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Craig M. Kuhary

DUI and DWI Attorney at Waukesha, WI

4.7   33 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State WI
    Acquired 1986
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Craig

Learn Craig’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    50%

    38 years

  2. Criminal defense
    20%
    Domestic violence; Drug offenses; Computer Crimes; Sex crimes.

    38 years

  3. Domestic violence
    15%

    38 years

  4. Sex crime
    10%

    38 years

  5. Juvenile law
    5%

    38 years

I practice as a criminal defense lawyer because I believe that the rights of all depend on the rights of one. As a result, each person's rights must be vigilantly safeguarded against the powers of the state. An unfettered state results in the very tyranny our Founding Fathers sought to protect us against with the Constitution.

 

I have devoted the last 30 years of my life as an attorney to this pursuit. With the law firm of Walden & Schuster, S.C., I continue to do so for clients just like you throughout the Waukesha County area in a wide variety of criminal defense matters, including DUI, domestic violence, juvenile cases and drug-related charges.

 

In doing so, I follow a baseline philosophy: effective legal representation depends on individualized services. For that reason, I have intentionally structured my legal practice in order to enable me to focus on you, the individual.

 

My focus on each individual client enables me to learn the facts that can determine the outcome of your case. It also means I can help you understand the legal options available in your particular case so you can choose from them intelligently and with confidence whatever the circumstances. Your confidence will stem from the knowledge that my experience means I hold a legal judgment that has been tried and tested many, many times, often by situations very similar to the situation now facing you.

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
2015

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Location

Walden, Neitzke & Kuhary, S.C.

Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  33 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
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Posted by Gail | October 11, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Craig Kuhary simply the best lawyer!
My son was charged with robbery and assault in a first time offense. He was only partially guilty and a minor. Craig got my son and our family through this ordeal with the absolute best possible outcome and helped my son become a better person in the process. Craig is simply the best lawyer and advocate for his clients.
Posted by Anthony | August 30, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent, Experienced Representation
I got myself into trouble at the beginning of the year, and it was the first time I’d ever done so. I was looking at some ugly charges, and I knew that I need help quickly. I talked to a few of the “big name” attorneys in the area and the numbers that they provided left me almost in shock. That was until I spoke to Craig Kuhary! He was much more helpful and a great listener, and provided an honest price that was less than half of what the other firms wanted for an experienced lawyer of his caliber. He was able to reduce my Class A and Class B criminal charges to a non-criminal ticket, pre-trial! He always got back to my inquiries and questions and kept me calm during the whole court process. Very thankful to have him as my defense in a stressful situation!
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Posted by anonymous | December 15, 2022
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An exceptional, compassionate attorney
It’s important to thank people whose impacts are so very significant at critical turning points in life. We will always remember Attorney Craig Kuhary’s help at an important time of our son’s journey. During the pandemic, while away at college, he made a mistake and was issued 5 tickets, very disproportionate to the reason for the citations. A wise friend in a similar field, led us to Craig Kuhary. We could not have been referred to a more intelligent, dedicated and understanding individual for our son’s situation than Craig. He learned the best communication pathways and tried multiple strategies over a period of years. He drove to pre-trial conferences through snowstorms on our behalf. He worked so hard for our son, and took time to calm and reassure me, his mom.  After over 2 years, a possible jury trial, and constant last-minute cancelations of trial dates by judges, his persistence paid off. This year, the courts eventually accepted his proposal. Our goal was that our son should not have a lifetime OWI record for a .04 blood alcohol; and it was achieved. Overall, they waived 3 tickets and he took responsibility for his mistake. And then, Craig continued to go above and beyond, recognizing the importance of a clean driving record, he successfully addressed a few concerns that would also affect our son more than we realized. He sincerely cared about our son’s well-being and understood the challenges he was dealing with. Our son is back on track with a job and coursework that relates to his future career interests. When difficult times hit, they tend to be unexpected and spiral quickly, and it’s difficult to know where to turn. We are so grateful to have met Craig and know that our son’s turnaround and success is happening due to people like him. Craig’s exceptional knowledge, compassion and understanding mean the world, now and into the future. We can’t thank you enough, Craig Kuhary! A grateful Waukesha County family
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Posted by anonymous | July 13, 2022
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Dismissed With Prejudice ..
I called Craig Kuhary when I have received an OWI , I knew immediately he was the lawyer I wanted. We went through my case for over a year , Prosecution getting two different results on my blood test. They sent it off for a third time but with the case having to go on for another nine months , Craig got it dismissed. He also got my inattentive driving lowered to a wrongful turn signal which was great so my license or insurance didn’t take a hit. He as very honest, Caring and forthcoming with everything. He made me always feel confident with whatever he was telling me what could happen or what won’t happen. He is awesome! I would never go with another lawyer again if I need one!! I totally recommend him!!! Also His prices are super reasonable!!
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Posted by anonymous | August 31, 2021
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Craig Kuhary KNOWS his stuff!!!
Beyond AMAZING work & cleared my record of ALL violations!! Plus reasonable rates. I HIGHLY recommend him!!
Posted by anonymous | January 22, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Best decision!
I did my research when looking for a good attorney for my husband. I gave all details and history as honestly as I could, spoke with a few attorneys on the phone, and landed on Craig Kuhary. The way he spoke, the confidence I could hear, the honesty, etc. I just had a strong feeling that he was the one we needed. Fast forward to the end of the case, and I’m so pleased with the outcome! My husband is relieved and thankful as well. As long as you understand that he will get in touch with you when important things come up in the case, take his suggestions to heart and follow through, and stay out of any further trouble, you could have an amazing outcome as well! Make sure you arrive 10-15 minutes early for your court dates because Craig likes to go over everything with you so it is fresh in your mind for your hearing. He is also very affordable, and doesn’t make false promises.
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Posted by James | October 12, 2020
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excellent
Craig was there for me at a difficult time. his support, understanding and knowledge was incredible. I would highly recommend Mr. Kuhary to anyone who needs someone in their corner.
Posted by Nate | July 8, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Great results, passionate advocate
Craig Kuhary was easy to communicate with, attended to all of my concerns, and was able to produce results with regards to my case that a year ago I would've have scoffed at the possibilities of. I would absolutely recommend him and I am greatly indebted to his services. Thank you, Craig.
Posted by John | May 1, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Disorderly Conduct Charge DISMISSED
I had an argument with the soon to be X-wife. Unknown to me she calls the cops. Claims she felt cornered and threatened. That's all they need. First time in my life (i'm in my 50's) I saw the inside of a cell. She filed a false charge, lied like a rug! I was referred to Mr Kuhary by my Divorce Atty. I told him 2 things, 1) this didn't happen and 2) review the video recording made by the police. He did, then he went to the district Atty to review and they both concurred, this didn't happen. The cost was reasonable compared to the cost of my reputation. He was quick, efficient, kept me in the loop and knew what to do. Domestic issues are tough to get out of, but when you are innocent it's nice to know there is someone out there that gives a hoot and listens to you. Thank you Craig, I know I will never need you again, but if I know someone who does you are the one I will recommend
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Posted by anonymous | June 18, 2019
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Facing a false domestic violence charge
Searched for an experienced family lawyer that knew the Waukesha legal system. Craig had all the qualities I was looking for. I wanted to get a quick start on my case. We were able to address it in the pre charge phase. I retained Craig on a Monday and a week from the following Tuesday the charges were dismissed. I cannot rate him higher than 5 stars or I would. Thank you Craig you are a God send.
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Posted by anonymous | March 4, 2019
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Hands down best criminal defense lawyer! Beyond Excellent!
Craig genuinely cares about his clients and is with them every step of the way, I can speak first hand. I had called Craig the very next day after I found out I had an assault pending charge against me. The very next day he contacted me and we met to discusess the case. This was my first charge and I had never been more scared in my life. Craig walked me through every step of the way. He was very professional and helped me know what to expect and what we needed to do. This charge would ruin my career, but Craig was able to get it significantly reduced to where I could keep my job. Words will never explain how greatful I am for him and his assistances. Having this be my first criminal charge, and not knowing where to start, I thank God I had resources who highly recommended him. Because of Craig, and his great work, I'm able to move on with my life and work my dream job. No words can justify how thankful I am. If you are like me, and going online to find the best reviews on the best lawyer, I hope this saves you time because Craig truly cares about what he does.
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Posted by anonymous | November 5, 2017
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Craig M. Kuhary
Craig M. Kuhary handled my case in a professional and compassionate manner. He provided solid legal advise that led to my not guilty verdict. I highly recommend this attorney. He is very organized and knowledgable. He lifted an enormous weight off of my family and I. He is a great man!
Posted by anonymous | December 14, 2016
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OWI Dismissed
I was charged on a felony case by mistake. I was confused on how to defend myself from this case, so I was looking for an attorney who can handle this in a better way. I came to know about Mr. Craig Kuhary through Avvo and immediately approached him. He took my case. With his great experience, case was skillfully handled and the case was dismissed. I would definitely recommend Mr. Craig Kuhary.
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Posted by anonymous | October 26, 2016
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Amazing Attorney! Must read this review!
Earlier this year, I was charged with a Felony. If you were like me, you are probably freaking out, thinking your life and career are over. I called a lot of attorneys and many of them were going to charge tens of thousands of dollars. I received countless letters with scare tactics to tell me how “serious” the charges were. I had “radio known law firms” treat me like I was just another number, and others that told me they would “get everything dropped”. IF you’ve never been in trouble before like me, where do you start to find a good attorney? All I can say is Attorney Craig Kuhary is the REAL DEAL. Craig never gave me false hopes, and never promised me anything. He was, however, compassionate and helped me through the ebbs and flows of the emotional roller coaster. Craig is very well respected in the courthouse, where even the bailiffs know him by name. He is a no-nonsense experienced and knowledgeable attorney that gets the job done. I had unique circumstances to my case, where he was able to work with a private investigator and co-counsel to get the charges significantly reduced. Craig SAVED MY LIFE TOO. I say this because he saved someone else’s life in these reviews and these reviews are EXACTLY why I chose him to represent me. Craig will make sure you are prepared, dressed appropriately, and represented properly. He speaks up when he needs to and fights for a win. I can never thank Craig enough and am happy I placed my future in his hands. Thank you Attorney Kuhary!!
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Posted by anonymous | August 17, 2016
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OWI dropped!
Craig Kuhary is a great attorney! I was unfortunately facing my 2nd owi and certain financial strain. But my man Craig came through in a big way. He was able to get my case dismissed via dash cam footage! He was very meticulous, exhausted every possible option, and put forward a solid plan. I couldn't be happier! Craig is a great attorney who tells it how it is and does everything in his power to help the client. If you want someone to fight for you then Craig's your guy!
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Posted by Nathan | October 10, 2015
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Straight forward and follows through
I received a ticket that I wanted to see if I could contest and based my decision on which lawyer to choose off the reviews/feedback of this website. Thank you to the ones who left Craig a review in the past because those reviews pushed me in his directions! Right from the first consultation, Craig's thorough questioning and knowledge gave me confidence/hope. Most importantly, his relate-ability and personality reassured me during a very difficult time. Even when the DA wanted to settle, Craig sis not accept their plea bargain. He got my case completely dropped and advised me on how to get my arrest record removed. I would call Craig in a second and suggest him to anyone I care about! Thanks Craig!
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Posted by anonymous | September 7, 2015
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OWI
When facing an OWI it can bring on uncertainty and stress. Who do I turn to for help? I asked a friend who faced a similar situation and they mentioned the name of Craig Kuhary. I called Craig, discussed the charges on my citation and I immediately felt comfortable after our conversation. He asked me to come in for a conference and after we talked I knew I was in good hands. I found throughout my ordeal that Craig was compassionate, understanding and he clearly explained things and developed a strategy to deal with my particular case. Given my situation I got the best outcome and I really appreciate all the time and kindness he showed me.
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Posted by Cindy | April 2, 2015
Excellent Representation!
Attorney Kuhary represented me and I am grateful that I chose him to be my attorney! He was very professional, and made sure to cover all bases - before, during and after. He is very knowledgeable in his field and is able to provide answers quickly. From the very beginning of a scary situation, he kept me up to date on what was going to happen as we went along. I would recommend his services to anyone!! GREAT attorney!
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Posted by Jason | March 21, 2015
Couldn't have been represented any better.
I would highly recommend Craig for any legal defense you may unfortunately come to need. From the onset of my case, Craig calmed my nerves by explaining in the simplest of terms, what happened, what will soon happen, and the potential outcomes. After allowing Craig to handle all aspects of my case, I was professionally represented, and kept informed as the process went from it's initial stage, to its conclusion. Craig gave me his honest opinion of what I should do, and I obtained the best result I could have. In the future, I hopefully won't need the services of an experienced attorney like Craig, but if I do, I will definitely obtain the services of Craig again.
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Posted by anonymous | January 21, 2015
Bottom Line – Attorney Mr. Craig Kuhary is an EXCELLENT Criminal Attorney
I hired Criminal Attorney Mr. Craig Kuhary to represent my daughter for Revocation Hearing. I was referred to Attorney Craig Kuhary by a friend. After hearing what Mr. Craig Kuhary was able to do for his daughter I knew I needed to hire him to represent my daughter. Like my friend helped me, I want to help others looking to hire an attorney. Mr. Craig Kuhary, is the one. Attorney Craig Kuhary is a very confident attorney and knows the law very well. He is a very good listener and is an excellent communicator, which includes returning phone calls the same day or within 24 hours. Mr. Craig Kuhary did an outstanding job representing my daughter and won her “Revocation Hearing”. I couldn’t have hired a better Attorney! It is very difficult to win a Revocation hearing. I encourage you to check out the statistics with the Department of Correction and see for yourself. What Mr. Craig Kuhary was able to do for my daughter speaks volumes for how great of an attorney he is. I can’t thank Mr. Craig Kuhary enough for all he did and his fees are very reasonable.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Walden & Schuster, SC
  • 2007 - Present
  • Partner
  • Walden, Neitzke & Kuhary, S.C.
  • 2000 - 2020

Education

  • Marquette University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1982

Associations

  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • Waukesha County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • 10 Best in Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Wisconsin's Top Rated Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • UW- Waukesha County
  • DUI
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (3)
Endorse Craig
Unknown Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked as opposing counsel with Attorney Kuhary on dozens of matters including numerous motion hearings and trials. I have always been impressed with his skill, knowledge, integrity and professionalism. I have personally referred a number of friends and clients looking for a criminal or drunk driving defense attorney to Attorney Kuhary."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Craig Kuhary because I have observed him in the criminal courts on multiple occasions. I would have no hesitation to refer a criminal client to Mr. Kuhary."
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Criminal defense

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Waukesha DUI and DWI Lawyer Craig M. Kuhary
Craig M. Kuhary
DUI and DWI Attorney
Waukesha, WI
Licensed for 37 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available