About WACDL

                                                                                                                                             

MISSION: WACDL is committed to promoting the proper administration of criminal justice; fostering and maintaining the integrity, independence and expertise of the defense lawyer in criminal cases; and encouraging an unyielding concern for the protection of individual rights and due process.

 

Membership is restricted to attorneys who practice criminal defense law; those who are full or part time prosecutors or judges may not join WACDL. Currently we have more than 400 members from across Wisconsin, representing both large firms and solo practitioners.

 

We administer a very active list serve on which our members exchange practice pointers, insights into judges, prosecutors and law enforcement, legal strategies, war stories, successes and failures, and sample motions and briefs.  Members are expected to respect the confidentiality of the list serve and may not share or forward messages to persons outside their firms. WACDL members also have access to an on-line library of sample briefs and pleadings ("Brief Bank"), a directory of experts, and a defense resource library. New materials is added to the website frequently.

 

 

In order to be a member of WACDL, an attorney is expected to sign the following attestation:

 

I am a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin and I am engaged in the practice of criminal defense law. I am committed to the fair administration of justice and the defense of individuals accused of crime; I am not a member on a regular or full-time basis of any law enforcement agency or any local, state or federal agency engaged in the prosecution of criminal matters. I will hold in confidence and will not disclose or publish content of the list serve administered by WACDL to anyone who, on a full-time basis, is a member, as a state or federal lawyer or staff person, or a judge, of an organization that prosecutes criminal matters. 

SIGNATURE: _________________________________________ DATE: ___________________________

 

 

WACDL sponsors two or three criminal law seminars annually, including one devoted strictly to the ethical issues that criminal defense lawyers see in their practices.  WACDL also works to arrange mentoring relationships for new lawyers who want to have the benefit of a one-on-one relationship with an experienced practitioner.

 

We regularly recognize exceptional criminal defense lawyers with awards for successful defense at trail of homicides, exceptional service to persons unable to pay for an attorney, and outstandingl contributions to the practice of criminal law.  Click to view award recipients

 

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

 

Annual dues for new lawyers (those who have been practicing for less than three years) are $30.00. Regular membership is $100.00/year, a Sustaining Membership is $250.00, and members of the President's Club support WACDL at $500.00 annually.  There is no charge for law students, but they are not eligible to subscribe to our confidential list serve. Our membership year runs from July 1 to June 30 and is renewed annually upon payment of dues.

 

New Lawyer ($30) and Regular Membership: ($100)

 

* Access to the WACDL web site and brief and pleadings bank.

* Listing in the searchable online membership directory

* Listing in the "Find a Lawyer" search tool

* Reduced fees at WACDL seminars

* Access to the WACDL list serve

* Access to the services of the Lawyer Strike Force

* Reduced fees for CourtTracker®

 

Sustaining Membership ($250)   View list of Sustainer Members

 

* All benefits of regular membership

* Listing in the Sustainers section of the on-line WACDL directory

* Recognition in seminar outlines and materials

* $50 off certificate good for any WACDL seminar

 

President's Club Membership ($500)  View list of Presidents Members

 

* All benefits of regular and sustaining membership

* Separate listing on the WACDL website

* Two certificates each worth $50 off the member price of any WACDL seminar.

 

Click here to become a member.

 

Click here for a hard copy paper membership application if you prefer to apply by mail:  Click here to view our membership brochure

 

Attorney Peter McKeever is the Executive Director.‚Äč

Our mailing address is PO Box 6706, Monona, WI 53716.  Telephone 608-223-1275, Fax 608-223-9329

The email address for general inquiries regarding membership, the list serves, the brief bank, and other website and WACDL issues is wacdl at wacdl.com.

 

 

Photo credit: Attorney Christopher Van Wagoner

 

Below is a listing of the current board of directors for WACDL.

Officers

President
Address:
1535 East Racine Avenue
Waukesha, WI 53187-0527
Phone Number:
262-542-4218
President-Elect
Address:
2100 Gateway Court, Suite 200
West Bend, WI 53095
Phone Number:
262-334-9900
Secretary
Address:
107 Third Street
Baraboo,, WI 53913
Phone Number:
608.355.3180
Treasurer
Address:
316 N. Milwaukee Street #535
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone Number:
(414) 283-9300
Vice-President
Address:
103 North Knowles Avenue
PO Box 388
New Richmond, WI 54017-0388
Phone Number:
(715) 246-2211
WACDL Staff
Address:
Executive Director
6302 Southern Circle
Monona, WI 53716
Phone Number:
608-223-1275

Board of Directors

Director - District 1
Address:
316 N. Milwaukee St., #535
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone Number:
(414) 283-9300
Director - District 1
Address:
757 N. Broadway, #401
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone Number:
414-221-1950
Director - District 2
Address:
840 Lake Avenue, Suite 300
Racine, WI 53403
Phone Number:
(262) 632-5000
Director - District 3
Address:
517 E. Wisconsin Ave.
Suite 182
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone Number:
414-221-9900
Director - District 3
Address:
817 N. Marshall Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone Number:
414-276-8662
Director - District 4
Address:
1650 Midway Road
Menasha, WI 54952
Phone Number:
(920) 739-9900
Director - District 4
Address:
135 E. College Avenue
Appleton, WI 54911
Phone Number:
(920) 733-1100
Director - District 5
Address:
10 E. Doty St., Suite 513
Madison, WI 53703
Phone Number:
608-661-8080
Director - District 5
Address:
7 North Pinckney St
Suite 222
Madison, WI 53703
Phone Number:
(608) 835-6390
Director - District 6
Address:
107 Third Street
Baraboo, WI 53562
Phone Number:
608-355-0826
Director - District 6
Address:
33 E. Main Street, Suite 500
Madison, WI 53701-2038
Phone Number:
Director - District 7
Address:
123 N. Water Street
Sparta, WI 54656
Phone Number:
(608) 269-0501
Director - District 7
Address:
300 North 2nd Street
Suite 200
LaCrosse, WI 54601
Phone Number:
(608) 784-5585
Director - District 8
Address:
139 S. Washngton St
Green Bay, WI 54301
Phone Number:
920-448-5451
Director - District 8
Address:
111 E. South River St.
Appleton, WI 54915-1476
Phone Number:
(920) 730-8533
Director - District 9
Address:
PO Box 1357
433 E. Sheridan St.
Eagle River, WI 54521
Phone Number:
715-479-1952
Director - District 9
Address:
1008 Fifth Street
Wausau, WI 54403
Phone Number:
715-843-5463
Director - District 10
Address:
220 6th Avenue West
PO Box 677
Ashland, WI 54806
Phone Number:
715-682-9114
Director - District 10
Address:
17 S. Barstow Street
P.O. Box 1938
Eau Claire, WI 54702-1938
Phone Number:
(715) 514-5051
Director at Large
Address:
316 N. Milwaukee Street #535
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone Number:
(414) 283-9300
Director at Large
Address:
807 Center Avenue
Suite 200
Sheboygan, WI 53081
Phone Number:
920-234-2222
Director at Large
Address:
1 S Pinckney Street, Ste. 950
Madison, WI 53703
Phone Number:
608-661-6300
Director at Large
Address:
14 West Mifflin Street
Suite 103
Madison, WI 53703
Phone Number:
608-237-6854

Past Presidents

Immediate Past President
Address:
414 Marston Avenue
Madison, WI 53703
Phone Number:
(608) 334-3614
Past President
Address:
P.O. Box 42
300 East Pioneer Street
Crandon, WI 54520
Phone Number:
715-804-4559
Past President
Address:
135 W. Wells St., Ste. 214
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Phone Number:
(414) 831-5465
Past President
Address:
324 East Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 1410
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone Number:
(414) 202-2300
Past President
Address:
2929 W. Highland Blvd.
Milwaukee, WI 53208-3241
Phone Number:
(414) 344-4434
Past President
Address:
1 South Pinckney
Suite 950
Madison, WI 53703
Phone Number:
(608) 661-6300
Past President
Address:
10 E. Doty St., Ste. 617
Madison, WI 53703
Phone Number:
(608) 255-0911
Past President
Address:
829 N. Marshall Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone Number:
(414) 225-0111
Past President
Address:
400 N. Executive Dr., Ste. 205
Brookfield, WI 53005
Phone Number:
(262) 821-0999
Past President
Address:
415 Division Street
P.O. Box 1786
Wausau, WI 544021786
Phone Number:
(715) 849 5700
Past President
Address:
222 W. Washington Ave. #900
Madison, WI 53703
Phone Number:
608-259-2679
Past President
Address:
603 S. Eightth Street
Sheboygan, WI 53081
Phone Number:
(920) 395-2200
Past President
Address:
P.O. Box 375
Jefferson, WI 53549
Phone Number:
(920) 674-7824
Past President
Address:
400 N. Executive Dr., Ste. 205
Brookfield, WI 53005-6029
Phone Number:
(262) 821-0999
Past President
Address:
4330 Golf Terrace
Suite 108
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Phone Number:
(715) 832-4330
Past President
Address:
P.O. Box 190
Hudson, WI 54016-0190
Phone Number:
(715) 386-2332
Past President
Address:
6945 Colt Circle
West Bend, WI 53090
Phone Number:
(262) 334-1030

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