Jonathan C. Smith

Top rated Criminal Defense attorney in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Kohn & Smith
Jonathan C. Smith
Kohn & Smith

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense; view more

Licensed in Wisconsin since: 1995

Education: Marquette University Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2006
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Kohn & Smith

1110 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Suite 201
Milwaukee, WI 53203 Visit website


Bringing more than 25 years of experience to Kohn & Smith, Jonathan C. Smith, a co-founder of the practice, is a well-respected criminal defense attorney. Based out of Milwaukee, Jonathan represents clients around the State of Wisconsin in both State and Federal Courts. His caseload includes all types of criminal charges, including drugs, sex crimes, white collar offenses and violent crimes..

Any criminal charge has the potential to jeopardize someone’s future. Mr. Smith is highly detail-oriented as he builds a comprehensive strategy to protect a client’s rights. Throughout the process, he remains in close contact with the people he represents so they are able to make informed decisions and feel confident about their case. He is always upfront and honest with clients when it comes to discussing options and mapping out a plan of action.

Adept in resolving matters without having to go to litigation, Mr. Smith is also a fierce litigator. Over the course of his career, he has successfully taken a number of cases to trial involving matters such as homicide, sexual assualt, domestic violence and DUI. In state, federal and appellate courts, he demonstrates a clear ability to dispute evidence and strike down a witness’ credibility.

As a result of his accomplishments, Mr. Smith holds an Avvo “Superb” rating; he has been listed in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100; and he has earned the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

In 1992, Mr. Smith graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from American University. He then went on to earn a Juris Doctor in 1995 from the Marquette University Law School.

Mr. Smith is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Criminal Law Section.

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license 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 anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Criminal Defense

Focus areas

Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Murder, Sex Offenses, Theft

  • 100% Criminal Defense

First Admitted: 1995, Wisconsin

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Office location for Jonathan C. Smith

1110 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Suite 201
Milwaukee, WI 53203

Phone: 414-273-0203


2 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2006

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