and my son got 2 yrs probation and 2 months in huber. He saved me more than he knows. It's nice knowing he had an idea of what to expect cause he has been doing this and knows the people and the law. He's a great man to work with very nice and friendly. He didn't sugar coat anything he told us like it was. He couldn't guarantee us anything as no attorney can but he was GREAT. If he wasn't in my sons corner I would be looking at him on a monitor. Thank you Paul for everything specially my sons life and freedom.
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Posted by Austin | September 16, 2014
This Guy Knows His Rights
Lawyer Paul Ksicinski was a great help. Still helping me with a ticket for drug possession but this guy know what he's talking about. Don't question ANYTHING he does he knows what he's talking about. Great guy who's just responsive and keeps me informed.
Posted by anonymous | September 15, 2014
The best! You will NEVER find a better attorney!
Paul is the most sincere, empathetic attorney! He cares for you and your family. He always has time for you, I never felt like just another client. He listened to my concerns and clearly explained everything to me. He made sure everything was my decision based on cases he posed to me and laws he (sometimes painstakingly) explained to me.
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Posted by Melissa | September 15, 2014
My Case
Attorney Ksicinski was very Very Responsive To My Calls And Answered All The Questions I Had. I highly recommend him to anyone seeking legal counsel.
Posted by Lynn Loman | September 15, 2014
Hard working attorney
Given Paul's vast experience and wealth of knowledge, I highly recommend his excellent representation. His communication skills are impeccable as he kept the lines of communication flowing constantly from himself to keep me informed, and for me to address any concerns I had about my case with him. In addition, he had genuine compassion for me as a client and diligently fought for me in all fairness with honesty and integrity. It's very difficult to find all these qualities within one man which makes him a gem of an attorney.
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Posted by Katie | June 17, 2014
Great Attorney
Attorney Ksicinski was not only a great advocate for my wife and I, but truly cared as a person. He fought hard to get our case heard by the Wisconsin Supreme Court. I would trust him again to handle our legal matters.
Posted by anonymous | July 23, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Lied and stole money
Paul told me there was some special computer program that he could access but I’d have to give him an additional $1,500 for him to use it as it would help my case. I kept asking him about the program, he finally admitted there was no program. It took about a year with the help of the Office of Lawyer Regulations to force him to pay me back. Idk how he could do that and not get disbarred. If I did that to a customer I would be arrested and put in jail. All Paul had to do was go to a 2 hour class on business ethics for his violation.
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Posted by anonymous | January 27, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
A disappointment
Retaining him did more harm than good. He took about half of my savings and did nothing to earn it. Needed to unretain to save myself. Will never hire a lawyer again.
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  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Paul Ksicinski
  • 2014 - Present
  • Public Defender
  • State Of Wisconsin
  • 1990 - 2014


  • Marquette University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Wisconsin Supreme Court decided not to hear case.
  • State v. Universal Allah
  • Case currently on appeal
  • State v. Tracy Edwards
  • Sentenced to short prison term and released
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  • Brown County Bar Association
  • Past President
  • 2015 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Atorney
  • 1990 - Present
  • Brown County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Wisconsin State Public Defender
  • Assistant State Public Defender
  • 1990 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2018
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Peer Verification
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2014
  • Criminal Defense Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Wisconsin State Public Defender
  • 1999
  • Bill of Rights Advocate
  • Wisconsin Public Defender
  • 1999
  • Wisconsin Public Defender Performance Recognition Award
  • Wisconsin Public Defender
  • 1998
  • First Assistant Award
  • Milwaukee Trial Office -SPD
  • 1997
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  • Professor Stephen P. Hurley at UW Madison Law School, evidence class
  • Putting your life on trial: other acts evidence
  • 2013
  • Milwaukee Trial Office - SPD
  • Intake Guidelines
  • 1997
  • Wisconsin Defender
  • Warrantless Search of Individuals in High Crime Areas
  • 1994
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Speaking Engagements

  • Practice Series
  • Other acts evidence
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (5)
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Unknown Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Other
"This lawyer is known for his aggressive representation. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul is smart, hard working, tenacious and deeply empathetic. He is a true believer in protecting people's rights and a great advocate to have in your corner!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. He's smart, resourceful, creative, bold, a humanitarian with a strong social conscience in pursuit of justice through the legal system"
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul does an excellent job representing his clients in the criminal courts. He is a zealous advocate and a wonderful counselor. He treats his colleagues with equal care and decency."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I have known Paul for many years, since he was a student of mine when I taught at Marquette Law School. Paul is an energetic and creative lawyer, who does good work and truly cares about his clients. Paul is able to see the "forest for the trees", and he is not afraid to assert constitutional principles to protect his clients' rights."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Paul is an exceptionally knowledgeable attorney. He defends his clients to the utmost of his abilities. Paul and I regularly confer to ensure that no stone goes unturned in representing our clients zealously."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul K. is an exceptional and courageous constitutional scholar and trial attorney. His knowledge and passion for defending his clients' rights translates to favorable dispositions."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Paul is one of the most passionate, courageous, and intelligent lawyers around. He will never back down from fighting for a just cause!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Paul is one of the best lawyers I know. He mentored me as a young lawyer and I had the honor of working with him on cases. He's an amazing lawyer and a great person AND he's a magician!"
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