Brian Kinstler

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Milwaukee, WI

Kinstler Law Office, LLC
 | 735 North Water Street, Suite 729
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: 414-271-1200
Selected to Rising Stars: 2010 - 2011
Licensed Since: 2001
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (70%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (20%),
  • Appellate (10%)
Attorney Profile

Brian Kinstler has successfully represented hundreds of clients charged with white-collar crimes, drug offenses, sexual assaults, and homicides in state and federal courts, including several high-profile cases. Brian is also known for his work on appeals, and has won cases in the United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, and the Wisconsin Supreme Court. 

Brian has been rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyer Magazine, and has received the Martin Hanson Advocate Award from the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He has given presentations on criminal law to attorneys and other professionals in Wisconsin and elsewhere.

 

 

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (70%): Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Murder, Parole, Probation, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence

Criminal Defense: White Collar (20%): White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

Appellate (10%): Appeals

Focus Areas

Criminal Defense: Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Murder, Parole, Probation, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence

Criminal Defense: White Collar: White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

Appellate: Appeals

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

Rising Stars: 2010 - 2011

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About Brian Kinstler

Admitted: 2001, Wisconsin

Professional Webpage: http://www.kinstlerlaw.com/attorney-profile/

Honors and Awards:

  • Rated AV-Preeminent -- the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards,  based on peer peviews by judges, prosecutors, and defense attorneys, Martindale-Hubbell, 2015
  • Martin Hanson Memorial Advocate's Prize for winning a high-profile homicide trial , Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2010
  • SuperLawyer Magazine Rising Star in 2010 and 2011, Super Lawyer Magazine, 2010

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Guest Legal Writer for "Inside Track," the State Bar of Wisconsin's online magazine, State Bar of Wisconsin, 2013
  • "The Year In Review: Criminal Procedure in the 2009-2010 Term of the Wisconsin Appellate Courts," Presentation at 31st Annual Conference on Recent Developments in Criminal Law, Marquette University Law School, 12/4/2010
  • "Forensic Assessment of Perinatal Mood Disorders," Presentation at Postpartum Support International 23rd International Conference in Los Angeles, CA, 8/7/2009 (with Dr. Diana Barnes and Dr. Ruta Nonacs)
  • "Confessions in an Era of Electronic Recording," Presentation at 30th Annual Conference on Recent Developments in Criminal Law, Marquette University Law School, 12/5/2009

Educational Background:

  • Graduate Fellowship in Linguistics, University of Pennsylvania, 1996
  • University of Iowa, M.A. in Linguistics, 1996
  • Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, B.A. in English Literature and Anthropology (Departmental Honors), 1989

Industry Groups

  • National Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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    Office Location for Brian Kinstler

    735 North Water Street
    Suite 729
    Milwaukee, WI 53202

    Phone: 414-271-1200

     

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