Rick Coad is a defense lawyer who represents people charged with petty theft, retail theft & shoplifting. Theft can be charged in a variety of ways, including theft by employees, forgery and embezzlement. Depending on the value of the property taken, theft charges can be a misdemeanor or felony.  Rick has represented clients in simple retail theft cases, as well as complex forgery and embezzlement cases.

Attorney Rick Coad is located in Madison, Wisconsin, and defends people charged with misdemeanor or felony theft offenses 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.  Contact him for a free consultation.

Case Results

Dane County – Felony Theft

The client was charged with felony retail theft for taking property that had a value in excess of $500, in violation of Wis. Stat. Sec. 943.50. She had no prior criminal convictions, but she was not a United States citizen.  Attorney Coad consulted with an immigration attorney to ensure that he resolved the case in a way that did not adversely affect his client’s immigration status.  Attorney Coad was able to negotiate a plea agreement to dismiss the felony and that allowed the client to be referred to the deferred prosecution program on a misdemeanor charge.  All charges will be dismissed upon successful completion of the deferred prosecution program.


10 East Doty St.
Suite 513
Madison, Wisconsin 53703

Call: (608) 661-8080