Featured Awards

WOMEN IN THE LAW 13 FEBRUARY 2009. MILWAUKEE WI.
The Wisconsin Law Journal honored 21 Women In The Law at a ceremony on February 13, 2009 at the Italian Center in Milwaukee.

SUPER LAWYERS OF WISCONSIN 2 JANUARY 2009. MADISON WI.
Law & Politics announces top 5% attorneys in Wisconsin.

TOP 25 WOMEN IN THE LAW 2 JANUARY 2009. MADISON WI.
Law & Politics announces top 25 women in law in Wisconsin.

MADISON'S BEST CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS MADSION WISCONSIN.
Madison Magazine names three to Madison's Best Criminal Defense Lawyers list.

Atlanta Georgia Attorney Appointed To National College For DUI Defense Board of Regents
Attorney Michael Hawkins was named to the Board of Regents to the National College for DUI Defense.

Martin Hanson Advocate Prize

Celebrating Legal Excellence is pleased to recognize those few attorneys in Wisconsin upon whom the Martin Hanson Advocate's Prize has been conferred. The Martin Hanson Advocate's Prize is awarded by the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers to those lawyers who have accomplished the rare homicide case acquittal. A founding member of WACDL, Martin Hanson is regarded as one of the best criminal defense attorneys in all of Wisconsin of his generation.

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The Martin Hanson Advocate Prize was conferred on Attorney Christopher T. Van Wagner of Van Wagner & Wood in Madison, Wisconsin for State vs. Salm, Marquette County, Wisconsin for a jury verdict for acquittal on two counts of negligent homicide while operating a vehicle and two counts of hit-and-run homicide.

The Martin Hanson Advocate Prize was conferred on Attorney Christopher T. Van Wagner of Van Wagner & Wood in Madison, Wisconsin for State vs. Northam, Marquette County, Wisconsin for a dismissal granted on a charge of delivery of oxycontin and causing death.

The Martin Hanson Advocate Prize was conferred on Michael Jackelen of Brookfield, Wisconsin for State vs. Curry, Dodge County, Wisconsin for a jury verdict for acquittal by reason of mental defect on the charge of homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle.

The Martin Hanson Advocate Prize was conferred on Leonard G. Adent of Waukesha, Wisconsin for State vs. Riegel, Waukesha County, Wisconsin for a jury verdict of not guilty on the charge of first degree intentional homicide.

The Martin Hanson Advocate Prize was conferred on Alex Flynn of Milwaukee, Wisconsin for State vs. Hoepner, Washington County, Wisconsin for a jury verdict for acquittal on the charge of party to the crime of first degree intentional homicide.

The Martin Hanson Advocate Prize was conferred on Deja Vishny of Milwaukee, Wisconsin for State vs. Rudoph, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin for a jury verdict for acquittal on the charge of first degree intentional homicide.

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Featured Cases

Sexual Assault Not Guilty
A Madison, Wisconsin jury brought back a not guilty verdict in a case charging a Mt. Horebman with Second Degree Sexual Assault, Repeated Acts of Sexual Assault Same Child. Attorney Christopher T. Van Wagner defending. Read more at Not Guilty Sexual Assault.
Drunk Driving Charges Dismissed
Charges for operating while under the influence as a 6th offense with a .194 blood alcohol level against Attorney Corey Chirafisi's client were dismissed. Read more at OWI 6th Offense Dismissed.
Not Guilty Sexual Assault of Unconscious Victim
Illegal Search & Seizure Defeated - Conviction Reversed
Attorney Tracey Wood won an appeal to the Wisconsin Court of Appeals for her client who had been previously convicted while represented by antoher firm for drunk driving. See Drunk Driving Conviction Reversed.
Attorney Robert Rehkemper won a motion to dismiss charges against his client who had been charged with vehicular homicide.
OWI Refusal Reasonable
Chirafisi Law attorney Corey Chirafisi won a motion to dismiss charges against his client who had been charged with refusing to submit to a sobreity test. See OWI Refusal Was Reasonable.
$130,000 Dog Bite Injury
Gourley, Rehkemper & Lindholm obtained a $130,000 settlement for their client who sued for dog bite injuries. See Dog Bite Attack Lawsuit Settlement.
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