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Theodore Perlick Molinari

Business Attorney at Milwaukee, WI

5.0   16 reviews
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State WI
    Acquired 2005
    Status
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I am part of the management training program at the Perlick Corporation and assist the company in all legal matters.

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Perlick Corporation
8300 West Good Hope Road
Milwaukee, WI, 53223

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Posted by Doug | October 28, 2013
TJ's exceptional court room skills and exceptional advice had produced exceptional results.
From the moment I met TJ, I was confident justice would be served. He is calming, professional, confident and knowledgeable about OWI / BAC testing procedures and police conduct. There was sufficient evidence in my case that TJ was able to present a very easy to understand explanation of the facts to a jury of 6 in Waukesha that unanimously voted; not guilty of OWI/PAC and OWI. His courtroom demeanor, presentation of facts and overall case preparation / strategy is exceptional. I would highly recommend TJ. He is fair, honest and incredibly skilled.
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Posted by anonymous | May 24, 2013
BEST DUI Lawyer out there!
I can't say enough good things about T.J. I consulted with many lawyers and once I talked to T.J. I knew he was the one. He was compassionate and was very prompt in getting back to me. He took my unfortunate DUI incident and helped keep me calm and informed of what was going on and what was going to happen. I had a ton of anxiety over the course of my case and T.J. was kind enough to be understanding of my situation and went above and beyond to help me. He was able to get a Judge transfer and I ended up with a very light sentence. He was able to file a Post-Judgement Motion to get me the Good Time Credit that was not granted at the time of the sentencing. I was able to shorten my already light sentence even more and was released 3 days earlier than I expected. I was extremely pleased with this Lawyer and absolutely 100% would recommend him to anyone. If you are unfortunate enough to experience an OWI, CALL T.J.! You will be amazed at his results! I will forever be grateful to T.J.... I don't even want to think about what would have happened if I had not chosen him. Thank you T.J.!!!!
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Posted by Aaron | May 30, 2012
Extremely Thorough
TJ was great to work with and after watching him work on my case I would recommend him to anyone. I have already referred my brother to their firm. He is having excellent results also.
Posted by anonymous | September 13, 2011
Made the best out of a bad situation
I hired Mr. Molinari to contest a second OWI offense in October of 2010. Attorney Molinari took care of everything for me from Day 1 and made the best out of a bad situation. He showed up for me in court because I live out-of-state, he filed with the DMV to keep my license from being suspended, and he studied and prepared for my case more than I could have asked for. Mr. Molinari is a passionate attorney that absolutely "goes to bat" for his clients. At roughly half price of what most criminal defense experts charge, I highly recommend Attorney Molinari. It's because of him that I am able to get through this with ease and put it behind me. If you're questioning whether or not to take your case to trial...DO IT..you never know what might happen...and with Attorney Molinari you will always have a good chance of being acquitted.
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Posted by Larry | May 16, 2011
Speeding offense
I sent my ticket to TJ and he handle the whole thing quickly and efficiently. I was most concerned about the points associated with the ticket and TJ got them reduced.
Posted by anonymous | April 19, 2011
TJ PERLICK-MOLINARI IS EVERYTHING YOU COULD ASK FOR IN A LAWYER AND THE ABSOLUTE RIGHT CHOICE!
TJ Perlick-Molinari is an amazing lawyer in every aspect of the word; he’s hardworking, strategic, extremely knowledgeable, caring and ready for a fight. Six months ago I was pulled over in Milwaukee where I received my second OWI, as well as a citation for unsafe backing of a vehicle (the reasoning behind my stop). I knew I needed to retain representation, as the consequences if convicted are severe. I researched Milwaukee OWI lawyers thoroughly before speaking to a select few, TJ included. Within minutes of sitting down with TJ to review my case, I knew he was the right choice for me. TJ was very straightforward about everything and he was extremely knowledgeable about the laws behind an OWI citation. He laid out my options and broke down all of the “law terms” so that I understood everything. In addition, I felt TJ was trustworthy and dedicated to my case. HIRED! Throughout my pre-trial process, TJ kept me extremely informed and up to date about every detail of my case. He conducted a thorough investigation of my case, where he found a flaw in the police video. The video showed that I appeared to back up safely, therefore, there was not probably cause for the stop. This crucial piece of evidence was the turning point in my case. TJ filed a motion against the cause of the stop and after reviewing the video and questioning the arresting officer, the judge agreed that I did not violate the “unsafe backing of a vehicle” statute. The state moved to dismiss my OWI case due to lack of evidence. Thanks to TJ, I had my life back! I couldn’t have done any of this without him and I sincerely want to thank TJ for his commitment, hard work and never-ending belief in me throughout this entire process. TJ Perlick-Molinari is everything you could ask for in a lawyer and I know without a doubt in my mind that I made the absolute RIGHT CHOICE retaining TJ. Thanks again for everything!!!!!
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Posted by anonymous | August 18, 2010
OWI # 3
I had my two priors 20 years ago, back then I did not hire a Lawyer "Big Mistake", from the beginning TJ told me what I could be facing and how he would proceed with my case. Now mind you I was not doing very well at first, TJ never Judged me at all, and hooked me up with great Therapy, and had a plan from the beginning, keep in mind he is the expert, and he was building my case by stages, until my case was dismissed after 5 months. When I first hired TJ I thought the best I could do was have my jail time lowered, in my first two cases the DA out right lied to me as I had not hired a Lawyer, they only care about convictions, TJ made sure this would not happen again. Thanks TJ, I can keep my Job
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Posted by anonymous | April 17, 2010
Exceptional Lawyer (OUI/PAC Case)
TJ is not only a great Lawyer, he is a very trusting and sincerely kind person. He made sure I understood everything about my case, gave me excellent and appropriate advice in terms of what was in my best interests, not the law firms. My case went to a 2 day jury trial and TJ handled everything in the courtroom like a seasoned pro. Even though the situation of going through a trial is very stressful, TJ was a calming force and was able to work an amazing outcome from the situation. I would (and will if need be) recommend TJ to my closest friends and family.
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Posted by Deborah | March 23, 2010
OWI & PAC Issues
TJ and his assistant were very kind and understanding regarding my case and everything it involved.I would have trusted my issues with anyone else ! TJ was very knowledgable with OWI and other issues concerning the laws and my carreer which depending on the outcome. Thanks Again TJ !
Posted by William | March 23, 2010
High recommendation for an excellent attourney!
I have only great things to say about T.J. and the manner in which he handled my case. Very proactive from start to end of a 1 1/2 year ordeal. I was very lucky to have found Mr. Molinari and hope all his cases go as well as mine did.
Posted by anonymous | July 24, 2009
Client
TJ put me at ease in an unfamiliar experience of traffic accident and contesting a ticket. We did the initial contact by phone and then a thorough in-person conference. I did not feel rushed. I would use TJ again and would highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | July 22, 2009
Great Attorney!
Mr. Perlick handled my traffic matter in Whitefish Bay, WI. From the first day we retained his services, he made every effort to keep us informed as to the progress of our cases. Through the whole duration of the cases, he was courteous, efficient and knowledgeable. He got the best resolution we could've hoped for. I would not hesitate to use his services in the future, and highly recommend him to anyone in need of criminal representation. Thanks, T.J.!
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Posted by anonymous | July 19, 2009
I gave TJ a lemon, but he turned it into lemonade
I didn't retain TJ until just before the sentencing portion of my case. He pretty much had his hands tied from the beginning of his involvement with my case. I was facing 4 felony counts of cocaine and marijuana delivery. TJ managed to get 2 of the counts dismissed. Despite the enormous uphill battle, and the undisputed evidence stacked against me, TJ was able to influence the judge into sentencing me to 2 years probation, and 5 months in jail, with huber granted. I am forever grateful to him for accomplishing what he did, despite his limited involvement in my case. TJ is very straight forward, and does not beat around the bush. You may not always like to hear what he's telling you, but by the end, you find that what he told you was the truth, and you find out that what he told you was for the betterment of yourself as well as the case. TJ was extremely accessible throughout the entire time he represented me. He took the time to make sure I understood each and every event that transpired. He was always there to answer my questions. He had a very calming effect throughout, as my nerves were just shot. I cannot say enough nice things about him or about his effectiveness, as he was just that damn good. He comes highly, highly recommended from me. I doubt a defendant could do any better retaining anybody other than TJ. Thank you so much TJ for everything you've done for me.
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Posted by anonymous | March 5, 2009
Great job
All I wanted was to stay out of jail, but he got the case dismissed. Excellent attorney, he knows the ins and outs, even in dealing with the messed up Milwaukee court system. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | January 30, 2009
Going the Extra Mile Really Works
Retained TJ to represent me on a Criminal Disorderly Conduct charge in Milwaukee County carrying substantial fines and jail time. This was a rather unique case that required lots of creative thinking outside the box. TJ was able to construct a strong defense after discovering an judicial error made in similar case in Minnesota. Thanks to the extra efforts by TJ we were able to get the charges reduced to just $150.00 fine and nothing more. I would highy recommend TJ to anyone looking for an attorney who goes the extra mile to achieve the desired results for the client and not just "roll with the punches" of our not so perfect legal system. Thanks again TJ for all your help.
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Posted by anonymous | November 3, 2008
Got a DUI and a minor @same time
I got a DUI and a minor, from someone calliong me in for drunk driving... I e-mailed T.J. and he got started on things right away. He did a great job defending me, we didn't even have to go to court and got my charges dropped to near nothing. Instead of thousands of dollars wasted on a DUI, i ended up with a $375 dollar ticket and 90 day lisence suspension, which is nothing!!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Perlick Corporation
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Birdsall Law Offices SC
  • 2008 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of T.J. Perlick-Molinari
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Contract Administrator
  • eFunds, Inc.
  • 2002 - 2002
  • Legal Assistant
  • Newsweek, Inc.
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Paralegal
  • Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
  • 1999 - 1999
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Education

  • Marquette University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • Columbia University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Stevens
  • Dismissed
  • State v. Sullivan
  • Case Dismissed
  • State v. Hodges
  • Found Not Guilty at Jury Trial
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Associations

  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2013
  • Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2013
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • French

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Elected to Board of Governors
  • State Bar of Wisconson
  • 2009
  • Up and Coming Lawyer 2009
  • Wisconsin Law Journal
  • 2009
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Publications

  • Wisconsin Law Journal
  • On the Defensive
  • 2011
  • Wisconsin Law Journal
  • Wading Through the BOG
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • Know Your Rights
  • 4th Amendment Issues
  • 2009
  • Criminal Law and You
  • Criminal Law
  • 2009
  • Constitutional Law: An Overview
  • Criminal Law
  • 2009
  • Lorman Seminar
  • OWI Defense
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (21)
Given (26)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is smart, effective and has a passion for criminal defense. Attorney Molinari works had to protect his clients rights. Top notch attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Molinari is a gifted trial lawyer that always comes to court well prepared. He is also honest and reasonable in all communications leading up to trial."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I recently saw a closing argument that TJ made in an OWI case. It was masterful."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"TJ is a fantastic lawyer with a great reputation in the legal community. Having attended several seminars with him, I can say that he is very creative and intelligent in his approach to the defense of persons accused of crimes."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. TJ is highly trained in the area of DUI/DWI Defense and attends seminars dedicated solely to the defense of these cases. He has extensive knowledge of the science of DUI/DWI cases and uses this to help each of his clients. I would highly recommend this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a creative and aggressive DUI defense attorney. T.J. cares about his clients and protects their rights vigorously."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Smart lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"TJ Perlick-Molinari is a rising star. He is a competitor of mine; but I am honered to say that he is also a friend. I endorse him heartily."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Other
"I recently met TJ at the Masters of Scientific Evidence Program sponsored by the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and the National College for DUI Defense. After speaking with him, I was very impressed with his expansive knowledge of DUI Defense. The future is bright for him and I anticipate that he will be a major figure in the area of Wisconsin DUI Defense in the next few years."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Friend
"TJ is a very enthusiastic and experienced attorney who specializes in drunk driving cases. He has had several successful jury trials and is very personable."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Friend
"TJ is very dedicated and enthusiastic. He is definitely an up and coming attorney!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. TJ works hard for his clients and prepares thoroughly for his trials. He's dedicated to the practice of law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known TJ for over 3 years. He is a very dedicated advocate. I am happy to endorse TJ."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have even seen his courtroom work as a juror in one of his trials. He does an excellent job presenting his client's case."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Friend
"I have known TJ since law school and I would endorse his work. He has a passion for criminal defense and has always been generous with his time and knowledge to other people that need a hand in his areas of practice."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Well liked by juries. Preps all his cases thoroughly. A future "best lawyer" in Milwaukee and Wisconsin."
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