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Anthony Jurek

Appeals Attorney at Madison, WI

2.3   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State WI
    Acquired 2009
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Anthony

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Practice areas

Attorney Anthony Jurek concentrates his practice on the areas of criminal defense and criminal appeals. He has argued – and won – before criminal and appellate courts on all levels, including the Wisconsin Supreme Court where he succeeded in getting Wisconsin’s unconscious blood draw statute declared unconstitutional.

Anthony is currently an at-large board member of the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and previously served as Secretary of the Dane County Criminal Defense Lawyers’ Association and Chair of the Dane County Bar Association’s Criminal Law section.

He frequently defends against and prosecutes petitions for restraining orders and injunctions and appeals denials and revocations of Concealed Carry permits. He has sought federal habeas relief for clients convicted in Wisconsin courts and successfully obtained the rare grant of interlocutory relief from the Wisconsin Court of Appeals while a criminal case was pending.

Anthony is admitted to practice in all Wisconsin courts, the Wisconsin Supreme Court and the federal Western District of Wisconsin.

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Stroud, Willink & Howard Criminal Defense Group
33 E Main St Suite 610
Madison, WI, 53703

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Posted by anonymous | August 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent, Responsive, Skilled!
Attorney Jurek has an outstanding reputation and a winning record. I researched his work very carefully and talked to others before hiring him. He has won Supreme Court cases and interlocutory appeals. (Those are really hard cases to win!) My guess is that the previous reviewer may have not had a good experience due to their own doing and that it had nothing to do with the attorney he/she hired. Mr. Jurek worked on my case for several weeks and was attentive and responsive. He answered my calls promptly and even spoke with me on weekends and in the evenings. He worked diligently on my behalf and I would hire him again if I were ever in need. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | August 16, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Zero Stars not one. Made me select one.
I paid Mr. Jurek a $2500 down payment after my daughter did some consulting on the phone. We then did a conference call with our conference telephone number. He decided he would come see us which is a two hour drive from Madison. He said he would only charge us for the 1 hour drive from Oshkosh. We said we would meet him, but he insisted on coming to our house. Which of course he came 2 hours later than the scheduled time. The whole time he was here he answered some of our questions and looked at some paperwork. He did not take anything with him when he left. He was also trying very hard to up sell. He wanted to do an appeal when that was something that we never wanted. After he left we basically never heard from him again. I requested the file and never received it. He told me he sent it but that is a total lie. We never received anything and he ignores phone calls and e-mails. He basically took our money and ran. We received nothing from him.
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Posted by anonymous | February 7, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Avoid this lawyer!
I would give zero stars if possible. I paid Mr. Jurek a $500 down-payment after doing some consulting on the phone. After that Mr. Jurek became increasingly difficult to get a hold of. As time was of the essence in my case, it was important I talk to him. He soon avoided me completely. I called him from a different telephone number than my primary number and he answered immediately. After I told him my name he pretended he couldn't hear me on the phone! He then gave me the incorrect website to contact him on to see if I was eligible for "a partial refund." Aside from consulting, all he did was email my probation officer to inform her he was representing me then called me and told me to call her. This was after he advised me to avoid her. His time delays caused me to lose the chance to prove my innocence as he advised me to wait for him to accompany me to the place I needed to go to prove my innocence. The day before the event I hired him for he told me he would no longer be representing me. He directed me to a fake website. When I informed him the email address was faulty he sent me another address. This did not work either. I found his site by googling him. There were boxes to fill out with your name, email and message but no send button! By far the worst lawyer I've ever had the displeasure of encountering. Although he is inexpensive and has flexible hours, that means nothing when he avoids you and does not do his job. Now I have to sue him in small claims court for my refund.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • AJ Attorney, the Law Office of Anthony Jurek
  • 2010 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Student Expulsion Prevention Project
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Part Time Faculty
  • Madison College
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Special Prosecutor
  • Juneau County District Attorney's Office
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Legal Intern
  • Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Forensic Consultant
  • Psychology Associates, Fox Cities
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Judicial Intern
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David T. Prosser
  • 2007 - 2007
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  • University of Wisconsin Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • University of Wisconsin, Green Bay
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. A.B.
  • Interlocutory appeal: Circuit court decision reversed and case remanded.
  • State v. R.D.
  • Supreme Court vacated trial court decison, case remanded.
  • State v. C.G.
  • Plea withdrawn, conviction vacated
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  • Dane County Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • Chair
  • 2015 - Present
  • Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Dane County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Secretary
  • 2014 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Rated Appellate Attorney in Middleton, WI
  • Rising Stars
  • 2019
  • Academic Achievement Award
  • University of Wisconsin Law School
  • 2008
  • Dean's List
  • University of Wisconsin, Green Bay
  • 2005

Speaking Engagements

  • Know Your Rights
  • Know Your Rights
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (6)
Endorse Anthony
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Jurek is a skilled advocate with a very creative litigation style. Having seen Anthony in action, I know that he has a deep respect for the law and his clients."
Appeals Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Anthony is a great attorney to have on your side. He puts the time and effort needed into your case and thoroughly researches issues. His writing is excellent and really gets the attention more than your average attorney. With Anthony's representation, you get a dedicated attorney who will make your appeal stand out!"
Appeals Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Whether you just picked up new charges, or need a lawyer to explore postconviction issues, I wholeheartedly recommend contacting Anthony to handle your case."
Appeals Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Madison Appeals Lawyer Anthony Jurek
Anthony Jurek
Appeals Attorney
Madison, WI
Licensed for 15 years
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