November 17, 2011
of Wisconsin v. CJR
When C was charged with 26 counts of Felony Embezzlement, she
thought her life was over. Based on the allegations, the prosecutor believed that she stole over $22,000.00 from her employer.
She faced over 150 years in prison if convicted. C had hired another attorney who had advised her to quickly take a deal with
the hopes that they could convince the judge not to go along with the DA’s prison sentence recommendation. She panicked
and didn’t know where to turn. Kirk agreed to take the case and launched an extensive investigation into the financial
records and bank transactions, consisting of thousands of pages. Kirk also developed a strong defense which ultimately caused
the prosecutor to concede the majority of the issues in the case. C was convicted of only misdemeanors and was sentenced to
a mere 20 days in jail.
November 1, 2011
of S v. TP
Mr. P was driving home one night after enjoying dinner at a supper
club. He had two glasses of wine and did not feel impaired. However, the police pulled him over for speeding and simple traffic
violation turned into a life-changing nightmare for Mr. P. The officer placed him through a series of field sobriety tests,
and then alleged that Mr.P was being uncooperative because he refused the officer’s request for a blood test. TP
was arrested for drunk driving and refusing the blood test, both of which would result in losing his driver’s license
and his job. His reputation would also be irreparably damaged. Wanting to fight the case with a vigorous defense, TP
hired Kirk to represent him. After an extensive investigation, Kirk was able to establish that the arresting officer failed
to follow protocol in several aspects of the case. The prosecutor was convinced that he could not prove the case. Both the
drunk driving and refusal charges were dropped.
July 10, 2011
of Wisconsin v. RD
R was driving home one night when he didn’t see the stop
sign at an intersection and ran into another vehicle, injuring six people. To make matters worse, this was R’s 3rd
time being arrested for drunk driving. Kirk dug through the old records from the prior convictions and found an argument that
his constitutional rights had been violated. A motion that Kirk filed resulted in the case being dropped down to a first offense
OWI, with no jail or criminal conviction. Originally facing over 6 years in prison, R ended up not having to serve a single
day in jail.
July 13, 2011
State of Wisconsin v. LB
Having lived her life as a peaceful, churchgoing
member of the community, all who knew her were surprised when L suddenly had a mental breakdown and viciously attacked her
husband. She was charged with a serious felony, facing many years in prison. Kirk worked closely with mental health professionals
and advocated vigorously for L, arguing that she should not be held responsible for her actions because she suffered from
a temporary mental defect. The judge agreed with Kirk and found L Not Guilty. She finally received the mental health treatment
she needed, and was reunited with her husband. Thanks to Kirk, they were able to go on with their lives with this episode
put behind them.
November 15, 2010
State of Wisconsin v AJT
A was accused of a violent battery against another person, who ended up in the hospital. Many people present at the
party believed that they saw B there earlier and that he had returned with a group of people to assault the victim. Kirk was
able to establish an alibi, proving that A was with his girlfriend the entire time. He also vigorously cross-examined the
many witnesses who claimed to have seen A attacking the victim. Kirk showed the jury that the excessive drinking and rowdy
partying that was going on affected the credibility of the witnesses. He also forced a witness to confess that she had lied
on the stand. The jury found AJT Not Guilty of all charges.
August 27, 2009
State of Wisconsin v. BNB
B was at a bar and a group of ruffians decided that they didn’t like the way that B looked. The rowdy group
followed B into the men’s room and attacked him, repeatedly punching and kicking him. B was hit so hard in the face
that his eye swelled shut. Impulsively, he grabbed the knife from his pocket that he used for work and lunged out of the men’s
room to try to get out of the chaos. The young punk who had ordered the attack was waiting outside and tried to stop B from
leaving, but B was blindly swinging his knife in front of him trying to escape. The punk got in the way. B was charged with
the stabbing and faced over 22 years in prison if convicted. Kirk took the case to trial and argued self-defense. The jury
of 12 men and women found him Not Guilty of all charges. He went to a bar with Kirk afterwards and they celebrated.