Winning a trial is tough. The preparation. The study. The hours of thinking how you’re going to corner that troublesome witness no matter what he pulls. But nailing two trials back to back in two weeks? You have to do one case, then switch gears and pull off the second one. This week we did just that. Last week it was a criminal case. This week it was a bitter guardianship. In both cases, BadgerLawyer’s client’s came out on top.

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This week the attorneys at Badger Lawyer went to trial on behalf of a client who was charged with two criminal misdemeanor counts of Disorderly Conduct.  Attorney Dan Norland took the lead on the case.  After a one-day trial the jury deliberated for less than an hour.  The verdict? NOT GUILTY on BOTH counts.  There’s nothing quite like seeing the weight come off of a client’s shoulder when they are vindicated.

At Badger Lawyer, we aren’t afraid to take cases to trial.  We aren’t afraid to work hard on behalf of our clients.  If you have been charged with a crime, come talk to us.  Who, knows?  The next victory we post may be yours.

Suppression hearings are notoriously difficult to win. Suppression exists as a way of protecting people’s constitutional rights. The idea is that the police don’t get to use evidence against someone if they violated the person’s rights in order to get it. The problem is, once the police have evidence, it usually shows the person has committed a crime. While the purpose of suppression is to protect our freedom by keeping the police within the law, in practice it involves asking a court to throw out charges when the evidence shows the accused to be guilty. As you can imagine, most courts are not sympathetic to that argument. Many lawyers won’t even bother to file the motion.

Not us. At Badger Lawyer, we evaluate every police report for signs that our clients rights were violated, and fight for suppression when they were. This month alone, our lawyers identified constitutional violations in two cases, and took them to court. By the end of the month, both cases had been dismissed and all charges dropped. Both cases involved the police detaining individuals in their vehicles and then searching the vehicles on just a “hunch” that there was something else going on. We brought these cases to court and showed how the constitution does not allow police to search people based on a hunch. Both courts ultimately agreed, and the cases were dismissed.


Good lovin’ gone bad — it happens, and sometimes it flames out with red and blue lights.  It doesn’t help when there’s a meddling mother-in-law involved, either. This case was a classic he said-she said involving a couple on the verge of a divorce, with a little help from people who didn’t realize 9-1-1 still records when you are on hold. In the end, the defendant was found not guilty in 30 minutes in a day long trial.


BadgerLawyer this week secured dismissal for a client in a carrying a concealed weapons case.

Badger Lawyer has been preparing for months for a Burglary and Theft trial. We pushed. We prepared. We pressured. We thought up a dozen ways to win the case, but the one that happened we never saw coming.

A week before trial, the DA just up and dismissed the charges.  Poof.  Case over.

Now I’m kinda sad that I didn’t get to go to trial, because I do love trial and I was all ready for this one. But our client didn’t mind at all.

Only one trial still scheduled for 2009!


BadgerLawyer recently settled a modest personal injury matter for a client. The client received several thousand dollars as compensation for injuries he sustained in an automobile accident. But what is more important, because he came to BadgerLawyer and took advantage of out unique fee structures, he received several hundred dollars more than he would have from any other law firm handling the same case. When you are looking for a lawyer to handle a contingency fee matter, remember that the amount of the lawyer’s percentage makes a big difference in how much you ultimately get.  At BadgerLawyer, we keep costs down so you get more.


August 25, 2009 – La Crosse County. Today Badger Lawyer defended a client charged with felony substantial battery and disorderly conduct arising out of a domestic situation. The significant facts were that both the defendant and the alleged victim had been drinking, and the alleged victim drank until she blacked out. There were a number of evidentiary issues including hotly contested hearsay issues, issues with chemical testing, and how to judge the credibility of the witnesses. A SANE nurse testified and was cross examined by Attorney Doerfler. The jury deliberated about 15 minutes and returned not guilty verdicts on both counts.