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Federal Criminal Appeals in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee address – by appointment only:
790 N Milwaukee St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Linda Julin McNamara
Attorney Linda Julin McNamara
Federal Appeals Team Lead
Former Deputy Chief, Appellate Division
Elizabeth Stepp
Attorney Elizabeth K. Stepp
Federal Appeals Team Lead
Partner & Yale Graduate

You have the right to appeal your federal conviction. Furthermore, failing to properly appeal your case can be costly. Not only are you risking your freedom, but you could lose fundamental rights, like your right to vote and bear arms. In light of this, you should find strong legal representation as soon as possible. Defendants can make mistakes while filing their appeals, especially if they do not prepare ahead of time with an experienced legal team.

Fortunately, the lawyers at the national defense firm Oberheiden P.C. are ready to guide you through the appeals process in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Once you contact us, our team of federal criminal appeals lawyers will look over your case and ensure that you file your appeal correctly. We will be with you every step of the way as you fight your criminal conviction and try to overturn the verdict of the lower courts.

What to Expect From the Federal Criminal Justice System in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The criminal justice system in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, takes federal crimes very seriously.

After you are charged and arrested for any suspected criminal activity, federal agencies will use their vast resources and funding to prosecute you in court. In fact, before you are even charged, these agencies have federal investigators that will gather evidence to build a case against you. Because of this, you and your legal team will have to devise a powerful defense strategy to mitigate the potential legal consequences.

Many defendants take plea deals to reduce the possibility of heavy sentencing and charges. If you do not want to take a deal, you will fight your charges in federal court. Individuals charged with a federal crime in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, will go through the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. The Milwaukee courthouse is located at 517 E. Wisconsin Ave. Rm. 362 Milwaukee, WI 53202. If you receive a not-guilty verdict, this will likely be the last step in the legal process.

However, not all cases end in an acquittal. In some situations, you might have to file for an appeal of your conviction in an appellate court. Defendants that believe they have grounds for an appeal should contact our law firm immediately. The senior lawyers at Oberheiden P.C. can represent you in the appellate courts.

Our team will go over your criminal case and help you determine what legal steps you should take. If a federal appeal is the right option for you, we will defend you in the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. The Seventh Circuit Court holds jurisdiction over Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin. Once you file your appeal, your case will be heard in the Chicago courthouse at 219 S. Dearborn Street Room 2722 Chicago, IL 60604. This is the only courthouse location in the Seventh Circuit.

The Seventh Circuit has a reputation of leaning towards conservative decisions. For criminal defendants, this often means that they are less likely to win their appeal because the judges are intent on being hard on crime. However, we will do everything in our power to help you overturn your conviction.

The Appeals Process in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The appeals process is complicated and time-consuming. Nevertheless, you will not receive a new trial. Generally, no new evidence or testimony can be presented to the appellate court that was not heard in the district court, first.

Instead, you and your legal team will have to find grounds for an appeal to prove that your conviction was unjust. Grounds for an appeal will include any legal errors or misjudgments made during your trial. Once you have identified the error, you can start the appeal process. You will file a Notice of Appeal with one of our appeals lawyers. This document must be sent within 14 days of your sentencing.

Your appeal will be delivered to the district court where your trial took place. The records from your court case will then be sent out to the judges of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. With the help of your federal appeal lawyer, a brief will be written. The brief will explain what legal mistakes were made and why your conviction should be reversed. At the same time, the prosecution team will create a brief that explains why your conviction should be upheld.

Once all of this is submitted to the appellate court, the panel judges will look over both briefs. The lawyers from both sides could be asked to present an oral argument before the Seventh Circuit, but only if the judges want more detailed information about your case. Usually, though, the brief is enough for the judges to make a final decision.

The appeals judges review all the relevant information and briefs behind closed doors, then they send out a final ruling on your case by mail. If you win your case, you could receive a reversal of your conviction, a new trial, or see new legal instructions issued to the trial court. If you lose your appeal you might have to appeal for a rehearing or appeal to the Supreme Court.

Put our highly experienced team on your side

Dr. Nick Oberheiden
Dr. Nick Oberheiden



Lynette S. Byrd
Lynette S. Byrd

Former DOJ Trial Attorney


Brian J. Kuester
Brian J. Kuester

Former U.S. Attorney

Amanda Marshall
Amanda Marshall

Former U.S. Attorney

Local Counsel

Joe Brown
Joe Brown

Former U.S. Attorney

Local Counsel

John W. Sellers
John W. Sellers

Former Senior DOJ Trial Attorney

Linda Julin McNamara
Linda Julin McNamara

Federal Appeals Attorney

Aaron L. Wiley
Aaron L. Wiley

Former DOJ attorney

Local Counsel

Roger Bach
Roger Bach

Former Special Agent (DOJ)

Chris Quick
Chris J. Quick

Former Special Agent (FBI & IRS-CI)

Michael S. Koslow
Michael S. Koslow

Former Supervisory Special Agent (DOD-OIG)

Ray Yuen
Ray Yuen

Former Supervisory Special Agent (FBI)

Criminal Cases That Oberheiden P.C. Handles in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The lawyers at Oberheiden P.C. have taken on appeals cases throughout the country, this includes federal cases in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Our legal team understands the importance of the appeals process and knows exactly what is at stake for our clients as they enter the circuit court. We can help you with a range of federal criminal appeals cases which may involve:

  • Money laundering
  • Import/Export Violations
  • Embezzlement
  • Public corruption offenses
  • Tax evasion
  • Mail and wire fraud
  • Drug crimes
  • Bribery
  • Securities fraud
  • Healthcare fraud
  • Conspiracy

Our lawyers can also provide legal support for other types of federal appeals. After we go over your case in detail and make sure you have grounds for an appeal, our team will tell you about the appeals process in detail and discuss what can be done next.

We will also review the financial cost of appeals and other vital information you need to know as you file your appeal. Again, there are many deadlines and procedures that need to be met during an appeal. So, do not wait to contact our law firm.

Frequently Asked Questions About Federal Appeals and Oberheiden P.C.

What Happens if I Do Not Meet the Court’s Deadline to File an Appeal?


Failing to file your appeal on the correct date can have huge implications for your future. You will lose your chance to reverse the district court’s final decision. If you cannot challenge your criminal conviction, the lengthy prison sentence, hefty fines, ruined reputation, forfeiture of property, and the loss of your rights will become final.

As a convicted criminal you will lose the right to vote, own a firearm, enter certain professions, and may even be barred from traveling out of the country. To prevent these outcomes, we suggest contacting one of our appeals lawyers early on in the legal process.

Why Should You Hire a Federal Criminal Appeals Lawyer From Oberheiden P.C?


In order to overturn your criminal conviction you will need the help of an established federal appeals lawyer. Many defendants do not realize how crucial this step is and think they can hire the same federal criminal defense lawyer who represented them in the district court.

While it is possible to stick with the same lawyer, this is not always recommended. Defending clients in the appellate court requires a particular set of legal skills and knowledge. That is why you will need the help of a federal appeals lawyer. Without the right legal representation, you are putting your freedom and future on the line.

Thankfully, the legal team at Oberheiden P.C. can provide you with an appropriate lawyer for your case. Our senior federal criminal appeals lawyers understand the appellate court system and have successfully defended clients in it for years. We also know how to prepare your appeals case for the judges and will write a convincing brief that advocates for your legal rights.

In short, when you hire an appeals lawyer from our law firm, you can rest assured that you are receiving high-quality legal services that will bring you closer to the legal outcomes you are looking for.

Why Does Oberheiden P.C. Not Call Itself the Best Law Firm?


We suggest looking at these positive testimonials from our previous clients. While we have no doubts about our ability to defend you in the appellate court, our team believes that you should hear about our success and legal abilities from the clients we have advocated for in the past.

Contact Oberheiden P.C. Today for Legal Representation in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

As you consider your legal options, remember that you will need to quickly decide whether you will file an appeal with the courts. This way you can create a defense strategy and fight to overturn your conviction or sentencing.

Our law firm realizes just how difficult it is to make these impactful legal decisions on your own. That is why we recommend contacting Oberheiden P.C. today. The sooner you talk to our federal appeals lawyers, the sooner we can start preparing your case for the appellate court.

Our legal team can be reached through our website. You can also call us at our national phone number: (888) 680-1745. Whether you have pressing questions about your case or want to schedule a free consultation, do not delay. We are ready to represent you and your interests at the federal level.

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