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Corey C. Chirafisi

Criminal defense Attorney at Madison, WI

3.9   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State WI
    Acquired 1998
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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An accomplished criminal defense attorney in Wisconsin, Corey C. Chirafisi devotes his legal career solely to defending individuals charged with criminal and drunk driving offenses. He handles cases involving Wisconsin state law as well as federal law, and has represented people on every type of criminal charge and all levels of drunk driving charges with rather impressive results in numerous difficult cases.

A former prosecutor, Mr. Chirafisi began his career as an assistant district attorney handling criminal matters ranging from disorderly conduct to homicide. He provides this experience to current clients whether they are charged with battery, computer sex crimes, drug offenses, drunk driving, disorderly conduct, felony possession, sexual assault or child pornography, to name a few. Mr. Chirafisi is licensed to practice law in the state of Wisconsin in any state court or throughout the nation in any federal court. He earned his law degree at The City University of New York School of Law and was admitted to practice law in Wisconsin in 1998. His practice, Chirafisi & Verhoff Law Office, S.C., is located in Madison, Wisconsin.



Chirafisi & Verhoff Sc
1 S Pinckney St Ste 952
Madison, WI, 53703-3391

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Posted by anonymous | November 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
All business.
No nonsense, shoots from the hip guy. He doesn't waste time. His office personnel are knowledgeable, highly efficient, helpful, and pleasant.
Posted by anonymous | September 16, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Eternally Grateful
After a lot of research and consultations with criminal defense attorneys in the area, I chose to work with Corey and his team, and I couldn’t have picked a better attorney to represent me for my criminal charges. Both charges were dismissed before trial - thanks to the help of Corey and his team. Everyone was very professional, responsive, and diligent in all regards throughout my case. Corey and his team took great care to walk me through everything step-by-step. Corey gave me valuable legal advice on what to expect, what options I had, what the likely outcomes could be, and then he achieved the best outcome possible. I am extremely pleased with my experience, especially during such a stressful time for me. I would hire him again in a heartbeat. Corey is an experienced, respected attorney, and I do not hesitate to recommend him and the his team to anyone in need - you’ll be in excellent hands.
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Posted by anonymous | January 22, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Very Good!!!
Corey is an awesome attorney. My case is far from being completed, but he's been awesome so far. I am a very high maintenance client and send him a billion emails about anything that crosses my mind about my case. The one thing I love about Corey, besides being highly competent, is that he listens and never makes you feel like you are bothering. He is also honest, candid, and does not make empty promises. I would recommend Corey to anybody.
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Posted by douglas | September 18, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
So far so good
Corey and his assistant Tabitha have been wonderful in keeping in touch and keeping me up to date w/ status. I do not cringe when I feel I need to speak with them as I have with attorneys in the past ( not that I have had a long history) but there is something to be ssaid about being treated with respect and feel like you are actually being listened to and not a paycheck or deal with a condescending attitude. We are just in the beginning but I feel better already. Thank You
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Posted by Melisande | March 3, 2015
I found Corey on a google search we never meet face to face , he was the most honest out of all the lawyers . He made no promises and never made me feel my questions were silly. His fee was fair, he keep me informef at every turn of our case. Staff was/is super friendly and always got back to me in a timely manner. I am very pleased with the outcome of our case and could not have had a better attorney. I will be referring him to all my family and friends.
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Posted by Robert | November 17, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Doesn’t accept black clients
Absent other evidence, I am led to believe this lawyer is not willing to represent defendants of color. I called asking for a consultation surrounding a charge stemming from a protest. Before I was able to get more than 15 seconds into the description, I was asked why I was bothering their firm with this and hung up on. With limited information gathered, I am left to believe my dialect and voice were the cause of this reaction and, given my skin color, I am inclined to believe this was the basis of their reaction. It’s incredibly disappointing to be treated in this manner in 2021.
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Posted by anonymous | April 17, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Not worth the money.
Not impressed. I knew more from Google than he knew. Didn't feel like he really cared about me or my case.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Chirafisi & Verhoff, S.C.
  • 2011 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Chirafisi Law Office, S.C.
  • 2007 - 2011
  • Attorney
  • Tjader & Chirafisi, S.C.
  • 2001 - 2006
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Kenosha County District Attorney's Office
  • 1999 - 2001
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  • City University of New York
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994

Sample of Legal Cases

  • OWI/PAC amended to improper parking on a roadway
  • OWI/PAC amended to improper parking on roadway
  • 0.10 OWI amended to reckless driving
  • reckless driving
  • OWI 3rd, BAC 3rd both dismissed
  • OWI 3rd and BAC 3rd both dismissed


  • Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • N/A
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • N/A
  • Dane County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Former Board Member
  • 2011 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Rising Star
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • Criminal Defense Seminar
  • Sexual Assault Defense- The Whole Case
  • 2007
  • WACDL Conference
  • Getting Back To Basics
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Corey Chirafisi is one of Wisconsin's premier criminal defense attorneys, respected by prosecutors, defense attorneys, and judges alike. He gets my highest recommendation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Corey is a skilled attorney who gets results. Top-notch."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Corey. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."