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Buting, Jerome F.

400 N. Executive DriveSuite 205Brookfield, WI 53005
Phones: 262-821-0999
Fax: 262-821-5599
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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.

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Current Employment Position(s)
Year Joined Firm
Practice Areas
Criminal Law 95%AppealsHomicides and Violent CrimesSex OffensesDrug OffensesChild PornographyInternet Sex CrimesJuvenile OffensesWrongful ConvictionsFalse Confessions and Illegal SearchesDNA & Computer EvidenceDomestic ViolenceDrunk Driving
Bar Admissions
Wisconsin, 1981District of Columbia, 1982U.S. Federal Courts, 1981U.S. Supreme Court, 1992
Other Affiliations
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1982 - Present (Member) National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1990 - 1992 (Board of Directors) American Bar Association, 1982 - Present (Member) State Bar of Wisconsin, 1981 - Present (Member) State Bar of Wisconsin, Criminal Law Section, 1998 - Present (Board of Directors) State Bar of Wisconsin, Criminal Law Section, 2005 - 2007 (Chair) Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1990 - 1991 (President)
Designated as Super Lawyer, 2006 through 2017Recipient of the 2001 David Niblack Award by the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. This award is presented to individuals, "For standing with the indigent in their times of need and thereby protecting the rights of us all."Recipient of the John Jay College 2016 Fierce Advocate Award. This award is bestowed on individuals who have shown "outstanding leadership in the pursuit of justice" for the advocacy on behalf of Steven Avery, chronicled in the series "Making a Murderer."Recipient of the 2017 Champion of Justice Legal Award from the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. This award is bestowed upon individuals who have staunchly preserved or defended the constitutional rights of American citizens and have fought to ensure justice and due process for persons accused of crime.
Classes and Seminars
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
University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1981
Doctor of Jurisprudence
Honors: cum laude
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 1978
B.A., Bachelor of Arts
Honors: cum laude
Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
Office Information
400 N. Executive DriveSuite 205Brookfield, WI 53005
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