Attorney Michael Devanie

experienced criminal defense attorney Michael Devanieemail:   Mick@dbsjustice.com

voice:(608) 784-8055 in La Crosse



Civil Rights Practice

A co-founding partner of the law firm, Attorney Michael Devanie leads the firm's civil rights practice. Mr. Devanie has more than 29 years of experience in civil litigation, at both the trial and appellate court levels, and in both state and federal court.

Attorney Devanie concentrates his legal practice on Civil Rights.








American Association for Justice Member
The American Association for Justice, formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.


    

Practice Areas

  • Civil Rights
  • Criminal Defense
  • Personal Injury

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin - 1979
  • United States District Court, Western District of Wisconsin - 1979
  • U.S. Supreme Court - 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit - 1997

Education

  • Juris Doctor: Vermont Law School, 1977
  • Bachelor of Science: Illinois State University, 1973

Professional

  • Partner, Devanie, Belzer & Schroeder
  • Former District Attorney 1979-1987
  • U.S. Army: Vietnam Veteran 1969 - 1971

Reported Cases

  • Lawson v. Trowbridge et al, 153 F.3d 368 (7th Cir. 1998)- oral argument
  • State v. Speese, 199 Wis. 2d 597, 545 N.W. 2d 510 (1996) - oral argument
  • State v. Mechtel, 176 Wis. 2d 87, 499 N.W. 2d 662 (1993) - oral argument
  • State v. DeSantis, 155 Wis. 2d 774, 456 N.W. 2d 600 (1990) - oral argument
  • State v. Brastrud, 204 Wis. 2d 445, 555 N.W. 2d 662 (1996)
  • State v. Lindwig, 205 Wis. 2d 100, 555 N.W. 2d (1996)
  • State v. DeSantis, 151 Wis. 2d 504 445 N.W. 2d 331 (1989)

Memberships and Associations

  • American Association for Justice