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 outstanding contributions to the practice of criminal law.  Click to view award recipients

 

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

 

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®  Click HERE for a details on the 44% discount for WACDL Members

 

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.

 

New lawyers are those who have been practicing for less than three years. 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.

 

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:
7670 N. Port Washington Road
Suite 105
Milwaukee, WI 53217
Phone Number:
(262) 334-9900
President-Elect
Address:
811 First Street, Ste. 101
Hudson, WI 54016
Phone Number:
715-386-2694
Secretary
Address:
1 S Pinckney Street, Ste. 950
Madison, WI 53703
Phone Number:
608-661-6300
Treasurer
Address:
316 N. Milwaukee Street #535
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone Number:
(414) 283-9300
Vice-President
Address:
17 S. Barstow Street
P.O. Box 1938
Eau Claire, WI 54702-1938
Phone Number:
(715) 514-5051
WACDL Staff
Address:
Executive Director
6302 Southern Circle
Monona, WI 53716
Phone Number:
608-223-1275

Board of Directors

Director - District 1
Address:
1535 E. Racine Avenue
PO Box 527
Waukesha, WI 53187-0527
Phone Number:
262-542-4218
Director - District 1
Address:
316 N. Milwaukee St., #535
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone Number:
(414) 283-9300
Director - District 2
Address:
222 West Washington Avenue, Suite 900
Madison, WI 53703
Phone Number:
608-259-2610
Director - District 2
Address:
222 E. Erie St.
Suite 210
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone Number:
(414) 221-6478
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:
14 S. Broom Street
P.O. Box 909
Madison, WI 53701-0909
Phone Number:
608-255-8200
Director - District 5
Address:
P.O. Box 2116
Madison, WI 53701
Phone Number:
608-835-6390
Director - District 6
Address:
PO Box 1878
Madison, WI 53701
Phone Number:
608-403-3249
Director - District 6
Address:
2520 W. Wisconsin St.
Ste. 105
Portage, WI 53901
Phone Number:
608-742-1155
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 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:
22 W. Mifflin, # 90
Madison, WI 53703-4242
Phone Number:
608-237-6854

Past Presidents

Immediate Past President
Address:
1535 East Racine Avenue
Waukesha, WI 53187-0527
Phone Number:
262-542-4218
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:
328 Vine St.
Hudson, WI 54016-0190
Phone Number:
(715) 386-2332
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:
1110 N. Old World Third Street, #218
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:
3030 W. Highland Blvd.,Suite 3
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:
342 N Water St Ste 600
Milwaukee, WI 53202-5715
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:
1710 Maple Hill Rd
Wausau, WI 54403-2283
Phone Number:
(715) 849 5700
Past President
Address:
222 W. Washington Ave. #900
Madison, WI 53703
Phone Number:
608-259-2679

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