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Madison Criminal Defense Attorneys

Madison criminal defense attorney law office

Grieve Law defends the people of Madison and the surrounding Dane County. Many of our award-winning defense attorneys formerly worked as prosecution attorneys - meaning our law firm is knowledgeable about both sides of the Madison court system. Our lawyers work directly with you to build the best defense strategy to get your charges reduced or dismissed entirely. Don’t settle for less and risk the worst.

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Nationally Awarded Criminal Defense Lawyers

Grieve Law’s defense attorneys have received numerous awards and honors for their excellent practice in criminal defense. Their work has brought them recognition throughout the nation and the local Madison community.

Our Criminal Defense Awards and Honors

  •  Top 10 criminal defense lawyer ranking
  • Legal Superstars Award for Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Top attorneys in Wisconsin Award
  • Madison Magazine's top attorneys in Wisconsin award
  •  Top trial lawyers in Wisconsin award
  • Wuper Lawyers Wisconsin Rising Star award
  • Clients' choice award for DUI defense award
  • Premier 100 Designation award


What Cases Do We Take?

Our criminal defense team works on all types of cases, including (but not limited to):

Lawyer up and beat your charges with our expert defense team. Grieve Law guarantees you’ll recieve an expertly crafted defense strategy designed to give you the best chance of reduced or dismissed charges - no fee to plea lawyers.

Beat Drugs, Guns, and Drunk Driving Charges

Our criminal defense lawyers have a history of winning cases when their clients thought “My life is over”. Grieve Law has successfully gotten thousands of charges dismissed or greatly reduced for people in the Madison area. Don't believe us? Read about some of the charges we've reduced and cases we've gotten dismissed.

OWI/DUI Charges

An OWI charge can lead to serious consequences even if it is just your first offense. There are many ways to beat your charges including scrutinizing errors in police procedures or drug tests. Our Madison OWI defense attorneys know the ins and outs of OWI laws and have a strong track record of getting our clients’ charges reduced or dismissed entirely.

Drug Charges

Grieve Law has a long history of successfully defending drug charges. Even if you failed a drug test or are charged with possession of drugs, Grieve Law Madison criminal defense attorneys offer you a real chance to get your charges dismissed or reduced. Grieve Law investigates every option from the police testimony to drug testing procedures to build the best strategy to beat your Madison drug charges.

Gun Charges

Our Madison criminal defense attorneys are experienced in defending clients with gun charges. Depending on the alleged violation, you could be facing jail time of 9 months and a $10,000 fine. Grieve Law attorneys apply the law to the facts of your case and work tirelessly to get your charges reduced or dismissed completely.

Domestic Violence Charges

Criminal domestic violence charges if accompanied by felony battery charges can result in a minimum of 6 years in prison. Domestic violence covers a wide range of things including even breaking a roommate’s property out of anger. Protect yourself from frivolous charges and contact Grieve Law for a free consultation. Our Madison criminal defense attorneys work with you closely to build the strongest case for your defense.


Whether you are facing Wisconsin criminal penalties such as prison time for felony charges, fines for a misdemeanor, or forfeiture violation fees, call for a free consultation to find out how we can get your charges reduced or dropped.

Grieve Law LLC offers reasonable rates, flexible payment plans and FREE lawyer consultations so you can get the very best Madison criminal defense attorney at a price you can afford.

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Hear from our clients

Julia Westley did a great job on my case. I had a fairly involved and high profile case ... and I wasn't the easiest client to work with. But Julia did a great job and when it came to trial she curated all of her resources at the firm to help. Another attorney, Benjamin Becker, was also involved in the trial and was very knowledgeable and a great compliment to Julia. My outcome was exactly what it should have been thanks to their hard work and dedication to justice.

Timothy O on

I'm an attorney from Oklahoma, and I called Julia Westly to seek help with a client of mine in Wisconsin. Julia was extremely helpful and knowledgeable about WI DUI law. A kind and competent attorney who extended a helping hand to someone in need. Highly recommended. She knows her stuff. Thank you!

Luke A on

Tom is an expert when it comes to firearms related charges. If you have a firearm related charge don't go to an attorney that doesn't have this expertise. Tom has ability and know how to fight your case like no other attorney will. Grieve law will treat you like family. You cant ask for a better team to be fighting for your lively hood. Thank you for being a stand up guy Tom.

Rencon D on

Grieve Law has the best Criminal Defense team ever! I just can't express how thankful I am to Tom, and his team, for truly taking the edge off of an extremely stressful situation. This is due to the quality time spent with me and excellent (truly non judgmental) listening skills. I was really taken care of and so happy with the outcome. I would hire them again in a heart beat!

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Our Madison Criminal Defense Attorneys

Our specialized criminal defense attorneys in Madison know the law inside and out, so they can give you the best possible defense. Our attorneys know how find and employ the best defenses to prosecutors' charges, because several of them used to be prosecutors themselves. If you've been charged with a crime in Madison and want an excellent defense, contact us today for a free consultation.