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Civic/Volunteer Activities:


Hudson Soccer Association (coach and volunteer); Minnesota Youth Soccer Association ("MYSA"); Olympic Development Coach and Coach Education presenter; MYSA PACT presenter; MYSA Vice President of Development; and Wisconsin Youth Soccer Association ("WYSA") (Coach Education presenter)


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
    20 years, 300 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
    20 years, 500 cases
  3. Violent Crime: 25%
    20 years



Hourly ($200/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

11 total 

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  • Daniel R Skarie

    I highly endorse this lawyer. I had the pleasure of attending the DUI Defense Lawyers Association summer conference with Atty. Nelson. Aaron is known throughout Wisconsin for his abilities as an OWI and criminal defense attorney. I would have no hesitation referring a friend or family member to Aaron.


    Daniel Skarie DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Anne E. Schmiege

    Aaron is an extremely aggressive criminal defense attorney who is compassionate and dedicated to serving his clients. He works tirelessly to get the best outcomes for his clients.


    Anne Schmiege Family Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info


WIGood Standing199603/23/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
David Niblack AwardWisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Martin Hanson Advocate's PrizeWisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2011
Super LaywerSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
Hanson Memorial Advocates PrizeWisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2010
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2009
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2007
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerDoar, Drill & Skow, S.C.2005 - Present
Guest SpeakerUW-River Falls2011 - 2011
2011 Faculty "Lawyering Skills Course"UW-Madison2011 - 2011
AssociateEstreen & Ogland2001 - 2005
AssociateDoar, Drill & Skow, S.C.1996 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
New Richmond Chamber of CommerceVolunteer (non-member)2008 - Present
Super LawyersMember2006 - Present
State Bar of WisconsinMember1996 - Present
St. Croix Valley Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1996 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1996 - Present
State Public DefenderPrivate Attorney1996 - Present
Wisconsin Notary CommissionNotary Public1996 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State of Wisconsin v. K.P.NOT GUILTY
State of Wisconsin v. D.P.NOT GUILTY
State of Wisconsin v. M.M.NOT GUILTY
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Publication nameTitleDate
Super LawyersTop Lawyers under 40 in the State of Wisconsin2010
Super LawyersTop Lawyers under 40 in the State of Wisconsin2009
Super LawyersTop Lawyers under 40 in the State of Wisconsin2007
Super LawyerTop Lawyers under 40 in the State of Wisconsin2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Wisconsin Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
University of Wisconsin, MilwaukeeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
SPD Trial Skills ConferenceTrial Skills2012
Lawyering Skills CoursesCriminal Proceedings2011
Law ClassCriminal Law2011
Business Law ClassCriminal Proceedings2011
Business Law ClassCriminal Proceedings2010
Business Law ClassCriminal Proceedings2008
State Public Defender ConferenceAffirmative Defenses2007