Michael C. Witt

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Jefferson, WI

Criminal Defense & Civil Litigation LLC
 | 231 South Main Street, PO Box 375
Jefferson, WI 53549
Phone: 920-674-7824
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1991
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (80%),
  • General Litigation (20%)
Attorney Profile

Michael C. Witt focuses the attention of his law firm in the general area of criminal defense and specifically traffic violations and DUI defense. Mr. Witt practices in south central and southeastern Wisconsin.

Mr. Witt received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin, receiving his JD from the UW Law School in 1990.

Mike Witt has held leadership positions, given presentations and received additional training within the legal community regarding traffic violations and DUI. His training and honors include:

  • Selected for inclusion on the 2009 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list
  • NHTSA/FMSCA Advanced Faculty Development Workshop, 2000
  • NHTSA Faculty Development Workshop, 1998
  • NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Certification, 1995

 

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (80%)

General Litigation (20%)

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 9 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2017

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About Michael Witt

Admitted: 1991, Wisconsin

Professional Webpage: http://www.jeffersonwicriminaldefense.com/Attorney/

Honors and Awards:

  • Hanson Memorial Prize awarded by WACDL for Not Guilty Verdict, Homicide by Intoxicated Use of a Motor Vehicle, State v. Garlock, Jefferson County Case No. 2007CF417, Hanson Memorial Prize, WACDL, 2007

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • NHTSA/FMSCA Advanced Faculty Development Workshop, National Judicial College, Reno, NV, 2000
  • NHTSA Faculty Development Workshop, National Judicial College, Reno, NV, 1998
  • NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Certification, 1995

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Past President, Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2012

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Saint Vincent DePaul Society
  • Wisconsin Ride for Kids Task Force, Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, 2004 - 2014
  • Past Member & Board President, People Against Domestic & Sexual Abuse Board of Directors
  • Past member, Jefferson County Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • CLE Presentation, Challenging Probable Cause Despite the PBT, Annual Drunk Driving Defense Seminar, 2015
  • Solo & Small Firm Conference CLE Presentation, Traffic Law Basics: A Ticket Is Not Always Just A ticket, State Bar Of WI, 2015
  • CLE Presentation, Build Your Practice: An Introduction to Traffic Law, State Bar Of WI, 2014
  • Historical Underpinnings of McNeely, Co-Presenter, We Don't Need No Stinking Warrant, Anuual Drunk Driving Defense Seminar, 2013
  • Historical Underpinnings of McNeely, Co-Presenter, We Don't Need No Stinking Warrant, Anuual Drunk Driving Defense Seminar, 2013
  • CLE presentation, Presenter, Distracted or Impared Drivers; Implications for Accident Cases, Pinnacle/Wisconsin State Bar, 2012
  • CLE presentation, Presenter, On It's Last Breath: Fischer & the Constitutional Right to Present a Defense in Wisconsin, Annual Drunk Driving Seminar, 2011
  • Presenter, Handling OWI Cases in Wisconsin, Pinnacle/ Wisconsin State Bar, 2011
  • Program Chair, An Introduction to Traffic Law, Pinnacle/Wisconsin State Bar, 2011
  • Co-presenter, The 911 Call:Winning the Stop Motion, Annual Drunk Driving Seminar, 2010
  • Program Chair, An Introduction to Traffic Law, May 2009
  • Commercial Driver's Licenses & Commercial Motor Vehicles, March 2007
  • Defense Perspective of OWI Cases, April 2007
  • Going through the Motions, November 2007
  • Causes & Burdens in Death & Injury Cases, November 2008
  • Advanced Blood Testing Issues & Challenges, November 2009
  • Program Chair, Ethical Issues and the Defense of the Indigent, December 2009

Educational Background:

  • Triton College, River Grove IL, Associate of Science-Biology, 1981
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison WI, 1988 Bachelor of Arts, History & History of Science

Industry Groups

  • American Academy Of Forensic Sciences
  • American Bar Association
  • Jefferson County Bar Association
  • National Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Wisconsin Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Comments

    • “Micahel Witt is not only the finest attorney in Jefferson County. He is also one of the best in the state.”
    • “I have been on the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Board with Mike for many years now. I have attended his presentations at seminars, reviewed transcripts from his cases, and I have seen him in action. He has a great record of success, and I think he is a genius at developing defenses and presenting them to the court or jury. He is very active in helping younger lawyers and contributing to the WACDL listserve.”

    These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

    Office Location for Michael C. Witt

    231 South Main Street
    PO Box 375
    Jefferson, WI 53549

    Phone: 920-674-7824

     

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    Last Updated: 4/6/2017

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