Michael Joseph Wilson

Michael Joseph Wilson

  • Criminal Law, Appeals & Appellate, White Collar Crime ...
  • Nebraska
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Summary

Mike Wilson has devoted his career to protecting his clients, whether those clients have been charged with a crime or have been damaged by either negligence or intentional bad acts. Mike represents clients in criminal trials in both the State and Federal Courts, defending clients charged with everything from misdemeanors to murder. Of note are Mike’s results in the field of criminal appellate and postconviction practice, where he has obtained new trials for clients convicted of serious felonies, including both attempted murder and first-degree murder. Mike has argued many of these appeals before the Nebraska Supreme Court, the Nebraska Court of Appeals, and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. As a member of the Nebraska’s Regional Advisory Board for the Midwest Innocence Project, he works to obtain and support the exoneration and release of individuals wrongfully convicted in the Midwest.

Mike earned his B.S. from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln before accepting an academic merit scholarship to attend the Michigan State University College of Law, where he graduated in 2005 with Honors. While in law school, Mike served as a law clerk to the Hon. William Whitbeck, Chief Judge of the Michigan Court of Appeals, and as an Associate Editor of the Michigan State Law Review. Prior to joining the firm, Mike worked as the Executive Director of First Defense Legal Aid and as an appeals attorney at the Chicago branch of the Office of the Illinois State Appellate Defender, where he argued felony appeals before the Illinois Appellate Court.

When he is not working hard for his clients, Mike enjoys coaching soccer and softball, attempting to play golf, and taking down the occasional pot in a friendly poker game.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • White Collar Crime
  • DUI & DWI
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Nebraska
Nebraska State Bar Association
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8th Circuit
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney
Shafer & Shapiro
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Assistant Appellate Defender
Office of the State Appellate Defender - Chicago
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Education
Michigan State University College of Law
J.D. (2005)
Honors: Cum Laude
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University of Nebraska - Lincoln
B.S. (2001) | Biology & Psychology
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Awards
Jurisprudence Award for International Human Rights
Michigan State University
Professional Associations
Nebraska State Bar Association  # 24224
Member
Current
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Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorneys Association
Member
Current
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Nebraska State Bar Association, Appellate Section
Member
Current
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Nebraska Regional Board, Midwest Innocence Project
Member
Current
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Criminal Justice Act Panel
Member
- Current
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Nebraska Innocence Project
Board Member
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Due Process for the Past Due: A Legal Aid
Attorney's Account of the Indiginent Experience in Today's Criminal Justice System
DePaul Journal for Social Justice
Contact & Map
Berry Law (Omaha)
222 S 15th St
#405N
Omaha, NE 68102
Telephone: (402) 466-8444
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Berry Law (Lincoln)
6940 O Street
Suite 400
Lincoln, NE 68510
Telephone: (402) 466-8444
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Berry Law (Seward)
139 S 6th St
Seward, NE 68434
Telephone: (402) 466-8444
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed