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Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Sheboygan, WI

Kirk B. Obear
Kirk Obear and Associates
603 South Eighth Street, PO Box 935
Sheboygan, WI 53082-0935
T:Work 920-395-2200
F: Fax920-395-2202
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2015
Licensed Since: 1994
Education: University at Buffalo Law School - SUNY
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense (50%), Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (50%)
Industry Groups: Criminal Defense, Drunk Driving Defense, Law


Following an impressive military JAG career, Kirk Obear developed a statewide Wisconsin practice solely dedicated to criminal defense law: drunk driving, drug charges, traffic violations, sex offenses, internet crimes.  To date, Mr. Obear's advocacy has resulted in over 100 jury acquittals, amendments, or dismissals from defense motions filed on behalf of his clients.  Mr. Obear recently served as the President of the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (WACDL), and is a life member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL).  Kirk is also on the National Legal Committee for the National Organizatin for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML).  In November 2008, he opened his own law office in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.  In May of 2009, he was elected to the Board of Directors for NACDL. 

Years of Selection

Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2015

Articles about Kirk Obear appearing in Super Lawyers

Situation NORML
Why Kirk Obear, a former chief of military justice, works pro bono for the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

About Kirk Obear

Admitted: 1994, Wisconsin

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Honors and Awards:

  • The Meritorious Service Medal may be awarded to any member of the Armed Forces of the United States who distinguishes themselves by either outstanding achievement or meritorious service to the United States. This award was established as the counterpart of the Bronze Star Medal for the recognition of meritorious noncombat service., US Air Force Meritorious Service Medal, USAF, 1999
  • The Commendation Medal is a mid-level United States military award which is presented for sustained acts of heroism or meritorious service., US Air Force Commendation Medal, USAF, 1997

Educational Background:

  • B.S. Psychology, Summa Cum Laude, Mount Olive College, North Carolina, 1990
Last Updated: 6/19/2015
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