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Defending Clients Against Serious Charges

For more than 25 years, the attorneys at Buting, Williams & Stilling, S.C., in Brookfield and Glendale, Wisconsin, have been defending those charged with a crime. We aggressively defend you against all criminal charges in federal and state trial and appellate courts.

To learn more about our criminal law work, contact us for a free initial consultation.

Criminal Attorneys Representing Clients In Milwaukee, Waukesha County And Throughout Southeast Wisconsin

Our firm carefully reviews all relevant police reports, witness statements, photographs, video and audio tapes, crime lab reports or blood analysis reports and any other evidence the prosecutor intends to offer at trial. We may employ private investigators to speak to witnesses and gather evidence, or expert witnesses to analyze the evidence and assist in the preparation for cross-examination of the state’s experts.

Our approach has resulted in successful verdicts or resolutions for clients in cases related to:

  • Sex offenses : We defend people against serious criminal charges like sexual assault.
  • Internet crimes : Our firm defends individuals facing charges of solicitation of a minor and possession of child pornography as a result of police computer stings.
  • Drug offenses : We defend people charged with both federal and state drug crimes. We will file a motion to suppress the evidence if it was collected in an illegal search.
  • Homicide/violent crimes : We defend you against the most severe criminal charges, including homicide or other serious injury, or robbery and theft charges.
  • Domestic violence : We will defend you against serious criminal charges related to domestic violence.
  • White collar crimes : If you are a professional accused of a white collar crime, contact one of our experienced criminal defense attorneys to protect your reputation.
  • Drunk driving : You should hire one of our experienced attorneys to defend you against a drunk driving charge.
  • Juvenile offenses : We defend juveniles in juvenile court and adult court against serious criminal charges.
  • False confessions : We are skilled at recognizing and challenging police tactics used to produce confessions.

Criminal Appeals And Post-Conviction Relief

If you received a verdict or sentence that you believe is unfair, or you believe there was a flaw in the legal process and procedure during your trial, we will review your case and advise you regarding the likelihood of success of an appeal . We will evaluate your case to determine whether the court made errors in its rulings or whether newly discovered evidence such as DNA evidence entitles you to a new trial.

We also review your prior lawyer’s performance to determine whether you received the effective assistance of counsel guaranteed to each defendant by the Constitution.

Contact Buting, Williams & Stilling, S.C.

Experience has taught us that many innocent people are wrongly accused and sometimes even convicted. Police make mistakes, some witnesses do lie under oath, and jurors do not always reach the proper verdict. You need an experienced criminal defense lawyer to reduce the chance that you will become one of the many wrongly convicted people in this country. Contact Buting, Williams & Stilling, S.C. to schedule a free initial consultation.

“I just want to say thank you for the outstanding work you have done for him and let you know how much we appreciate the time and attention you gave to his case. We are obviously overjoyed by today’s dismissal!” (Child pornography case dismissed after motion to suppress was granted)”

“After having had time to exhale, we thank each one of you and all the others who contributed to the exemplary Supreme Court presentation. We are proud of your efforts on our behalf and, equally important, on behalf of the many present and future defendants statewide.” (Client’s comment after Supreme Court oral argument)

“Thank you. Thank you. I am so pleased to hear that we won. It doesn’t seem that it was even a close call. I appreciate your efforts.” (Oconto County defendant after Buting, Williams & Stilling got his prison sentence overturned in the court of appeals) ”

“Your time and advice was appreciated more than words can express at a time when we really needed someone to guide us.” (Client)

“The outcome was amazing, one unavailable even under identical circumstances in probably 98 percent of federal courtrooms around the country. Separate and apart from the outcome, though, I am supremely impressed by your efforts on your client’s behalf. Your comments in support of the requested sentence were perfect in tone and, having now reviewed the extensive sentencing memorandum you filed, your work in that regard was exemplary as well. Your client was certainly fortunate to have you as his attorney.” (Local federal court attorney present at a sentencing)

“I can’t thank you enough, not only for all of the tireless work that you and your staff put into my case, but for telling me what I needed to hear, at a time when I absolutely had to hear it. I consider myself blessed for everything turning out the way it did, especially since I blindly picked you out of a phone book! You helped me, my family and friends in many more ways than the money ever could.” (Child pornography client)

“I think you will find that in any circles where Kathy’s name is raised, people will always respond positively and identify her as an extremely hardworking, knowledgeable and ethical lawyer who is timely and effective with any endeavor she takes on. These circles would include colleagues, friends, prosecutors, judges, professors and others who have crossed paths with Kathy. They would also include the many lawyers like me who have referred numerous cases to Kathy, invariably with positive feedback from the clients regarding her knowledge of their case, empathy, professionalism and fair-mindedness in addressing their concerns.” (Fellow attorney)

“Thank you for giving [our son] back to us. Wonderful work!” (Family of client accused of armed robbery after charges were dismissed)

“Yes, His perfect time and perfect place, you were a part of this plan. I almost didn’t hire you, but I took a step of faith trusting Him and look what happened? Praise God. Our Lord put you in your vocation for a reason, continue to help those He brings your way. May He bless you in ALL you do!” (Client who was wrongfully convicted of sexual assault in a northwestern Wisconsin county. He was released from prison after attorneys got his conviction reversed.)

“I really cannot thank you enough for your past help. You really know your stuff. It is actually funny when I think about my other past attorney’s knowledge and then when I talk with you. It’s like night and day. You’re like a walking book of knowledge with a purpose-driven life. Thanks.” (Brown County client of attorney Buting)

“A year later and I still believe your defense is the single best example of lawyering I have ever seen.” (Television reporter commenting on attorney Buting’s defense of Steven Avery)

“You have a certain brilliance that makes me sure that when you talk, it is good information and I am in good hands. You tell it to me like it is even when the things you say are not always the things that I would like to hear. You keep it REAL!!!” (Brown County client)

“Thank you, thank you, thank you! I feel like this was one of the biggest blessings that happened in my life. I put this along with my children being born healthy and when I survived that horrific shooting. I appreciate everything you have done for me. I couldn’t ask for better lawyers. I want to say thank you to everybody at your firm. I owe you more than the fee you so rightfully deserve. … You gave me back hope. Thank you, man! Out of my 36 years … I have never seen such kindness before. I don’t know what I did to deserve this; I’m very thankful nonetheless. Thank you for giving me hope again. Thank you for your generosity. There are still some really good people around.” (Federal criminal appeal client)

“There is no other attorney I’ve ever even heard of I’d rather have as chief counsel and leader of my defense/appeals than Jerome Buting. You’re the best. Period.” (Dane County client)

“Your advice and counsel were greatly appreciated. We appreciate you taking the time on your Sunday and evenings to help us. We are SO happy about the results! Thanks again.” (Waukesha County client)

“Thank you again … for everything. Five and one-half years of commitment, so many ups and downs and an outcome like that. You did a GREAT job.” (Waukesha County felony drug offense client)