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Since 2014 criminal defense attorneys Matthew R. Meyer and Benjamin Van Severen have been recognized by Super Lawyers as “Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorneys” in Milwaukee, WI. Our defense attorneys are recognized throughout Wisconsin as experienced and trusted advocates for individuals facing all criminal and drunk driving charges.  Whether you’re facing a Class A felony, a misdemeanor, a forfeiture, or any other kind of conviction, one of our defense lawyers can certainly help.

At Meyer Van Severen, S.C. we defend individuals facing all criminal charges throughout Wisconsin.  The majority of our practice focuses on Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee, Washington, Kenosha, Racine, Walworth, Rock, Dodge, Sheboygan, and Fond du Lac County, but we certainly travel throughout the state for clients seeking the best criminal defense representation from one of the best attorneys in Wisconsin.


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Your defense begins when you call. Criminal charges are serious, contact the experts.


Understand the criminal procedure.

Know what you’re up against and what to expect when you or a loved one is charged with a crime.


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Keep up with the latest Wisconsin law news and insights on our legal blog.


Our law firm dedicates itself to aggressive representation, but we strive for more. Our smart criminal defense strategies allow us to more effectively achieve the best results in your criminal case. The skill and dedication of your defense attorney will have an impact on your criminal case.  Whether your case requires motion practice, aggressive negotiation, or strong jury trial representation, we can help.


Drunk driving cases in Wisconsin are serious.  Although your first offense usually does not carry any kind of incarceration, it’s important to fight your charges from the very beginning.  A first-offense drunk driving charge sticks with you for the rest of your life.  And it certainly counts on your record.

Subsequent drunk driving charges are even more important to defend.  Starting with a second offense OWI, convictions lead to time in jail.  And once you hit a fourth offense, it’s a felony.  The fact that your first offense was simply a ticket hurts you more when you get to these offenses.  Judges see your “free chance” as more of a reason to punish you later on.

At Meyer Van Severen, our criminal defense attorneys are always on top of changes in drunk driving, OWI, DUI, and PAC law.  Whether you were illegally stopped by police, illegally arrested after incorrect standardized field sobriety tests, or subject to some other incorrect procedure, we’re here to help.  Our criminal defense attorneys are some of the best in Wisconsin, and are here to help you.

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Our criminal defense attorneys are constantly recognized throughout the state as experts in this field.  Whether you’re in need of a sexual assault defense attorney, a drunk driving defense attorney, or a drug defense attorney, we have your back.  100% of our representation focuses on defending individuals accused of violating the laws in Wisconsin.  If you’re looking for a specialist, our criminal defense attorneys are certainly a match.

And like our 100% focus on criminal defense, we defend individuals in 100% of Wisconsin.  Our practice is focused in southeastern Wisconsin, but we regularly travel throughout the state defending individuals charged with crimes.

We win criminal cases.  Call us today.  Let’s start fighting your case together.


Criminal cases can be complex and confusing. At Meyer Van Severen, S.C. we’re dedicated to making the process work well for you. Criminal defense attorney Matthew R. Meyer explains criminal procedure:


Homicide, Murder, and Manslaughter Defense Attorneys

Homicide charges are some of the most serious that a criminal defendant faces. We believe the very best criminal defense attorneys in Wisconsin best defend these cases. Do not hire the cheapest attorney in town – your life depends upon it. Our criminal defense attorneys have defended some of the highest-profile homicide cases in southeastern Wisconsin.

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Sexual Assault Defense Attorneys

Sexual assault, like homicide charges, are the most serious a criminal defendant in Wisconsin faces. We recognize that alleged-victims frequently lie – they know that upon a simple allegation, the defendant will likely be arrested. Our sexual assault defense attorneys take these charges very seriously. Whether a family member, child, ex-spouse, or anyone else has accused you of a sex crime, contact us immediately. Sex assault cases are serious, move quickly, and require a strong response.

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Drunk Driving Defense Attorneys

Drunk driving offenses are serious. Whether you’ve been charged with OWI, PAC, DUI, or any other drunk driving offense, our drunk driving attorneys have you covered. Our aggressive defense lawyers consistently challenge illegal police conduct in court. We’re aware of the serious legal consequences you face. Whether it’s your first offense of your tenth, contact our drunk driving law firm and speak with a top Wisconsin drunk driving defense attorney.

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Domestic violence defense attorneys

Domestic violence cases carry with them very specific, unique penalties. If you’re convicted of a domestic violence offense, you face additional fines, a lifetime firearm ban, and the negative stigma attached to a DV conviction. We recognize that alleged-victims frequently lie in domestic violence cases. And we frequently defend these cases through jury trial. Whether you’re facing a battery, substantial battery, criminal damage to property, disorderly conduct, or any other domestic violence criminal charge, get in touch with us. You have one chance to defend your domestic violence case – hire one of the best criminal defense attorneys in Wisconsin.

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Drug Crime Defense Attorneys

A drug conviction will change the rest of your life. Whether it’s the denial of student loans, the denial of entry into the armed forces, the fact of the conviction, or fines/jail, all consequences are serious. The drug defense lawyers at Meyer Van Severen started their careers defending drug crimes. Through our combined experience, our defense attorneys have defended drug crimes for nearly two decades. Whether it’s marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, designer drugs, prescription drugs, or any other controlled substance, we can help.

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Violent crime defense attorneys

Prosecutors take violent crimes very seriously. Certainly your criminal defense lawyer must be even more serious. Our criminal defense law firm focuses on providing aggressive, smart criminal representation. We’ve successful defended thousands of individuals charged with violent crimes. Whether it’s a simple battery, a reckless injury, or anything in between, call us today.

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