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Taylor M. Hart

Taylor M. Hart

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  • Criminal Law
  • Wisconsin
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Biography

Attorney Hart is a skilled and accomplished criminal defense attorney. He is a recipient of the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers’ Hanson Memorial Advocate’s Prize, which is presented to attorneys who have won a not-guilty verdict in a homicide jury trial. He has also been named a Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense Attorney by The National Trial Lawyers.

The trial for which Attorney Hart won the Hanson Prize involved a count of first-degree intentional homicide, the most serious crime under Wisconsin law. Taylor was featured on WKOW 27 News after that victory. He also recently obtained acquittals on all counts in a case involving charges of first-degree sexual assault of a child, incest, child enticement, and exposing genitals to a child. Attorney Hart’s client in that case was facing a mandatory minimum sentence of at least 25 years in prison if convicted.

In addition to, and because of, his success at trial, Attorney Hart has a lengthy record of negotiating dismissals of cases pre-trial, thereby saving his clients the anxiety, risk, and expense associated with trial. He has had numerous cases dismissed with charges ranging in severity from disorderly conduct and OWI to burglary and sexual assault.

Taylor is a native of California and moved to Wisconsin to attend law school at the University of Wisconsin—Madison where he graduated with a criminal law degree concentration. While in law school, he represented clients incarcerated at Wisconsin’s federal prison in Oxford and also worked for the State Public Defender’s Office in Baraboo. Prior to law school, he graduated magna cum laude from California State University San Marcos with a degree in Criminology and Justice Studies.

Practice Area
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Wisconsin
Wisconsin Court System
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Associate
Martinez & Ruby, LLP
- Current
Legal Intern
Wisconsin State Public Defender
- Current
Legal Clinical Student
Oxford Federal Project
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Education
University of Wisconsin - Madison
J.D. (2016) | Criminal Law Concentration
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California State University - San Marcos
B.A. (2014) | Criminology & Justice Studies
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
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Awards
Hanson Memorial Advocate's Prize
Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Top 40 Under 40
The National Trial Lawyers
Professional Associations
The National Trial Lawyers
Top 40 Under 40 Member
- Current
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State Bar of Wisconsin  # 1097610
Member
- Current
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Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
- Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Contact & Map
Martinez & Ruby, LLP
620 8th Ave.
Baraboo, WI 53913
Telephone: (608) 355-2000