L. Michael Tobin

Adjunct Professor


B.A., Swarthmore College
J.D., University of Texas School of Law


Michael Tobin has been Director of the State Public Defender Trial Division since 1994.  Previously he worked as regional  supervisor in the SPD's Hudson office (1986-1994) and as a staff attorney in the Shell Lake and Eau Claire offices (1979-1984).   

Mr. Tobin is the author of two updates of the State Bar's Criminal Defense Manual, a leading publication on the practice of criminal defense in Wisconsin.  He has been appointed by State Public Defender Nicholas Chiarkas as a member of the new Wisconsin Sentencing Commission.
Mr. Tobin is frequently a lecturer in Criminal Procedure at the University of Wisconsin Law School.  He is a member of the Wisconsin & National Associations of Criminal Defense Attorneys.

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