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Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Apr 25, 2023

GRGB partners Jason Luczak, Nicole Masnica honored with Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers award

Award was created in 2021 to honor defense attorneys who have secured acquittals in cases alleging felony sexual assault of either an adult or a child.

Apr 21, 2017

Criminal defense lawyers proposing increase of private bar rate (UPDATE)

The Wisconsin State Bar Board of Governors has agreed to back a proposal set forth by a group of Wisconsin criminal-defense lawyers that would increase the private bar rate to $100 per hour.

Jul 6, 2016

Small-town (but not small-time) lawyers

Courtney Graff was just 18 months out of law school when she bought her firm.

Dec 8, 2014

GOP lawmakers consider John Doe law changes

Republican lawmakers are considering changes to Wisconsin's "John Doe" law after two lengthy investigations into Gov. Scott Walker's campaign.

Sep 22, 2014

Justices consider removal of victims’ names from filings (UPDATE)

State Supreme Court justices had many questions Monday for the proponents of a measure to disallow the use of victims' names in certain appellate filings.

Sep 18, 2014

Defense attorneys oppose removal of victims’ names from filings

State criminal defense lawyers who weighed in on a proposal to remove the names of most crime victims from filings in appeals cases are opposed to the move.

Jul 9, 2014

State’s Supreme Court upholds law allowing hearsay at prelim hearings

The Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld a law Wednesday allowing hearsay at preliminary hearings, a move defense attorneys said further weakens a defendant’s constitutional rights.

Jun 3, 2014

ON THE DEFENSIVE: Nation’s opiate epidemic sparks new response

In the 1980s, America faced a crack cocaine epidemic.

Sep 24, 2013

ON THE DEFENSIVE: The perils of parallel construction

In criminal prosecutions, defendants often feel as if they are fighting an impossible battle.

Aug 1, 2013

Legislators want to send drunken driving message (UPDATE)

Two Republican legislators started moving a package of proposals through the state Assembly on Thursday to toughen Wisconsin's drunken driving penalties.

May 21, 2013

ON THE DEFENSIVE: Searching for justice in the justice system

More than half of all black men in Milwaukee County have spent time in prison, according to a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee study.

Feb 19, 2013

ON THE DEFENSIVE: SPD to pay a price for short-term savings

Attorneys who are appointed to cases by the Wisconsin State Public Defender’s Office are paid $40 per hour.

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