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I don't take every case.  I try to take cases where there is evidence of innocence and/or a political reason that someone is being picked on by the Government.  I focus all of my time and energy on criminal defense.  I am influenced by being a graduate of Gerry Spence's highly prestigious Trial Lawyers College.  At this school in Wyoming I learned how to speak the truth to succeed for clients.  In addition to my law degree from UW Madison, I have two masters degrees: in counseling and political studies.  In law school I won the celebrated Sigman award for "scholarship, character, and contribution to the community."  I am proud of having an outstanding trial record and being known for my caring attitude towards clients. 


I charge a flat fee for all of my services.  I do this so that you and I can both focus on what needs to be done to win your case without worrying about the hours involved.  When appropriate, I actually look forward to going to trial.  Being charged with a crime can be a frightening and humiliating experience, but I know that every person has done amazing things in their life and has the potential to do even better.  I take very seriously my opportunity to help you so that you can make the most of your life.


 





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  1. Criminal Defense: 75%
    13 years
  2. Violent Crime: 10%
    13 years
  3. Child Abuse: 5%
    13 years
  4. Domestic Violence: 3%
    13 years
  5. Other: 7%
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Payment

Fees:

Fixed (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Paul J. Smith

    I endorse this lawyer's work. I have never in my life met a more compassionate, caring, ethical lawyer than Eric. it is my great privilege to introduce Eric Brittain as my friend, my mentor and most of all,, one of the best lawyers in Wisconsin, I've ever know.

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    Paul Smith Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    I endorse this lawyer's work. Full disclosure: I am Eric's brother-in-law. That means I love him for reasons on beyond his legal advocacy. But it also means that I know how hard he works for every client. If you want a lawyer who is in it to make money as fast as he can and then get out to the golf course, Eric is not your guy. If you want someone who will listen carefully to your side of the story, who will make your cause his own, and who will go to the mat for you, then you want Eric. He loves his work and will not back down when your life, your rights, your liberty and your dignity are on the line.

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    Timothy Griffiths
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Contact info

Attorney Eric S. Brittain, LLC

250 East Wisconsin Ave
Suite 1800
Milwaukee, WI, 53202

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WIGood Standing200303/24/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Abe Sigman Award for "Scholarship & Character"University of Wisconsin Law School Faculty2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney Eric S. Brittain, LLCPrivate practice2006 - Present
Assistant State Public DefenderWisconsin State Public Defender's Office2003 - 2006
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College, Dubois, WyomingAlumni2008 - Present
Wisconsin Association for Criminal Defense LawyersMember2006 - Present
State Bar of WisconsinMember2003 - Present
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of WisconsinAdmitted to Practice2003 - Present
U.S. District Court, Western District of WisconsinAdmitted to Practice2003 - Present
U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th CircuitAdmitted to Practice2003 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In the Interest of M.L. a child under age seventeenStolen Car-- Case Dismissed!
State of Wisconsin vs. M.I. 08CM001376DC, Dom. Violence, Reduced to Cty Ordinance
State of Wisconsin vs. J.W. 08CM2699Criminal Charges Reduced To County Ordinances
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
The Warrior"A Critical Look at Legal Education and an Alternative Vision for Law School Admissions"2009
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Wisconsin Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Central Connecticut State UniversityCounselingMS- Master of Science1999
Wesleyan UniversityAmerican Political StudiesMALS- Master of Arts in Liberal Studies1997
Colorado CollegeTheatre Arts/ Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
University Of Wisconsin, Graduate Student ForumProblems and Politics of the L.S.A.T.2002