Patrick J. Stangl

Patrick J. Stangl has been nationally recognized for excellence as a criminal defense attorney and has been practicing since 1991. He maintains a statewide practice devoted to defending people accused of a variety of crimes and focuses a significant portion of his practice on defending individuals accused of operating while under the influence of alcohol and drugs.  Attorney Stangl practices in both State and Federal trial and appellate courts.

He has successfully defended cases ranging in complexity from drug conspiracies and first degree intentional homicide charges to fraudulent schemes to domestic abuse, disorderly conduct and more.  A major focus of his practice is defending drunk driving [OWI, DUI, DWI, BAC, PAC] charges.  He has successfully defended over one hundred drunk driving cases and has been nationally recognized by the National Trial Lawyers as one of the top one hundred trial attorneys in the State yearly since 2012 among all criminal defense as well as all personal injury lawyers.  The National Trial lawyers is an invitation-only organization with membership invitations extended to the select most qualified attorneys from each state who exemplify superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and profile.

Besides successfully defending OWI cases, Attorney Stangl has successfully defended the following types of criminal cases: Homicide, Domestic Violence, Felonies, Misdemeanors, Violent Crimes, Sexual Offenses, Rape, Drug Offenses (Trafficking, Possession, Distribution, and Manufacturing), Conspiracies, Theft, Prostitution, Weapons Charges, Domestic Abuse, Fraud, Computer Crimes and Child Abuse. He has also represented clients in civil and criminal cases in federal courts in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Indiana and California.

Pat also practices appellate law having argued in front of the Wisconsin Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. He has a number of published appellate opinions in both state and federal Courts of Appeals.  Articles about some of his cases have appeared in newspapers across the nation including USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The Chicago Sun Times, The Seattle Times, The Wisconsin State Journal  and many other publications and blogs.

Fees: Retainer (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types: Cash, Check, Credit card

Contact info
Patrick J. Stangl3
Stangl Law Offices S.C.6441 Enterprise Ln.
Suite 109
Madison, WI, 53719-1164


Office (608) 260-7313
Fax (608) 831-9150





State Status Acquired Updated
WI Good Standing 1991 03/16/2015

Award name Grantor Date granted
Top 100 Trial Lawyers The National Trial Lawyers 2016
Diplomat The National Trial Lawyers 2016
Top 100 Trial Lawyers The National Trial Lawyers 2015
Diplomat The National Trial Lawyers 2015
Top 100 Trial Lawyers The National Trial Lawyers 2014
Top 100 Trial Lawyers The National Trial Lawyers 2013
Top 100 Trial Lawyers The National Trial Lawyers 2012

Work experience
Title Company name Duration
Owner Stangl Law Offices S.C. 1993 – Present
Attorney Giesen & Berman S.C. 1991 – 1993

Publication name Title Date
Transform – Book Intentional Transformation 2014

School name Major Degree Graduated
Hamline University School of Law Law JD – Juris Doctor 1990
University of Wisconsin, Madison Political Science BA – Bachelor of Arts 1986

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