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Shane Laughton Brabazon

Criminal defense Attorney at Green Bay, WI

4.3   21 reviews
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State WI
    Acquired 1995
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Shane

Learn Shane’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Experienced handling all aspects of criminal defense cases. Well known for providing a vigorous defense, especially in areas of domestic violence, drunk driving and sexual assualts and other sexual crimes. I have handled cases throughout the state of Wisconsin in both State and Federal courts. I am a member of both the Wisconsin and National Associations of Criminal Defense Attorneys. Visit our website and learn more about our success stories at

    26 years, 2,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    Experienced handling all types of Impaired Driving cases whether due to alcohol or drugs. Our vigorous defense tactics have led to dozens of cases being either reduced or dismissed. Have strong success in OWI trials, resulting in numerous NOT GUILTY verdicts, some of which have received state and local recognition. Visit our website and learn more about our success stories at

    29 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Federal crime
    Experienced handling numerous Federal crimes cases including; drugs, consumer fraud, sexual assault, child pornography and physical assaults. Visit our website and learn more about our success stories at

    24 years, 30 cases



Shane Laughton Brabazon
221 Packerland Dr
Po Box 11213
Green Bay, WI, 54307-1213


4.3 / 5.0
  21 customer reviews
Posted by PJB | February 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Quick response and follow through
Shane returned my first call within minutes. He was always available to return a text when I had a question and did an excellent job for me dealing with a very unreasonable assistant DA getting 2 if my 4 charges dropped. Thank you!
Posted by Nicole | February 11, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professional and caring
Brabazon returned my call within the same day and answered all my questions no problem! Glad I called them first. I felt he really cared about my future.
Posted by Alex | March 30, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Easy to do business with
I would highly recommend Brabazon Law Office LLC. Shane has been very fast and effective , he has had my issues resolved without me having to step foot in court twice now. Would definitely recommend him for anyone seeking legal help!
Posted by Armando | March 10, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Worked for my best interest in mind
During difficult months it was a comforting to know Shane Branson wasy attorney. Given my circumstance I know I received the best legal outcome.
Posted by Neisha | June 7, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer! Highly Recommended!
This was the first time I had ever gotten in in trouble with the Law and Mr. Brabazon not only listened to my side of the story, but was very patient with my million and one questions that I asked him throughout the 8 months we worked together. He explained everything clearly and I always knew what to expect with every court date. He explained to me how my life could be affected with the charges that I had when he did not have to do that. He was very empathetic and I always felt like he cared about me as a human being and not just a source of income for him. I would have Mr. Brabazon represent me all over again if I had to. With the justice system the way it is I was afraid that it would not go my way, but I had nothing to worry about! Mr. Brabazon is a VERY good lawyer and he was with every penny!
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Posted by Steven | May 19, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
I would recommend Brabazon Law Office. I was facing 3 charges with the possibility of 9 months in jail and $10,000 in fines. I hired Shane to help me with my case. He explained everything to me and was very understanding. He researched my case and worked with the D.A. to come out with results I was happy with. He was able to get 2 of my 3 charges dropped and a small fine to pay. No jail! I'm completely satisfied. He's someone I would definitely call on again. Thank you again Shane
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Posted by Lindsey | May 17, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing service and results
I highly recommend Brabazon Law office. My son had an OWI first offense and was told he needed to have the breath tester in his car. He had many registered to him that were no longer around as they were scraped so we needed help getting them removed. Brabazon Law offices dug into the matter farther than I expected and found out he didn't even need the breath tester. We couldn't be more pleased with our service and results. Shane made sure we understood everything and made it a little less stressful for us. If I ever need an attorney again this is who we are going with.
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Posted by anonymous | November 8, 2017
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An attorney that is not only a professional, but truly cares about his clients!
I hired Attorney Brabazon for an ongoing case and he is professional, knowledgable, and as a client, you truly feel that he cares about you. His recommendations and honesty is rare and his handling of any in court appearances is top notch. I would highly recommend Attorney Brabazon as one of the best in our region.
Posted by anonymous | July 17, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Lawyer Review
Shane was a very influential part of my court case. He was able to remove all criminal charges that were filed against me. I would recommend Shane if you are looking for premium services.
Posted by anonymous | July 2, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
The best attorney, bar none
I was charged with a serious sexual assault crime. Although the charge was absurd, I was very afraid of the possibility of a bad outcome. While I felt the criminal justice system was always stacked against me I had the advantage of a great attorney on my side to give me a little peace of mind. My case dragged on for about a year and a half. I had to sit in jail for half of that time awaiting trial. I am certain this would have been much less if I had hired Shane sooner. I assure you that this man will handle your case to the best of his ability. Thankfully, his ability is equal to or above any lawyers in the area. I was impressed at how well he handled the court proceedings and that he always took my opinion of what was happening and how to handle things into consideration. The law is not fair. The system is not fair. Don't kid yourself. I had my life turned completely upside down over a lie and the DA's office could not have cared less about the truth. Thankfully, after a year and a half, I had my day in court. My jury trial was nothing like a movie. Shane knew everything to be expected and how to pick and handle a jury properly. He knew all the technical significance of every aspect of the proceedings and any case law that applied. I was overjoyed and relieved to get the justice I deserved, finally. To hear the words not guilty have me a sense that jury trial is as close to a just process as we can get, considering we use such little science in some of this. I would advise ANYONE considering hiring an attorney for ANY CRIMINAL MATTER to do it and if you take that advice HIRE MR. BRABAZON. The price is high, but life is something that a person can afford to pay for.
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Posted by anonymous | June 5, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Reliable and outstanding representation
My son was arrested and faced serious drug charges. I immediately knew that I needed to hire a lawyer. I spent a full day calling as many lawyers as I could. When I talked with Shane over the phone, it was clear that he understood my concerns about the case and immediately provided a sense of direction and ease. I hired him the next day. Mr Brabazon's fees were a bit higher then others I spoke with, but not as high as some. I am so glad that I didn't make the choice on price alone. He was worth every hard earned dollar I spent. I never felt that I needed to remind him of details. I did learn that it was best for me to simply let him proceed through the hearings and do what he does best rather than be a helicopter mom. He was always timely and met us before and after the hearings. His presence in the court room is everything I hoped for. It was obvious that he has been working in the system for years and seems respected by those he needs to work with. My sons case ended up going much longer than I expected. Mr Brabazon questioned all aspects of the procedures that led to the arrest and took the time that was needed to proceed correctly. Without Mr Brabazon, I would probably be visiting my son in prison for a long term sentence and several felony charges. Instead, my son has one felony, time served and 5 years probation. I understand that my son's case is a success story. I believe that Mr Brabazon is half the reason that my son has the ability to write a new chapter for himself. My son is now sober, finished college, has a sales associate position and is a contributing member of our community. Thank you Shane Brabazon for all you have done for my family. I am forever thankful for your time and expertise!
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Posted by anonymous | December 9, 2016
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Trial, after trial, after trial, after trial - Attorney
Insist on going to trial on a criminal charge? He is your best choice. Sharp, cool, focused & a winner. He knows the law and tactics. He cleared my name by convincing 12 women & men I was not to blame. Don't expect by hiring him a dismissal or not guilty verdict however. No lawyer has that record. Trials are stressful and expensive- There is nobody else I would want by my side in a courtroom representing me other than Shane.
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Posted by anonymous | September 2, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Shane was very helpful!
Shane did a very good job helping me handle a 3rd OWI charge. There was no chance of beating the charge, but he did an excellent job negotiating with the D.A., and judge to obtain a lower sentence than the guidelines. He and his staff were responsive to my questions throughout the process, and meetings were easily scheduled. Situations requiring Shane's expertise are typically not fun, but he is very good choice if you need an attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | February 15, 2014
Worth every penny!
Shane helped me out with a de novo hearing. He was easy to work with and supportive. He is very knowledgeable and put me at ease in explaining how things would go. My only problem was that his staff doesn't return phone calls in a timely fashion. They are however very friendly.
Posted by Tim | February 23, 2012
Great Experience
I had a very favorable experience with this lawyer. I have never been in touble before, so I met with at least 5 lawyers. Even though he was more expensive than some of the other was well worth it. He gave me as much time as I needed and had a very friendly staff that always seemed to give me the answers I needed. WHen we walked into the court room you could see how the other attorneys and Judges respected him. After watching some of the other attorneys, I knew I picked the right one. He seemed to go the extra mile and stood up for me. He didnt make false promises to me like I hear about other attorneys. Some of them I met with seemed like used car salesman.. always telling me what I wanted to hear. I am a firm believer in the concept you get what you pay for. Attorney Brabazon was worth every penny.
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Posted by anonymous | November 17, 2009
phone call immediately
Had a question about a dui, and suspicion about something slipped in my drink. Shane was very knowledgeable about all the questions I asked him. And was a great help. Thank you again Shane
Posted by anonymous | February 8, 2009
Excellent Experience
I was recently charged with a drunk driving (DWI). I had been in this predicament before and have hired an attorney with little benefit. I was facing some jail time so I thought I should get an attorney but truly I did not expect very much. I had heard some good things about Attorney Brabizon. When I met with him, I wasnt sure if he was telling me the truth, or just telling me what I want to hear. I decided to hire him because of his reputation and he seemed to really know alot about these type of cases. He really kept me informed about what to expect. He didnt sugar coat anything. He filed some motion about the officer not doing something right. When we got in front of the judge, I could tell the Judge respected what he said. He knew the law better than the prosecutor. He ran circles around him. In the end, my case was dismissed! Wow, what a difference the attorney can make
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Posted by Kevin | December 18, 2014
Just felt mislead by Shane
This was my first time needing a lawyer related to a DUI offense and while I don't question his knowledge and I understand that there just is not a lot of wiggle room in a first time DUI offense, in the end I felt very dissatisfied with his services because I didn't feel like I was listened to and ultimately like my case was kind of an afterthought for him. When I was vetting attorneys, I made it very clear that I wanted consistent communication and that was a constant problem with my experience with Shane. I was not notified by Shane or anyone in his office TWICE when scheduled court appearances were cancelled/ postponed. There were literally months between contact with Shane while we were waiting for the process to play out. And then at the end, there was miscommunication and I was taken completely by surprise when I learned that we accepted the deal from the prosecutor. When I brought these issues up in our last conversation, I did not even get as much as an apology from Shane. Simply put, Shane is not the cheapest game in town and I expected better service for the higher price. Regardless of what was done behind the scenes, in the end I didn't feel like I was a valued client. It's highly frustrating to have read so many positive reviews and to have spent the extra money to feel like I was alone at the end of the process. Those are the reasons why I cannot recommend his services to other people and felt compelled to review his performance in a public forum.
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Posted by Michael | March 18, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Stay away
Will represent issues that are not true, will abandon you. His settlements with the court, will not be honored by the judge. Stay away
Posted by anonymous | February 15, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Not satisfied
When I first hired him I assumed he was a good fit, but shortly after he was hired and payed I could never get a hold of him. Anything I asked him to do on my case he would not do ... then he lied to me and told me a deal that was never the plea offer at all misleading me telling me it was only a probation plea when it was also jail time included .. not satisfied
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Response from Shane Brabazon February 7, 2019
When we are hired, we are the attorney. While we advocate for our clients, we are in charge of legal strategy. We consider our client's thoughts and opinions, but we have to consider all legal considerations. Many times clients believe certain issues are relevant to a case when, in fact, they are not. Our clients have a lot of emotion in their case. As attorneys, we need to appreciate that emotion, but we also need to look at some issues devoid of emotion and let the client see it from another perspective, usually the way a judge or a jury may look at the situation. As this person is anonymous, I can advise you that this client did not pay the retainer as promised in the representation agreement, which was a significant reason for us asking to withdraw from her case.
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AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Brabazon Law Office
  • 1997 - Present


  • University of Minnesota Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • Creighton University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1992
  • Creighton University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992


  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Lawyer Referral and Information Service Committee
  • Panel Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 1999 - Present
  • Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 1998 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • Ukrainian
  • Russian
  • English
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Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019

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Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Shane. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent attorney, I have attended many DUI seminars with Shane. He is extremely knowledgeable regarding DUI field sobriety testing and blood and breath testing and is very diligent in keeping up with the latest develops in the law. If you need an excellent DUI/OWI attorney, he is your man."
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Green Bay Criminal defense Lawyer Shane Laughton Brabazon
Shane Laughton Brabazon
Criminal defense Attorney
Green Bay, WI
Licensed for 28 years