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Michael M. Hayes

About me

Defending drunk driving, traffic tickets and criminal cases. Providing quality representation for over 30 years for those injured in auto accidents. Michael Hayes has the highest possible rating for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability as reported by other attorneys to LexisNexis.


Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
    34 years
  2. Car Accident: 20%
    34 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 20%
    34 years
  4. Speeding Ticket: 10%
    34 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

11 total 

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  • Peter John Marek

    A legal education at Marquette coupled with 34 years of practicing criminal law is what we refer to as experienced. Michael's knowledge of both the law and procedure is excellent and evident in his pro Bono contributions here. Clients are the best judge of an attorneys worth and their reviews are stellar. READ THEM! Endorsements from peer attorneys are also outstanding. Do yourself a favor and schedule a consultation with him ASAP if you or a loved one has been charged with a crime. If you are lucky he might just agree to represent you.


    Peter Marek Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Douglas James Hoffer

    Michael is a well prepared, aggressive, experienced and honest attorney. I have prosecuted a number of cases against Michael, including a DUI case that he was able to persuade me to dismiss. I highly recommend him.


    Douglas Hoffer Government Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

324 E Wisconsin Ave # 1111
Milwaukee, WI, 53202-4309


WIGood Standing198103/16/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Wisconsin Super LawyerWisconsin Super Lawyers2012
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2012
seminar moderator and presenterState Bar of Wisconsin2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentHayes & Rothstein S.C.1985 - Present
PresidentHayes & Oppitz, S.C.1981 - 1985
Legal InternWisconsin Court Of Appeals1981 - 1981
Lead Articles EditorMarquette Law School1980 - 1981
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of WisconsinAttorney Member1981 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Marquette University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
University of Wisconsin, MadisonJournalismBS - Bachelor of Science1977
Notre Dame Law SchoolN/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Handling OWI Cases in WisconsinOWI cases2010
Handling OWI Cases in WisconsinPresenter2010