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Sarah M. Schmeiser

DUI and DWI Attorney at Madison, WI

5.0   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State WI
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Sarah

Learn Sarah’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    50%
    I am a certified forensic lawyer-scientist and handle all types of drunk driving and alcohol or drug related impairment cases successfully.

    19 years

  2. Criminal defense
    25%
    I defend those accused of crimes throughout the State of Wisconsin.

    19 years

  3. Immigration
    10%
    I handle immigration cases in several areas. I help families and those who need to file petitions. I also defend those in removal proceedings. I also help those who are charged with a crime about potential consequences.

    19 years

  4. Sex crime
    10%
    I handle all types of cases involving accusations of sex crimes. I have successfully defended those at trial, as well as successfully avoiding any charges being brought at all.

    19 years

  5. Federal crime
    5%
    I handle federal criminal defense in the State of Wisconsin and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

    19 years

Location

Stroud, Willink & Howard, LLC
33 East Main Street, Suite 610
PO Box 2236
Madison, WI, 53701-2236

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Reviews

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Posted by Matthew | September 29, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
immigration professional
Mrs. Schmeiser was positive, thoughtful, and knows all the steps for a positive outcome, she was with me and always available to consult throughout my K-1 visa process, she comes highly recommended , she is a pro
Posted by anonymous | May 23, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Wonderful help!
Sarah was so helpful on my case! She helped me lower the ticket to reckless driving and allowed everything to proceed smoothly. She made the entire experience worry free and I am very grateful!
Posted by Margaret | May 19, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
No DUI
I wanted to write a review to personally thank the firm and Sarah for taking such good care of my son. He was charged with a dui and we were worried it would hurt him in the future. It got lowered to a reckless driving, and Sarah and the entire firm were always very kind to us as parents when we were freaking out. I can’t thank them enough.
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Posted by anonymous | January 23, 2016
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Life saver
I was facing down numerous violent felonies and my house, career and reputation where at stake to say the least. Sarah worked with me every step of the way. Never did I have to wait for a return call for very long. She put me and my wife's minds at ease many times throughout this nightmare. I asked for a specific result and she worked tirelessly to get it. We got stonewalled by 2 separate district attorneys and on the third one she basically wouldn't leave the building until our deal was done. From three felonies and 2 misdemeanors she got it down to 3 misdemeanors. I was facing some heavy time and she was able to plea it down to a very short stint on jail Diversion. She even was able to lessen the probation they gave me by a year. I still can't believe that she did it. She's a godsend. If you are in need of a top notch attorney that will get you the results you are looking for, look no further. Thank you Sarah
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Posted by Dale | July 16, 2015
Sarah Schmeiser got me out of a jam.
Tracey Wood & Associates were my lawyers for a second OWI charge. The lawyer I had the most contact with was Sarah Schmeiser. I knew that since I had a prior OWI, I could be going to jail this time. Worse for me is that since I drive semis for work, I would have lost my job if I had been convicted. Luckily, Sarah Schmeiser and the other lawyers knew how to handle cases like mine and got the OWI charge thrown out. I got to keep my job and I didn’t have to go to jail. If you’re in a jam like I was, Tracey Wood & Associates are your best bet to get you out of it.
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Posted by anonymous | November 15, 2014
Great representation
I hired Sarah from Tracey Wood & Associates to represent me for my 2nd OWI in Wisconsin. She and Adam appeared in court for me and litigated until we got the deal that I wanted - a reckless driving with no IID. I paid a lot but got my money's worth. I'd hire her again.
Posted by John | October 3, 2014
Sarah is a great lawyer to have on your side.
I hired Attorney Sarah Schmeiser of Tracey Wood & Associates to handle my drunk driving case. Since it was my first time going through this I didn't know what to expect and was really scared. Sarah took care of almost everything for me. She kept me up-to-date on what was happening in my case too. Her knowledge of OWI law in Wisconsin is incredible. She managed to get my charges reduced to a reckless driving and saved me a ton of money, points and my license. Thank You Sarah.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-500 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Stroud, Willink & Howard, LLC
  • 2019 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Tracey Wood & Associates
  • 2014 - 2019
  • Attorney
  • Schmeiser Law Office
  • 2005 - 2014

Education

  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • JD
  • 2004
  • Beloit College
  • BA
  • 1997

Associations

  • Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Secretary
  • 2018 - Present
  • American Chemical Society
  • Forensic Lawyer-Scientist
  • 2016 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Warrior of the Year
  • Dane County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • Life is a Highway: Handling Traffic Cases
  • Habitual Traffic Offenders and Moving Violations
  • 2019
  • OWI: Building Your Practice
  • Trial Issues from the Defense Perspective
  • 2018
  • Annual Drunk Driving Defense Seminar
  • Caselaw Update
  • 2018
  • Annual Drunk Driving Defense Seminar
  • Caselaw Update
  • 2017
  • Boating While Under the Influence
  • Boating While Under the Influence
  • 2016
  • Annual Drunk Driving Defense Seminar
  • Caselaw Update
  • 2016
  • Annual WACDL Conference
  • Special Circumstances in OWI Cases
  • 2015
  • Annual Drunk Driving Defense Seminar
  • Caselaw Update
  • 2015
  • Annual Drunk Driving Defense Seminar
  • After McNeely
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (14)
Endorse Sarah
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Sarah is committed to defending the rights of those who have been accused of a crime."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have worked with Sarah as both opposing counsel and now in the same firm. She brings knowledge and skill to every case she handles and is a formidable advocate for her clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Schmeiser is one of the leading OWI lawyers in Wisconsin. She is highly respected among her peers. She fights aggressively for her clients and obtains outstanding results. I endorse her without hesitation."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sarah is an excellent attorney and a tenacious advocate for her clients. She is thorough and well-versed in the law. I highly recommend her as a criminal defense and OWI attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sarah is an excellent DUI/DWI attorney. She is a great person and fantastic attorney. I recently spent a week with Sarah at the Axion Training Institute studying Forensic Chromatography. Sarah has the experience and technical knowledge necessary to represent anyone charged with DUI or drug possession. If I ever needed to refer a case in her area, I would not hesitate to call her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sarah is experienced and extremely capable. She is held in very high regard by attorneys and judges. I endorse her without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Schmeiser is an exceptional and zealous counsel to her clients. Depending on the needs of the case, I've seen her tailor her representation from diplomatic negotiator to unremittingly fierce advocate. As a colleague, she's a wellspring of innovative ideas, and her feedback is tempered with insight that can only come from experience. Her remarkable success is well-earned, and she's an invaluable asset to the local legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Sarah is an enthusiastic, bright, hard working and dedicated lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sarah is one of the brightest and most competent defense lawyers I have ever met. She is my go-to person if I ever need help on a case. Even more important, she really, truly, cares about her clients - a quality many lawyers lack. I recommend her without reserve."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. My interactions with Sarah show me that she is smart, hardworking, and dedicated to her client's cause and the cause of Justice."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Sarah and I took a CLE chemistry class for lawyers in Chicago to learn how chemists analyze solid drugs. Sarah was totally on top of the course material and extremely organized in the labs. I highly recommend Ms. Schmeiser for defense of a DUI case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sarah is one of the best attorneys in the state of Wisconsin for drunk driving defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"I've had the pleasure of working closely with Sarah on many cases and personally observed her win tough cases in court. She's a fierce and talented litigator with an impressive knowledge of Wisconsin OWI and criminal law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Sarah. She is a thorough and aggressive attorney who will fight for you"
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Sarah since beginning a legal practice in WI and recommend her due to her legal skill, reputation and empathy towards clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Atty. Sarah Schmeiser for her tenacity and ability in defending OWI and criminal cases. She is a hard-working, well-respected lawyer who is liked by judges and prosecutors. Sarah is an attorney who truly cares about getting the best results for her clients. I would not hesitate to recommend her services to a friend or family member in need."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Sarah form many years. As a prosecutor, I worked against Sarah. Now, as a fellow defense lawyer, I work along side her. Sarah has both skill in the courtroom and a caring attitude about her clients."
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Madison DUI and DWI Lawyer Sarah M. Schmeiser
Sarah M. Schmeiser
DUI and DWI Attorney
Madison, WI
Licensed for 19 years