John Birdsall joins Kirk Obear once again on The Legal Defense Show on WHBL Sheboygan. This week Kirk and John talk about a controversial article that went throughout the state if Wisconsin, which talks about the differences in how judges sentence defendants. Additional topics include implications facing the police in Neenah after shooting a hostage attempting to escape his captor and other Wisconsin criminal law topics.
On Nov. 4, 2013, Attorney John A. Birdsall traveled to Washington D.C. to be admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court. Admittance to the bar of the United States Supreme Court is a great honor for any lawyer. John is particularly proud of this accomplishment. While it is rare for a case to reach the United States Supreme Court, this honor is a validation of John's experience and dedication which has made him one of Wisconsin's best criminal defense lawyers. In order to receive this honor, a current member of the Supreme Court Bar must file a motion of nomination and then that motion must be granted by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
Originally submitted: Sunday, 15 December 2013 07:35
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Attorney John A. Birdsall was brought the case of State vs. Lewis which he knew would be a challenge. John saw promise in this case and he was confident that he could win. After a lengthy process and thorough investigation, John was able to get an acquittal for his client based partially on circumstances of DNA evidence found at the scene. Click here to read the article on the Wisconsin Law Journal.
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