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Adam M. Welch

Adam M. Welch

Experienced. Knowledgeable. Reputable.
  • Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, DUI & DWI ...
  • Wisconsin
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Biography

Adam’s entire career has been spent defending the liberty and reputation of individual people in criminal and traffic prosecutions. He is particularly known as one of Wisconsin’s best criminal trial lawyers. He strongly believes that every client’s rights must be vigorously protected. This includes how his clients are treated by the police and the court system, but it also influences how Adam relates to his clients. Every client has the right to make important decisions on his or her case, and every client has his or her own priorities and concerns. Adam makes sure that every client understands his or her options and is empowered to make these important decisions for themselves.

Adam grew up in Waushara County in central Wisconsin, and attended college and law school here in Wisconsin. After law school, Adam devoted years to defending indigent clients through the State Public Defender’s office before going into private practice. He lives in Madison with his wife and four kids.

Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights
    DUI & DWI
    Appeals & Appellate
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    We offer a free initial consultation, which can be by telephone, video, or in person.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Wisconsin
Wisconsin Court System
ID Number: 1064835
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Partner
Stroud, Willink & Howard, LLC
- Current
Education
University of Wisconsin - Madison
J.D. (2007) | Law
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Honors: cum laude
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Lawrence University
B.A. (2004) | Philosophy
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Professional Associations
State Bar of Wisconsin  # 1064835
Member
Current
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Speaking Engagements
Over the Limit, Under Arrest, Not Guilty - How to Try an OWI Case With a Bad Test Result, State Public Defender Annual Conference, Milwaukee, WI
State Public Defender's Office
A comprehensive look at trial defenses that can be used to obtain a not guilty verdict in cases where a blood or breath test suggests that the client may have been over the legal limit.
Effectively Handling OWI Cases in Municipal Court, Annual Drunk Driving Defense Seminar, Elkhart Lake, WI
Annual Drunk Driving Defense Seminar
An in-depth presentation on the complicated and unusual procedures at play in municipal courts in Wisconsin, including effective strategies for winning OWI / DUI cases in municipal courts.
Search and Seizure Issues in Traffic Cases, Life is a Highway: Handling Traffic Cases, Madison, WI
State Bar of Wisconsin
An overview of common search and seizure issues that are often present in traffic stops, including information on how to use those issues to obtain the suppression of evidence or the dismissal of charges.
Cutting Edge Refusal Tactics, Annual Drunk Driving Defense Seminar, Elkhart Lake, WI
Annual Drunk Driving Defense Seminar
An expert-level presentation on the defense of "refusal" proceedings in Wisconsin. Including current updates and changes in appellate caselaw and areas where future litigation may be fruitful.
Trial Issues - The Defense Lawyer's Perspective, Handling OWI Cases in Wisconsin, Madison, WI
State Bar of Wisconsin
An overview of common trial strategies and trial practice, focused on teaching a newer attorney how to win their first OWI trial.
Intoxication and Homicide, Dane County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Madison, WI
Dane County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
A presentation on the highly complicated law in Wisconsin surrounding in what way a person's intoxication affects their guilt or innocence in a homicide case. Based on my recent Not Guilty verdict on a charge of First Degree Intentional Homicide.
Common Search and Seizure Issues, Annual Drunk Driving Defense Seminar, Elkhart Lake, WI
Annual Drunk Driving Defense Seminar
An overview of common search and seizure issues as they relate to drunk driving / OWI defense, including how those issues can lead to the suppression of evidence or the dismissal of charges.
Challenging Warrants in OWI Cases, Annual Drunk Driving Defense Seminar, Elkhart Lake, WI
Annual Drunk Driving Defense Seminar
An expert-level discussion: when the police obtain a warrant to collect a blood sample in a drunk driving case, under what circumstances can that warrant be challenged in court?
Websites & Blogs
Website
Welch & Schmeiser Criminal Defense Group
Blog
Welch & Schmeiser Criminal Defense Blog
Social Media
Contact & Map
Welch & Schmeiser Criminal Defense Group
33 E. Main Street Suite 610
Madison, WI 53703
Telephone: (608) 975-5493