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Justin Singleton

Criminal defense Attorney at Waukesha, WI

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About Justin

Learn Justin’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    65%
    Experienced attorney with past practice in cases, including alleged OWIs, Disorderly Conduct, Drug Offenses, Federal Conspiracies, Domestic Violence accusations, White Collar Crime, Child Abuse, Battery, Firearm offenses, Sex Offenses, and homicide. Also includes constitutional issues relating to due process, Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendment issues, and state constitutional rights issues.

    10 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    15%
    A good attorney can help you, but a great attorney can help you WIN your OWI case. Contact me for a free consultation and strategy session.

    10 years

  3. Family
    10%
    Attorney assists in resolution of issues arising from marriage, divorce, custody, placement, child support, guardianship, and terminations of parental rights.

    10 years

  4. Appeals
    5%
    Attorney will file final appeals or and responses in both the State of Wisconsin and the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.

    10 years

  5. Child custody
    5%

I followed my father's footsteps into the law.  As both a Lutheran pastor and a state public defender, he taught my sisters and I first-hand the importance of being a person folks can rely on during some of the hardest times of their lives.  

When folks are facing the loss of their freedom, their job, or their family, it can be the scariest time of their lives.  They need a zealous attorney who will stand up for their rights and their dignity, whatever their background.  That is the type of Attorney my father taught me to be.

I am an experienced trial attorney and have a long history of successfully exposing illegal police searches and seizures.  I know how to hold the State to its burden at every stage of a criminal, right through appeals if necessary.  

Prior to arriving at Marquette Law School, I attended the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point and spent two semesters working as a Parliamentery Special Assistant in the palace of Westminster.  

The youngest of four, I was the only one of my siblings born and raised exclusively in Wisconsin, mostly in a small town of Clintonville just West of Green Bay.  I grew up fishing and hunting, and still enjoy those things when I can can get time to do them.  However, I mostly stay in Southeastern Wisconsin now.

Beyond fighting felony cases in state and federal court, filing appeals, and representing parents in custody disputes, I try to spend time traveling with my husband at least a couple times per year.  We also try to see as many Brewers games at Miller Park as time allows.

Mostly, my time is spent helping my clients.  If you have any questions about how I can assist you or someone you care about in dealing with an issue anywhere in the state, please give me a call or stop by my firm's Waukesha office, conveniently located across from the County Courthouse.  

We're here to help, when it matters most.

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Licensed for 8 years
State WI
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2014
Updated 12/05/2022

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

Contact Justin

The Singleton Law Firm, LLC
2727 N. Grandview Blvd
Suite 118
Waukesha, WI, 53188

Reviews

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Posted by Christa | September 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Singleton is a fighter.
Mr. Singleton took my husband's case. He was very up front about what he thought he could do for us. Like the man above we had limited funds and my husband was all out of options all the public defenders let him down from not showing up to court to trying to convince us to take a plea. Mr. Singleton fought for my husband diligently and very effectively. We owe a very big debt of gratitude to him. I agree that he really knows his stuff. If you want a lawyer to fight for you I strongly suggest hiring him. Thank you Mr. Singleton!!
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Posted by Rodney | October 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He don't believe in plea deals and just wins.
If u looking for Lawyer to represent u with key word being Represent u, Mr Justin Singleton is still young and enjoys his profession. He is a real fighter and don't believe in plea agreements. He knows his stuff. I personally went to all the big name lawyers. Each one of them said hey u should take a plea. I was actually appointed to Mr Singleton as a public defender when my case first started and I fired him because he was young and smiled a lot. Big mistake. He told me from day one that he would win the case, but I fired him for a lawyer with a name. That named lawyer quit on me because I didn't want to take a plea, and didn't have no more money to afford him. That day he removed his self from my case, I saw Justin in court and I was to the point I just wanted the case to be over with. I would've accepted any plea at the point. I asked Justin if he could take my case and he informed me that he no longer took cases for the public defender office and open his private practice. My heart dropped, but he said Rodney I remember your case and I told u back then I could win that case. He made an exception and took my case for an appointment. He set it for trial and pushed for a date and won. I know this is long but I want and need all my friends and family to know that Justin Singleton will fight for u. Thanks again for my freedom.
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Posted by Crystal | October 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He saved my career when nobody else would fight for me!
I am a 22-year National Guard veteran. I interrupted a burglary of my own house, and defended myself. I truly believe I was fighting for my life, but rather than arresting the burglars, the State charged me with substantial battery while armed. Attorney Singleton was the only one who believed me. He fought to prove my innocence and saved my career when every other lawyer I spoke to just wanted me to take a plea. I will never forget how he got my charges dismissed and allowed me to keep doing the job I love. If you are looking for a trial attorney who will relentlessly fight to prove your innocence, hire Attorney Singleton. You won't regret it, and in the end, your future is worth it.
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Response from Justin Singleton April 10, 2017
It was a pleasure to help you clear your good name Crystal. Way too often we see police rushing to judgment and cases charged without anyone taking a close look at the evidence. I'm just happy you were able to defend yourself from your attackers. It's a travesty you were then made to fight for your freedom.

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 30%-35%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • The Singleton Law Firm, LLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • Wisconsin State Public Defender's Office
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Associate
  • Kuchler & Cotton Law Offices
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Law Clerk
  • Legal Aid Society Of Milwaukee
  • 2012 - 2012
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Education

  • Marquette University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2009

Legal Cases

  • State of Wisconsin v. Steven Nivar 15-CF-5074
  • Evidence Suppressed by Circuit Court - Charges Dismissed
  • State of Wisconsin v. Richard Littlejohn, Sr. 15-CF-5340
  • Not guilty at jury trial
  • State of Wisconsin vs. Andre L Richards 2015-CF-1387
  • State dismissed case following successful motions in limine by defense Friday before trial.
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Associations

  • Milwaukee Young Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Waukesha County Bar Association, Criminal Section
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Marquette University Law School - Pro Bono Society
  • Distinguished Inductee
  • 2014 - Present
  • AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin
  • President - Junior Board of Directors
  • 2014 - Present
  • Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • American Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • American Institute of Legal Advocates
  • 2017
  • Certificate in Litigation
  • Marquette University Law School
  • 2014
  • Howard B. Eisenberg Fellowship
  • Marquette University Law School Public Interest Law Society
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Know Your Rights Panel
  • Stop and Frisk Resistance
  • 2017
  • Uniting For Marriage
  • Marriage Equality
  • 2015
  • Future Lawyers Reception
  • Overcoming a Criminal Record
  • 2015
  • Youth Law Day
  • Trial Litigation
  • 2014
  • Student Law Day
  • Civil Mock Trial
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (12)
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Unknown Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Singleton is incredibly knowledgeable, and willing to battle for his clients. Anyone who hires him will be in excellent hands."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Justin is a hard-working, bright lawyer. I have worked with him on several criminal-law matters, and I know him to be a great advocate for his clients. I know that Justin has successfully assisted people with revocation hearings, suppression motions, and jury trials. You should not hesitate to retain him as your attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Justin Singleton works hard for his clients, and gets great results. He really cares for his clients, and it shows in the passionate way that he advocates for them. If he is your lawyer, you are certainly in good hands."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Justin is a committed and passionate attorney. He will closely examine your case with care and fight on your behalf!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Justin Singleton is an absolutely fantastic lawyer. He has demonstrated a high level of talent and devotion to his clients. I would have no hesitation about recommending him to anyone."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Justin Singleton has an exceptional reputation and is a credit to the legal community. If you have a criminal defense law problem, he is your answer. If his office is anywhere near you, I recommend him to you."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Justin hates losing cases - so he doesn't (at least not many). Justin is creative, smart, hard working and truly never gives up. He is passionate about defending his clients rights."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Justin is a smart, passionate attorney that you can trust. He is not afraid to fight and knows how to take a complex situation and find a fix for it."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Justin is a very intelligent, hard-working and caring defense attorney who strives for justice. I endorse him and his legal skills."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Singleton is a terrific criminal defense attorney and litigator who takes the extra step to get the best results for his clients. I went to law school with him and have always been extremely impressed with his work ethic. I recommend Attorney Singleton without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Friend
"Attorney Singleton is a fantastic attorney that always puts his clients rights at the forefront of the case. He has successfully defended many clients and is a well respected trial attorney and litigator. I brainstorm with Attorney Singleton on a regular basis and am proud to call him a friend as well as a colleague. I know any time I recommend client to Attorney Singleton they will receive the best defense possible."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Amongst his peers, Justin is known to be a resilient and knowledgeable advocate. He is always willing to go the extra mile for his clients in ensuring that their interests are fervently represented. I have had the privilege of working with Justin professionally and highly respect his craft and intellectual prowess. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Justin is an attorney I highly respect and look up to. His unparalleled work ethic and vast knowledge of criminal law truly sets him apart from his peers. I highly recommend his services to anyone needing a criminal defense lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Justin is an excellent criminal defense attorney. He zealously defends the rights of his clients and has a proven track record of success in the courtroom. I endorse him without hesitation."
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Waukesha Criminal defense Lawyer Justin Singleton
Justin Singleton
Criminal defense Attorney
Waukesha, WI
Licensed for 8 years
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