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Joan Kessler

Oct 25, 2019

Applicants wanted for Milwaukee Co. judge, Crawford Co. DA

Gov. Tony Evers is seeking applicants for open positions for a Milwaukee County judge and a Crawford County district attorney. He announced both vacancies on Friday.

Feb 1, 2016

BENCH BLOG: Errors abound in child sexual assault case

An attorney’s recent representation of a defendant charged with child sexual assault was so ineffective that the defendant’s constitutional right to counsel was violated and his convictions reversed.

Oct 26, 2015

Who’s Doing What: Attorneys named to Best Lawyers list; Schoen earns Pro Bono award

Ross Anderson, Richard Lewandowski,Philip Miller,Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek,Terry Johnson,Goldstein Law Group,Michael King, Julia Schuster,Kim Wynn,Patrick Schoen,Jeff Peelen,Daniel Radler,Jack Cook,Rebecca Speckhard,Elizabeth Orelup,Daniel Ark, Jonathan Hackbarth, Ryan Lovitz, Patrick Murphy, Valerie Vidal,Michael Hupy,Association for Women Lawyers,Joan Kessler,Nancy Joseph,Kristin Bergstrom,Hupy an[...]

Apr 6, 2015

BENCH BLOG: Good-faith exception to exclusionary rule

In a hotly contested case about suppressing a dog’s sniff search of a residence, the Wisconsin Supreme Court unanimously decided that the good faith exception to the exclusionary rule applied.

Feb 6, 2015

Four appeals judges chosen to help select judicial candidates

Four Wisconsin Court of Appeals judges were selected Thursday to serve on the Government Accountability Candidate Committee to help select potential new judges.

Nov 12, 2014

Court upholds conviction of former Walker aide (UPDATE)

One of Gov. Scott Walker's former key Milwaukee aides was properly convicted of campaigning on taxpayers' time, a divided state appeals court ruled Wednesday.

Jan 28, 2014

Appeals court allows warrant obtained on improper grounds

Evidence that was obtained illegally does not immediately invalidate a search warrant, if the requesting officer believed he or she was acting lawfully at the time, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday.

Oct 17, 2013

Appeals decision sets media law precedent

A Court of Appeals decision may end up giving courts much-needed guidance for media law cases in Wisconsin, according to an attorney involved with the case.

Oct 1, 2013

Union president shocked by appeals court decision

County employees who retire after a health benefit is taken away are not eligible to receive the benefit, even if it was promised when they were hired, according to a Wisconsin Court of Appeals decision issued Tuesday.

Sep 25, 2013

BENCH BLOG: The importance of jury instruction

When there’s no objection to jury instructions, how can they be faulty enough to warrant reversal?

Dec 26, 2012

FAMILY LAW: Court of Appeals decision creates family law problems

At first blush, a recent Wisconsin Court of Appeals decision doesn’t appear to affect family law cases at all.


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