Gregory F. Rothstein

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Milwaukee, WI

Rothstein Law Office SC
 | 324 East Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1100
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: 4144052284
Fax: 414-291-9570
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1984
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (50%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (50%)
    Attorney Profile

    As Owner and President of Rothstein Law Office, S.C., Gregory F. Rothstein is committed to representing people in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as well as in Waukesha, Ozaukee, and Washington counties. He dedicates his practice to criminal defense cases that involve the following arrests: operating while intoxicated, traffic violations, drug crimes, sex crimes, concealed weapons charges, property crimes,  and domestic violence. Mr. Rothstein also handles personal injury cases from motor vehicle and motorcycle accidents.

    After earning a Bachelor of Arts from Loyola University Chicago, Mr. Rothstein went on to receive a Juris Doctor in 1984 from Marquette University Law School. During his time there, he served as a member of the Marquette University Law Review and his treatise article on criminal defense and procedure was published by the Law Review in 1984.

    Mr. Rothstein has 36 years of experience in the courtroom and has secured hundreds of not guilty verdicts, dismissals and reductions. He gained valuable insight into the legal process early in his career when he served as an intern for two judges in Milwaukee County Circuit Court.  Mr. Rothstein believes the key to successfully defending clients is preparation and he works diligently to gather details and expert witnesses to present a persuasive argument to the prosecutor or to the jury.

    For his achievements, Mr. Rothstein holds an Avvo "Superb" rating; he has earned the highest rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell; and he has been named in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100.  He has been named as a Preeminent Top Rated Lawyer by The National Law Journal of Legal Leaders,  a Top 10 Attorney for Wisconsin by the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys, a "Best DUI Attorney" by the Wisconsin Law Journal, a Top 10 Attorney in Wisconsin for DUI Defense by Attorney and Practice Magazine, a "10 Best Attorney" for Wisconsin by the American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys, a "Top 10 DUI/DWI" Attorney in Wisconsin by the American Jurist Institute, a "10 Best Attorney" for Wisconsin by the American Institute of Crimina Law Attorneys, a Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer in Wisconsin by the American Society of Legal Advocates, and nominated as one of America's Top 100 Attorneys by America's Top 100 Attorneys.

    Mr. Rothstein is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the State Bar of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin and all Wisconsin state courts.

    * AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used 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 confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 50%Criminal Defense
    • 50%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
    Focus Areas

    Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, False Accusations, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Sex Offenses, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence, DUI/DWI


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    Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2020

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    About Gregory Rothstein

    Admitted: 1984, Wisconsin

    Professional Webpage:


    • Marquette Law Review, Marquette University School of Law
    • "AV" Award for Highest Level of Professional Excellence, Partner, Martindale-Hubbell, 2010
    • Wisconsin SuperLawyer, 2005-2020
    • The National Trial Lawyers' Top 100 Trial Lawyers

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Wisconsin, 1984
    • State Bar of Wisconsin
    • U.S. District Court, Western Districts of Wisconsin, 1984
    • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1984
    • Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

    Educational Background:

    • Loyola University, B.A., 1981

    Industry Groups

    • State Bar Of Wisconsin
    • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers
    • Wisconsin Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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    • “One of the top Criminal Defense Attorneys in Wisconsin”
    • “One of the top Criminal Attorney's in the City. Very Professional.”

    These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

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    Office Location for Gregory F. Rothstein

    324 East Wisconsin Avenue
    Suite 1100
    Milwaukee, WI 53202

    Phone: 4144052284

    Fax: 414-291-9570

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