Benjamin T. Van Severen

Top rated criminal defense attorney in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Van Severen Law Office, S.C.
Benjamin T. Van Severen
Van Severen Law Office, S.C.

Practice Areas: Criminal defense, DUI-DWI; view more

Licensed in Wisconsin since: 2013

Education: Marquette University Law School

Selected to Rising Stars: 2016 - 2022

Van Severen Law Office, S.C.

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


Attorney Benjamin T. Van Severen is the owner of the highly respected Milwaukee law firm Van Severen Law Office, S.C. Since co-founding his prior 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

Criminal defense, 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

  • 70% Criminal defense
  • 30% Criminal defense: DUI/DWI

First Admitted: 2013, Wisconsin

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Milwaukee 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

Office location for Benjamin T. Van Severen

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

Phone: 414-270-0202


7 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2016 - 2022

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