Buting, Jerome F.

400 N. Executive DriveSuite 205Brookfield, WI 53005

Updated: 08/15/2017

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Office Info

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Year Joined Firm

  • 1993

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Law 95%
  • Appeals
  • Homicides and Violent Crimes
  • Sex Offenses
  • Drug Offenses
  • Child Pornography
  • Internet Sex Crimes
  • Juvenile Offenses
  • Wrongful Convictions
  • False Confessions and Illegal Searches
  • DNA & Computer Evidence
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drunk Driving

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin, 1981
  • District of Columbia, 1982
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1981
  • U.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)

Honors

  • Designated as Super Lawyer, 2006 through 2017
  • Recipient 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

  • FREQUENT LECTURER ON DNA, COMPUTER CRIMES AND OTHER FORENSIC EVIDENCE.
  • 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

Education

  • 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

Address

400 N. Executive DriveSuite 205Brookfield, WI 53005

Fax

  • 262-821-5599

Email

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