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Chadwick J. Kaehne

DUI and DWI Attorney at Appleton, WI

5.0   22 reviews
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State WI
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Chadwick

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Mr. Chadwick Kaehne graduated from the University of Wisconsin
with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. Shortly after his undergraduate studies, Mr. Kaehne founded a mental health clinic serving
clients throughout Winnebago, Fond du Lac, Outagamie, and Brown
counties. Mr. Kaehne established his law practice shortly after
receiving his Juris Doctorate from the University of Dayton School of
Law in Ohio. Using the philosophy grounded from his experiences from the
mental health field, Mr. Kaehne believes that not only should a law
firm be both reputable and aggressive in serving the needs of their
clients; but also passionate, with the ability to understand the plight
and anxiety each of his clients face in the midst of any type of legal
matter. This philosophy has not only proven to be instrumental in both
building a strong bond between Mr. Kaehne and his clients, but also in
achieving positive outcomes for each individual he represents.

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Location

Kaehne, Cottle, Pasquale & Associates, S.C.
536 N. Richmond St
Appleton, WI, 54911
Kaehne, Cottle, Pasquale & Associates, S.C.
247 E. WIsconsin Avenue
Neenah, WI, 54956
Kaehne, Cottle, Pasquale & Associates, S.C.
608 N 6th St
Sheboygan, WI, 53081
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Posted by Stuart | July 14, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome lawyer
Chad is an awesome lawyer. He made a painful criminal matter turn into something very easy to deal with. Chad took the bull by the horns when the DA tried to rush us and showed him who was actually in charge. I cannot say enough that is good about this man. When all was said and done he offered his legal help to a non profit group that I belong to. I highly recommend Chad to anyone that needs a damn good lawyer!
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Posted by Robert Church | February 24, 2017
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Got My OWI Dismissed.
I hired Chad Kaehne for an OWI. He was the second lawyer on the case. My first lawyer did nothing but charge me money. I had 3 scheduled trial dates with my first lawyer that ended up getting pushed back a day or so before the trial without my knowledge or permission. Each time, as well, I would get a bill from my first lawyer for several, several hours at $250 per hour for "preparation for trial" even though it was his decision to push it back. Based on all this, I fired my first lawyer after paying over $5,900 and decided to look for another lawyer. After a neighbor friend of mine used another lawyer from Chad Kaehne's firm for a child custody battle and said he got everything he wished, I decided to give the firm a call and set up a meeting. I was told I would be meeting with Chad Kaehne. I showed up to the appointment with all my paperwork and the squad video from my case. From the moment I met Chad, I liked him. He simply told me to explain what happened and he listened. He asked me what my goals were and he listened. He read through the police reports and he actually grabbed a laptop computer right on spot and threw in the squad video DVD to watch. I made clear I wanted to go to trial and he accepted my case. Chad filed his papers with the court and got it set for trial. The FIRST trial date was not pushed back and we went forward. I was found not guilty and the case was dismissed. I need a regular license for my job. If I would have been revoked, I would of lost my job of 14 years. I told Chad my livelihood was on the line. He recognized the seriousness of the case and worked on it in a hard and dedicated way. I would not have a job if it wasn't for Chad, and Jason too. Hire Chad if you need a great lawyer for an OWI case!
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Posted by Robert | December 29, 2016
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Clear, Helpful, Understanding
To anyone who's never had to seek the services of an attorney, Chad Kaehne is a fine example of how helpful and understanding one can be. Last year, I was involved in a sudden, unexpected, and potentially severe legal situation. I'd never been in trouble with the law before, and was at a total loss not knowing what I could do. Chad not only took the time to explore my options and carefully explain the process to me; he was also calm, friendly, reassuring, and his optimism was contagious. He was able to reduce my charges and secure an agreement with the court that saved me from penalties that would have been disastrous to me and my loved ones. And when there were some complications afterward, Chad immediately stepped up to help me sort things out. Even when things were scary or in doubt, Chad never let me feel that things were hopeless. A good man to have in your corner.
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Posted by Derek | May 21, 2016
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Chad is the best.
When I was looking for a attorney I went and met with attorney Chad Kaehne. I was looking for a attorney to help me with child custody. I told him what I was looking for and he told me what he would do if I hired him. I liked what he told me at our first meeting and I hired him that day. He never left me not knowing what was happening with my case. He always gave 100% and never gave up on me. In the court room he was always knowing what to do and knew what to say to make a good outcome. What I asked for he got it for me even when he had to do some research to help get it. He never told me he could do something and not get it. He was always straight forward with what he could do for me. I would highly recommend choosing him for any kind of help needed. I will always know it will be Chad i would go to if need an attorney again.
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Posted by BRYAN | April 30, 2016
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Excellent Criminal Defense Lawyer
Attorney Kaehne is an excellent attorney who does a real thorough job in looking at all the angles. He is very intelligent and compassionate with a background in psychology which helps him understand people. He did not give up till we received a satisfactory result from a very difficult district attorney who was not being realistic with some very un-reasonable charges. Thank you Attorney Kaehne. Hopefully I will never need an attorney again, but I would go to him if I need help!
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Posted by Cynthia | April 21, 2016
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Superior Lawyer
I only have amazing things to say about this attorney. I called him a day after my mom was facing a pending charge for a 3rd OWI. He really knows his stuff and although they cant always gaurantee an outcome, he certainly puts his clients first and fights tooth and nail for them. My mother was facing a 3rd OWI charge (criminal) and he got it down to a 1st offence with the PAC and inattentive driving dismissed. He is very proactive about making contact with his clients about keeping them updated on the status of their pending case. He always showed up to court early and stayed after to answer and questions and to explain what the next step was. Regardless of how many clients he had retained he always made it seem like you were his #1 priority. I owe him a lot more than just a thank you, but this was a starting point. Also, everyone in the office along with himself treat you with great respect. If you are worried and want to put yourself into good hands, give this guy a call.
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Posted by Justin | September 3, 2015
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Out of a DUI
I went to Chad in a really bad place looking at loosing almost everything that I have worked hard for, to a mistake that does not go away. With Chad's help I reduced my penalties down to a disorderly conduct and merely paying fines. I got to keep my clean record, so I am extremely grateful to Chad for his great work in holding me back from the hole I almost fell face first into.
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Posted by Jay | June 5, 2015
Awesome Results in DUI Case
I was charged with an OWI case (1st Offense). This lawyer Chad Kaehne really knows his DUI law. It seemed like the prosecutor was really off. Because every time that prosecutor said something, Chad Kaehne checked him with what really happened by showing the squad camera video and the cop's own reports. It really seemed like he prepared and mastered all of the facts from my DUI before walking into the courtroom and he knew the correct laws to say to the judge to get him to determine that the cop illegally had a nurse take my blood. My blood test was thrown out because of this and the prosecutor just dismissed the case right after the judge said the prosecution couldn't use the blood test results. I highly recommend Chad Kaehne for DUI. He knows this area of the law for sure and he got me an amazing result instead of losing my license for a year.
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Posted by Kris | March 22, 2015
Outstanding service
Attorney Kaehne was retained for a criminal matter involving my son. He provided personal service, expert advice, and kept us informed of everything from day one. He proved to be very effective in communicating with both our family, as well as the District Attorney, and relaying the pertinent information in a timely manner. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking legal counsel.
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Posted by Edward | February 4, 2015
The true Fathers rights lawyer
When I came across KLPP Law I was not in the best position I had a lawyer that was cheap by my first court hearing I went from having my kids to nothing but a phone call once a night recorded. My ex found a really high power woman's rights lawyer HBO that put up so many mirrors away from the facts I lost everything in the stroke of a Pen I was in a bad place even had a restraining order out against me from HBO based on wrong information I didn't know what to do. I made an appointment with Chadwick and he read it over and said this is all Garbage who did you have for a lawyer to let no fathers rights then he said don't tell me I don't want to know. You are in a really big hole to climb out of. He sounded like he knew the laws and filed a motion to start the ball rolling he hammered on HBO lawyer hard very hard. Then HBO left the case. My ex went to another respectable lawyer soon after she left the case. Chadwick will be by your side and fight to win. You get what you pay for with Chadwick. He knows law and uses every bit to fight for a very skewed legal system that favors Moms stories over hard core fathers facts. If your a Father that loves his kids as much as I love my kids he will fight for your rights. I would recommend him to any God loving moral person in legal trouble from a shady lawyers doing. In the end as of today 2-4-2015 I now have 50/50 see my kids bring them to Sunday school and church. God worked Through Chadwick and his staff to bring my kids back to me. And no restraining order which he fought as well to be dismissed.
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Posted by Jon | November 5, 2014
Highest Marks
A few months ago I hired Chad to take my DUI case. When presented he listened closely and explained what steps he would take if hired. He followed through with discovery, motions to suppress. The outcome was in my favor. The case dismissed. Now, I can't say this will happen for all, but it my case it did. I recommend him highly. His prep of my case was thorough and well thought out. He had done his homework and new exactly the case law the judge referred. Again, I highly recommend Chad. I might add, if the case would not have gone in the direction it did, I still recommend Chad. Not only for the above reasons, but for his no nonsense approach. He told me what I was facing, what might occur. There were no surprises.
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Posted by Kea | August 2, 2014
Reliable
I hired Attorney Kaehne for a previous case, Chad made the entire experience much less stressful than I had been expecting! He was easy to get in touch with and always returned my questions and concerns as soon as possible. Chad was very confident in the courtroom and I felt completely at ease knowing he had my best interests at heart. I couldn't have been happier with the results and appreciate the time he took to make this whole process easier on me.
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Posted by Kea | July 31, 2014
First priority
Chad was a great attorney to have on my side! He made me feel that my questions or concerns were top priority with my case, he was easy to contact and quick to respond. Chad made my situation much easier to go through than I had expected and I couldn't be happier with the results!
Posted by Brian | August 16, 2013
Excellent attorney, very confident, great negotiation skills
I used attorney Kaehne for my divorce. He was very personable. He was compassionate. He is a great negotiator . I would highly recommend Chadwick Kaehne. He is a trustworthy lawyer.
Posted by Scott | July 30, 2013
Excellent attorney, extremely knowledgable.
I used attorney Kaehne for my divorce. He was knowledgable of the laws and was very personable. He was compassionate and I could tell that he genuinely cared about not only the details of my case and the outcome, but also about me as a person. He made me feel comfortable as I went thru an emotionally trying phase of my life. I would highly recommend Chadwick Kaehne to anyone looking for a trustworthy lawyer.
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Posted by Doug | July 23, 2013
A lion amongst house-cats
After dealing with several other lawyers in regards to a dispute with my ADA service animal, I came across the only lawyer who spent enough time listening to me to help. Mr. Kaehne handled my case in a thoroughly professional matter, and was a pleasure to work with. He made me feel like a peer, and never treated me any differently because of my disability. I will be using his services again should the need arise.
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Posted by Maria | July 11, 2013
Excellent divorce attorney
I was lucky to hire Attorney Kaehne for my divorce. He helped me through the most difficult and vulnerable time of my life. He was professional and responsive and always made sure that I understood what was going on. Most importantly, he handled my sometimes emotional state in a very calm and reassuring manner. I would recommend Attorney Kaehne to anyone looking for a strong, dedicated advocate for their legal matter.
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Posted by Jason | February 20, 2013
Jason
I had an OWI case (3rd). Chad got me an awesome result. I don't want to go into the details, but - suffice it to say - it was probably the best result one could have achieved under the circumstances. But, more importantly, was Chad's knowledge in OWI law and his compassion showed toward me was extraordinary. It was refreshing to encounter a lawyer whom genuinely cared about my best interest.
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Posted by Matt | January 16, 2013
A dedicated attorney
Mr Kaehne and his law firm have handled a few issues for me and my business and I have found him to be a terrific attorney. He helped with an issue on a former employee. Mr. Kaehne was very passionate about helping us and wanted to pursue the case as far as we could to get the justice we deserved. He did advise us that pursuing the case could end up costing our business more then we could financial recover from the incident. In the end, we were happy with the results of the settlement and quite happy that Mr. Kaehne didn't try to just rack up huge fees, but really looked for a solution that was in the best interest for our business. I would highly recommend Mr. Kaehne to anyone that need an attorney or any legal advice.
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Posted by Brian | January 15, 2013
Best Attorney I have ever had.
Words can not describe how much Mr. Kaehne has helped me. Without his assistance I would have been lost. I have had to hire other attorneys in the past and he is by far is the best one have I ever had. I highly recommend him.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Kaehne, Cottle, Pasquale & Associates, S.C.
  • 2010 - Present
  • President
  • Kaehne Law Group, S.C.
  • 2005 - 2010
  • Attorney
  • Kirchner & Buchko Law Office, S.C.
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Legal Intern
  • University Of Dayton School Of Law Legal Clinic
  • 2003 - 2003
  • Law Clerk
  • Law Office of Jeffery D. Slyman
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Legal Research Trainer
  • Westlaw
  • 2002 - 2004
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Education

  • U Of Dayton
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 2001

Sample of Legal Cases

  • County of Winnebago v. (Name Withheld)
  • OWI Dismissed
  • State of Wisconsin v. (Name Withheld)
  • Case dismissed
  • State of Wisconsin v. (Name Withheld)
  • Case successfully reopened and client becomes US Citizen.
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Associations

  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Wisconsin Association for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Sheboygan County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Outagamie County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Winnebago County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Hmong
  • Russian
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Honors and Awards

  • Best Law Firm in Sheboygan County
  • Sheboygan Press
  • 2019
  • Top 10 Under 40 for State of Wisconsin
  • National Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • Tomson Reuters
  • 2015
  • Wisconsin's Top 100 Trial Lawyer
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2014
  • Top 10 Best
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Top 10 Attorney Award for the State of Wisconsin
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Wisconsin's Top 100 Trial Lawyer
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Top 25 Finalist for Best Written Brief an Oral Argument
  • University of Dayton School of Law
  • 2003
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Publications

  • El Mensajero Latino
  • Criminal Defense & Immigration Issues
  • 2014
  • El Mensajero Latino
  • Advantages of FIghting a Criminal Charge
  • 2014
  • El Mensajero Latino
  • What to expect in a traffic stop
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • Immigration Advocacy Clinic
  • Re-opening Criminal Convictions
  • 2014
  • Practicing Skills for Young Lawyers
  • Best Practicing Skills
  • 2012
  • Mentoring Program for Young Attorneys
  • Law Firm Management
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

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Given (31)
Endorse Chadwick
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"There is nothing Chadwick can't do and do well! He is a smart and clever attorney. Just what any defendant needs!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Intelligent and compassionate with superior communication skills."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.Highly knowledgeable and effective!"
Unknown Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This lawyer is highly knowledgeable. I recommend him, without any reservation."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer and the remarkable work that gets done for clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of interacting with Attorney Kaehne on multiple occasions and he has appeared to me to be a dedicated and effective litigator."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Attorney Kaehne is intelligent, thorough, and prepared. He maintains his professionalism while aggressively fighting for his client’s position – a rare combination. He is confident in the courtroom but is reasonable in settlement negotiations. I endorse this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. I worked with Attorney Kaehne two years ago. I was impressed by his aggressive approach to client advocacy: he leaves no stone unturned. What sets Attorney Kaehne apart from other lawyers is his background in mental health: he cares about his clients, understands what they are going through, and works extremely hard to deliver excellent results."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Attorney Kaehne is well known for his dedication and aggressive representation of his clients. His knowledge of the law is commanding and his confident representation leads to successful results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the opportunity to witness attorney Kaehne in action. His expert knowledge of the law, coupled with his zeal to fight for his clients, make him an outstanding advocate. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Kaehne is a very knowledgeable and passionate attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chadwick J. Kaehne is an experienced attorney whose participation and comments in Avvo show his commitment to serving clients extremely well. He is an excellent attorney that I recommend wholeheartedly."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chadwick J. Kaehne is highly regarded by both is clients and his peers. Mr. Kaehne is a tremendously skilled and effective criminal defense attorney. I therefore fully endorse him."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Chadwick Kaehne is a talented and well respected DUI defense attorney who I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a lawyer who really cares about his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Kaehne has the expertise and experience to handle even the most complex and difficult cases. He is well regarded by his colleagues and clients. I recommend him for your criminal defense and his legal services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chad brings an aggressive and knowledgeable approach to each case. I recommend him to all prospective clients."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Kaehne. His impressive background and accomplishments speak volumes for the quality of his work. He takes the time to answer legal questions posted on Avvo in a concise and straightforward manner which is an invaluable service."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Kaehne has an impressive academic background and processes the experience and skill to represent his clients in a professional and determined fashion. Therefore, without hesitation I endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Kaehne is professional and compassionate. He has aided me on numerous issues in my practice and has been an incredible mentor. I feel as if I can go to Attorney Kaehne for any question I have. I have also watched him with his clients, and attending to his cases. He gives careful consideration to everything he does. His wealth of knowledge and legal strategies are impressive."
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Appleton DUI and DWI Lawyer Chadwick J. Kaehne
Chadwick J. Kaehne
DUI and DWI Attorney
Appleton, WI
Licensed for 18 years
Free Consultation