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Richard A. Coad

Criminal defense Attorney at Madison, WI

5.0   6 reviews

also known as Rick Coad

  • Licensed for 19 years
    State WI
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Richard

Learn Richard’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    60%
    Richard Coad defends people accused of criminal or professional misconduct in state or federal court and in administrative proceedings, including students at the University of Wisconsin.

    20 years

  2. Estate planning
    20%
    Rick also assists clients in the area of estate planning. Rick evaluates the best approach given his client's situation, and crafts a plan that meets their goals and protects their assets.

    4 years

  3. Federal crime
    20%
    Defending a criminal case in federal court is very different from state court. Rick Coad specializes in federal criminal defense.

    20 years

Rick Coad has almost two decades of legal experience. He is the founder and owner of Coad Law, which services clients throughout Wisconsin. Rick has extensive courtroom experience in state and federal court, and has argued a case in the United States Supreme Court.

While he still takes selective cases helping clients in litigation in court, Rick now focuses his practice on helping individuals and families out of court – by designing estate plans to ensure his clients and their family are taken care of and their assets pass to whom they want, how they want, and when they want.

The quality and depth of Rick’s experience is exceptional. Prior to starting Coad Law Office in 2011, Rick started his career as an Associate Federal Defender in both the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin. He then worked at a highly regarded criminal and civil litigation firm in Madison for four years and then at one of the largest law firms in Wiconsin.

In recognition of the quality of his work, Rick has been named by Super Lawyers eleven times.

 

Location

Coad Law Office, S.C.
10 E. Doty Street
Suite 513
Madison, WI, 53703

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Reviews

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Posted by Jimmy | February 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great to work with
Rich Coad did a great job handling my case. He ensured that the best outcome possible was reached. He was professional at all times. His rates were reasonable for the high quality work, and he is just a good guy overall.
Posted by Ravi | September 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top Notch & Extraordinary
Rick is an exceptional lawyer and i highly recommend him who is in need without an inch of doubt. He is very thorough and will walk you through the whole process throughout your case. He is very patient and give you an answer even if you ask him same question multiple times which was the case with me. He is so easy to work with, great listener and is very very honest. He really cares about his clients and he knows what is best for his client and believe me he will do everything in his power to get you the best results. I am so so happy with outcome of my case and super satisfied with his representation and would highly recommend him.
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Posted by Mike | March 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceeded Expectations
Rick was tremendous. I was involved in a situation when visiting Madison, WI and without Rick's help I was facing a serious charge that would have required 2-3 return trips to the city. Being from out of town, this would have been near impossible to balance with my job, let alone what may have happened had I chosen to represent myself. However, Rick delivered on exactly what he promised from the beginning of the process and then some. Rick was extremely up front and honest about my chances in the case and his efforts resulted in a complete dismissal of my charges. I would not have been successful without the help of Rick. I'm glad that I found Rick when I was searching for a lawyer, some of the other guys I spoke to came off as hokey, ego-driven, and downright obnoxious. But Rick was real, relatable, and easy going. I felt an immediate sense of comfort knowing I had selected the right lawyer when I chose to move forward with Rick and he never let me down.
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Posted by anonymous | March 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Beyond Expectations
When I initially contacted Rick he was very honest about my chances of succeeding with my case. He advised me of all possible scenarios that could play out, and what my rights were. Throughout the process he asked strategical questions pertinent to my situation and I never felt like I was being led astray. Rick is a professional in the truest sense of the word and I would recommend his counsel to anyone in need of hiring someone on their behalf.
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Posted by Nate | March 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top Notch!
I hired Rick to help me through a difficult time and he did an excellent job. I called a few lawyers in Madison but chose Rick because he was very down to earth and didn't try to bowl me over with ego or gruffness. He took the time to explain how the process worked and prepared me for the possible outcomes. As we progressed he kept me updated and let me know what I needed to focus on next. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer.
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Posted by Tegan | December 2, 2014
Very Helpful
My dealings with Rick Coad were very positive. He spent a generous amount of time talking with me about the specifics of my case, making sure he knew the ins and outs, asking questions and helping me understand my own situation better before honestly expressing the fact that he could recommend someone who would be a better fit to handle my case. The associates he referred me to were just as helpful and on-the-ball as he was. I believe anyone who works with Rick would be in great hands.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Coad Law Office, S.C.
  • 2011 - Present
  • Shareholder
  • Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C.
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Hurley Burish & Stanton
  • 2007 - 2011
  • Attorney
  • Federal Defender Services of Wisconsin
  • 2004 - 2007
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Education

  • William Mitchell College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Gettysburg College
  • Undergraduate
  • 1996

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Logan v. United States, 552 U.S. 23 (2007)

Associations

  • Dane County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Dane County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Board Member
  • 2004 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer Rising Star
  • Milwaukee Magazine
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • Madison Magazine
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer Rising Star
  • Milwaukee Magazine
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Rising Star
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Rising Star
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Rising Star
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2007
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • What to do when the FBI knocks.
  • White Collar Defense
  • 2015
  • Wisconsin State Public Defender Conference
  • Firearms Litigation
  • 2011
  • Dane County Bar Association Meeting
  • United States Supreme Court Update 2011
  • 2011
  • Wisconsin State Public Defender Conference
  • Litigating Firearms Cases
  • 2010
  • Dane County Bar Association
  • Supreme Court Update
  • 2010
  • Dane County Bar Association
  • Supreme Court Update
  • 2009
  • Wisconsin State Public Defender Conference
  • Litigating Firearms Cases
  • 2008
  • Dane County Bar Association Meeting
  • United States Supreme Court Update
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (1)
Endorse Richard
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Richard. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Federal crime Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked together with Rick on many cases. Rick's combination of instinct, intelligence, and hard work always yields great results for his clients. He is a great lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"There is a reason why Rick has been selected as a Super Lawyer year after year. He is one of the more thorough and hard working attorneys I know. Rick has experience litigating cases all over Wisconsin, and has argued in front of the United States Supreme Court. I endorse him, because he's an aggressive lawyer who has compassion - those traits aren't often seen together."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Rick Coad is a very good lawyer with good judgment. He is very able in the courtroom and his written product is among the best. I trust Rick and refer clients to him."
Madison Criminal defense Lawyer Richard A. Coad
Richard A. Coad
Criminal defense Attorney
Madison, WI
Licensed for 19 years
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