Attorney Mehlos graduated with honors from the University of Notre Dame and the University of Wisconsin Law School. During law school, Attorney Mehlos participated in the Wisconsin Innocence Project for three semesters, handling 10 post-conviction homicide and assault cases. With the Innocence Project, Attorney Mehlos learned advanced DNA testing theory while working with Dr. Greg Hampikian, one of the nation’s leading DNA experts. Attorney Mehlos’ relentless investigation in a case was the driving factor in his client being released from prison 26 years before his scheduled release date despite three prior attorneys being unable to achieve that result. Prior to joining the law firm, Attorney Mehlos practiced law in Wisconsin in the areas of criminal defense, personal injury, family law, employment law, municipal law, trust and estates, and commercial transactions. He has won difficult cases that have allowed clients to be reunited with their families after months of legal separation, proven the innocence of a man facing three years in prison and extended supervision, and succeeded in protecting the rights of community members in a lawsuit against a multi-million dollar corporation, the first case he tried as a lawyer. Attorney Mehlos joined the firm because he firmly believes in the firm’s philosophy of caring about our clients, creating positive client-centered relationships that involve our clients in successful case strategies, and working together with the firm’s lawyers across multiple practice areas to achieve the best possible results.