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Attorney Mike Rudolph

Attorney Mike Rudolph has been practicing criminal defense for more than 30 years in Appleton Wisconsin. He is considered by many to be the best criminal defense lawyer in the Fox River Valley. Mike is known as a trial lawyer; he has tried more than 100 jury trials. He has practiced in more than 25 counties in Wisconsin. He now tries to limit his practice to counties near Appleton such as Outagamie, Calumet, Winnebago, Brown, and Oconto.

Mike has been teaching other lawyers how to try cases for 28 of his 31 years. He has taught lawyers how to defend homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle at the State Public Defender Conference, numerous drunk driving seminars for lawyers for Lorman, PESI, and the Drunk Driving Roundtable. He has taught traffic law at the Wisconsin State Bar, and he was a featured commentator on WHBY for media cases.

Mike helped to found the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and has been a director on the board of directors all but one year since its creation. He is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys and the Wisconsin Association of Justice.

Mr. Rudolph has won numerous awards. The Appleton Post Crescent named him one of the five best lawyers in the Fox River Valley in 1983. Fox Cities Magazine twice rated lawyers based upon lawyer voting. In 1996 he was named the best Criminal Defense Attorney, best Drug Defense Attorney, and best Drunk Driving Lawyer by his peers. In 2002 he was named best Drug Defense Attorney and best Drunk Driving Lawyer. He was also named a Super Lawyer by Law & Politics. He won the prized and prestigious Advocate’s Prize in 1997 for a successful defense in a homicide case.

Awards & Memberships


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Attorney Rudolph is a Member of the State Bar of Wisconsin.


Attorney Rudolph is a Member of the WACDL, Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.


Attorney Rudolph is a Member of the NACDL, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.


Attorney Rudolph is a Member of Wisconsin Association for Justice.

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Attorney Mike Rudolph began his practice in 1983 and has since provided the communities of Appleton and the surrounding areas with tough, effective legal representation.

WISBAR Membership

Attorney Mike Rudolph is a member in 'Good Standing' of the Wisconsin State Bar.

The State Bar of Wisconsin is a professional association that provides educational, career development and other services to its 24,000 members. It also provides public services, including attorney referrals, public education and reduced-fee legal assistance for low-income state residents. Attorneys who are admitted to practice law by the Wisconsin Supreme Court are required to join the State Bar of Wisconsin as a condition of practicing law in the state of Wisconsin, and are required to maintain 'Good Standing'.

NACDL - National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Attorney Mike Rudolph is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) is the preeminent organization in the United States advancing the mission of the nation's criminal defense lawyers to ensure justice and due process for persons accused of crime or other misconduct.

WAJ - Wisconsin Association for Justice

Attorney Mike Rudolph is a Wisconsin Trial Lawyer and a member of the Wisconsin Association for Justice.

Wisconsin Trial Lawyers are active assets to their communities. If you have worked with or had contact with educational organizations, schools, youth programs, community organizations, church, civic or business organizations, or organizations that promote justice, chances are you've served your community alongside a trial lawyer.


Attorney Mike Rudolph began his practice in 1983 and has since provided the communities of Appleton and the surrounding areas with tough, effective legal representation. His dedication to upholding the law and seeking the most beneficial outcome for his clients' cases has enabled him to develop a solid reputation among fellow local attorneys.

It is always important to ensure that your rights are protected and upheld. The first step in protecting your rights is to hire a competent and aggressive lawyer. People usually seek out legal representation during difficult periods in their lives, such as an appending criminal case, arrest or as a result of a DUI. Mike Rudolph offers personalized, caring attention to each case and every client.

Law Practice Focus

Attorney Mike Rudolph devotes his professional time and energies to defending people accused of drunk driving, criminal felony offenses, criminal misdemeanor offenses, including Disorderly Conduct, Felon in Possession (of a firearm), Felony Murder, Homicide, Reckless Homicide, Negligent Homicide, Burglary, Robbery, Theft, and White Collar Crimes such as Embezzlement, Forgery, Utterance, and Fraud, an Traffic Offenses.

Geographic Area

Attorney Mike Rudolph most frequently represents people whose cases are heard in the Courts located in Outagamie County and Winnebago County; he also frequently appears in Calumet County and Brown County.

The majority of those cases arise out of incidents charged in the following cities: Appleton, Allouez, Ashwaubenon, Bellevue, Black Creek, Brillion, Clintonville, Combined Locks, De Pere, Denmark, Grand Chute, Green Bay, Hobart, Hortonville, Howard, Kaukauna, Kiel, Village of Kimberly, Lawrence, Menasha, New London, Ledgeview, Little Chute, Menasha, Neenah, New Holstein, New London, Omro, Oshkosh, Pulaski, Seymour, Shiocton, Suamico, Waupacua, Winnebago, Winneconne, and Wrightstown, Wisconsin.

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