I've been asked a lot lately by perspective clients, "Who's the best attorney in Milwaukee?" Or, "Are you the best criminal defense lawyer in Milwaukee?" People that call from out of town want to know if our law firm has better lawyers than the lawyers in Racine or Green Bay or Waukesha, etc., etc. The short answer is that there is no "best lawyer" in Milwaukee or anywhere else. At Reddin, Singer and Govin, we pride ourselves on our 30 plus years of experience and the inclusion of our lawyers in the various "best attorneys" lists that are around. However, the best lawyer for you is one you have confidence in, that returns your phone calls, that seems in control in the courtroom and that you do the research on to convince yourself that this is the "best lawyer" for your case and your personal situation. We don't pretend finances don't also enter in to the equation. If someone from Eau Claire or Wausau calls me, I frequently tell them that a lawyer with an office across the street from the courthouse is likely to charge less than I might, either because I have more experience or simply because it takes more time for me to drive to a city 100 plus miles away than it would take a local attorney to walk across the street. If money is tight but you absolutely have to have an attorney, the local guy in West Bend might be the "best lawyer" for you.