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Wisconsin Criminal Defense Attorney

Recognized Among the Top Milwaukee Lawyers

Meet the Criminal Defense Lawyer Milwaukee Trusts to Reduce or Drop Charges

Best Criminal Defense Attorney in Wisconsin

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 in 2013. With an impressive record for dropping or reducing everything from misdemeanor charges to felony 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.

Wisconsin Legal Capabilities

Wisconsin Legal Experience

  • 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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Wisconsin Lawyer Awards and Honors

  • 2014 Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys Under 40 in Wisconsin (National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys)Best Criminal Defense Attorney Waukesha WI
  • 2014 Top Criminal Defense Attorneys in the Country (Newsweek)
  • 2014 Top Attorneys in Wisconsin (Milwaukee Magazine)
  • 2014 Top Attorneys in Wisconsin (Madison Magazine) 
  • 2014 Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Wisconsin (The National Trial Lawyers Association)
  • 2014 Top 40 Under 40 in Wisconsin (The National Trial Lawyers Association)
  • 2014 Wisconsin Rising Star (Super Lawyers Magazine)
  • 2013 Wisconsin Rising Star (Super Lawyers Magazine)
  • 2013 Top Attorneys in Wisconsin (Milwaukee Magazine)
  • 2013 Top Attorneys in Wisconsin (Madison Magazine)
  • 2013 Clients' Choice Award (
  • 2013 Top Attorney Criminal Defense (
  • 2015 Premier 100 Designation (American Academy of Trial Attorneys)

Wisconsin Legal Extra-Curricular

    Brookfield Attorney Top 100 Designation
  • Criminal Defense 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 Instructions 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


  • Waukesha County Bar Association 
  • Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 
  • NRA

No matter if you’re facing DUI charges or firearm possession charges, Tom Grieve is your go-to attorney to get strategic defenses and winning results.

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