Tenacious Representation. Sound Judgment. Exceptional Results.
Rick Coad is a criminal defense lawyer in Madison, Wisconsin with ten years of experience. He has developed a reputation as a lawyer who will get exceptional results in the most difficult cases. Rick has a rare blend of skills that allowed him to take a case from a trial court to arguing the case in front of the United States Supreme Court. Rick brings these skills to bear in every case.
In recognition of the quality of his work, Rick has been named by other lawyers and judges as a Super Lawyers Rising Star seven times, most recently in 2014. That ranks him in the top 2.5% of lawyers aged 40 or younger in Wisconsin, and recognizes him as one of the best criminal defense lawyers in Wisconsin.
Rick has earned his reputation by giving each of his cases the attention and effort it deserves. He prides himself on consistent excellence no matter how big or small the case. Rick works to make a difference in each case, so that his clients benefit from choosing him as their lawyer – whether it’s persuading a prosecutor not to issue criminal charges in a criminal defense case, or persuading a jury to find for his client, or in persuading a court to rule in his client’s favor. Lawyers make difficult strategic decisions, and help guide their clients through challenging circumstances. Good judgment is what distinguishes the best lawyers. Rick’s good judgment makes a difference for his clients.
Rick provides his clients with the highest quality representation for criminal defense cases ranging from disorderly conduct to homicide and sexual assault. He regularly practices in state courts throughout Wisconsin, and is known as a leading federal criminal defense lawyer in the federal courts in Madison, Milwaukee, and Green Bay, Wisconsin. Rick is also widely known as an effective criminal appeals lawyer, and has also achieved favorable results for his clients in federal civil litigation, personal injury cases, and professional license defense.
Coad Law Office is located in Madison, Wisconsin, and defends people charged with a misdemeanor or felony throughout the state, including: Dane County, Columbia County, Walworth County, Jefferson County, Sauk County, Dodge County, Iowa County, Green County, Rock County, Waukesha County, Fond du Lac County, Richland County, Juneau County and many others. He serves clients in Middleton, Sun Prairie, Waunakee, Portage, Monroe, Janesville, Dodgeville, Juneau, Mauston, Richland Center, Jefferson and Fort Atkinson.