Dennis M. Melowski

Attorney Profile

Top Rated DUI-DWI Attorney in Sheboygan, WI

Melowski & Associates LLC
 | 524 South Pier Drive, Sheboygan, WI 53081
Phone: 920-208-3800
Fax: 920-395-2443
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
Attorney Profile

Dennis Melowski is the founding partner of Melowski & Associates, LLC, located in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. He has a statewide practice limited to DUI defense. With a record of nearly 400 drunk driving cases amended or dismissed, including more than 80 complete jury acquittals, Mr. Melowski is the go-to attorney in Wisconsin for DUI defense.

Mr. Melowski's excellence in the field of DUI defense has earned him substantial recognition in the legal community. He has been named a Wisconsin Super Lawyer a remarkable 7 times, more than any other attorney in his field. He has also been profiled in well-known magazines, including Wisconsin Newsweek in 2009 and a special edition of Forbes Magazine in 2007. The American Trial Lawyer's Association (ATLA) has also consistently honored him as a  "Top 100" trial lawyer. In 2011, Mr. Melowski was profiled in the November 21 issue of Newsweek Magazine as one of the nation's "8 Leaders in Criminal Defense." The magazine touted him as one of the top DUI defense attorneys in the country due to his superb record in his field.  

Because of his unmatched record of success in DUI defense, Mr. Melowski often speaks at legal seminars in Wisconsin and elsewhere in the country. His knowledge and expertise has also been instrumental in making changes and updates to the Wisconsin State Bar Traffic Law and Practice Manual, considered the definitive treatise on traffic law in the state.

In addition to his DUI practice, Mr. Melowski has, on occassion, handled select criminal cases with a high degree of success. Some of these cases have attracted significant media attention, including winning the only acquittal of a client charged in connection with the murder of a police officer, and another complete acquittal of a client facing more than 40 years in prison for attempted homicide and other charges. Most recently, Mr. Melowski won a complete acquittal of former Wisconsin State Senator Randy Hopper in his DUI jury trial, an outcome that received national media attention due to the novel defense Mr. Melowski successfully employed.

Mr. Melowski is a Life Member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) and is also a member of the Wisconsin and American Bar Associations.  

 
Practice Areas
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Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (100%)

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Selected to Super Lawyers for 15 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2019

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About Dennis Melowski

Admitted: 1993, Wisconsin

Professional Webpage: http://www.melowskilaw.com/DennisMelowski.html

Honors/Awards:

  • Profiled in special edition of Newsweek Magazine as one of the top attorneys in Wisconsin., Newsweek Magazine, 2009
  • Named a "Top 100.Trial  Lawyer" every year since 2007., Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2007
  • Touted by Newsweek magazine as one of the nation's top DUI defense attorneys due to his superb record in his field. Mr. Melowski was honored again by Newsweek in 2012 as a "Leader in Criminal Defense.", 8 Leaders in Criminal Defense , Nesweek Magazine, November 21, 2011
  • Profiled in special edition of Forbes Magazine (September, 2007). Selected as one of four businesses (and only law firm) in the Milwaukee area considered at the tops of their respective fields., Best in Business-Milwaukee, Forbes Magazine, 2007

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Life Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
  • Drunk Driving Roundtable
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • American Bar Association

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • The manual is considered the definitive treatise on traffic law in the state., Co-Author, Wisconsin Traffic Law and Practice Manual, State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Mr. Melowski's success has made him a fixture as a speaker at legal seminars in Wisconsin and elsewhere in the country, helping to educate other lawyers in the field of DWI defense. He is a frequent source of advice and strategy to lawyers around the state. Mr. Melowski's expertise has also been requested by the State Bar of Wisconsin in authoring changes and updates to the State Bar Traffic Law and Practice manual, considered the definitive treatise on traffic law in the State of Wisconsin.

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Four-time USA Traithlon All-American.
  • Six-time qualifier for the Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, with a personal best time on the grueling course of 9:46:50.

Educational Background:

  • University of Denver, Bachelor of Arts, 1990
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Office Location for Dennis M. Melowski

524 South Pier Drive
Sheboygan, WI 53081

Phone: 920-208-3800

Fax: 920-395-2443

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Last Updated: 8/29/2019

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