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Stephen P. "Steve" Hurley

33 East Main Street, Suite 400 Madison, Wisconsin 53701
Firm: Hurley Burish, S.C.
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Hurley Burish, S.C.

Years In Practice

Phone Number (608) 257-0945
Steve Hurley's more than 45 years of practice provides clients with the background necessary to litigate complex cases. Steve is highly regarded throughout the state for his expertise in criminal defense. His persuasive presentation in the courtroom and knowledge of the law make him an effective litigator for civil cases as well. Steve was nominated and elected by his peers to the American College of Trial lawyers. His reputation earns him many referrals from colleagues for both criminal and civil cases.

Steve practices before agencies, state and federal courts, and has successfully represented clients at all stages: from pre-suit or pre-charging negotiations, through appeals before the appellate and supreme courts.

Various bar associations frequently request Steve to lecture on evidence, trial advocacy and criminal defense topics. Since 1989 he has been an adjunct professor at the University of Wisconsin law School.

Steve was recently profiled by the Isthmus magazine in a cover story titled "Hurley for the Defense," available here. In addition, the American Bar Association Journal had a feature article on Steve's recent victory on behalf of a client. The article is available here.

The 2008 Wisconsin Super Lawyers® magazine featured Steve in its cover story.
What legal services does this lawyer offer?
Lawyer of the Year recognition for Stephen P. Hurley
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Madison (2015)
Criminal Defense: General Practice, Madison (2014)
Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Madison (2011)
  • Wisconsin Assoc. of Criminal Defense Lawyers: William Coffee Memorial Award
  • Univ. of Wisconsin School of Law: Warren Stolper Award for the outstanding adjunct professor of law
  • Admin. Office of the Illiniois Courts: Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Legal Defense Serivces
  • Academy of Television Arts and Sciences: Primetime Emmy Awards honor for contribution to Picket Fences, Outstanding Drama Series
Knox College, B.A.
Graduated 1969
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
Graduated 1972
Contact Details and Office Locations
33 East Main Street, Suite 400
Madison, Wisconsin 53701
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