Odalo J. Ohiku

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Milwaukee, WI

Law Office of Odalo J. Ohiku
 | 740 N Plankinton Ave, Suite 800
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Phone: 414-386-8161
Fax: 414-271-6310
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2002
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (40%),
  • Family Law (30%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (20%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Odalo J. Ohiku is the founder and owner of the Law Office of Odalo J. Ohiku in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Nationally recognized as among the top lawyers in the country, Mr. Ohiku provides unmatched representation and support to clients throughout the greater Milwaukee metro and surrounding areas who have legal needs involving any of the following:

    · Criminal defense for sexual assault, drug charges, probation and parole violations, weapons charges and other felonies and misdemeanors

    · Family law and divorce

    · Estate planning, wills and trusts

    · Alternative dispute resolution

    Regardless of the legal issues his clients are facing or how complex their needs, Mr. Ohiku maintains an unwavering focus on protecting their rights and interests, and he has gained a reputation as an impassioned and tireless advocate for his clients who aggressively pursues the most favorable outcomes on their behalf. His mantra of caring for the whole person has become the hallmark of his practice, and he does all he can to assist his clients during what is a very uncertain and difficult time in their lives.

    Recognized for his outstanding professionalism and service, Mr. Ohiku has earned a Top 40 Under 40 designation from The National Trial Lawyers as well as the American Society of Legal Advocates. He also holds a Top One Percent ranking from the National Association of Distinguished Counsel and a Distinguished Lawyer designation from Expert Network. He also received the President's Award from the State Bar of Wisconsin in 2019, and he has received the Client Champion Award from Martindale-Hubbell.

    Mr. Ohiku received his Bachelor of Arts in political science and criminology and his Master of Arts in public service from Marquette University in 1999 and 2004, respectively. He obtained his Juris Doctor from Marquette University Law School in 2002, and he completed divorce and family mediation training from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2013 and arbitration training from the American Bar Association in 2016.

    Mr. Ohiku is an active member of numerous local, state and national legal organizations, and he actively supports the Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund and Evans Scholars Foundation. He also speaks regularly across his region on a variety of topics, including Fourth Amendment search and seizure issues, race, crime and the law, and other subjects.

    Practice Areas
    • 40%Criminal Defense
    • 30%Family Law
    • 20%Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • 10%Estate Planning & Probate
    Focus Areas

    Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Parole, Probation, Prosecution, Sex Offenses, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills


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    Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021

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    About Odalo Ohiku

    Admitted: 2002, Wisconsin

    Professional Webpage: https://www.ohiku.com/about/


    • Top 40 under 40, The American Society of Legal Advocates and The National Trial Lawyers
    • American Bar Foundation-Wisconsin Fellow

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Wisconsin State Bar Association
    • Wisconsin Association of Mediators – Practitioner Mediator
    • Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • Arbitrator for the Fee Arbitration Program, State Bar of Wisconsin
    • Wisconsin Association of African-American Lawyers
    • Diversity & Inclusion Oversight Committee, State Bar of Wisconsin
    • Strategic Planning Committee, State Bar of Wisconsin
    • Board of Governors Chairperson of the Board, State Bar of Wisconsin
    • State Bar of Wisconsin
    • National Bar Association
    • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • Milwaukee Bar Association
    • Milwaukee Urban League
    • Association for Conflict Resolution
    • FINRA
    • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
    • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
    • American Bar Association
    • African-American Chamber of Commerce
    • Supreme Court of Wisconsin
    • U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
    • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • Wisconsin

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Evans Scholarship Foundation
    • Wisconsin Law Foundation-Wisconsin Fellow
    • Second Chance Expungement Clinic
    • Pro Bono Honor Society
    • Divorce Cooperation Institute
    • Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Lecturer, Fourth Amendment Search and Seizure

    Educational Background:

    • Marquette University, B. A., Political Science / Criminology, 1999
    • Marquette University, M.A., Public Service, 2004
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    Office Location for Odalo J. Ohiku

    740 N Plankinton Ave
    Suite 800
    Milwaukee, WI 53203

    Phone: 414-386-8161

    Fax: 414-271-6310

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    Last Updated: 6/1/2021

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