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Edward J. Hunt

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Milwaukee, WI

Hunt Law Group, S.C.
342 N. Water St. Suite 600
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: 414-488-6845
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2022
Licensed in Wisconsin Since: 1981
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Estate Planning & Probate
Attorney Profile

Edward J. Hunt is a criminal defense lawyer with more than 30 years of experience in federal, state and municipal trials. A founding partner of the Hunt Law Group, S.C., located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he represents both adult and juvenile clients facing felony and misdemeanor charges involving assault, domestic violence, drugs, DUI, murder, narcotics, sexual misconduct, traffic violations and more. He serves clients both in Milwaukee and throughout southeastern Wisconsin, including Milwaukee, Dodge, Jefferson, Ozaukee, Racine, Walworth, Washington and Waukesha counties.

After graduating from Marquette University, Mr. Hunt earned his law degree from Gonzaga University School of Law in Spokane, Washington. He is admitted to practice in all Wisconsin state courts, the U.S. district courts for the eastern and western districts of Wisconsin, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit.

In addition to his law practice, Mr. Hunt belongs to various professional organizations including the State Bar of Wisconsin and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is a former president of the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and serves on the emeritus panel of the Federal Defender Services of Wisconsin, Inc.

Mr. Hunt shares his legal knowledge and experience with others by speaking at legal education seminars. He has served as an assistant professor for the University of Wisconsin Law School’s legal defense program.

Mr. Hunt’s accomplishments have earned him respect within the legal profession and in the larger community. The attorney peer review service Martindale-Hubbell gave him its highest rating of AV Preeminent.* He has been asked to appear as a legal commentator on television networks, including Court TV and Milwaukee’s ABC affiliate WISN.

*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. 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 practice standards.

Practice Areas
  • 80%Criminal Defense
  • 20%Estate Planning & Probate
Focus Areas

Assault & Battery, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Murder, Sex Offenses, Criminal Domestic Violence, Probate & Estate Administration


18 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2022

About Edward J. Hunt

First Admitted: 1981, Wisconsin

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Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Lecturer, Continuing Legal Education Programs sponsored by the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the State Bar of Wisconsin, the Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Federal Defender Service of Wisconsin, the Milwaukee Office of the State Public Defender and the American Bar Association
  • Former Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin Law School clinical program, Legal Defense Program

Bar/Professional Activity

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Lifetime Member
  • Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Past President, 2001-2002
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin, 1981
  • State Bar Wisconsin
  • Emeritus Panel of Federal Defender Services of Eastern Wisconsin Inc.
  • Admitted to Practice in Wisconsin, 1981


  • Serves on the committee that selects the annual recipient of the "Dave Niblack Award” honoring lawyers who have demonstrated a career commitment to valiantly defending the indigent in the criminal justice system.
  • Served as the Legal Expert Commentator for Milwaukee ABC affiliate WISN on the trial of State v. Mark Chmura and the trial of police officers accused of beating Frank Jude
  • Appeared as a Legal Expert Commentator on Court TV’s “The Best Defense”

Educational Background

  • Marquette University B.A., 1976

Industry Groups

  • Wisconsin Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers National Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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Office Location for Edward J. Hunt

342 N. Water St. Suite 600
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Phone: 414-488-6845

Last Updated: 6/10/2022

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