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Benjamin T. Van Severen

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Milwaukee, WI

Meyer Van Severen, S.C.
316 N. Milwaukee Street, Suite 200
Milwaukee, WI 53202-1444
Phone: 414-270-0202
Fax: 414-255-3014
Selected to Rising Stars: 2016 - 2021
Licensed in Wisconsin Since: 2013
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense (70%), Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (30%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Benjamin T. Van Severen is a partner at the highly respected Milwaukee law firm of Meyer Van Severen, S.C. Since co-founding the firm in late 2015, Mr. Van Severen has continued to build on his already excellent reputation by fighting to protect the rights of Wisconsin residents facing criminal charges. Today, with an acquittal rate that is three times the average in the state, accused individuals throughout Wisconsin turn to him for their criminal defense needs when faced with a variety of charges, including the following:

• Traffic violations

• Operating while intoxicated

• Drug charges

• Domestic violence

• Sexual offenses

• Weapons charges

• Child neglect and abuse

• Property crimes

• Violent crimes

• Parole and probation violations

Mr. Van Severen began his legal career in 2013 after earning his law degree from Marquette University Law School and his admission to the State Bar of Wisconsin. Over the course of a legal career spanning less than five years, attorney Van Severen has already earned the respect of both his clients and his peers.

As a result of his reputation, Mr. Van Severen is the recipient of a number of honors and awards. He has a "Superb" rating from Avvo, and The National Trial Lawyers has included him on its list of the Top 40 under 40.

When Mr. Van Severen is not defending a client, he is often found at legal functions. He is a member of numerous organizations, including the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Milwaukee Bar Association and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Criminal Defense
  • 30%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
Focus Areas

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


6 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2016 - 2021

About Benjamin T. Van Severen

First Admitted: 2013, Wisconsin

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • Milwaukee Bar Association
  • Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • American Bar Association
  • Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Milwaukee Young Lawyers Association
  • State Bar of Wisconsin

Educational Background

  • Marquette University, Bachelor of Arts, Honors: Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinic and Wisconsin State Public Defender Trial Office in Green Bay, Majors: Political Science and Criminology, Minor: Music, 2010
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Office Location for Benjamin T. Van Severen

316 N. Milwaukee Street
Suite 200
Milwaukee, WI 53202-1444

Phone: 414-270-0202

Fax: 414-255-3014

Last Updated: 6/24/2021

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