Attorney Melissa Barrette is currently a partner at Kaehne & Barrette, S.C. in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. She dedicates her practice exclusively to criminal defense with a personal commitment to provide competent representation in a supportive environment.
Attorney Barrette is committed to the aggressive representation of her client’s interests. She advocates for her clients with the utmost compassion and professionalism. She is knowledgeable about the legal system and dedicates her career to obtaining a favorable outcome in every case.
Additionally, Attorney Barrette worked as a project assistant for the Wisconsin Innocence Project, where she investigated claims of factual innocence and wrongful conviction. Her duties included interviewing incarcerated clients, locating and interviewing potential witnesses, reviewing case files, and preparing motions for DNA testing and new trials.
In May of 2013, Attorney Barrette graduated from the University of Wisconsin Law School, where she was an active member of the Women’s Law Student Association. Prior to attending law school, she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies, Political Science, and Sociology from the University of Wisconsin in 2010. During her undergraduate studies, she served as the President of the University’s Legal Studies Association.
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Top 40 Under 40 - Criminal Defense||The National Trial Lawyers||N/A|
|Partner||Kaehne & Barrette, S.C.||2019 - Present|
|Law Clerk||Department of Civil Rights- Madison, Wisconsin||2013 - 2013|
|Associate Attorney||Kirk Obear Attorney At Law||2013 - 2019|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|NORML Legal Committee||Member||2018 - Present|
|National College of DUI Defense||Active Member||2014 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2013 - Present|
|Sheboygan County Bar Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2013 - Present|
|University of Wisconsin Law School||Law||2013|
|University of Wisconsin||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2010|
|Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys Annual Conference||Prosecutorial Misconduct - Holding Their Feet to the Fire||2019|
|Dynamic Drunk Driving Defense||Defending DRE Cases - Prescription Drugs and Therapeutic Ranges||2015|
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