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Charles S. Blumenfield

Criminal defense Attorney at Pewaukee, WI

5.0   43 reviews

Licensed for 48 years

About Charles

Learn Charles’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    40%
    Simply being accused of a crime can change your life. The penalties of a conviction can haunt you for years after you’ve served your sentence and may affect what kinds of jobs you’re able to obtain and even where you’re allowed to live. Call now.

    46 years

  2. Personal injury
    25%
    Workplace injuries | Dog bites | Construction accidents | Dangerous & defective products | Slip, falls, premises liability | Elevator accidents | Catastrophic injuries such as spinal cord, burn, eye, and traumatic brain injuries | More, call now!

    46 years

  3. DUI and DWI
    20%
    Are facing jail time as the result of multiple drunk driving convictions? Did you lose your license after being charged with DUI? Attorney Blumenfield will work hard to help you avoid jail, keep your license and keep all charges off your record.

    46 years

  4. White collar crime
    10%

    46 years

  5. Employment and labor
    5%

    47 years

AT BLUMENFIELD & SHEREFF WE ARE COMMITTED TO MAKING A POSITIVE DIFFERENCE IN OUR CLIENTS' LIVES.

Our firm handles both litigation and intellectual property matters. My practice focuses on providing clients with aggressive, professional, persistent, representation in criminal, drunk driving, traffic, personal injury matters, as well as other areas of civil and criminal litigation.  My over 40 years of successful trial experience has resulted in substantial personal injury verdicts and settlements, as well as acquittals and dismissals for those accused of crime --from the most serious offenses (first degree intentional homicide) to drunk driving and traffic offenses. My background as a municipal judge, prosecutor, and trial lawyer provides me with the ability to focus on obtaining the best possible results for our clients.   

Licensed for 48 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2000
Updated 11/17/2022
State WI
Status Good Standing
Acquired 1974
Updated 12/04/2022

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

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Reviews

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Posted by Christopher | April 25, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An extremely positive experience with an amazing attorney and even better individual involving attorney client relationships.
Attorney Blumenfield represented me in a extremely complex and challenging list of felony accusations and multiple federal investigations of misconduct relating to employment in a municipal government job. I was accused of criminal intent and behavior but was not charged throughout a 6 year continuous investigation involving local government and authorities both City and County, Federal government and authorities, (DEA, FDA, CIA crime lab, Wisconsin Attorney General, and additional investigative departments. I would probably been falsely convicted of charges both Federal and local if I didn’t have Attorney Blumenfield working on my behalf. Typical the average person as I am, cannot stand up and fight for truth and justice because the cost involved to challenge any governmental agency. You just cannot afford to battle for your rights and truths. The agency’s have funds and tactics that the average individual could never compete with. They will draw out the accusations so long that it will bankrupt you trying to defend the truth. But I would not let or take responsibility for criminal behavior that I did not do. I never would have known how corrupt and deceitful law enforcement and our governmental authorities truly are. And they have every legal advantage to lie and make knowingly false allegations to the public and media or whom ever, at their discretion concerning alleged allegations about one’s character and behavior even while interviewing witnesses trying to steer their own agenda. And facts and truth don’t play into this approach but rather any evidence discovered showing fact and truth of innocence is disregarded or downplayed. Bits and pieces are taken from the investigation process and selected for the behalf of the authorities interest, which is not the unbiased and complete lists of facts. So when I met Attorney Blumenfield I was placed at ease with his knowledge and intelligence. He is a true professional and very reachable. I have had used other attorneys for simple matters in the past but never had the same level of commitment as with Attorney Blumenfield. I found him to be kind and respectful, but when needed he is very aggressive to accomplish his agenda for his clients behalf. I can not place the complete list of attributes that are all encompassing of his work ethics due to length, but nothing but incredible services he provides for his clients. If you are lucky enough to have Attorney Blumenfield represent you in any way with a difficult situation know that he will do everything he can to make sure you have a positive outcome. He helped me not only legally but personally to get through a very long process of challenges with a positive ending. I respect him and his opinion and followed his advice which greatly helped my outcome. He is to the point and candid when needed. I at times needed that direct approach and appreciated it greatly. He was doing his job to direct me so I would not stumble and make a comment or have a conversation that would jeopardize my case. So listen to his suggestions because they are imperative to your result. In ending I would hope every attorney had the same skills and knowledge but that just isn’t the case. So chose wisely because your decision as to representation is the biggest decision you will make. And Attorney Blumenfield is a decision I would return to time and time again if need be. You would be very lucky to have him represent you in any matter. A person who I will always be great full to have known and developed a better understanding of many life’s choices and how to be a better person.
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Posted by anonymous | November 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He saved my life
Mr. Blumenfield saved my life...he restored my reputation and my job by defending my innocence and had the compassion to fight for compensation after my car accident as well. His talent created three miracles! I have my life back thanks to him and his relentless, hard work.
Posted by anonymous | June 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Communication and Results
Chuck worked to have a temporary restraining order dropped and worked to have an interview with the police replaced by a statement from me. Chuck saved me from going to court and meeting with the police to face false charges. Chuck went out of his way to understand my legal situation, to make time to handle my case and to communicate fully with me. I am grateful for Chuck's work and would highly recommend Chuck in criminal defense matters.
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Posted by Cole | May 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceeded Expectations
Chuck handled my case quickly and kept me in the loop during the entire process. If you need a litigation attorney, I highly recommend Mr. Blumenfield.
Posted by anonymous | April 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
You can’t put a price on some things...
How do you put a price on commanding justice for a client? News flash, I would tell you to hire Mr. Blumenfield. When I needed amazing counsel, around the clock and often times more as peace of mind, Chuck was there. As I am by nature brutally honest, I respect that he was always up front with me, gave me details and understood where I was in my life with my current situation. More so of what I appreciated was his ability to evaluate my needs without words. He is wise beyond this lifetime. He took on my case, which was most definitely out of his comfort zone, but I truly know that he did work countless hours for justice, that not only affected me. I have hired other attorneys in the past, and no one compares to what Chuck did for me. Thank you
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Posted by Jason Mertens | December 29, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Prompt contact!
About a month back, I emailed attorney Blumenfield about my OWI case. He responded back quickly and began to immediately discuss my case with me via email. Within a day after contacting him, he and I met for a free consultation at one of his offices that was near my home. After going over the particulars of my case I knew that he was the obvious choice for my best outcome. Unfortunately though I wasn’t in a financial position to hire him. Though he is not cheap, I could tell by his knowledge of the law that if I could afford him, I would of instantly retained him! Thank You attorney Blumenfield for taking the time to hear me out and for giving me the example of what to look for in the attorney that I eventually hired!
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Posted by anonymous | May 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Defense in OWI Case
"I was charged with an OWI in December with a high BAC and faced severe consequences at work. I consulted multiple attorneys before I decided on Mr. Blumenfield. From the start, Mr. Blumenfield was a passionate advocate on my behalf in both court and work matters. He went out of his way to learn about me and my situation. Mr. Blumenfield is also quick with a response, in working hours or later. He advised me on a course of counseling, classes and volunteer work that impressed the court. In the end, Attorney Blumenfield was able to convince the court not to impose an IID order on me, a result that likely saved my career. I cannot advocate enough the work that Mr. Blumenfield has done on my behalf. He really made a difference in my life, and there is no way I can ever thank him enough. I highly recommend that anyone who is going through a similar dire and stressful situation make sure they have Attorney Blumenfield on their side."
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Posted by David | March 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
High Profile Criminal Defense
I retained Charles Blumenfield on my behalf to represent me in a criminal case. Charles worked day and night to defend my innocence. He was aggressive, passionate and diligent in every aspect of the case. Charles assembled a great defensive team that looked into every detail of the case. He left no stone unturned. Charles kept in contact with me on a daily basis and also kept my family informed. He showed sincere concern and compassion for my personal well being and my family's as well. Charles is not only a great lawyer but I consider him a life saver. If you need a lawyer for criminal defense I would highly recommend Charles Blumenfield. Thank you for giving me my life back.
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Posted by JS | January 5, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consultation
Thanks to Charles B. and his team. Although they don't deal with my legal concerns, they were very polite and informative, ultimately referring me to an agency that did deal with my particular type of case. Most firms won't call you back after in-take, even if they already know they can't take your case. Big thumbs up! Thanks for your professionalism. It speaks volumes.
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Posted by Kay | January 2, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Went above and beyond.
I contacted Att. Charles Blumenfield on a holiday. Very kind, helpful, professional, knowledgeable! I would definitely recommend him as your attorney. He gave me additional advice that I needed, and didn't know I needed!! Very friendly. Overall a 12 on a scale of 1-10. Exceptional attorney who cares.
Posted by anonymous | November 14, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended!
Mr. Blumenfield was hired twice by me, the results were more than I could have asked for! He was very diligent! Although the court processes are drawn out he kept in touch so we were aware of the next steps. If you are in need of legal services I strongly recommend Mr. Blumenfield!
Posted by anonymous | November 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Proffesional, experienced, confident and knowledgeable
Upon hearing rumors of accusations that could ruin my future, career and reputation I immediately researched the web for representation. I sought counsel from well-known attorneys in my area but did not feel confident in their representation for the rates they were requesting. When I felt all was lost, I was finally recommended to seek Mr. Blumenfield by an attorney I contacted outside of my area, which I am so grateful I did. Mr. Blumenfield was very perceptive of me and my situation, knowledgeable and displayed the confidence, experience and intelligence I was looking for. After informing me with advice, course of action and how he would represent me I wanted to hire Mr. Blumenfield that day. I informed Mr. Blumenfield of my finances and he offered me a rate that was well within my financial situation. Mr. Blumenfield was genuine, straight-forward, respectful and aggressive while representing me. He kept me entirely informed, engaged and showed sincere concern for my well-being as a person. He saved my career, reputation and future. I would recommend no other attorney! I greatly thank you, sir.
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Posted by anonymous | November 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
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He was able to prove that there was no cause for stop and get traffic citations dropped as well as a possible DUI
Posted by anonymous | November 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
First Class Representation
In January, I was involved in a situation that required me to seek out representation. After doing some research and consulting with a few close friends, I reached out to Charles Blumenfield. Chuck did not disappoint. From the very beginning, his honest and up front approach guided me through the options I had in my case. He was clear, detailed, honest and true to his word on all fronts. When I had questions he was there and was always timely in his responses. More importantly, Chuck cared. He was stern and brutally honest when needed, but I felt throughout the entire process that he wanted the best for me as long as I was willing to do the things I needed to in the eyes of the court and for my own well being. When put in situations like this, you have one of two paths you can go down. In part, with Chuck's guidance, I not only got through my case, but moved on positively with my life as well. I could not be more impressed with the man or the attorney and would recommend Charles Blumenfield to anyone in need of a Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, DUI or DWI representation. Thank you Chuck.
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Posted by anonymous | November 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
I had hired Chuck as my labor and DUI defense attorney. My case was very different than most due to having some special circumstances. Chuck was very professional and did great work. While working on my case Chuck had vacation but while on vacation he spent a great deal of time emailing me and keeping in contact. When it seemed that my case was not winnable, Chuck turned it into the best possible outcome we could have hoped for. I would recommend Chuck a 100 times over again. And, even though you never want to have to hire him, if you end up in a position you need to, he is the guy for the job!
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Posted by anonymous | October 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney and Sage Counselor
I would like to echo all of the wonderful reviews on here about Attorney Chuck Blumenfield. He truly is brilliant. He helped me navigate through a very difficult time in my life to help achieve a satisfactory outcome. Professionalism 5.0 stars Posted by Benjamin October 20, 2016 My case involved many people and many attorneys . When it all began, Charles Blumenfield was the first to show up for his client, for me. His wisdom and guidance helped me to triumph over the most difficult experience of my life. He's kind, professional, respectful, a commanding presence, and a person I am grateful to every day.  Hired attorney Chuck Blumenfield saved my career 5.0 stars Posted by Tom October 20, 2016 When my back was to the wall Chuck took the worst time of my life and gave me hope. His aggressive style made me trust him completely. He is understanding and passionate for what he does and treated me kind of like a big brother and counselor. He gave me confidence in every move he made.
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Posted by Todd | October 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Review of Criminal Defense service from Charles Blumenfield
Charles provided excellent service in representing my criminal defense case. His yeomen efforts netted as positive of a result as was possible, well beyond reasonable. Charles extended himself to ensure that I understood the justice process, how it applied to my case, and the steps he was taking. I highly recommend Mr. Blumenfield - he is expensive but your best interest is worth it.
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Posted by Rebecca | October 21, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent guidance, best possible outcome
I am deeply grateful for this guidance and counsel that was provided to me in my work with Mr. Blumenfield. The outcome of in negotiations were the best possible scenario, thanks to the expert advice that I was provided. It is without hesitation that I would strongly recommend this attorney.
Posted by Benjamin | October 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professionalism
My case involved many people and many attorneys . When it all began, Charles Blumenfield was the first to show up for his client, for me. His wisdom and guidance helped me to triumph over the most difficult experience of my life. He's kind, professional, respectful, a commanding presence, and a person I am grateful to every day.
Posted by Tom | October 20, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Chuck Blumenfield saved my career
When my back was to the wall Chuck took the worst time of my life and gave me hope. His aggressive style made me trust him completely. He is understanding and passionate for what he does and treated me kind of like a big brother and counselor. He gave me confidence in every move he made.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Blumenfield & Shereff, LLP
  • 2005 - Present
  • Supplemental Court Commissioner
  • Milwaukee County Circuit Court
  • 2003 - 2016
  • Partner
  • Dowling & Blumenfield, LLP
  • 2001 - 2005
  • Municipal Judge (Reserve)
  • 3rd Judicial District - State of WI
  • 2000 - 2005
  • Municipal Judge
  • Village of Bayside
  • 1986 - 2000
  • Partner
  • Shneidman, Myers, Dowling, Blumenfield, Ehlke, Hawks & Domer
  • 1977 - 2001
  • Assistant DA
  • Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office
  • 1974 - 1977
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Education

  • U of Wisconsin Law School
  • J.D.
  • 1974
  • U of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1971

Legal Cases

  • State v. Brossard
  • Acquittal

Associations

  • Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • American Inns of Court- Fairchild Inn
  • Program Chair
  • 2007 - Present
  • Ozaukee County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Milwaukee Bar Asscociation
  • Member
  • 1978 - Present
  • Wisconsin Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1977 - Present
  • Wisconsin Municipal Judges Association
  • President (1991-1993)
  • 1986 - 2005
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Board Certified Civil Pretrial Practice Advocate
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • 2012
  • Martin Hanson Advocate Prize
  • Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2010
  • AV 5.0 Pre-Eminent Rating 2005 - 2016
  • Martindale - Hubbell
  • 2005
  • Board Certified as Civil Trial Advocate
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • 2003
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Professional Firefighters of Wisconsin Wisconsin Affiliate Leadership Training Seminar
  • Internal Investigations: What To Do Before the Lawyer Arrives
  • 2015
  • Ozaukee County Bar Association meeting
  • Traps for the Unwary: The Changing Landscape of Privacy Laws
  • 2015
  • The Accidental White Collar Criminal
  • The Unsuspecting Criminal: HIPAA, Privacy, Eavesdropping and Video Voyeurism
  • 2014
  • Professional Firefighters of Wisconsin Wisconsin Affiliate Leadership Training Seminar
  • What to Say, and How Not to Say It! Beware the Reid Technique
  • 2014
  • Building Your Practice: Traffic Law in Wisconsin
  • An Introduction to Wisconsin Traffic Law and Procedure
  • 2014
  • Professional Firefighters of Wisconsin Wisconsin Affiliate Leadership Training Seminar
  • Dealing With Driving Under the Influence Cases, Employment Investigations and Discharge Proceedings
  • 2013
  • Milwaukee Professional Firefighters Local 215
  • Recent Changes in Drunk Driving Laws
  • 2012
  • Strategies in Handling DWI and DUI Cases in Wisconsin: A Focus on Scientific Evidence
  • Foundations for Expert Testimony and Admissibility of Scientific Evidence
  • 2007
  • Recent Developments in the Criminal Law
  • Review of Wisconsin Disciplinary Proceedings
  • 2007
  • Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers Midwinter Seminar
  • Optimize the Attorney-Paralegal Relationship
  • 2004
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Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Very talented, knowledgeable, aggressive criminal defense attorney. I have referred cases to Atty. Blumenfield in the past, and would have no hesitation doing so in the future. Highly recommend."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have never been disappointed by the representation Attorney Blumenfield has provided the many clients I have referred to him over the years. Beyond personal injury, Attorney Blumenfield has skillfully and creatively advocated for his clients in the areas of criminal defense, employment law and more, all with dedication and determination."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"While Chuck's experience speaks for itself, there is nothing he can't help you with. Chuck is not only one of the finest attorneys I know, he is an incredible person. He is always willing to help no matter what the issue is, and if he doesn't know the answer (rarely happens) he will make sure you speak to someone who does know. I highly endorse Attorney Blumenfield. Anyone would be incredibly lucky to have him as their lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Blumenfield has for years organized an annual conference in recent developments in Wisconsin criminal defense law. I attended two such conferences while in law school; they were top notch. Further, Atty. Blumenfield is a very active and knowledgeable participant in the statewide criminal defense listserv. If you need criminal defense in the Milwaukee area and beyond, contact him!"
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I had some questions regarding procedure in the Milwaukee court system and Chuck took the time to contact me and offer to discuss the matter as the local procedure was much different to what I am accustomed to in other parts of the state. Chuck was very helpful and very knowledgeable on the subject. I would recommend Mr. Blumenfield to anyone looking for a traffic attorney in the Milwaukee area."
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