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Craig R. Johnson

Criminal defense Attorney at Milwaukee, WI

5.0   11 reviews
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State WI
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Craig

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I have been practicing criminal defense in Wisconsin for over 20 years. I believe that fighting for the rights of clients who are facing difficult challenges is one of the most important jobs a lawyer can have. One mistake should not ruin someone's life. I take pride in providing effective, affordable and smart criminal defense on cases big and small.

Location

Craig R. Johnson
2510 E. Capitol Drive
Milwaukee, WI, 53211

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Reviews

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Posted by Mr.Adams | September 17, 2022
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Satisfied client
Mr.Craig Johnson represented me before in the past and like now I am completely satisfied with him representing me and will recommend his services to those who may need him in the present and future
Posted by Caleb | January 1, 2021
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Craig Johnson Saved My Life
Craig Johnson is one of the most knowledgeable and polite attorneys in the Milwaukee area. They led my case on a long journey to being dropped and made me feel safe and confident in my life and line of work.
Posted by Jay | July 1, 2020
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Craig Johnson
Craig was helpful,compassionate,and extremely professional from the outset.I was very pleased with his performance in court as my representative and would absolutely recommend him to others in need of an advocate.
Posted by Matt | September 12, 2018
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Verdict - Dismissed
Mr. Craig Johnson was an outstanding professional and a very caring lawyer. He went above and beyond just being a lawyer but he also cared about me as a person and not just a client. I would highly recommend his services to anyone in need of a lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | March 19, 2018
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Client’s family member
Craig did a terrific job representing our daughter on an OWI 2nd. Explained process and guided her effectively.
Posted by anonymous | March 1, 2017
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Review
Craig worked on two cases for me, on both cases he seemed to work hard to get me the lowest sentence possible. Hopefully I won't run into any situations where I would need a lawyer, but if someone needed a lawyer I would definitely refer them to Mr. Johnson.
Posted by anonymous | May 12, 2016
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Traffic citation
While driving west on I-94 near Marquette, I was pulled over by a sheriff's officer. Since I was driving at a speed consistent with the normal flow of traffic, I didn't know why I was pulled over. The sheriff's officer said the posted speed in that area is 50 (and issued a citation.) Frankly, driving 50 mph in that stretch of I-94 is actually more dangerous than going 60. Craig fought the citation for me and got the points reduced to 0. I didn't want this citation affecting my auto insurance rate. Craig prevented this from happening.
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Posted by Ronald Gammon | December 17, 2015
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GREAT LAWYER
I hired Mr Johnson because I was facing 7 felonies for drug related offenses. Mr Johnson was not only in exceptional lawyer, but also an extremely caring individual. He knew every detail of my case and represented me like no one else could have. I was sentenced to only 2 years probation because of his incredible work. I would recommend him for any type of case. Mr Johnson also took the time to talk with my family and help them through the process as well. It was very clear how much he cared about me and my outcome throughout my trial. I will never be able to thank him enough for everything he did to allow me to continue my life in recovery.
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Posted by ron | December 16, 2015
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great defense lawyer
Mr. Johnson represented me in a case in which I was facing seven drug felonies and 42 yrs in prison. He faught for me every step of the way. He clearly is a person whom cares about his clients and it shows. Mr. Johnson was able to resolve my case with only 2 yrs probation. I will forever be grateful for his work and effort. I would recommend his services to anyone!
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Posted by anonymous | September 22, 2015
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Craig Johnson evaluation
We hired Craig Johnson and was extremely pleased his promptness and professionalism. He was thorough and easy to work with. He took the time to understand our concerns. We would highly recommend his services.
Posted by Felicia Miller | September 17, 2015
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Excellent Lawyer - Excellent Result
I was extremely pleased with the services I received from Atty. Johnson. He listened to my problem and discussed options for resolution. He kept me informed as to the status of my case as it progressed through the system and achieved an excellent result. Atty. Johnson is very smart, very experienced and really cares about his clients. I would highly recommend his services.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Sweet & Associates
  • 2007 - Present
  • Attorney
  • State Public Defender Milw Trial
  • 1994 - 2007

Education

  • University of Wisconsin
  • JD
  • 1993
  • Pacific University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1984

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. T.E.
  • Dismissed at trial
  • State v. R.H.
  • Not Guilty at Trial
  • State v. Q.C.
  • Not Guity at Jury Trial
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Associations

  • Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Constitution Society for Law and Policy
  • Board of Directors - Milwaukee Lawyers Chapter
  • 2005 - Present
  • Milwaukee Bar Association
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Leader in the Law
  • Wisconsin Law Journal
  • 2007
  • Rising Star Category
  • Milwaukee Magazine Best Lawyers Issue
  • 1999
  • Outstandng Achievement Award
  • State Public Defender Board of Directors
  • 1997

Publications

  • Wisconsin Law Review
  • Note: McNeil v. Wisconsin: Blurring a Bright Line on Custodial Interrogations
  • 1992

Speaking Engagements

  • 35th Annual Conference on Recent Developments in Criminal Law
  • Substantive Criminal Law and Criminal Evidence in the 2013-14 Term of the Wisconsin Appellate Courts
  • 2014
  • 34th Annual Conference on Recent Developments in Criminal Law
  • Substantive Criminal Law inf the 2012-2013 Term of the Wisconsin Appellate Courts
  • 2013
  • State Public Defender Conference
  • The Fourth Amendment takes on New Technologies
  • 2012
  • SPD Ttuth in Sentencing Training
  • Effective Sentencing Advocacy Under TIS II
  • 2003
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (10)
Endorse Craig
Unknown Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Atty. Johnson is rightly a well-respected attorney. His dedication to his clients and commitment to justice are indispensable assets that benefit those who chose to work with him. I highly recommend his services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Craig is a very experienced, knowledgeable, and personable lawyer. I would not hesitate to recommend him."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Craig is well prepared, highly regarded by the judges and his fellow lawyers and he advocates zealously and effectively for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. He gets great results and works hard for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"Craig is a tough, smart lawyer. Having worked with many lawyers, I believe that Craig's commitment to social justice, including his professional commitment to his clients, places him as one of the great attorneys in Wisconsin. Clients and colleagues are equally impressed."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Craig knows his stuff. He is as thorough and diligent as they come. He won't let you down."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Craig was a rockin' criminal defense lawyer back when I was an intern. He has handled many high profile cases with poise and zealousness. I would not hesitate to recommend Craig to a friend or family member in need."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I had some questions regarding court procedure on traffic cases in Milwaukee and Mr. Johnson was kind enough to take the time to provide me with some very valuable and helpful information."
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