Timothy P. Geary

I began my legal career as a criminal law clerk in 1995 and moved to the District Attorney’s office as an assistant district attorney in 1996. Eventually settling into private practice, I have personally tried over 35 jury trials ranging from drunk driving and misdemeanors to First Degree Intentional Homicide. I have also practiced Federal Criminal defense in the Eastern District of Wisconsin in both Green Bay and Milwaukee.

Criminal Defense

When I worked as a prosecutor and had the opportunity to call others for assistance on my case, it was interesting just how much people support their local district attorney’s office.  As soon as people heard that you worked for a District Attorney’s office, they generally went out of their way to help you.  Things are generally much different for a defense attorney.  Fortunately, although the public often openly complains about the rights of criminal defendants, deep down Americans believe in our criminal justice system and will treat criminal defendants fairly in the end.  Acquiring information and assistance for a criminal defendant does require tremendous patience and persistence.   Drawing on my belief that every person deserves the best possible representation, I pursue information on my clients’ behalf with unwavering determination.


Using his combination of nearly 20 years of experience and courtroom skills, Tim has personally tried the following types of criminal cases in front of a jury.

  • First Degree Intentional Homicide
  • Attempted Homicide
  • Kidnapping
  • Armed Robbery
  • Federal Drug Trafficking
  • Sex Felonies
  • Drunk Driving
  • Felony and Simple Assault
Effective representation of a criminal client often requires identifying the need for Expert witnesses.  To date,Tim has used expert witnesses in the following areas

  • Eyewitness Identification
  • Blood Alcohol Concentration
  • Physical Injury including circumstances surrounding death
  • Mental capacity to commit a crime
  • DNA evidence
  • Drug addiction
  • Automobile Accident Reconstruction

When do I need an attorney for a criminal matter?

A person should speak to an attorney not only if they have been arrested or charged with a crime, but also if they become aware that they are the subject of a criminal investigation.

What is the role of the criminal defense attorney?

If you have been or about to be charged with a crime, that means that you have a serious legal dispute with the State of Wisconsin or the United States Government. It is the job of the criminal defense attorney to assist you in all aspects of that dispute.

It is my belief that fighting for a client means much more than just arguing a case to a jury. You fight for a client when you communicate with the District Attorney or Prosecutor. You fight for a client whenever you appear before a Judge. Most importantly, you are fighting for a client whenever you study the facts of the case or talk to your client about the case.

Whether or not you case will resolve in a conviction or not depends primarily on the facts of the case. Regardless of whether or not you are eventually convicted of a crime, there is plenty left to fight over between now and the day your case is resolved. My goal as a criminal defense attorney is to provide the most effective representation for my clients at all levels of their case.

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