Tenacious Representation. Sound Judgment. Exceptional Results.
Rick Coad is a criminal defense attorney in Madison, Wisconsin. He has developed a reputation as an attorney 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 has been consistently recognized as one of the best criminal defense lawyers in Wisconsin for more than a decade. In 2018 he was nominated by other lawyers and judges as a Super Lawyer. That honor goes to only the top 5 percent of lawyers in Wisconsin. Prior to that selection, he was named as a Super Lawyers Rising Star seven times. That ranked him in the top 2.5% of lawyers aged 40 or younger in Wisconsin.
In 2016, Madison defense attorney Dennis Burke joined Rick to create one of the most formidable teams of criminal defense attorneys in Wisconsin. Denny is considered one of the best trial lawyers in Madison, bar none. In recognition of his decades of trial success, the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers awarded the William Coffey Award to Denny for his outstanding contributions as a criminal defense lawyer.
Rick and Denny are skilled problem solvers, fierce courtroom advocates, and sensible advisors to their clients. Both Rick and Denny have been defense lawyers for their entire careers, with a combined experience of nearly 60 years. They are respected by prosecutors, and trusted by judges. Their combined experience and complementary skills give their clients the best chance for success. If you have a serious criminal case in Wisconsin, Rick Coad and Denny Burke are the lawyers to see.
Coad Law provides its clients with the highest quality representation for criminal defense cases ranging from disorderly conduct to homicide and sexual assault. Rick and Denny regularly practice in state courts throughout Wisconsin, and Rick 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 clients in federal civil litigation, 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.