Richard A. Coad

Top rated Criminal Defense attorney in Madison, Wisconsin

Coad Law Office, S.C.
Richard A. Coad
Coad Law Office, S.C.

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, DUI-DWI, White Collar Crimes; view more

Licensed in Wisconsin since: 2004

Education: William Mitchell College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2007 - 2012, 2014

Coad Law Office, S.C.

10 E. Doty Street, Suite 513
Madison, WI 53703 Visit website

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A prominent criminal defense attorney based in Madison, Wisconsin, Richard A. Coad established Coad Law Office, S.C., in 2011. With about two decades of experience, he is equipped to take on complex cases involving assault and battery, criminal fraud, criminal law, drug and alcohol violations, DUI/DWI, and federal crimes. Licensed by the State Bar of Wisconsin in 2004, he extends his practice statewide.

Mr. Coad started his own firm to provide quality legal services to his clients and to help them navigate the intricacies of the U.S. justice system with ease. He has admissions to the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. District Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Wisconsin, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan, the U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma and the Wisconsin Supreme Court. 

Finding satisfaction in being able to help those caught in the net of the law, Mr. Coad extends a compassionate hand to all those who seek his help. His relentless efforts toward the pursuit of justice have earned him several favorable results throughout his legal career. Owing to this reputation and name in the field, he has been selected to serve on the board of directors for the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. 

With a bachelor’s degree in business management, which he earned from Gettysburg College, Mr. Coad proceeded to obtain his Juris Doctor from the Mitchell Hamline School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota. Apart from focusing his attention on regular practice, he is also an active part of the legal community, having presented papers on several relevant topics at various state and national conferences. In addition, he holds memberships in the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Dane County Bar Association. He is also recognized with a perfect 10.0 rating on Avvo and a Notable* peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. 

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Criminal Defense, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI, Criminal Defense: White Collar

Focus areas

Assault & Battery, Criminal Domestic Violence, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Criminal Law - Federal, DUI/DWI, Debt, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Failure to Pay Child Support, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Overdrawn Bank Account, Parole, Probation, Prosecution, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Traffic Violations, White Collar Crime

  • 70% Criminal Defense
  • 20% Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 10% Criminal Defense: White Collar

First Admitted: 2004, Wisconsin

Professional Webpage: https://coadlawoffice.com/attorney-richard-a-coad/

Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Argued Logan v. United States, 552 U.S. 23 (2007) in the United States Supreme Court.
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan
  • Supreme Court of Wisconsin
  • Dane County Bar Association, 2007-Present
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, 2005-Present
  • The Dane County Bar Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2004-Present
  • United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, 2005-Present
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2004-Present
  • The Dane County Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • Board of Directors for the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2012, 2013 and 2016
  • Dane County Criminal Defense Bar, 2008-Present
  • Wisconsin State bar
  • Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member since 2004
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Coach Youth Soccer and Basketball, Madison WI
Educational Background:
  • Gettysburg College, B.A., 1996
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • United States v. Rozek, Western District Wisconsin Case No. 2006-CR-71 - Bankruptcy Fraud. Case dismissed., 2006
  • State v. Dorneanu, Dane Co. 2016CF1771 - Felony Threats to Injure Business Reputation - felony dismissed., 2017
  • State v. Owen, Dane Co. 2016CF156 - Felony Substantial Battery - Case dismissed., 2016
  • United States v. Mau, Western District Wisconsin, Case No. 16-CR-53, 2016
  • United States v. Hurreon Walker, 673 F.3d 649 (7th Cir. 2012), 2012
  • State v. Hayes, Dane Co. 2016CF2132 - Felony Intimidation of Witness, battery - case dismissed., 2017
  • State v. Pink, Dane Co. 2016CF784 - Felony Possession of Narcotics - Case dismissed., 2016
  • Logan v. United States, 552 U.S. 23 (2007) (Ginsburg, J.); 453 F.3d 804 (7th Cir. 2006) (Easterbrook, J., Evans, J., Rovner, J.); W.D. Wis. Case No. 05-CR-88 (Shabaz, J.)(2005), 2007
  • United States v. Tran, Western District Wisconsin, Case No. 16-CR-9, 2016
  • United States v. Dye, Eastern District Wisconsin, Case No. 2011-CR-205, 2012
  • State v. Ohmer, Dane Co. 2016CF838 - Felony Possession of Narcotics - felony case dismissed., 2017
  • United States v. Lloyd Waupoose, Eastern District Wisconsin, Case No. 2005-CR-83 - Sexual Assault of a Child - Case dismissed, 2005
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • What to Do When the FBI Comes Knocking, Guest Speaker, Madison Area Corporate Counsel Network, 2015
  • Dane County Bar Association: Supreme Court Update, 2009, 2008
  • Dane County Bar Association Meeting: United States Supreme Court Update, 2011
  • Speaker, Dane County Bar Association: Supreme Court Update, 2010
  • Speaker, The Basics of Internal Investigations, WHDU, 2015
  • Speaker, Litigating Firearms Cases, Wisconsin State Public Defender Conference, 2010
  • Wisconsin State Public Defender Conference, Litigating Motions in Concealed Carry and Other Firearms Cases, September 26, 2008
Honors/Awards:
  • Top 10% in the United States, Lawyers of Distinction, 2016
  • Super Lawyer, 2018- 2021
  • Recognized as Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Milwaukee Magazine and Madison Magazine 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2014
Industry Groups:
  • 7th Circuit Bar Association
  • Dane County Bar Association
  • National Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Wisconsin Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Office location for Richard A. Coad

10 E. Doty Street, Suite 513
Madison, WI 53703

Phone: 608-571-6279

Selections

7 Years Super Lawyers
7 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2007 - 2012, 2014

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