Tom Grieve

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Brookfield, WI

Grieve Law, LLC
 | 225 Regency Ct, Suite 200
Brookfield, WI 53045
Phone: 262-786-7100
Fax: 262-786-7103
Selected To Rising Stars: 2013 - 2018, 2020 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2010
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (50%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (50%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • French
  • Free Consultation
Attorney Profile

Attorney Tom Grieve is the founder and principal of Grieve Law and Divergent Family law, which has law offices in Milwaukee, Brookfield, Madison and Glendale, Wisconsin. Nationally ranked as among the best attorneys in America, Mr. Grieve has more than 10 years of total legal experience, and he provides exceptional counsel to clients throughout the state who are facing serious felony and misdemeanor criminal charges as well as assisting on family law matters.

As a criminal defense attorney, Mr. Grieve has achieved remarkable success fighting for the rights and liberties of the accused, and he has secured numerous acquittals and dismissals for his clients while also obtaining many reductions of charges to help mitigate the potential consequences his clients may face. Over the course of his career, he has handled a broad range of criminal matters, including DUI/OWI, drug crimes, sex crimes, domestic violence, firearm violations and more, and he has gained a reputation as a fierce advocate for those he serves. 

In honor of his outstanding professionalism and legal abilities, Mr. Grieve has earned perennial designation from both Madison and Milwaukee magazines as one of the Top Attorneys in Wisconsin as well as designation as among the Best Attorneys in America from Rue Ratings. He has also received Top 40 Under 40 and Top 100 Trial Lawyer rankings from the National Trial Lawyers, and the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys has named him among the Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys Under 40 in Wisconsin.

Mr. Grieve has also received Superb, 10 out of 10 client ratings on Avvo as well as a Leading Lawyers designation from Milwaukee Lifestyle Magazine. A 2007 graduate of Marquette University, he returned to his alma mater and obtained his Juris Doctor from Marquette University Law School in 2010. 

Drawing upon his extensive legal knowledge and experience, Mr. Grieve routinely appears on various local radio news programs, quoted in print media, has done interviews with the Washington Post, Fox News, where he offers in-depth legal commentary on a variety of topics. He has also published articles in various trade magazines, including a multiple time writer in the award-winning Conceal Carry Magazine and he has conducted lectures and continuing legal education seminars on criminal defense, gun ownership rights and other subjects for both the general public and fellow attorneys.

 
Practice Areas
  • 50%Criminal Defense
  • 50%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Probation, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence, DUI/DWI

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 8 years

Rising Stars: 2013 - 2018, 2020 - 2021

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About Tom Grieve

Admitted: 2010, Wisconsin

Professional Webpage: https://www.grievelaw.com/CriminalDefenseAttorneys/TomGrieve

Honors/Awards:

  • Top Wisconsin Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Top Attorney Criminal Defense, Avvo.com
  • Clients' Choice Award, Avvo.com
  • Top Attorneys in Wisconsin, Madison Magazine
  • Wisconsin Rising Star, Super Lawyers
  • Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys Under 40 in Wisconsin, National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • This award recognizes the top 40 trial attorneys in the state of Wisconsin under 40 years of age., Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers Association, 2014
  • Recognizes the top attorneys in Wisconsin, Top Attorneys of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Magazine, 2014
  • Recognizes the top attorneys in Wisconsin, Top Attorneys in Wisconsin, Milwaukee Magazine, 2013
  • The National Trial Lawyers is a professional organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from across the country who exemplify superior qualifications as civil plaintiff or criminal defense trial lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Wisconsin, National Trial Lawyers, 2014

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Standardized Field Sobriety Test, Instructor certification, 2019
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Standardized Field Sobriety Test, Completion certification, 2019

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • NRA
  • United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA)
  • Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Waukesha County Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Each year I volunteer at the regional mock trial competitions as a judge for high school students. It is always a tremendous pleasure to see what are typically extremely prepared and impressive high schoolers compete as they grapple with both facts, the rules of evidence, and of course each other., 2020
  • Each year I volunteer at the regional mock trial competitions as a judge for high school students. It is always a tremendous pleasure to see what are typically extremely prepared and impressive high schoolers compete as they grapple with both facts, the rules of evidence, and of course each other., 2019
  • Each year I volunteer at the regional mock trial competitions as a judge for high school students. It is always a tremendous pleasure to see what are typically extremely prepared and impressive high schoolers compete as they grapple with both facts, the rules of evidence, and of course each other., 2016
  • Each year I volunteer at the regional mock trial competitions as a judge for high school students. It is always a tremendous pleasure to see what are typically extremely prepared and impressive high schoolers compete as they grapple with both facts, the rules of evidence, and of course each other., 2019
  • Each year I volunteer at the regional mock trial competitions as a judge for high school students. It is always a tremendous pleasure to see what are typically extremely prepared and impressive high schoolers compete as they grapple with both facts, the rules of evidence, and of course each other., 2018
  • Each year I volunteer at the regional mock trial competitions as a judge for high school students. It is always a tremendous pleasure to see what are typically extremely prepared and impressive high schoolers compete as they grapple with both facts, the rules of evidence, and of course each other., 2017
  • Each year I volunteer at the regional mock trial competitions as a judge for high school students. It is always a tremendous pleasure to see what are typically extremely prepared and impressive high schoolers compete as they grapple with both facts, the rules of evidence, and of course each other., 2014
  • Each year I volunteer at the regional mock trial competitions as a judge for high school students. It is always a tremendous pleasure to see what are typically extremely prepared and impressive high schoolers compete as they grapple with both facts, the rules of evidence, and of course each other., 2015
  • Each year I volunteer at the regional mock trial competitions as a judge for high school students. It is always a tremendous pleasure to see what are typically extremely prepared and impressive high schoolers compete as they grapple with both facts, the rules of evidence, and of course each other., 2013
  • Each year I volunteer at the regional mock trial competitions as a judge for high school students. It is always a tremendous pleasure to see what are typically extremely prepared and impressive high schoolers compete as they grapple with both facts, the rules of evidence, and of course each other., 2012
  • Since 2015, I have provided assistance and consultations with numerous individuals, businesses and non-profits on weapons in the workplace, self-defense and emergency preparation., 2019
  • Since 2015, I have provided assistance and consultations with numerous individuals, businesses and non-profits on weapons in the workplace, self-defense and emergency preparation., 2018
  • Since 2015, I have provided assistance and consultations with numerous individuals, businesses and non-profits on weapons in the workplace, self-defense and emergency preparation., 2017
  • Since 2015, I have provided assistance and consultations with numerous individuals, businesses and non-profits on weapons in the workplace, self-defense and emergency preparation., 2016
  • I have done limited scope estate planning for certain first responders and law enforcement officers pro bono and other times extremely nominal charges. This has been an ongoing commitment and mission., 2020
  • I have done limited scope estate planning for certain first responders and law enforcement officers pro bono and other times extremely nominal charges. This has been an ongoing commitment and mission., 2019
  • I have done limited scope estate planning for certain first responders and law enforcement officers pro bono and other times extremely nominal charges. This has been an ongoing commitment and mission., 2018
  • I have done limited scope estate planning for certain first responders and law enforcement officers pro bono and other times extremely nominal charges. This has been an ongoing commitment and mission., 2017
  • I have done limited scope estate planning for certain first responders and law enforcement officers pro bono and other times extremely nominal charges. This has been an ongoing commitment and mission., 2016
  • I have done limited scope estate planning for certain first responders and law enforcement officers pro bono and other times extremely nominal charges. This has been an ongoing commitment and mission., 2015
  • I have done limited scope estate planning for certain first responders and law enforcement officers pro bono and other times extremely nominal charges. This has been an ongoing commitment and mission., 2014
  • I have done limited scope estate planning for certain first responders and law enforcement officers pro bono and other times extremely nominal charges. This has been an ongoing commitment and mission., 2013

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Attorney Grieve was an invited speaker concerning the landmark case of DC v. Heller: the 2nd Amendment and Constitution at the University of Wisconsin Law School on behalf of the Federalist Society., Speaker, Speaker At UW-Law School, 2016
  • Attorney Grieve presented to the Madison Area Paralegals Association regarding 2nd Amendment Rights in Wisconsin., Speaker, 2nd Amendment Rights in Wisconsin, Criminal Law, Personal Defense, 2020
  • Attorney Grieve gave a longer than 60 minute seminar about Wisconsin criminal and self-defense law to over 100 people, followed by a Q+A session., Speaker, Wisconsin Self-Defense and Criminal Law, 2nd Amendment Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Defense, Self-defense Law, 2020
  • Written for an award-winning magazine, Conceal Carry Magazine is published quarterly to well over 300,000 subscribers.  I wrote about a recent 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision that discussed the application of the "reactionary gap" in self-defense cases, both law enforcement, and non-law enforcement, to discuss the case and impact on training principles.  The case could have major implications for the legal fields of self-defense law.  , Writer, Rethinking the Tueller Principle, Conceal Carry Magazine, Criminal Law, Personal Defense, 2020
  • Presented on multiple topics at an all-day nationally televised seminar on conceal carry, castle doctrine, and self-defense law. , CLE Presenter, Speaker, National Business Institute, Constitutional Law, Criminal Defense, 2018
  • Attorney Grieve was honored to be selected as a Continuing Legal Education presenter on the topic of 2nd Amendment, Constitutional Law, and firearm law to other attorneys and judges., CLE Presenter, Speaker, National Business Institute, CLE Presenter, 2016
  • A regular panelist on the United States Concealed Carry Association national broadcasts concerning criminal defense, concealed carry law, and constitutional law., 2016
  • I was flown down to Kentucky to give two talks at the annual United States Conceal Carry Association expo on the History of the 2nd Amendment when to shoot or not shoot., Speaker, Speaker, United States Conceal Carry Association, 2018
  • Speaker at UW law school for the federalist society concerning DC vs. Heller., Law school speaker, Speaker, Federalist Society, University Wisconsin, 2015
  • I spoke on a panel for a live national broadcast, with replay, that aggregates tens of thousands of views across multiple platforms.  Upon writing, this video had 30,000+ youtube replays in addition to facebook views, people who viewed live, etc.  My role on the panel is to comment on legal and courtroom issues, constitutional law, self-defense and criminal law. , Speaker, Speaker, United States Concealed Carry Association, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, 2018

Videos:

  • I am a regular host/speaker on the United States Concealed Carry Associations' "Ask an attorney" segment., Speaker, Constitutional Law, Criminal Defense, 2019

Educational Background:

  • Standardized Field Sobriety Test certified instructor, 2019
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Office Location for Tom Grieve

225 Regency Ct
Suite 200
Brookfield, WI 53045

Phone: 262-786-7100

Fax: 262-786-7103

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Last Updated: 6/1/2021

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