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Walter A. Piel Jr.

Walter Piel’s reviews

     4.5 stars 14 total

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  • MADE SURE HE GOT PAID

    2.0 stars

    Posted by Tom

    Walter seemed very good at first lots of communication and seemingly good ideas for my defense. The plea agreement offered was "bad" I was told. As my case drug on the communication stopped except for calling for his payment. My whole defense was based on legality of blood test (taken out of state) Months later and - yes the doctor was licensed in WI --NO CASE. I ended up with the original" BAD" plea agreement . I would think one phone call could have answered the license question. I wonder if he even looked at my case until the last minute, or just drug it out so he had justification for $6000 bill. Was very fast in sending out his itemized bill for getting me what was offered anyway. Although the original charge of OWI 2nd causing injury was reduced to OWI 1st the reason was lack of serious injury not Walter, he had just been hired days before. I had specifically asked Walter to tell me if this case was open and shut (as it turned out to be) and about the fee if the case plead out. I feel he strung me on to collect his full fee!

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    Walter A. Piel Jr.’s response: “I normally do not respond to negative reviews, although I do appreciate the feedback. I feel each client has a right to their opinion on my representation. However, your review indicated that in some way my office advised that you had to take a deal. I have been practicing law for 22 years and in that 22 year period I have not once told the client that they had to take a deal. I am willing to fight all my cases to a jury trial if the client wants to exercise their right to trial. However, I am ethically obligated to advise my clients of any offer and then the client ultimately makes the decision after discussion of the merits of their case. To tell a client as a case begins it is open and shut would be untruthful and dishonest, only after a careful review of all evidence, determining what motions are necessary and exploring all avenues of a potential defense, can the merits of a case be determined. As for the issues in a case and dragging out a case, again in 22 years, I have never drug out a case to get paid. I am dependent on the scheduling of the Courts and while I do offer payment plans to all clients to allow them an opportunity to hire an attorney if they choose to do so, I specifically do not drag out a case for payment purposes. In fact, many times clients end up completing their payment plan after a resolution. I would welcome a call if you would like to determine if your case can be reopened at no additional fee if you are unsatisfied with your result.”
  • Great service and Awesome Communication

    5.0 stars

    Posted by Will

    Attorney Piel is a great attorney who delivered a great result. One of the key things in any legal situation is understanding your options and next steps. I was impressed by the quick response and quick answers to my questions. He is not afraid to talk in plain terms and spell out the scenarios. I highly recommend Attorney Piel.

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  • outstanding

    5.0 stars

    Posted by deontae

    Walter piel is everything you expect out of a lawyer. He's worth every cent. He fault hard, he did his job, he wasnt there just to collect a check. He was very honest. Walter knew the rights and the process that suppose to takes place during my arrest. I felt innocent from day 1 and walter helped me prove my innocence. I wouldnt hesitate to hire or refer walter to anyone in a heartbeat. Good job and thanks alot

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  • Excellent attorney

    5.0 stars

    Anonymous review posted on

    Walter has represented me on multiple cases. Every time he has gotten me a satisfactory resolution to keep me driving as my livelihood depends on it. Walter is my go to attorney and I highly recommend him.

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  • Simple Review

    3.0 stars

    Anonymous review posted on

    Walt and staff were certainly professional with regards to their handling of my particular case. I do not have a lot of experience with legal representation but did certainly feel that the amount of time spent with regards to communication and preparation with regards my case at least to me seemed less than what I had hoped. My particular outcome was not positive and in hindsight I wish I had worked with a premier attorney.

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  • Excellent Attorney

    5.0 stars

    Anonymous review posted on

    My case was very complex, and Walt was a good choice to represent me. I worked with him over a period of nearly 2 years, and the results were positive. The first attorney I hired wanted me to enter into a plea agreement right away. Thankfully, I obtained a second opinion from Walt! Walt was able to get results when the first attorney didn't think I had a case. Walt knows the law and will work relentlessly to put you in the best position possible. Walt is a straight-shooter and does not sugar coat the issues, and his price is reasonable as compared to other larger firms. His secretary, Connie, is also a top-notch communicator and was very helpful each and every time.

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  • Excellent Attorney!!

    5.0 stars

    Posted by Tyler

    Hello, I recently received a owi in northern WI. I am so impressed with Attorney Piel already that i just felt i had to say something. Connie is kind and extreamly helpful. During my initial consultation Attorney Piel was very upfront and honest. I am very confident that Mr. Piel will do everything he can to win my case. I would recommend him to anyone. He understands everyone dosn't just have a ton of money laying around and is willing to work out a payment plan. No matter what the outcome of my case is i feel better having Attorney Piel in my corner. And in the future if i need legal assistance i would go back to him in a heart beat. Thank you Mr. Piel!

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  • Very Satisfied Client

    5.0 stars

    Posted by Nancy

    Walter represented me in municipal court and was successful in having my speeding in excess violation reduced to a lesser charge. He made me feel very comfortable and did a great job.

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  • Great Experience!

    5.0 stars

    Anonymous review posted on

    Walter was very knowledgeable and provided myself with accurate information regarding a previous DUI. I felt that Walter and his staff was timely in their response and would recommend them for future counsel. Although he was not my personal attorney for the specific encounter he still provided guidance as if he was.

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  • Second to None, Excellent Attorney

    5.0 stars

    Anonymous review posted on

    After being arrested for a DUI, I thought that my professional and financial future was in great jeopardy. I have family members who, in a similar situation, hired the cheapest attorney they could find and suffered the consequences: DUI convictions, ignition interlocks in their cars, occupational licenses that restrict where and when they can drive, huge increases in insurance premiums etc., etc. After thorough research I hired Walter Piel as my attorney. His record is second to none and his fees are reasonable. He was very realistic, didn’t promise miracles and kept me well informed throughout the whole process. To my great surprise the charges were eventually amended to reckless driving. I didn’t spend one single day without my driver’s license, no DUI conviction on my record, never had to appear at court, no huge insurance premium hike.
    Thank you Attorney Piel for an amazing job and thank you Connie for excellent communication!

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