About Michael Cicchini

I have been a criminal defense lawyer since opening my law practice in 2002. My fellow attorneys have recognized me as a top young lawyer (2006-10), a top trial lawyer (2009), and a top criminal defense lawyer (2013) in Wisconsin.


In defending my clients I have obtained dismissals or acquittals in cases ranging from misdemeanors to serious felonies. These felonies include solicitation to commit murder, robbery, burglary, sexual assault, child sexual assault, child pornography, false imprisonment, strangulation, substantial battery, and other serious charges. (See the "experience" page for more details.)


When I am not representing clients I am advocating for legal reform to strengthen our constitutional rights. My efforts include four books, twenty-one law review articles, and hundreds of blog posts and short essays on criminal law and procedure.

Before starting my own law office in 2002, I was a lawyer at Quarles & Brady LLP, a national law firm of several hundred attorneys. While at Quarles & Brady I worked primarily in the firm's commercial litigation department.


I earned my J.D., summa cum laude and first in my class, from Marquette University Law School where I won numerous academic awards and was a member of the Marquette Law Review. Before law school I earned a C.P.A. certificate and an M.B.A. degree and was employed in the corporate world.


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Atty. Michael Cicchini

Atty. Michael Cicchini