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Eric P. Pitsch

DUI and DWI Attorney at Appleton, WI

4.4   22 reviews
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  • Licensed for 21 years
    State WI
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Eric

Learn Eric’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    88%
    I've handled hundreds of cases...for more about what I can do for you, please see my website www.pitschlaw.com

    21 years

  2. Criminal defense
    10%
    I've handled hundreds of cases...for more about what I can do for you, please see my website www.pitschlaw.com

    21 years

  3. Divorce and separation
    1%
    I've handled hundreds of cases...for more about what I can do for you, please see my website www.pitschlaw.com

    21 years

  4. Personal injury
    1%
    I've handled hundreds of cases...for more about what I can do for you, please see my website www.pitschlaw.com

    21 years

I AM A COMPASSIONATE ATTORNEY WHO FIGHTS FOR YOUR RIGHTS. I KNOW WHAT TO DO AND I CAN HELP YOU!

I am a graduate of Appleton East High School, a local that has been around the Fox Valley area and Wisconsin his entire life. I have studied extensively, including over seas at Oxford University - Magdalen College and in Florence, Italy as well.

 

Beyond that, I am just the average guy who likes to hunt, fish and golf as much as possible. I enjoy traveling, reading, writing, watching the Packers and Brewers. I own a law firm in Appleton, Wisconsin and teach for Cardinal Stritch University on the side here at the local tech.

 

I'm an approachable guy who is relaxed and enjoys helping people. I volunteer my time and assist people in the local community on a regular basis. I make time for my clients at nights and on weekends because I know that times are tough in this economy and people are busy working during the days and have difficult time taking off to visit with their attorney.

 

Please feel free to contact me if you need assistance.

Awards

Client's Choice 2016
Client's Choice
2016
Top Contributor 2013
Top Contributor
2013

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Location

Pitsch Law Offices, LLC

Reviews

4.4 / 5.0
  22 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2016
Client's Choice
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Posted by Joe | December 12, 2012
DUI Attorney Who Gets Cases Dismissed!!!
He is intelligent and very detail oriented. He gathers all the information and fights for your rights. He gets cases dismissed.
Posted by Terry | December 18, 2012
If you need legal help, this is the best guy to go to!
I need help with a DUI and I went to Atty. Pitsch. He was friendly, helpful and explained things to me in a way so that I could understand him. I felt very comfortable with Atty. Pitsch and he did a great job. I highly recommend him!
Posted by anonymous | October 31, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Job!!
He got my case dismissed! He was always there to answer my questions. He did everything he said he would do. He fought for me and I really appreciate that.
Posted by Dan | July 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Eric is a great attorney who has got me out of a few minor violations. But needless to say he is very professional at what he does and I highly recommend him
Response from Eric Pitsch July 20, 2016
Thank you. I work hard to help all of my clients get the best results possible.
Posted by Shanyn | July 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best DUI and Criminal Around!
I hired attorney Pitsch. He wasn't cheap, but I wanted the best and that's exactly what I got. By far, he's better than any other attorney I talked to. He was up front, honest and told me what he would do...a process he developed that was very easy to follow and understand. He is very knowledgeable and empathetic and took extra time to talk with me, comfort me and help me through a very hard time. He really fought for me and did everything he said he'd do, and more. I trust him and if I ever need help, no question, I'd hire him again. He is very knowledgeable and very thorough and looks for every possible way to win! He's bar far the best!
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Response from Eric Pitsch July 20, 2016
Thank you for the kind words! I'm glad you were able to have such a good outcome. I do my best to work hard to find every way possible to help you get the best result. It's nice to know that someone out there appreciates the hard work that I put into these cases.
Posted by Ashley | July 11, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consulted
Eric Pitsch was extremely helpful regarding a case of mine that I had several questions on. He gave very clear, easy to understand answers and made the whole process easier for me. I would recommend him for anyone's case in the future.
Response from Eric Pitsch July 20, 2016
I always try to make things as easy to understand as possible because I understand that it can be very stressful and overwhelming for clients being charged with something. I'm always willing to take the extra step and to also give each client as much time as they need so that they understand what's going on so they are in the best position to make the best decision for their case.
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Posted by anonymous | July 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
Attorney Eric Pitsch has helped me several times in the past and most recently a PI situation. He is very knowledgeable and reliable, I would recommend him to any one who needs a good attorney.
Response from Eric Pitsch July 20, 2016
Thank you, it was a pleasure to help you. If you ever need help again don't hesitate to give me a call.
Posted by Rick Edwards | May 10, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Eric Pitsch
Attorney Pitsch has been my attorney for several Years. He has also handled cases for several of my family members. I can fully support him for any matter that I bring him. He and his office staff are Great and efficient, with always positive results.
Posted by Shanyn | March 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney Around!
I hired Atty. Pitsch as my lawyer last year. He was very professional and took the time to answer all of my questions. He is very knowledgeable about the law, was always prepared and fought for me. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Earl | March 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I recommend Mr.Pitsch to anyone looking for a fair chance
Ive hired Mr.Pitsch on more than one occasion and hes been thorough and gave me the time and consideration i needed from an attorney i have had other attorneys that simply want to push threw your case and tell you to take the first deal they throw at you. Eric has the determination to see that we are protected by the law and has what most attorneys do not that is to protect our rights.i think if this world had more attorneys like him this world would be a better place.
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Posted by Colleen | March 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
First Class
Eric was the key to my successful win on my case. He was considerate and empathetic. During my hearing he was able to use all the facts that helped clear me, and his approached trumped the opposing attorney.!! Thank you Eric!!
Posted by Ann | March 14, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgable, Compassionate, Professional!
I hired Atty. Pitsch when I was facing some personal issues. He was very patient, considerate, prepared and very professional. He is an expert in the law and always prepared and willing to go the extra mile. I highly recommend him if you need an attorney. He is one of the best around!
Posted by Robert | March 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Custody
Eric and his staff worked very hard to get my girls out of a dangerous situation. In a family law system slanted against men the lengths they went to to secure my girls safety was astounding. Face it, in Wisconsin men have little or no chance in family court let alone getting custody yet with Pitsch law office, that changed in my case and today my girls are happy and safe.
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Posted by Scott | March 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
Attorney Pitsch represented me in multiple cases and I am extremely thankful I hired him and his services. Attorney Pitsch was a consumate professional and treated me with dignity and respect. His preparedness, knowledge of the system, and experience resulted in my case ending even better than I could have hoped for. I highly recommend Pitsch Law Offices for all your legal needs.
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Posted by anonymous | March 13, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very impressed
Attorney Pitsch is very detail orientated and takes the time to listen to his clients in order to offer the best possible representation. He has a multi dynamic educational and work experience background. I was impressed by his dedication and ability to understand cases by getting to know the whole story.
Posted by Terry | March 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Winning
I am from Michigan. I was in the Appelton area visiting an old college buddy. We celebrated a bit to much.. Attorney Pitch took my case. He saved me from having to return to Wisconsin twice plus ended up having my case thrown out.. relentless fighter when you are in the right.. Would gladly retain again if the need ever arose!
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Posted by Rich | December 18, 2012
He can get the job done right!!!
I've known Eric for years, he is a great attorney. When I needed him he came through for me. I trust him and so should you. I highly recommend him for all of your legal needs! If I ever need legal help again, he is the first attorney I will go to!
Posted by Gary | December 18, 2012
Best Attorney Around!!!!
I was charged with an OWI. My BAC was .366 and Attorney Eric Pitsch was able to win my case at trial!! I don't know what I would do if it wasn't for him. I highly recommend him to anyone that needs an attorney. He was great!!!!!
Posted by anonymous | March 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Money ain't everything!!
Not worth the extra money!! Just get a lesser charging one. Would have ended up with same outcome for less money.
Posted by anonymous | October 30, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Worthless
Never did what he said he would do. Just sat behind his desk eating non-stop. Extremely unprofessional.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Pitsch Law Offices, LLC
  • 2004 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Cardinal Stritch University
  • 2003 - Present
  • Substitute Corporation Counsel
  • Calument Corporation Counsel
  • 2006 - 2010
  • Associate
  • Hinshaw & Culbertson, LLP
  • 2002 - 2003
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Education

  • Western Michigan University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
  • MA - Masters
  • 1999
  • University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. V*****
  • Won during trial
  • State v. S*****
  • won at trial
  • State v. V*****
  • Won at trial
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Associations

  • WACDL
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • NACDL
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • NAFDD
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Appleton Yacht Club
  • Boating Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Wisconsin State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Outagamie County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Federalist Society
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Rotary International
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Drunk Driving Defense
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2018
  • Criminal Law - State Level Crimes
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2016
  • 10 Best - Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Spot Light
  • Post Crescent
  • 2015
  • Superb Rated Attorney
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • 10 Best Under 40
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Certificate
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2014
  • Top Contributor
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Milwaukee Magazine
  • 2013
  • Best of Appleton - Counselor
  • Best of
  • 2013
  • Superior DUI Attorney
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Firm Spotlight
  • Post Crescent
  • 2009
  • Certificate of Achievement - Citizen's Academy
  • Appleton Police Department
  • 2008
  • Acheivement
  • Citizens Police Academy
  • 2008
  • Acknowledgement
  • Cambridge Who's Who
  • 2002
  • LItigation Certificate of Achievement
  • Western Michigan
  • 2002
  • Book Award - Negotiations
  • Univerisity San Diego Law School
  • 2000
  • International Comparative Criminal Law
  • University of San Diego
  • 2000
  • International Comparative Intellectual Property
  • University of San Diego
  • 2000
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Publications

  • 1st Books Library
  • Lawyers, Mental Health Professional & the Legal System: A look at the
  • 2003
  • Austrialian Journal of Clinical Hypnotherapy &
  • Effects of Locus of Control, Hypnotizability,
  • 2001
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law
  • Hypnosis and the Law
  • 2001
  • 11th Annual School of Education Research Conference
  • Hypnotizability, locus of control, and hypnotic scripting, and gender
  • 1999
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Speaking Engagements

  • Inter-office law update lecture
  • Criminal Law & Drunk Driving
  • 2014
  • Criminal Defense & Practice
  • Criminal Practice A-Z
  • 2011
  • Criminal Defense Practice
  • Handling Criminal Misdemeanors A-Z
  • 2009
  • Annual Conference
  • People With Mental Illness And Their Struggles Through The Legal System
  • 2006
  • Career Options Conference
  • Presentation on Worker's Compensation
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

Received (65)
Given (60)
Endorse Eric
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Eric Pitsch. He is a zealous advocate for his clients' interests and provides them with passionate representation."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Other
"A highly experienced, well-rounded and compassionate attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He knows his stuff!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Eric. Highly respected in the legal community with an outstanding reputation for client advocacy and dedication."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Eric is not afraid to ruffle feathers and fight cases. He is willing to take his clients case to trial if necessary to achieve the best possible outcome. He is tough and aggressive."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Eric is a superb and highly regarded DUI attorney to whom I never hesitate to refer clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Mr. Pitsch to be a zealous advocate providing excellent representation for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Mediation Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Although somewhat new to Avvo, the answers of Mr. Pitsch reflect a great deal of experience. His answers are correct, analytic, and customized to the needs of the Avvo asker. These are exactly the qualities that every client would look for when hiring an attorney. ."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Pitsch is a well respected, generous contributor on Avvo. I would recommend him to anyone needing an experienced advocate."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer for all your personal injury needs."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A Client who works with Attorney Pitsch, can relax and feel at ease knowing he has someone in his corner who will be fighting for the best possible outcome in his matter. A great choice at an affordable fee."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Pitsch knows the law and how to use it to help his client. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Other
"Attorney Pitsch is one of the Great Ones. Clients choose him for his intelligence and compassion, and refer others to him because of his ability and success. Anyone in need of a Criminal Defense attorney in the Appleton and surrounding areas of Wisconsin... would be wise to seek out his Firm. I am pleased to endorse Attorney Pitsch."
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Appleton DUI and DWI Lawyer Eric P. Pitsch
Eric P. Pitsch
DUI and DWI Attorney
Appleton, WI
Licensed for 21 years
Free Consultation