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David A. Bolles

Litigation Attorney at Madison, WI

5.0   39 reviews
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State WI
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. Litigation
    100%
    Criminal defense

    16 years, 600 cases

Dave Bolles is a lifelong Madisonian and graduate of UW-Madison and the University of Wisconsin Law School. When not practicing law, he enjoys cooking, live music, and enjoing the outdoors anytime the weather is hospitable (despite growing up in Wisconsin, Bolles still has not acclimated to the frigid winters). Aside from practicing law, Dave has experience in politics and government, having served on staff in the office of former US Senator Russ Feingold. 

Location

Murphy Desmond, S.C.
33 E. Main St., Ste. 500
Madison, WI, 53703

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Posted by Kyle | December 9, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Grateful for Attorney David Bolles
It was unfortunate the way we met but when I was going through the darkest time in my life that led me to do things uncharacteristic of myself I was extremely fortunate to have David by my side representing me. Putting aside the fact he is amazing at what he does as a lawyer, he is a good person with a heart who actually cares about you. He answered my phone calls on weekends when other things beyond the case I hired him for arose, which he absolutely didn’t have to do. So to say he will go above and beyond for you is an understatement. I had a handful of charges brought against me and after a year of working with David and doing everything he advised me to do not necessarily to help the case but help myself as a person get through the trauma I had endured all my criminal charges were dropped and I was given a simple fine to pay. I thank you and my family thanks you.
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Posted by Bridget | June 17, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Extremely professional, knowledgeable and overall easy, pleasant and just awesome to work with.
I would not hesitate to say I lucked out in getting the opportunity to work with Mr. Bolles as my attorney in what was my first time navigating the legal system. David made me feel very comfortable and confident from the first moment we met right up until my final hearings. My cases resulted in me getting one felony dropped and the other reduced significantly on two separate cases in two separate counties. He was not only invested in the outcomes of my cases, but was extremely encouraging and supportive as I applied for and admitted myself into an inpatient aoda treatment program, and even went the extra mile in helping me complete all necessary steps and paperwork following my hearings. I have and will continue to recommend Mr. Bolles to anybody in the future, and am super grateful for all of his hard work, dedication and for overall being a great guy to work with.
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Posted by Jeff | April 9, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great attorney
I give this guy a three thumbs up! Everything I expected in a great attorney! Even when I wasn't expecting a call, David called me and asked if I was good! I strongly recommend hiring David!
Posted by Aaron | November 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Representation
I was referred to Dave Bolles by a good friend. It was a great decision as he listened to all my concerns and addressed them as the case went through the process. Dave fought extremely hard to keep my future career/goals in sight. We were able to come to an agreement with the prosecutor on the best course of action that had my future interests in mind. I will continue to refer people to Dave and only have great things to say about his representation going forward.
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Posted by Joshua | October 5, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Couldn't ask for more
David went above and beyond all expectations in my case. I was involved in an accident and was facing severe criminal problems. Throughout the years long process David worked tirelessly to line up experts in several areas when it looked like it was going to trial. He was able to line up blood, impairment, and other law experts on my behalf. Through his efforts the case was eventually dismissed, when the DA realized there was no chance, and I am finally able to move on with my life.
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Posted by Silas | November 17, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
Best support I ever got from any attorney I ever had
David was very on point and made sure he got my story across and he was in great spirts too help me and I’m glad god sent me him i couldn’t ask for anything better thank u very much. God bless and stay doing yo thang homie
Posted by Tania | August 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer and Good Man
I would definitely recommend Mr. David Bolles. He was prompt, professional, won our case. He is a practical and a caring person. I use to work as paralegal and some attorneys don’t care about their clients and can be real life jerks. Mr. Bolles representing our case was a pleasant experience and he is trustworthy. Thank you Mr. Bolles!
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Posted by anonymous | August 1, 2019
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Outstanding Leadership and Communication
David lead me through a tough time in my life where one bad decision could have changed everything for me and my family. When I contacted David for the first time I was confused not sure where to turn or what to do about my situation. He communicated with me from day one, lead me thru the legal system process for every step and he represented me as a professional with respect to my fear and lack of knowledge. Never once was did I feel uniformed or under represented in my process. David texted, emailed and called me with every detail I needed to make sure I was educated and prepared for the next step of the process. David answered every text or call I made to him as if I were his only client. He cared about me and my well being with my issue. My outcome thru the legal system was WAY better than I ever expected. David went above and beyond all of my expectations. He is a true professional with class, communication and leadership skills to help anyone thru any situation. I highly recommend David if you are scared, confused or new to the legal system as I was. You will feel that there is a light at the end of the tunnel with David knowing he is working for you and will get the best result possible.
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Posted by anonymous | December 15, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer beyond words can explain
I had David for my case ... I was going to bring it to trial because I was not guilty but just started a new job and couldn’t afford to waste three days in court. So I decided to take a plea and David ended up talking to the DA on my behalf and getting it dropped day of. This man really does care about his clients and I couldn’t have asked for more in a lawyer . Thanks David!
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Posted by anonymous | November 25, 2018
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Talented, Compassionate and Trustworthy
I was completely satisfied with the help we received from David Bowles and would wholeheartedly recommend his law practice. It was my first time navigating the legal system, and David was informative and helpful at each step-sending me links to forms, explaining procedures, and responding quickly to all questions. The case wasn't complicated, but required an advocate with compassion and excellent communication skills. The defendant has PTSD with anxiety and depression, so my concern was that this process might exacerbate the illness. David was able to see the entire picture. He was always respectful, calm and direct in his communications with us. As a result of his advocacy, the court recognized the complex nature of the case. It was resolved fairly, and the defendant was treated with dignity and with a focus on rehabilitation and recovery. While I hope I never need to hire a criminal defense lawyer in the future, I wouldn't hesitate to contact David. He is a talented lawyer and a genuine, kind person.
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Posted by anonymous | November 24, 2018
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John
He stood on top of what he believed to be fair judgement. He also made sure I understood each offer presented to me before I accepted anything Dave’s 1 hell of a lawyer
Posted by Nicholas | November 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A1 representation
After consulting with several different lawyers for my case I felt David had the professionalizm and outlook I needed, his fee agreement was reasonably balanced and his work history proved his ethic is strong, so I hired him. He took care of things for me in a timely mannor, coupled with great correspondence which made my experience very low stress, I couldn't have made a better choice!
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Posted by anonymous | October 27, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
This is your guy!
David handled my court situation that had me extremely stressed out and was able to reduce all of my fines way beyond my expectations! He is great to work with and I would recommend him to anyone seeking legal council. Best thing I did in hiring David.
Posted by Lori | October 19, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Life saver!
From the start David put us at ease by explaining how the process of defending our son would work and what we could expect. I also appreciated the way he treated us and our son without judgement. He has a down-to-earth personality that we immediately clicked with. I felt his fee was reasonable and we found him to be very reachable when we had questions outside of office time.
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Posted by anonymous | September 5, 2018
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Phenomenal service
David was exceptionally effective and accommodating to my needs ————————————————————————————
Posted by Ryan | August 24, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
OUTSTANDING Lawyer!
David recently handled my case. He went above and beyond by taking a case outside of his area in a different county, and explaining how passionate he was on the topic of the case. He is always in touch and really keeps you involved in what’s going on with your case which is a huge relief when you are stressed over it. David got jail time off of the table for me within the first 2 weeks of hiring him. We were then stuck pleading for expungement. At the 2nd status conference David received expungement for me and pushed the case back so I can finish school! I would recommend this attorney for anyone in need because I believe he is very talented at what he does and will confidently get you the best results possible.
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Posted by JAN | July 26, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
So lucky to have met David!
I can't tell you enough how grateful we are to find a helpful lawyer with a positive attitude like David to deal with a stressful situation! Not to mention his kindness in offering affordable rate to families like us! My son was able to get the best outcome out of the bad situation he was in because of David's effort! We were actually referred to him by my son's friend who was also a satisfied customer that was in a simiar situation! Other than David, we met several other attorneys but decided he was the best out of them. So happy that we made the right choice!
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Posted by anonymous | May 15, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Lawyer review
David was did an amazing job!! He walked me through the whole process, told me the good and the bads, made me feel at ease and reprepresnted himself with great confidence. I was charged with contractor theft and he was able to get my case dismissed. I highly recommend David!
Posted by Gregg Dalton | March 10, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Client
After working with David Bolles twice, he has my highest regard. My first contact with David occurred after a 1:00 AM arrest for running a red light that I did not see in an abandoned mini-mall in Southern CA while traveling away from Madison. I was detained for a possible DUI, even though I had nothing to drink all day. I was honest with the arresting officer concerning a certain prescription I was taking for anxiety that happened to be a controlled substance. I was arrested and spent the night in jail. After returning to Madison I was referred to David by a friend. David made a timely referral to an Attorney in CA. In working with this CA Attorney, he subsequently had the DA’s office drop the charge and rescind the arrest. I may be in jail at this time if it weren’t for the referral. David provided the referral without requesting a dime. David is one the good guys. My second contact with David occurred with a domestic issue (something David does not normally handle) concerning my taking (kidnapping) a dog for a friend who was her – the dog’s - rightful owner. David worked with local authorities to have the case dropped. David Bolles is an excellent Attorney who has his clients position as primary. He has a reasonable fee structure. And I could not recommend any attorney that I have worked with higher accolades. Like I said:” David is one of the good guys”!! Gregg
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Posted by anonymous | January 22, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent knowledge, timeliness, and results
I hired David after receiving a posession ticket, and the work he did was nothing short of outstanding. Not only is he well connected and develop good relationships with his client, but he produced results that went above and beyond my expectations
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Education

  • University of Wisconsin Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Sample of Legal Cases

  • 2nd Degree Sexual Assault
  • Not guilty

Associations

  • Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Director
  • 2016 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • N/A
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness, Dane County Chapter
  • Treasurer
  • 2013 - 2019
  • Dane County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors, Program Committee Co-chair
  • 2012 - 2019
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Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Academic Achievement Award for Highest Grade in Evidence
  • University of Wisconsin Law School
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (1)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is great. When I was a new lawyer and didn't know what was going on, he gladly and effectively helped me out and showed me what to do. He is very down to earth and will give you the best chance on your case. I'd hire him in a second."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David brings exceptional commitment to his cases. Having reviewed his appellate briefing, I know firsthand that he's practicing law at a very high level. Were a friend or loved one to have charges brought against them, I would refer them to David without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. As a fellow lawyer within the field, I know Mr. Bolles is known as one of the most professional and knowledgeable lawyers within the field."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Attorney Bolles to anyone looking for a knowledgeable and caring lawyer. He goes above and beyond to achieve outstanding results for his clients. I endorse Attorney Bolles without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse David. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David has an in-depth understanding of employment law."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Bolles handled an employment case for a criminal defense client of mine and obtained excellent results for our mutual client. My client further reported that Mr. Bolles was very bright, engaged and pleasant to work with."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Dave is a compassionate, passionate advocate for his clients. He works very hard and produces high-quality legal results for his clients. Dave is an experienced attorney whose opponents often underestimate him because of his youthful appearance. If you have an employment law problem, Dave will know how to solve it."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I gladly endorse this lawyer. Attorney Bolles clearly takes his clients' concerns to heart. He is someone who wants to do criminal defense because he is passionate about that area of law and his passion enables him to do it well. Although we are technically competitors, I have and will continue to refer potential clients to Attorney Bolles."
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Madison Litigation Lawyer David A. Bolles
David A. Bolles
Litigation Attorney
Madison, WI
Licensed for 15 years