John S. Schiro

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Milwaukee, WI

Schiro and Zarzynski
 | 111 East Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202-4825
Phone: 414-277-9696
Fax: 414-224-1411
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1980
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (60%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (20%),
  • Appellate (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    As head of the criminal defense division at The Law Offices of Schiro and Zarzynski, John S. Schiro serves those in the Milwaukee and Waukesha, Wisconsin, metropolitan areas. He has over three decades of experience representing those who have been accused of a crime.

    A criminal record can extensively affect the future of an individual, and Mr. Schiro is a passionate advocate with a knack for defending the liberties and rights of anyone charged with a crime. He handles cases at the circuit court level, including felonies and misdemeanors, along with cases that are heard in federal court. With a focus on traffic violations and drunk driving cases, Mr. Schiro is well-versed in the liberties that are given to every citizen in the Bill of Rights.

    Mr. Schiro is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and was chosen to join the ranks of The National College for DUI Defense, Inc. A frequent lecturer on trial and criminal techniques, he was given a forensic chromatography certificate for mastering blood science in relation to drug and alcohol cases by the American Chemical Society.

    After earning his Juris Doctor from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1980, Mr. Schiro has spent his career protecting the rights and best interests of those who have allegedly committed a crime. His past includes overturning of wrongful convictions, proving innocence and seeking fair, just resolutions of difficult cases. While he has protected and defended thousands of clients over the years, his biggest joy is found in sending innocent people home.

    Practice Areas
    • 60%Criminal Defense
    • 20%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
    • 20%Appellate
    Focus Areas

    Criminal Law


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    Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2019

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    About John Schiro

    Admitted: 1980, Wisconsin

    Professional Webpage:


    • Wisconsin Super Lawyer in Criminal Defense 

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certificate in Forensic Chromatography, American Chemical Society, 2014

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, President's Club
    • Long Standing Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
    • Member, Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
    • National College of DUI Defense Attorneys
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    Office Location for John S. Schiro

    111 East Wisconsin Avenue
    Milwaukee, WI 53202-4825

    Phone: 414-277-9696

    Fax: 414-224-1411

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    Last Updated: 3/20/2020

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