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Jeremiah Meyer-O’Day

Jeremiah Meyer-O’Day

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  • Criminal Law, Appeals & Appellate
  • Western District of Wisconsin, Wisconsin
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Summary

Attorney Jeremiah Meyer-O’Day has dedicated his career to the service of others and the protection of the “little guy.” His legal career began at a non-profit law firm in Madison, Wisconsin, where he helped people in both criminal and civil proceedings, including evictions, collections, and family-law issues. Attorney Meyer-O’Day then joined the Office of the State Public Defender, working in the Lancaster, Wisconsin office. There, he defended people accused of crimes at all levels of severity. He has extensive trial experience, and a record of successfully litigating issues involving the violation of clients’ constitutional rights. He’s convinced judges to throw out evidence obtained by police illegally on numerous occasions, and convinced the court of appeals that a particular statute was unconstitutional. At Martinez & Ruby, LLP, Attorney Meyer-O’Day exclusively handles criminal and related matters, both at the trial and appellate levels.

Attorney Meyer-O’Day is a native of Wisconsin.

Education
Northeastern University School of Law
J.D. (2013) | Law
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Honors: Dean's list for all quarters, Honors Thesis
Activities: National Lawyers Guild, Critical Legal Studies group, four full-time 11 week internships: (1) with Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson of the Supreme Court of Wisconsin; (2) with Greater Boston Legal Services - Employment Unit; (3) with Thornton & Naumes, LLP, a small toxic tort and false claims act firm; and (4) with the Wisconsin Department of Justice - Consumer Protection Unit.
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University of Wisconsin - Madison
B.A. (2010) | Psychology, Sociology
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Honors: Honors in the Liberal Arts, Certificate in Women's Studies
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University of Wisconsin Center - Washington County
A.A.S. (1998) | Liberal arts
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Honors: Graduated with Honors in the Liberal Arts, Received a competitive scholarship to UW-Madison which paid two years' tuition.
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Professional Experience
Associate Attorney
Martinez & Ruby, LLP
- Current
I handle a large variety of criminal defense matters, both at the trial and appellate levels. I also defend against restraining order actions, both at the trial and appellate level. My criminal defense practice ranges from petty thefts to drug cases to OWIs to robberies, sexual assaults, and homicides.
Volunteer Attorney
UW Law School Unemployment Appeals Clinic
- Current
Assistant State Public Defender
Office of the State Public Defender of Wisconsin
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I worked representing exclusively indigent clients in a wide variety of criminal and juvenile delinquency matters, including domestic violence cases, OWIs, drug possession/distribution cases, theft/robbery cases, sexual assault cases (both child and adult), and homicide cases. In addition, I defended a large number of chapter 51 mental commitments and chapter 54 guardianship petitions, as well as CHIPS cases as adversary counsel for the child alleged to be in need of protection or services.
Attorney
Lagmann, Inc.
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I was a staff attorney in this small nonprofit law firm handling a wide variety of legal work on behalf of indigent and low income clients, including criminal defense, landlord-tenant work, consumer protection actions, employment lawsuits against both private and government employers, and chapter 7 bankruptcies.
Mortgage Analyst
Wisconsin Department of Justice - Consumer Protection Unit
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I worked as a limited term employee helping to enforce the 2012 National Mortgage Settlement between most of the States and five large banks
Publications
Articles & Publications
Compelled Political Speech in Recent Supreme Court Jurisprudence: (Un)principled Variations in Protection by Speaker
Northeastern University Law Review - Extra Legal
Awards
The Martin Hanson Memorial Prize
Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Pro Bono Award
State Bar of Wisconsin
Professional Associations
State Bar of Wisconsin  # 1091114
Member
Current
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Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (WACDL)
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Western District of Wisconsin
ID Number: 1091114
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Wisconsin
Wisconsin Court System
ID Number: 1091114
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
Languages
  • English
Websites & Blogs
Website
Martinez & Ruby, LLP
Contact & Map
Martinez & Ruby, LLP
620 8th Ave.
Baraboo, WI 53913
Telephone: (608) 355-2000