Stephen Meyer

Adjunct Professor


B.A., with distinction 1976, University of Wisconsin-Madison
J.D., cum laude 1979, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Stephen J. Meyer has dedicated the majority of his career to the representation of individual citizens accused of crimes in state and federal court. A current adjunct professor at the University of Wisconsin Law School, he previously taught evidence and trial advocacy from 1993-1999, and evidence from 2010 through the present. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America (2001- 2017) and was named by them as Madison's Top White Collar Criminal Defense Lawyer of 2014. In 2016, he was named the top criminal defense lawyer in the State of Wisconsin. During the last few years, he successfully debunked forensic experts in the area of arson and handwriting in two separate high profile cases and convinced the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals to enter a judgement of acquittal on direct appeal. Mr. Meyer has been a frequent speaker and author on the rules of evidence and topics related to his area of practice. Active in community affairs, he is a member of the Board of Directors for Community Work Services Foundation. He presently serves on the Advisory Board for the Wisconsin Innocence Project.

He is the only sole practitioner in the State of Wisconsin named as one of the Top 25 Wisconsin Superlawyers in the Madison area. Previously, Mr. Meyer has served as a special investigator for the Wisconsin Department of Justice and on the local investigative committee for the Office of Lawyer Regulation.

Teaching Areas

  • Evidence

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