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Attorney Robert J. Sisson represents clients in a variety of matters including OWI and other criminal matters, bankruptcy, Wis. Stat. Chapter 128 debt amortizations, traffic charges, and juvenile criminal matters.  He is known for being a dedicated and passionate motivator and zealously working to achieve great results for clients.

As a former 2nd Class Petty Officer in active duty during the Vietnam era, Mr. Sisson brings the military discipline, dedication, and respect for each and every client.  He is particularly passionate about representing veterans and those who have served faithfully in the armed services, many of whom have suffered from the current recession.

 How I serve clients

I am a firm believer that staying at the top of your game helps you best serve your clients. Being a licensed attorney in New York State as well as Wisconsin, and an active member in the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys and American Bar Association, gives me the unique opportunity to draw from the expert seminars presented by these organizations, to employ the top defense strategies for my clients.  I believe the best prepared attorney usually achieves the most success.  I also love technology, and employ all the most advanced tools in my daily and trial practice.

No case is too big or too small. Everyone has the right to quality representation.  I am admitted to argue cases before the United States Supreme Court. While I am honored to be able to argue before the Supreme Court Justices; just as equally important is protecting the rights of my clients in our local Circuit Court justice system.

A large part of my practice is devoted to helping clients charged with OWI and those facing significant financial debt who may be considering bankruptcy.  I also represent clients charged in criminal and traffic matters, domestic matters (particularly where such a conviction will limit a client’s future right to bear arms), sexual assaults and many other types of wrongful and unfounded allegations.

OWI charges can be serious – I know what is at stake

Operating while intoxicated charges are serious, and a conviction can have great consequences.  I have represented those charged with OWI and other vehicle-related matters for many years, and work diligently on behalf of each and every client to aggressively represent them.  Often I have been able to get charges dismissed or reduced at a “suppression hearing,” where the state is held to the burden of proving that the arresting officer had reasonable suspicion to stop my client in the first place.  If this can’t be proven to the satisfaction of the court, then the charges are usually dismissed.

Filing for bankruptcy can be a difficult decision.  I understand.

A second major area of my practice involves representing those suffering from difficult financial circumstances and those who may be considering bankruptcy.  I know that bankruptcy happens to good people, especially in the devastating recession that has hurt all of us over the past several years.

Bankruptcy usually does not result from people living well beyond their means.  More typically, bankruptcy results when a hard-working person loses his or her job due to the economy, and simply cannot find a new job with the same or similar compensation, no matter how hard he or she searches.  Often, unforeseen situations arise that make job loss even harder, such as a significant medical event that can deplete limited savings.

 Wisconsin Statute 128.21 -Debt Amortization

If filing bankruptcy is not for you, because you do not have enough debt to warrant doing so, you recently filed for bankruptcy protection, or  you would rather not, consider protecting yourself from creditors and garnishment by filing a “Chapter 128.” Unlike a chapter 7 bankruptcy, you can decide what creditors you would like to include.  Debt repayment can go as long as 36 months and can be paid up early without penalty. Make monthly payments to the trustee for distribution of funds to your creditors.

If you are facing criminal charges or difficult financial circumstances and possible garnishment, please call me.

A member of our staff will meet with you for a free consultation and explain the options that are available so you can make the best informed decision for your situation.

Professional Experience

US Navy

Education and Honors

State University of New York, Buffalo School of Law - Buffalo, New York

  • J.D. 1994

State University of New York, - Buffalo, New York

  • PhD (ABD) Communications
  • Major: Telecommunications

State University of New York - Buffalo, New York

  • M.S. 1990

State University of New York - Buffalo, New York

  • B.A. 1988

Bar Admissions

Bar Admissions:

  • New York
  • Wisconsin
  • US District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin

Professional Organizations:

  • Outagamie Bar Association
  • Winnebago Bar Association
  • Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Fox Valley Criminal Justice Association
  • Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity
  • NACBA Member