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Robert W. Keller

Criminal defense Attorney at Racine, WI

5.0   73 reviews

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Practice areas

Attorney Robert W. Keller practices exclusively in the areas of criminal defense law, and has been doing so  since 1992.  Clients are represented throughout the State of Wisconsin in both State and Federal Courts.  Primary counties of practice include Racine, Kenosha and Milwaukee.

Felony Practice:

A majority of the practice is devoted to felony criminal defense.  This includes, but is not limited to homicide cases, controlled substance violations, firearms offenses, sexual assault crimes, reckless endangerment and serious theft cases.

Misdemeanor Crimes:

All misdemeanor offenses, including drug offenses and all domestic violence related cases.

Traffic Crimes:

Operating While Intoxicated, Operating After Revocation, Fleeing and Eluding.

Licensed for 30 years
State WI
Status Good Standing
Acquired 1993
Updated 12/05/2022
State MN
Status Administrative Suspension
Acquired 1992
Updated 10/28/2022

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

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Robert W Keller Attorney At Law
913 Main St
Racine, WI, 53403-1524

Reviews

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Posted by DH | September 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
My disabled son was in serious trouble. Bob worked hard and got all the charges dismissed! Unbelievable!
Posted by JP | March 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Only call you need to make
As confusing and frightening as the criminal justice process can be, you need a fighter with the level of expertise and reputation as Robert Keller. My case was a PAC 4th and after difficulty achieving a more favorable outcome with my previous attorney (the “deal” we were offered was 3 years prison and probation), a family friend referred me to Mr. Keller. I immediately felt at ease and that my case was in the right hands after our first conversation. Mr. Keller asks questions and listens as much as he is diligent in examining the case to clearly outline the process and possible challenges and outcomes. He kept me informed every step of the way and I felt my chances for an acquittal or dismissal were very good. And that’s exactly what he delivered. Within a month, my case was dismissed and I was able to move forward with my life. You need not call anyone else if you need a skilled criminal defense lawyer with the demeanor of a wise and trusted family friend.
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Posted by Shane | November 1, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Phenomenal attorney
I hired attorney Keller to represent me for a pretty serious charge. He did an amazing job! Very quick responses and checked in with me often and kept me well informed. He absolutely cares about his clients. Negotiated a better outcome than I could have imagined. Hands down, one of if not the best attorneys in SE Wisconsin.
Posted by Eric | September 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Promises mean everything and Robert Keller holds that belief! I would recommend Mr. Keller to anyone that needs his expertise. I am left with great feelings after my case closed.
Posted by anonymous | June 11, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Sexual assault of a child charge
I was accused of touching and kissing a female by the age of 15 against her will which resulted in a felony charge of sexual assault of a child. Mr. Keller got that charge reduced to a disorderly conduct and $500 fine. He did an excellent job and I would recommend him.
Posted by Alejo | February 12, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
OWI case with great end results.
I contacted Attourney Keller with an OWI case that I had along with a couple other small charges, all totaling up to $1600 in fines. I did not have a lot of faith on a positive outcome for the case but we took it to court either way. Attourney Keller got to work right away, keeping me updated and guiding me towards the next step. In the end, two charges were dropped and the OWI was amended to reckless driving with a $100 fine. Amazing results I would’ve never even thought possible, I would highly recommend Attourney Keller.
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Posted by C.J | January 8, 2020
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Great Lawyer OWI
I had an OWI in the state of Wisconsin. I did not know what to do or where to turn. I called several lawyers and they all seemed as if they didn't care about my situation and just wanted money. I found Robert Keller and he actually took the time to hear me out spoke with me and I can say honestly it was the best decision I made to hire him. He is extremely great at his job. I am pleased with my outcome and I will definitely refer him to other people they may be in need of great lawyer and most of all he is willing to work with you. If you see this Mr Keller THANKS A MILLION Mr Steel
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Posted by Dustin | December 15, 2019
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Thank you so much!
This attorney did a great job for me. I'd recommend him to anyone! I didn't even have to appear in court. He took care of everything. Thanks!
Posted by Linda | December 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional, all the positive reviews are accurate.
Results were way beyond our expectations. Robert put in the time and effort to successfully reduce an owi. He is professional, prompt, effective and personable - can’t say enough!
Posted by Tim | December 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
My experience with Robert Keller Was excellent. I felt in good hands with him. He went far above my expectations. If I ever need legal representation again I will be calling him.
Posted by Erika | November 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
excellent
Very prompt response from Robert Keller always. Knowledgeable and very helpful in my criminal case. I will definitely recommend and use in the future if needed.
Posted by Jorge | November 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
5 Stars
I hired Robert W. Keller as my attorney and was very satisfy, he was thorough professional and informative. He educated me on what to expect and the possibles outcomes. Excellent work ethics, I would recommend him to any one needing a criminal defense lawyer.
Posted by Joe | November 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helpful
Helped to achieved the desired outcome of my case. Would recommend to others.
Posted by Mark | September 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Experienced and excellent negotiator
I needed a lawyer and and had no experience in the court system. I found Mr Keller on avvo and was glad I did. He was very patient with a long process and definitely knows his stuff. Would hire him again without a moment's pause.
Posted by Teresa | July 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Lawyer
Bob is a top notch lawyer. He answered my questions before I asked them. He guided me through a difficult case for my husband. He was integral in getting all charges dropped. I highly recommend Bob.
Posted by Daniela | June 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
Mr. Keller helped with my speeding ticket and answered all my emails very quickly. Highly recommend him
Posted by John | June 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very fine Attorney
I had a legal problem and Robert Keller did a great job defending me. I recommend him wholeheartedly. He is serious, and professional and knowledgeable of the law. He listens intently and provides a strategy to maximize the odds of a positive outcome for you. Don’t hesitate to hire him, he did a great job for me.
Posted by Kristine | March 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Robert what can I say.. I was a smart Ass in the beginning. Robert was very upfront with No sugar coating. He stood by my side the whole time and was able to get my case dismissed. I Highly Recommend Robert to anyone in need of an Amazing Lawyer! Thank You Robert for all your Hard work and for putting up with my Alter Ego.
Posted by anonymous | January 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great outcome
Bob carefully listened to my concerns, in my very tough case. Together we discussed the challenges that my case presented and developed a strategy that was successful and with a much better outcome than I could ever have gotten without his counsel.
Posted by Gabriel | December 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
Mr. Keller is a great lawyer. He helped me out with my case greatly. He said he could keep me out of jail and he did. He is very thorough. Promptly answered any questions and phone calls. I would highly recommend him.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 10 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner / Attorney
  • Robert W. Keller Law Offices
  • 1993 - Present
  • Municipal Court Judge
  • Village of Caledonia
  • 2015 - 2018
  • Polling Site Manager - Dist 4, 8
  • City of Racine
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Board of Directors
  • Blue River Preserve
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Panel Attorney
  • CJA Panel Attorney, Eastern District WI
  • 2004 - 2018
  • Instructor
  • Concordia University
  • 1994 - 1994
  • Attorney
  • Palmer Law Firm
  • 1992 - 1993
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Education

  • Hamline U
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • University of Wisconsin, Whitewater
  • BBA
  • 1989

Legal Cases

  • State v. Grarcia
  • Not guilty
  • State v. Espinoza
  • Not guilty
  • State v Doss
  • Not guilty

Associations

  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2006 - Present
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1997 - Present
  • Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Racine County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Racine County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Racine County Bar Association
  • Board of Governors
  • 2013 - 2018
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Committee on Resolution of Fee Disputes
  • Committee Member
  • 2012 - 2017
  • Racine County Bar Association
  • Program Committee member
  • 2012 - 2017
  • Supreme Court Office of Lawyer Regulation
  • District 15 Committee Chairperson
  • 2009 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Superlawyer
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Excellence In Service Award
  • Racine County Bar Association
  • 2017
  • Clients Choice AWard
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • Preeminent rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2006
  • Hanson Award - Homicide Acquittal
  • Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2001
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Speaking Engagements

  • 2018 Municipal Judge Trial Seminar
  • Trial Defenses
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (18)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Atty. Keller is an experienced and knowledgeable attorney. He is well respected in the community for his years practicing all areas of criminal defense. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Keller is an extremely hard working criminal defense attorney. He is pleasant to work with and gets his clients great results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Keller is a very skilled criminal defense lawyer. He is highly regarded in the community by judges, prosecutors, and fellow defense attorneys."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I recently had the pleasure of working with Attorney Keller in a felony matter in Racine County Circuit Court. Attorney Keller and I had co-defendants and Attorney Keller’s work was outstanding. We were able to get the prosecutor to dismiss all charges prior to trial. Bob’s attention to detail and his commitment to his client were of great assistance to both his and my client. I recommend him highly. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Keller has earned the respect of the entire legal community. He is conscientious, hard working and honest. Attorney Keller consistently obtains excellent results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Other
"I strongly recommend Robert and endorse him - he was a pleasure to deal with and returned a great result. John L. Ambrogi"
General practice Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a dedicated hard working attorney. You will have a good expierence if you hire him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Bob on multiple cases over the years in both state and federal court and watched him from the sidelines on many others. He handles difficult cases with skill and gets outstanding results for his clients. He is a good litigator but also a good negotiator."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"If you need of a criminal defense attorney you need to call Mr. Keller. I have know Bob for over 20 years and have previously worked with him on a variety of cases. He is dedicated, energetic, and very knowledgeable in his area of practice. He will fight hard to get the best possible results for his clients and I recommend him without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Attorney Robert Keller for over 15 years. I have referred many clients to him over this period of time. All of my clients have had nothing but praise for the way he handled their cases. He is a very skilled and competent trial lawyer who has an excellent reputation in the Racine legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer for any municipal, state or federal criminal defense proceedings. He is reliable, meticulously prepared and extremely capable. I would not hesitate to hire him if a member of my family or friend needed such services."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Keller and I have known each other for over 20 years. He is a honest, hard working attorney driven to vigorously defend his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Bob Keller is an outstanding attorney in the Racine community. He consistently obtains good results for clients in difficult situations. He has fine professional skills in the courtroom and strong credibility in dealing with the other players in the process."
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Racine Criminal defense Lawyer Robert W. Keller
Robert W. Keller
Criminal defense Attorney
Racine, WI
Licensed for 30 years
Free Consultation