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Kenosha Criminal Defense Lawyer

When you are facing serious criminal charges, you should not have to prove your innocence to your lawyer. The investigators and prosecutors will work hard enough against you. Your attorney needs to be completely on your side throughout negotiations and trial.

At the office of John Anthony Ward, Attorney at Law, we have more than 24 years of criminal defense experience in southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Whether you are facing simple traffic violation or DUI charges, or homicide accusations, we will vigorously protect your rights. You do not want to speak to government officials without the assistance of an experienced criminal defense attorney.

You deserve a strong defense. Call 262-205-6599 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation to discuss your rights. The best time to call a lawyer is the first time you are contacted by law enforcement.

Fighting on Your Side

Too often, people plead guilty because they don't think they have a choice. The prosecution can be intimidating, but it is important to remember that you do have rights.

Over the past 24 years, we have protected our clients in state and federal court. We will fight misdemeanor and felony charges such as drunk driving (DUI), homicide, sex offenses and drug offenses, including possession. We will do everything we can to:

  • Have the charges against you dismissed

  • Obtain a reduced sentence

  • Preserve your right to appeal

If you are convicted of domestic abuse, you can be denied custody of your children. Our experience in both family law and criminal defense allows us to protect your interests across the board.

We zealously protect our clients. If a plea bargain is in your best interests, we can help you reach that conclusion. However, our clients are often better served by going to court. With decades of jury trial experience, we are not afraid to take your case to the courtroom.

Begin Protecting Your Rights

If you or someone you care about was charged with a crime in the Kenosha County area, call (262) 205-6599 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. Our experience lets us get straight to the heart of the matter. We promise never to waste your time or money on frivolous actions.

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Client Reviews

We've Been Helping Families for More Than 35 Years
    He gave me my life back.

    “Attorney Ward and his professional team proceeded tenaciously to build a strong case in my favor.¬†With this case, Attorney Ward has opened new doors for resolving wrongful convictions.”

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    He has NEVER failed to go above and beyond my expectations.

    “Attorney Ward is very well versed in the legalities of child custody and placement and he is not one of those lawyers who charge you for every little thing. You know exactly what you are paying for and why. Personally, I would pay more for an attorney like”

    - Client Review
    John Anthony Ward's office is the best legal representation I have ever experienced.

    “John Anthony Ward's office is the best legal representation I have ever experienced and that is why I am keeping John Ward as my legal representation for any legal matter, he is truly the best.”

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    Best attorney experience I've had.

    “Very professional and good-natured staff, talking with them made me feel like I had found the best law firm in my area.”

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    Top-notch Attorney and Staff!

    “They understood our situation, acted quickly, and got great results. I truly felt his entire staff had compassion for our situation and worked hard to represent us.”

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See What Sets Us Apart
  • Award-Winning Legal Representation
  • Licensed to Practice in Wisconsin, Illinois & Federal Courts
  • Former Marine for the United States of America
  • Aggressive, Affordable Defense Since 1985


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