Client Successes

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No Jail Time – Breaking and Entering/Theft of Jet Ski

A juvenile client was charged with multiple offenses including, Burglary, Felony Theft, Destruction of Property, Obstructing a Police Investigation, among other charges.

Mr. Walsh obtained a disposition of the case whereby the client had no criminal record and no jail times; the client paid a fine and provided community service to a nonprofit group.

25 Hours of Community Service for Burglary

Represented a juvenile who was arrested for participating in a burglary with two others. While in custody he admitted to the crime. We obtained a Consent Decree for a deferred prosecution and client performed 25 hours of community service.

Felony Thefts from Interstate Commerce: Case Dismissed

Defended a client in a Federal Court criminal trial involving felony charges of theft from an interstate shipment (a federal offense). At trial the FBI presented video surveillance of the client unloading merchandise from the rear of a commercial semi-tractor trailer. Obtained a directed verdict and all charges were dismissed.

Homicide/Hit and Run: Minimal Jail Time

Defended a client charged with felony homicide by intoxicated driving and hit and run. Client struck a pedestrian during a snow storm and left the scene. Obtained a 30 day sentence and probation for the client.

Drug Possession/Delivery Felonies: Nominal Jail Time

Represented client charged with three felonies after he made three drug sales to an undercover informant of the Tri County Drug Task Force. Negotiated a plea agreement whereby client spent four days in jail followed by probation.

John Walsh
Homicide by Negligent Use of a Vehicle: Case Dismissed

Defended semi-tractor trailer operator against allegations his rig collided with a car and caused the death of three occupants. Their car burst into flames during a 20-plus vehicle pile-up on the Wisconsin River Bridge. Paint scrapings proved client was not the cause of the fire or deaths and the case was dismissed.

John Walsh
Criminal Defense, Homicide
Caucus Scandal/John Doe Proceedings: Immunity

Represented both the director of the Assembly Republican Caucus and the director of the Assembly Democratic Caucus in negotiations with prosecutors from the Dane County District Attorney and the Wisconsin Attorney General offices. Both clients obtained immunity and neither was charged with a crime. Also represented various corporate and individual witnesses during the John Doe proceedings.

John Walsh
Criminal Defense, White Collar
Not Guilty – Aggravated Battery, Disorderly Conduct, Bail Jumping and False Imprisonment

Client charged with Aggravated Battery, Disorderly Conduct, Bail Jumping, and False Imprisonment. The individual punched a woman several times in the face, threw her through a glass door, and dragged her down the sidewalk by her hair. When she tried to flee in a car, the client threw the door open, pulling the door slightly off the hinges, and yanked the woman out of the moving car onto the pavement. Obtained “Not Guilty” jury verdict on all counts.

Dismissal – Attempted Homicide, Aggravated Battery and Armed Burglary Charges

Defended an individual who allegedly inflicted a near fatal stab wound to another person, and was charged with Attempted Homicide, Aggravated Battery, Armed Burglary and Reckless Endangerment. Negotiated dismissal of the Attempted Homicide, Aggravated Battery and Armed Burglary charges. At sentencing, no further jail was ordered.

Reduction of Homicide Charge to Simple Delivery of Controlled Substance

Defended individual who allegedly injected his friend with a fatal dose of heroin and was charged with First Degree Reckless Homicide. Presented forensic evidence which called into question the cause of death, which resulted in reduction of the homicide charge to simple delivery of a controlled substance.

Brian Hough
Criminal Defense, Drug Crimes, Homicide
Dismissal – Unprovoked Attack on Popular College Football Player

Defended an individual who was accused of an unprovoked attack on a popular college football player who was a Heisman Trophy candidate.  Through plea negotiations, the client was given an opportunity for dismissal of the charges through a deferred prosecution agreement.

Not Guilty – Asleep at Wheel with Vomit on Shirt and Beer on Lap

Won a drunk driving jury trial in which the defendant was found asleep at the wheel with vomit on his shirt and a beer on his lap.

Not Guilty – Officer Drunk Driving at Twice the Legal Limit

Won a drunk driving jury trial in which the accused was a prominent law enforcement officer. The officer had a blood alcohol level of twice the legal limit. He was found not guilty.

Brian Hough
Criminal Defense, Drunk Driving
Merger & Acquisition – Insurance Agencies & Financial Service Providers

Merger and acquisition regarding insurance agencies and financial service providers

Local Counsel – Multi-State Financing Transactions

Local counsel in multi-state financing transactions

Timothy Fenner
Representation of Insurance-Related Entities

Representation of insurance-related entities concerning regulation and compliance with rules of Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance, including disciplinary and licensing matters

Timothy Fenner
Representation of Municipal Entities

Representation of municipal entities concerning annexations, inter-governmental cooperation, public works projects, public financing, utility regulation and tax incremental financing matters

Lead Associate – Multimillion-Dollar Securities Fraud Claim Against Partnership Blind Pool Investment Fund

Lead associate in pursuing a multimillion-dollar securities fraud claim against a limited partnership blind pool investment fund on behalf of a group of limited partners.

Lead Associate – Multimillion-Dollar Mixed-Use TIF Project

Lead associate for a commercial developer currently constructing a multimillion-dollar mixed-use TIF project in Madison.

Strategic Reorganization Involving $30M Private Venture Fund Investor

Engaged and currently assisting client with strategic reorganization involving a $30 million dollar private venture fund investor.