Keith A. Belzer

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in La Crosse, WI

Belzer, Schroeder & Lough SC
 | 300 North 2nd Street, Suite 200
La Crosse, WI 54601
Phone: 608-784-8055
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense
Attorney Profile

Keith A. Belzer is a founding partner of the law firm Devanie Belzer & Schroeder, located in La Crosse, Wisconsin. As a trial attorney, Mr. Belzer handles cases involving criminal defense, civil rights and personal injury.

As a faculty member of the National Criminal Defense College in Macon, Georgia, and a member of the Wisconsin Trial Skills Academy, Mr. Belzer is a frequent lecturer on criminal defense issues and trial techniques. In addition to national appointments, he has presented to legal authorities and public defenders in Israel, Puerto Rico and The People's Republic of China.

Some of his more notable successes include a $5.4 million civil rights verdict in Lawson v. Trowbridge, et al., and his work with the Gideon Initiative in Israel. His firm is also famous for its success in the retrial and exoneration of Evan Zimmerman, a previously convicted felon, whose story was the subject of a feature-length documentary aired on national television.

Mr. Belzer received his law degree from the Loyola University of Chicago School of Law in 1992. Previous to that, he worked for nearly a decade in the theater industry as an actor, director and playwright.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (100%): Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, False Accusations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Murder, Overdrawn Bank Account, Parole, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence

Focus Areas

Criminal Defense: Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, False Accusations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Murder, Overdrawn Bank Account, Parole, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence

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Selected to Super Lawyers for 13 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2017

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About Keith Belzer

Admitted: 1992, Wisconsin

Professional Webpage: http://www.dbsjustice.com/LaCrosse-criminal-defense-attorney...

Honors and Awards:

  • Leaders in the Law Award, Wisconsin Law Journal, 2006
  • Dedicated Service Award: Wisconsin State Public Defender, 1996
  • Leadership and Service Award: Loyola University Law School, 1992

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • United States District Court, Western District of Wisconsin, 2001
  • Member, Wisconsin State Bar, 1992
  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Partner: Devanie, Belzer & Schroeder S.C.
  • Wisconsin, 1992
  • Passell for Judge Campaign. Media consultant in successful campaign  
  • Gideon Initiative. Advised Israeli government on developing and implementing a trial skills program for Israeli public defenders.
  • Actor, Director Playwright: Chicago, Illinois, 1985-1992    
  • La Crosse Regional Training Coordinator: 1997-2000  
  • Assistant to the Training Director: 1999-2000
  • State Public Defender: 1992-2000
  • La Crosse County Bar Association  
  • Board of Directors - Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Sentencing Strategies Committee - La Crosse Couny Board
  • Wisconsin Coalition Against the Death Penalty 
  • Community Advisory Board - Unified Family Court Project
  • Board President - Coulee Region Mediation and Restorative Justice

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Knox College  
  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
  • Viterbo University
  • Marquette Law School
  • University of Wisconsin Law School
  • La Crosse Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Wisconsin State Bar
  • Missouri State Public Defender
  • Pima County Public Defender, Tucson, Arizona
  • United States District Court, District of Puerto Rico
  • National Criminal Defense College: Theories and Themes
  • National Criminal Defense College: Advanced Cross-Examination
  • National Criminal Defense College: Trial Skills College
  • Peoples Republic of China

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Lawson v. Trowbridge, et al. Resulted in a $5.4 million civil rights verdict

Educational Background:

  •  Knox College, Bachelor of Arts, 1985
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Office Location for Keith A. Belzer

300 North 2nd Street
Suite 200
La Crosse, WI 54601

Phone: 608-784-8055

 

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Last Updated: 7/24/2017

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