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John A Birdsall

John A Birdsall

Criminal Defense Lawyer
Birdsall Law Offices SC
Milwaukee, WI
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About John A Birdsall

Attorney Biography

In more than 24 years of practice, John Birdsall has earned a reputation as one of Milwaukee and Wisconsin's most trusted criminal defense lawyers. A veteran of more than 230 jury trials, mostly serious felonies, he has an acquittal rate three times the Wisconsin average.

John is a current member of the board of directors and past President of the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and is also on the board of directors and past Chairman of the Criminal Law Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin. He served as a member of the Wisconsin "Sentencing Commission," which was charged with the development of sentencing guidelines for state judges.

He holds an "AV" rating (the highest available) in Martindale-Hubbel's Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.

His practice is focused exclusively on the defense of the wrongly accused. He has written and lectured broadly on criminal law topics such as warrantless searches, coerced confessions, prison overcrowding, and truth-in-sentencing.

He earned a Bachelor of Arts with Honors from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1986 and a Juris Doctor from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1989 where he was named to the Dean's List. He was formerly associated with Borgelt, Powell, Peterson & Frauen as well as Gonzalez, Saggio, Birdsall & Harlan in Milwaukee

Practice Areas

Criminal Defense (23%)
Federal Crimes (7%)
DUI / DWI (7%)
Drug Crimes (7%)
Marijuana Law (7%)
Domestic Violence (7%)
Criminal Appellate Law (7%)
Seal or Expunge Criminal Record (7%)
Firearm and Weapon Charges (7%)
White Collar Crime (7%)
Probation Violations (7%)
Sex Crimes (7%)
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Bar Licenses

Wisconsin State Bar
Member in Good Standing

Work Experience

Birdsall Law Offices SC
President - Birdsall Law Offices, S.C.

Attorney - Gonzalez, Saggio, Birdsall & Harlan

Attorney - Borgelt, Powell, Peterson & Frauen S.C.

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University of Wisconsin - Madison

University of Wisconsin - Madison

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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Past President
Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Rotary Club of Milwaukee

Black Belt
Shotokan Karate Club of America

Former Chair
State Bar of Wisconsin, Criminal Law Section

State Bar of Wisconsin, Sentencing Commission

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Commercial Recognitions

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Recognized for Professional Involvement
Lawyer Legion

AV Rated

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Contact John A Birdsall

John A Birdsall
Birdsall Law Offices SC
135 W. Wells St. Suite 214
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Office: 414-831-5465
Fax: 414-831-5468

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Nonprofit Organizations

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers -

Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.

Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers -

WACDL provides support and training to criminal defense attorneys statewide and promotes the proper administration of criminal justice.