The thought of losing a trial is as daunting to the government as it is to you. That’s why a credible, experienced trial lawyer is the best defense.
We specialize in representing clients in a diverse array of state and federal offenses in administrative, trial and appellate courts, and are experienced at successfully defending investigations led by the FBI, IRS, SEC, FTC, FDIC, OCC, HHS, USFWS, and DEA, as well as state law enforcement agencies including the DOC, DOT and DNR.
We discreetly defend individuals and businesses suspected or accused of criminal misconduct at all stages of proceedings. From investigation, pre-charging negotiations, practice before a Grand Jury, motion hearings, jury trial to, where necessary, sentencing hearings and appeal. We perform internal investigations and we also assist clients who require help in compliance, in bringing evidence of criminal misconduct to law enforcement attention, in coordinating with law enforcement, or who are witnesses.
We have repeatedly been recognized as being among the best criminal defense lawyers in Wisconsin. The firm is rated as Tier 1 by U.S. News & World Reports for its criminal defense practice. In 2015, Benchmark Litigation® noted that:
Hurley, Burish & Stanton joins the list this year as many give a nod to its “superb white-collar practice”, among other areas. A competitor claims, “[Stephen] Hurley himself is one of the better white-collar defense lawyers in the town.”
We are recognized by Super Lawyers® and Best Lawyers in America®; and we regularly teach judges, lawyers and law students on the subjects of evidence, and criminal and constitutional law.
We are dedicated to providing clients with comprehensive, creative and thorough work, while maintaining the personal relationship and cost-effectiveness associated with smaller firms.