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About Stephen J. Meyer

Attorney Stephen J. MeyerStephen J. Meyer is a sole practitioner dedicated exclusively to the representation of individual citizens accused of crimes in state and federal court. An adjunct professor at the University of Wisconsin Law School, teaching evidence and trial advocacy, he is one of the only Wisconsin lawyers who is both a Top 25 Wisconsin SuperLawyer. and listed in Best Lawyers in America (2001-2014). He was recently named by Best Lawyer’s as Madison's 2014 Top White Collar Criminal Defense Lawyer and in the past year successfully discredited suspect forensic evidence in a high profilearson case and a handwriting case. Mr. Meyer has been a frequent speaker and author on the rules of evidence and topics related to the practice of criminal law. Active in community affairs, he is a member of the Board of Directors for Community Work Services Foundation, and is the past president of the Middleton Cardinal Booster Club. In 2011, he was named to the Advisory Board for the University of Wisconsin Law School Innocence Project.

From 2006 through 2010 he was the only sole practitioner named as one of the Top 50 Wisconsin SuperLawyers. For the past four years he has been named as one of the Top 25 Superlawyers in the Madison area. Previously, Mr. Meyer has served as a special investigator and prosecutor for the Wisconsin Department of Justice and on the local investigative committee for the Office of Lawyer Regulation.

He has practiced law for over 35 years after graduating cum laude from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1979.


Adjunct Professor
University of Wisconsin Law School
Evidence  (1992-99, 2010-15)
Trial Advocacy (1997)
General Practice Course, Criminal Law Section (1987)

Special Prosecutor/ Investigator
State of Wisconsin Department of Justice (1999 and 2004)

PSI Advisory Committee
University of Wisconsin Law School/Remington Center, Project to review and recommend appropriate legislation for modification of the presentence process (2007)

Investigative Committee
Supreme Court of Wisconsin, Office of Lawyer Regulation, District 9 (2000 to 2002)

CJA Advisory Committee
U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin (1996 to 2002)

State Bar of Wisconsin
Homicide Law Reform Committee (1986-1988)


Best Lawyers in America (2001 to present)
Named Madison's 2014 Top Lawyer: White Collar Criminal Defense

Best Lawyers in Madison, Madison Magazine (2001 to present)

Wisconsin Super Lawyer, Milwaukee Magazine (2005 to present)
Only sole practitioner named as one of the Top 50 (2006-2010)
Only sole practitioner named as one of the Top 25 in Madison, WI (2011 - 2014).


Dane County Bar Association (1981 to present)

State Bar of Wisconsin (1979 to present)

U.S. District Court - Eastern (1980 to present ) and Western Districts of Wisconsin (1979 to present)

United States Court of Appeals - Seventh Circuit (1982 to present)

Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
1988 to present,
Executive Committee 1988-92
President 1991

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
1994 to present, periodically prior to that date
Co-Chair 7th Circuit Amicus Curiae Committee