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Tom Grieve

Tom Grieve is recognized among the top Milwaukee lawyers. Recently named a top Wisconsin criminal defense attorney, Tom was inducted into the “Wisconsin Rising Star” category by Super Lawyers (a nationally acclaimed attorney rating organization). He was also chosen as a "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" in Wisconsin by the National Trial Lawyers Association. Tom was also chosen for the "Top Attorneys of Wisconsin" by both Milwaukee Magazine and Madison Magazine.

With an impressive record for dropping charges or reducing multiple felony charges to misdemeanor charges in Wisconsin, the esteemed accolades do not come as a surprise. Whether at trial or negotiating charges outside the courtroom, Tom has produced remarkable results for his clients.

See below for additional legal and personal achievements.

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  • Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys Under 40 in Wisconsin(National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys)
  • Top Criminal Defense Attorneys in the Country (Newsweek)
  • Top Attorneys in Wisconsin (Milwaukee Magazine)
  • Top Attorneys in Wisconsin (Madison Magazine) 
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Wisconsin (The National Trial Lawyers Association)
  • Top 40 Under 40 in Wisconsin (The National Trial Lawyers Association)
  • Wisconsin Rising Star (Super Lawyers Magazine)
  • Wisconsin Rising Star (Super Lawyers Magazine)
  • Top Attorneys in Wisconsin (Milwaukee Magazine)
  • Top Attorneys in Wisconsin (Madison Magazine)
  • Clients' Choice Award (
  • Top Attorney Criminal Defense (
  • Criminal Defense Featured Guest on National Public Radio (NPR), News/Talk 1130 WISN, News/Talk 1310 WIBA and various other publications, radio stations and media outlets in Wisconsin
  • Edited the book “Wisconsin Guide for Armed Citizens” on behalf of the National Association of Certified Firearm Instructors who review Wisconsin conceal carry, self-defense and weapons law
  • Has various articles published on criminal defense and traffic law
  • College Guest Lecturer on Criminal Defense and Constitutional Law
  • Volunteer Rifle Marksmanship Instructor for Project Appleseed
  • Double majored at Marquette University with a degree in Theology and Medieval European History

Whether you’re facing DUI charges in Waukesha County or Wisconsin firearm charges, Tom Grieve is your go-to attorney. Trust the lawyers Milwaukee, WI, and surrounding areas count on for strategic defenses and winning results.

  • Served on the Court of Appeals, District II (working exclusively on drunk driving and criminal matters)
  • Served as a Prosecutor for the State of Wisconsin in Criminal Court

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Fox News

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