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Chad Allen Lanning

DUI and DWI Attorney at Milwaukee, WI

5.0   16 reviews
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State WI
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Chad

Learn Chad’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    80%
    The vast majority of my practice for my entire legal carrier has been defending those accused of driving under the influence. Most of my clients are referred to me by other attorneys and past clients. I would be happy to speak to you about your case.

    26 years

  2. Criminal defense
    15%
    Past clients often refer their friends and loved ones to me when they have other criminal problems. In all cases, I challenge law enforcement at every stage of the proceedings and stand up for my client's rights.

    26 years

  3. Appeals
    5%
    Lawyers often refer their cases to me - to appeal their client's Drunk Driving conviction. In my appellate practice, I have won cases based on unconstitutional traffic stops, unconstitutional blood tests, improper jury selection - to name a few.

I have been defending those accused of impaired driving for close to 20 years.  I have won dozens of cases by winning motions, winning jury trials and winning appeals.  We are experienced trial lawyers, and we will fight for you!

Location

Lubar & Lanning, LLC
7670 N. Port Washington Road
Suite 105
Milwaukee, WI, 53217

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Reviews

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Posted by Dustin | August 1, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Good decision
Attorney Lanning handled my disorderly conduct case from charging conference to resolution. His straight talk and no-nonsense approach with me is effective and exactly what I personally needed to avoid causing myself more harm. He produced a result far more favorable than what I had considered privately as my 'best possible outcome'. Thank you for your service on this matter.
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Posted by Maria | June 23, 2019
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OWI
He did an excellent job from the very beginning all of the way through defending me in court. He achieved the best outcome we could hope for under the challenging circumstances. In addition, Chad was always accessible and available. His explanations were clear. The action plan was effective. Also his fees were reasonable. We would hire him again without question.
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Posted by Annmarie | June 13, 2019
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Professional and knowledgeable
Mr. Lanning is very knowledgeable and easy to work with. He made an otherwise painful situation easier to handle with his expert guidance. He explained everything that was being charged and how he was going to handle it. Mr. Lanning had our son's case dismissed.
Posted by Scott | September 5, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Thumbs Up
Chad is without a doubt an excellent attorney, who is caring and professional in his interactions with his client, and treats you as if you were family. He is well versed and detailed in his approach to your case. Our son was represented by Chad and the outcome was more than satisfactory. He was also very open and honest with our son and with us (his parents) as to what to expect as well as what he thought he could or couldn't do concerning our son's case. Our family would highly recommend Chad as an attorney, Thank so much Mr. Lanning
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Posted by anonymous | June 20, 2018
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Client
Mr. Chad Lanning was extremely helpful and knowledgable. He provided professional guidance and direction. We are very grateful for all of his assistance. We would highly recommend Mr. Lanning for any legal advise or assistance needed.
Posted by Kevin | January 18, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Better outcome than hoped for!!
Attorney Lanning helped me when I didn't know where to turn. He was very upfront with what his profession has taught him and kept our expectations reasonable. When our case was heard before the judge, he was able to resolve our situation better than was expected. We trusted attorney Lanning with a great deal and are extremely happy with how our case was resolved. I will be recommending him to anyone that needs help.
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Posted by anonymous | September 21, 2017
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Would Highly Recommend
I had a great experience working with Chad! His service was excellent and I would highly recommend him to others!
Posted by Aaron | September 21, 2017
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Traffic ticket
Chad was able to assist in reducing a speeding violation. He was very helpful and kept me informed every step of the way. Chad is very professional and friendly. I would highly reccomend Chad to anyone
Posted by Michelle | June 27, 2017
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Operating with a Restricted Controlled Substance
I am the parent of a 16-year-old who was charged with Operating with a Restricted Controlled Substance w/ minors in the vehicle. The best decision we made was to hire Attorney Chad Lanning. He gave 110% throughout the entire process. Attorney Lanning is extremely knowledgeable about the law, was always prompt for court appearances and was thorough every time we met. He sincerely cares about his clients. I would highly recommend hiring Attorney Chad Lanning if you find yourself or a family member charged with a crime.
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Posted by Adam | November 8, 2016
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"The difference between winning and losing is who is in your corner, choose Chad Lanning"
I found Chad Lanning via a google search for attorneys in West Bend. Of all the attorneys that I called and left messages for, Chad was the most prompt and professional. He always returned my calls quickly and was easy to talk to. I immediately went to his office for a consult and upon meeting him, hired him on the spot. Chad is hard working, quick to the point, very competent and keenly informative with regard to preparing you for court so that you look your very best in front of the judge and jury. In my case, the state would not work with me, so we had to go to trial. I have found in my experiences that professionals may be hard working, but it means little if you are not good at what you are doing. However, Chad Lanning is undoubtedly the best of the best and his results in my case prove my opinion. In my case, I will honestly tell you that I was very nervous about the trial. Those nerves were settled the moment we were in the court as Chad was able to completely control the entire room, in spite of the state attacking me from the onset. Importantly, Chad did not treat me like just a client, but more like a family member he was fighting for and Chad went miles above the call of duty for me. The finale of his hard work, long nights preparing and epic control of the emotion, facts and court room resulted in Chad winning my case! I will recommend Chad Lanning to anyone and everyone that needs an attorney! From everyone in my family to you, Thank you Chad Lanning!!!
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Posted by anonymous | June 26, 2016
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3rd OWI
Unfortunately l needed to hire an attorney to represent me in a 3rd OWI case. Even though l thought l was wrongfully pulled over l basically thought he would be an overpaid hand holder... l was very happily mistaken. Chad Lanning was very passionate about my case. He felt very strongly about making a motion to supress evidence even though l thought we were wasting our time. People don't get out of OWIs . l went to the hearing totally prepared to go to jail. Had my money, my alarm clock, even had an IID in my car. I was ready to go in. But to my absolute shock, not only was our motion granted but my case was totally dismissed. Without Chad Lanning l would've gone to jail. Period. He was worth every penny.
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Posted by Alison | January 12, 2016
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Very knowledgeable
I highly recommend Atty Lanning. I am very pleased with the outcome of my case (it was even better than I expected). I have recommended Atty Lanning to others and they all reported that he did a great job for them too.
Posted by anonymous | January 12, 2016
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Speeding Ticket
I am the parent of a child Attorney Lanning represented regarding a speeding ticket. He was very professional, super nice and did a great job. He went out of his way to explained the importance of having a good driving record and safety behind the wheel. Kids tend to "hear" what other adults have to say even though their parents have said it many times. You always hope you will never need an attorney but if you do, Attorney Chad Lanning is your guy.
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Posted by anonymous | December 22, 2015
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Phenomenal Attorney
Attorney Lanning has been an absolute godsend to me. I was in the need of hiring an attorney to assist me with expunging some dismissed TRO's I had on my record. After doing research on who would be the best attorney to contact, I came across Attorney Lanning. I was impressed by his strong academic background, numerous awards and high success rate in dealing with the appellate court at the highest level. When he sent over his motion for me to review I was completely blown away by how well it was written. The motion contained numerous references to statutes and it was very obvious that Atty. Lanning not only knew the law, but knew how to articulate it in a persuasive manner. Atty. Lanning was successful in assisting me with my situation and I will forever be indebted to him. He is a top notch Attorney that I highly recommend anyone that is in need of assistance to hire.
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Posted by anonymous | July 14, 2015
"Proffessor" Chad LANNING
Chad is extremely knowledgable about the laws and seems to enjoy explaining them to his clients in detail and easy to understand. He appeared to enjoy talking in length about the laws and never was in a rush or cut you short. Always was happy to help explain with any question you had. I used him for an appeal, which he won for me and I dread the fact I didn't retain him for my initial case. I can't say enough about him. Even if I didn't win, he is one outstanding attorney. On top of things and gets it accurate and right. I feel he is really more interested in truly helping his clients rather than enjoying the money he makes from his profession. His ethics are outstanding and I highly recommend him if you want an attorney that is knowledgeable and will get you the best results he possibly can. I've retained a few attorneys in my time. I've found them all to be quite similar. Take your every dime, and do as little as possible. Not Chad. He's worked for every dime I've paid him.
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Posted by anonymous | June 17, 2015
OWI 1st affense Wisconsin
I received 1st offense OWI at age 50. I did not know where to turn or who to call, so I called a local attorney and he referred me to Attorney Chad Lanning. I wanted someone who was aggressive, experienced, and has a winning record. When I first called Chad, I felt a huge relief after speaking with him because I sensed that he would fight for my rights. He met with me right away to discuss my options and how an OWI is processed with the courts and with the Wisconsin DOT. In fact, he went above and beyond my expectations by taking and returning all my phone calls and talking me through each step of the process; he always made himself available. I'm a very demanding person and wanted a certain outcome; Chad helped me to accomplish just that. He's an experienced negotiator and understands OWI law. I would highly recommend Chad.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Lubar & Lanning, LLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Owner
  • Lanning Law Offices, LLC
  • 2006 - 2013
  • Associate Attorney
  • Melowski & Cohen, S.C.
  • 1998 - 2006
  • Associate Attorney
  • Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C.
  • 1996 - 1998
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Education

  • University of Wisconsin Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • BS - Bachelor of Science - with Distinction
  • 1993

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. K.H., Washington County
  • All charges dismissed.
  • Fond du Lac County v. R.H., Fond du Lac Co.
  • All charges dismissed.
  • State v. D.L., Washington Co.
  • Drunk driving conviction thrown out, case dismissed.
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Associations

  • Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • President-Elect
  • 2016 - Present
  • Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Board of Directors
  • 2005 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Young Lawyers Division
  • Board of Directors
  • 1998 - 2000
  • American Bar Association, Law Student Division
  • Vice Chair
  • 1996 - 1997
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2006
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Speaking Engagements

  • Everything you wanted to know...
  • Defending Title IX Accusations on Campus
  • 2016
  • Annual Ethics Seminar For Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Ethics
  • 2016
  • Dynamic Drunk Driving Defense
  • Beating the Blood Test
  • 2015
  • All You Ever Need to Know About Defending State and Federal Drug Cases
  • Sentencing Issues in Drug Cases
  • 2011
  • ANNUAL DRUNK DRIVING DEFENSE SEMINAR
  • Winning the Stop Motion: Tipster Cases
  • 2010
  • ANNUAL DRUNK DRIVING DEFENSE SEMINAR
  • Advanced Issues in Implied Consent Cases
  • 2009
  • ANNUAL DRUNK DRIVING DEFENSE SEMINAR
  • Sharpen your Focus on the person with the Needle
  • 2008
  • Traffic Law Practice in Wisocnsin
  • Defending OAR Charges
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

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DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 10
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"You cannot go wrong speaking with Chad about your problem. He will give you honest, straightforward advice."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 30
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"I endorse this lawyer."
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Milwaukee DUI and DWI Lawyer Chad Allen Lanning
Chad Allen Lanning
DUI and DWI Attorney
Milwaukee, WI
Licensed for 26 years
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