Criminal defense law practice focused primarily on defense of serious and complex criminal offenses, both state and federal, trial and appeal. Homicides, sexual assaults, vehicular homicides, drug offenses, white collar, wrongful convictions, Expertise in DNA and other forensic sciences. Defense of liberty and constitutional rights in all cases. Many high profiles cases handled discreetly. Designated as Super Lawyer in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017.Read less
2014 National Association Criminal Defense Lawyers, Las Vegas, "The Trouble With Torrents: Beating Back the File Sharing Child Porn Cases"
2014 Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, "Just A Touch: DNA Transfers and Other New Developments in Forensic DNA"
2012 Alaska Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, "Defense Use of DNA: Make It Work"
2012 Annual Criminal Defense Conference, "Cross Examination in Ineffective Assistance Challenge"
2011 Wisconsin State Public Defender, "Hot Topics for Appellate Litigation"
2010 Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, "Whatever Happened to the Science in Forensic Science?"
2008 Wisconsin State Public Defender, "Defending DNA Cases"
2008 Wisconsin State Bar Annual Convention, "Discovery Opportunities in Sex Offense Cases."
2006-2005 State Bar Annual Convention
Doctor of Jurisprudence
Honors: cum laudeIndiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 1978
B.A., Bachelor of Arts
Honors: cum laude
Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
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