Charles W. Giesen has litigated cases in 13 state courts, 21 federal district courts, the courts of appeals for the Fourth, Seventh, Eighth, Tenth and Eleventh Circuits and has presented oral arguments to the Wisconsin Supreme Court three times. 

He is one of only three attorneys in the state of Wisconsin to have won at least three Martin Hanson Memorial Prizes, an award given to "practitioners who have accomplished the rare and difficult task of winning a criminal homicide case."

 

BAR memberships

Charles Giesen is a member of good standing with the State Bar of Wisconsin, the United States Supreme Court, the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin, the United States Tax Court, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fourth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh Circuits.


 Wisconsin Supreme Court Oral Arguments in State of Wisconsin v. Robert J. Stietz - Full video  here

Wisconsin Supreme Court Oral Arguments in State of Wisconsin v. Robert J. Stietz - Full video here


The very first law of nature is the right of every living being to self defense. That’s been embodied in our laws since the beginning of our nation and remains to this day a vital and essential right.
— Charles Giesen, Oral Arguments, State of Wisconsin v. Robert Stietz

 Selected to Super Lawyers  2005 - 2016   Criminal Defense,Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI, Criminal Defense: White Collar

Selected to Super Lawyers 2005 - 2016

Criminal Defense,Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI, Criminal Defense: White Collar

 Best Lawyers in America  1996 - 2016

Best Lawyers in America 1996 - 2016