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Jeffrey Thomas Oswald

DUI and DWI Attorney at Neenah, WI

5.0   142 reviews
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State WI
    Acquired 1996
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Jeffrey

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I have lived in Appleton, Wisconsin my entire life other than attending college in Madison and law school in Chicago.  I started my own law practice within the first year of graduating from law school, and continue to work with my same partners at our law firm Hammett,  Bellin & Oswald, LLC.  I am proud of the quality of individuals representing our law firm and am happy that we have helped so many people over the years.

 

I am an active member of our community and serve in many different ways.  I have been active on various Boards including as Treasurer of the Boys & Girls Club, President of Rebuilding Together-Fox Valley, and member of Emerging Leaders of the United Way.  I am also active in our local parish and enjoy coaching youth basketball.  

 

My wife, Chris, and I presently reside in Appleton with our three children.

 

 

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Location

Hammett Bellin & Oswald LLC
675 Deerwood Ave
Neenah, WI, 54956-1629
Hammett, Bellin & Oswald, LLC
4650 W. Spencer Street
Appleton, WI, 54913
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Reviews

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Posted by Beth | July 20, 2022
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22 yrs
He represented me, 22yrs ago and was and still is the most personable attorney around.
Posted by Don | January 28, 2022
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Attorney Jeff Oswald Client
I highly recommend Attorney Jeff Oswald. He represented my case in a very professional, respectful and effective manner. His negotiation skills delivered a positive outcome to a complicated case. Jeff communicates with the client efficiently throughout your case. I would definitely work with Jeff again!
Posted by anonymous | September 24, 2021
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Review for Jeffrey Oswald
Jefferey did an amazing job. He was quick to answer all of my questions and concerns, remained in contact throughout the duration of the case, and achieved the best possible outcome. I would highly recommend him to anyone facing a similar situation as myself.
Posted by anonymous | September 21, 2021
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Successful resolution for a first offense DUI
Attorney Oswald was knowledgeable, calming, and very successful at navigating a DUI ticket our son received. He always responded quickly to all of our calls. He, along with his staff, helped us understand the process from the ticket, hearings, filings, DMV and auto insurance needs. We highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | June 18, 2021
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Anonymous
Had a felony eluding, and was able to get it reduced to a misdemeanor, With no jail time; or anything! This was on top of a DUI and that went smooth to. If you want the best attorney in the state go to him, you won’t have regrets I promise.
Posted by TJ | May 26, 2021
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Relief is possible
In the summer of 2020, I was on a road trip alone, coming from chicago, and passing through Wisconsin. I was on the highway shoulder crying about something personal and an officer came to check on me. I was arrested for driving while intoxicated and possession of marijuana. I contacted Jeff after I mistakenly missed my first court appearance, as I had two separate charges. They made a process that I easily convoluted with anxieties, doubt, and confusion streamlined, and brought a sense of calm with very clear communication and honest answers. They can't wish your case away, however Jeff made an effort to make every step of the process better and easier including how I was to appear during a state of quarantine, answering questions via email and phone when I had my own doubts or fears(not a therapist lol, but very clear when they have a moment), and making sure I got the best outcome to their ability. Akin to playing his heart out. It felt like more than a win to have a misdemeanor excused. It felt like awe to have just fines after I faced jail time. Jeff is amazing, and the office is just as beautiful. The team made me feel human every time I called in. Extremely validating, and a lovely experience considering we all weren't going to a water park. Yes to the office of Hammett, Bellin, and Oswald. Glad ya'll exist. Thank you Jeff!
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Posted by anonymous | March 29, 2021
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Successfully reduced serious charge to a petty traffic violation
I'll just start by saying if you're in a bind and actively researching Fox Valley-area attorneys- as I was- then you have finally found the right guy. Title kind of says it all. I was charged with something which left me personally devastated, and also had the very real potential to damage the career I have worked so hard to build. I am sure glad I did my research. Looked at everyone in the area, but no one had the same ratings as Jeff. No one had detailed reviews like Jeff either. So many success stories from happy clients. I spoke w/ Jeff on the phone for the first time and he gave me some background on the charge, what to expect, the process, and the timeline. At that time, from his frank & appreciated perspective, there wasn't much room to improve my situation. He did however agree to take a swing at it. That was my mission from the outset: not going to take this sitting down. I paid him a reasonable fee and off we went. My intake and subsequent pretrial conference dates were way, way out, so I had a lot of time to sit around and worry about all the bad things that could happen. Being such a legal novice (this is my first real go around as an adult), I called him a few different times to either get a status or ask him any of the crazy questions I'd conjured up over the past weeks. Each time, either he or Amy would get back to me asap and help clear things up. I sincerely appreciated it... that feeling of impending legal doom can be quite a weight on a set of inexperienced shoulders. I don't want to get into the details of the actual negotiation- all I will say is that Jeff did a tremendous job using the information provided to him to argue for a reduced charge. And the City Attorney clearly agreed. I went from something that would follow me around for 10 years, prevent me from renting cars, bar me entry to Canada, etc. to a reduced charge equivalent to a petty traffic violation. Night and day. This is the person that will maximize your outcome. Stop looking.
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Posted by Shannon | January 8, 2021
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Extremely satisfied client
I was able to work with Attorney Oswald and his assistant Amy Alexander and they were both amazing in their diligence to help me with my case and ensure I had all the answers I needed to settle my legal case. Their professionalism and communication were outstanding. I would definitely recommend this firm for any legal needs. Great experience overall having . Attorney Oswald represent me. He understands his client, is very insightful and an expert in his field. Truly a professional. The attorney and his team executed my dissolution expeditiously and fairly. Highly recommend their services!!!!!
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Posted by Steven | November 15, 2020
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Excellent legal service!
I highly recommend the law firm of Hammett, Bellin & Oswald. Jeff Oswald and his team were professional, courteous, responsive, and effective. The process was properly explained from the beginning, the charges were more than fair, and most important of all, the outcome was more than desirable.
Posted by anonymous | September 14, 2020
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Representation for OWI (1st) Charge
This was my first offense of any kind so I was completely unfamiliar with any of the legal or court processes and how they should be navigated. I consulted with an attorney to explain how best to proceed, what I should expect, and what the possible outcomes may be. After hiring Jeff Oswald to represent me in this case, he handled all the interactions with the court and kept me informed of the progress. He and his office were very available and responsive to any questions that I had. They supplied me with all the information I needed to feel comfortable that I fully understood the process and the expectations of me. Additionally, they were always very cordial, professional, and pleasantly helpful. I would recommend this attorney and his staff to anyone in a similar situation.
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Posted by anonymous | August 18, 2020
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You wont be disappointed!!
Jeff did a great job defending me in my case. Always kept me informed and made me feel like a priority. I wasn't just a name to him. Recommend him to anyone looking for a good attorney.
Posted by Joseph | August 13, 2020
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DUI conviction
Straight up class act. Never judgemental. Extremely helpful and knowledgeable. You go anywhere else, it's a mistake
Posted by anonymous | July 17, 2020
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Knowledgeable, Thorough, and Good Communication
Jeff represented me on an OWI charge that was not my first drinking and driving offense. He was referred to me by another attorney who I greatly respect. Jeff did a very good job explaining the consequences and seriousness of the mistake I'd made, while at the same time working to secure the most favorable outcome under the circumstances. If you are reading this and haven't had the negative experience of dealing with all of the disruptions to your life that can occur from driving drunk, please just trust me and don't do it. And if you are in the same boat I am, then hire Jeff and consider whether you might need to get sober, too.
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Posted by anonymous | July 17, 2020
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DUI
Jeff was in constant contact with me updating me with details, always responded as soon as he could. I would refer jeff & amy to anyone! They do amazing work and are really in it to help people!!
Posted by anonymous | July 11, 2020
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Decision I could Have Made
For one set fee, I had none of the hassle of worrying what and where to go. What hoops to jump through. Jeff kept me informed, went to court, pled my case, got me out of car monitor. After all was final, sent me what was expected of me and what I had to do to follow through. Without Jeff I would have been lost. Thanks for a wonderful job, I am forever grateful.
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Posted by anonymous | March 18, 2020
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Lawyer
I hired Jeffrey Oswald after obtaining my third OWI. He was affordable, knowledge and easy to talk to. He was able to get me the best outcome considering the severity of my offense. I would highly recommend hiring him. Jeffrey Oswald also has an assistant, Amy who was also extremely helpful and always available for my numerous questions
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Posted by Austin | March 8, 2020
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Defense lawyer
Jeff was able to help get me the best possible outcome in my case. I truly believe no other lawyer could have done better for me. I’d go to him again and again for anything, he is very knowledgeable about his work and strives to do the best for anyone who deserves it.
Posted by Ed | March 7, 2020
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Top notch professional
Jeff is a smart professional lawyer who worked hard to get us the best outcome we could get for are case. I would recommend him to anyone who would ask me for a defense attorney.
Posted by Teena B. | March 6, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Extremely confident, knowledgeable, helpful and proactive.
From the first phone call to the last court date Jeff and his staff were responsive and always ahead of the ball. There were no surprises and he walked us through each step of the process. His confidence in his work was proven with each question we had and each proceeding we attended. Jeff, along with his team, were easy to work with and available whenever we needed them.
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Posted by anonymous | February 8, 2020
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Jeff was Amazing
This was the first time I had needed a lawyer for any reason. Needless to say I was frightened by the possibility of having an OWI. But, Jeff eased my nerves by explaining the situation at hand and the options available. He answered all of my questions and kept me up to date on status of the case. Jeff fought and secured the best possible outcome. I would recommend him to anyone in need of a professional and dedicated attorney.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-250 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Hammett, Bellin, & Oswald, LLC
  • 1996 - Present

Education

  • Illinois Institute of Technology - Kent College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 1993

Sample of Legal Cases

  • OWI case in Waupaca County
  • Not Guilty on all counts
  • Sexual Assault in Outagamie County
  • Not Guilty on all counts

Associations

  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Outagamie County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Winnebago County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2015
  • 10 Best DUI/DWI Attorneys for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2014
  • 10 Best Criminal Defense Attorneys for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2012
  • 1st Place-Outstanding Overall Performance - Moot Court
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • 1995
  • Academic Achievement Award-Highest Grade in Appellate Advocacy
  • Chicago Kent College of Law
  • 1995
  • Academic Achievement Award - Highest Grade in Property
  • Chicago Kent College of Law
  • 1994
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Speaking Engagements

  • WCBA Trial Skills Seminar
  • From Voir Dire to Closing Arguments-How to Sell Your Case to the Jury
  • 2014
  • Awards Ceremony
  • Children and the law
  • 2014
  • Steven Avery Trial
  • Legal Analysis for local news channel
  • 2007

Attorney endorsements

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DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I'm proud to endorse Jeffrey T. Oswald as a lawyer who is serious about OWI defense. As a member of The National College for DUI Defense, Jeffrey is committed to OWI defense, and will work hard to help you through this stressful situation. If you've been charged with a Neenah OWI, call Jeffrey and ask for help."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have practiced in the community with Attorney Oswald over the past 22 years. I have found him to be an incredibly skilled litigator, who offers zealous advocacy to his clients. He is highly intelligent and vastly skilled in his profession."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jeff is an excellent lawyer. His knowledge of the law, courtroom skills and ability to communicate with his clients an jurors is outstanding. Jeff has a knack for thinking outside the box and finding creative solutions for his clients. Jeff is a talented lawyer with tons of experience, but it his constant striving to improve his lawyer skills that sets him apart. His results prove he is one of the best."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent Attorney. Great Person. I highly recommend and endorse Attorney Oswald."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have seen Jeff Oswald in action and have always been impressed. He is very knowledgeable and bright, creative when he needs to be, and remarkably responsive to his clients and their individual needs. I have referred clients to Jeff in the past and would not hesitate to do so again."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Oswald is one of the finest criminal law attorneys in Northeast Wisconsin. He is compassionate, dedicated and zealous in his representation of all clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I have worked for Jeff Oswald for over five years and know him to be one of the best criminal defense attorneys in the state. Jeff works hard to provide all his clients with the best outcome possible."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have worked with Jeff for many years and there is no question that he is one of the best DUI lawyers in the state. He has many significant trial victories in criminal defense as well. Anyone who hires Jeff can rest assured that they will get the best representation possible."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Attorney Oswald is one of the best Criminal Defense Attorneys in the area. He is well-respected by judges and prosecutors. He works hard to be more prepared than the other side and, as a result, obtains great results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeff is respected by the judges, achieves excellent results, and really cares for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeff is an excellent criminal defense attorney. His hard work and dedication are an asset to the law. He is a great choice for anyone needing a defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeff is a top notch trial attorney. I have observed Jeff in several trials, all of which he aggressive and effectively defended his clients resulting in highly favorable outcomes. I have even incorporated several of his strategies and arguments in my own trial practice. I highly recommend Jeff."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeff has demonstrated his dedication to the field of criminal defense for many years and with amazing results. He has carried that dedication to his current focus in DUI/OWI defense. A truly gifted defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Oswald. He is extremely knowledgeable and experienced. He has proven himself to be one of the most professional and ethical attorneys I have ever met."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.The best criminal defense attorney in the Fox valley.I have watched Jeff obtain an acquittal in an extremely tough sexual assault trial.He is a skilled trial lawyer and and a excellent negotiatior.His rating should be a 10. Attorney David Templeton"
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jeff is a real professional. I've worked with him on co defedent cases and have referred cases to him. He is smart, tough, and persistent."
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