Federal court is very different from state court. People charged with a federal crime need a defense lawyer who knows the federal court system. Rick Coad is an experienced federal criminal defense attorney, and understands how to get his clients the best possible result. Throughout his career Rick has defended more than 100 clients in federal district court in Wisconsin, which makes him one of the most experienced federal criminal defense lawyers in Wisconsin. He has practiced in the Eastern District of Wisconsin (Milwaukee and Green Bay), and the Western District of Wisconsin in Madison for more than a dozen years. In that time, he has built a reputation as one of the leading federal defense lawyers in Wisconsin.
Notably, Rick is one of the few lawyers in Wisconsin to have argued a case in the United States Supreme Court. In the district court, he identified and litigated an issue regarding a mandatory minimum penalty that was imposed on his client. He argued the case in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. He then filed a petition for a writ of certiorari in the United States Supreme Court, which the court granted.
Rick has represented clients in a wide range of cases including bankruptcy fraud, bank fraud, loan fraud, drug conspiracy (including cocaine, marijuana, heroin), illegal firearm possession and sales, sexual assault, false statements and perjury, and is one of the most successful and knowledgeable lawyers in the upper midwest for violations of the Lacey Act (federal wildlife laws). Contact him today for a consultation.