Defending Your Past, Protecting Your Future

RothsteinGregory Rothstein serves all Wisconsin counties in the areas of criminal law, OWI/DUI, traffic violations and personal injury. Mr. Rothstein's criminal law practice includes the defense of people arrested for OWI/DUI, sex crimes, drug crimes and domestic violence. He also represents victims of automobile and motorcycle accidents. Mr. Rothstein has received the AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®, signifying the highest level of legal ability, ethics and professionalism as judged by his peers in the legal profession. Mr. Rothstein has earned a 10 “Superb” rating from AVVO based on his years of experience, industry recognition, and professional conduct, and he has been recognized as a Wisconsin SuperLawyer every year since the inception of the peer based award (2005 - 2019).

Gregory Rothstein achieves the best results in Criminal and OWI cases by thorough preparation and 35 years of courtroom experience, which levels the playing field between the prosecution and the accused.  He assists his clients “every step of the way” and is always available to them by cell phone, text, and e-mail seven days a week.  He knows that hard work, trial experience, and consistent communication with his clients produces great results—there is no substitute.

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Delivering the best in criminal defense

Criminal Law (drug crimes, sex crimes, and domestic violence)

Traffic Defense

OWI Drunk Driving Defense

Auto & Motorcycle Accidents

Recent Case Results

My client was charged with operating while intoxicated in Hales Corners.  Through negotiation, the citation was amended to a three (3) point violation of failure to obey an official sign.  This reduction eliminated a conviction...

My client had an alcohol level of .169 on an OWI (1st).  Although there was an objection by the prosecution, the judge was convinced by arguments to reduce the alcohol level to .149 to eliminate the necessity of an IID.  Given my...

Criminal Causing Injury by Intoxicated Use of a Motor Vehicle amended to simple Operating While Intoxicated (1st).  This reduction eliminated a criminal conviction, a mandatory jail sentence, and probation.  The passenger in my...

My client was charged with operating under the influence.  He had an alcohol level of .081 and .079.  Through investigation, trial preparation, and negotiation with the prosecution, the charge of operating while under the...

Felony Homicide by Intoxicated Use of a Motor Vehicle in Oconto was not charged against my client, even though prosecution expert testimony could establish the alcohol content at the time of the driving was above .08.

Prostitution charges against two clients, arrested one after the other in Milwaukee, were dismissed after each client was found not guilty at separate jury trials because the jury agreed the police unlawfully enticed each client...

Felony Operating While Intoxicated (5th) in Milwaukee dismissed by the judge because my client, although crashing into a Marquette University parking lot fence, was not on property “open to the public” required for conviction.

Felony Child Abuse: My client in Milwaukee was found not guilty after trial. The law permits a parent to use reasonable physical punishment and the jury agreed the physical punishment was not excessive.

Representing clients throughout Wisconsin

New Berlin
West Allis
Whitefish Bay
Port Washington
Menomonee Falls
West Bend
Milwaukee County
Waukesha County
Washington County
Racine County
Ozaukee County
Kenosha County
Walworth County



The Wisconsin Court of Appeals has ruled that a failure to appear in court as ordered by a judge on a charge of operating while intoxicated resulting in a warrant issued by a judge for the offender’s arrest is, in fact, a ...


In an effort to restrain judicial discretion, the legislature has created a number of mandatory minimum prison sentences upon conviction for certain felony offenses. Sex offenses, particularly against children, have a mandatory ...

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