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Best Criminal Defense Attorneys, Madison WI

Put Attorney Rick Coad's nearly 20 years of experience to work for you to get your best result.

Attorney Rick Coad is consistently recognized by other lawyers and Super Lawyers as one of the best criminal defense attorneys in Madison, WI. He has almost twenty years of experience in defending most of the charges commonly prosecuted in Wisconsin and has successfully represented clients in more than twenty different counties, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. In recognition of his dedication to his clients and his skill, he has been ranked as a Super Lawyer a dozen times, most recently in 2022.

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“When you first come to our office, we can’t tell you exactly how your case will end up. But we know how to get you to your best possible result.”

– Richard A. Coad

Rick has achieved exceptional results for his clients in a wide range of cases, including disorderly conduct, battery, domestic battery, drug charges, embezzlement and fraud, sexual assault, and homicide. He gives each case the attention it deserves and works to achieve the best possible result for each of his clients. Some of his best results for his clients have come during investigations when criminal charges are never brought.

In addition to his trial court work, Rick has expertise in appellate litigation. He has briefed and argued cases in the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Notably, he argued Logan v. United States, his first case in the United States Supreme Court.

The quality and depth of Rick’s experience is exceptional. Prior to starting Coad Law Office in 2011, Rick started his career as an Associate Federal Defender in both the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin, where he exclusively handled serious federal felony cases in federal court. He then worked at a highly regarded criminal and civil litigation firm in Madison for four years, and also was a shareholder as a white-collar defense lawyer in one of Wisconsin’s largest law firms.

If you are charged with a criminal offense in the Madison, WI area, call our criminal defense attorneys for a free consultation. Experience matters. Put ours to work for you.

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