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Raymond M. Dall'Osto - Milwaukee, WI

330 East Kilbourn AvenueSuite 1170 Milwaukee, WI 53202

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Updated: 02/18/2024

Milwaukee Criminal Defense Lawyer


Ray Dall'Osto is fondly known as the firm’s “true believer.”He is a tough litigator who has dedicated his career defending and protecting the constitutional and legal rights of his clients. “It is my goal to help people cope with and overcome adversity, while preserving their rights.If you don’t stand up for your rights, you have none.”Ray notes that if he was in the client’s shoes, he “would want a lawyer representing me who cares and treats me the same way as if I was a close family member of the lawyer.That is how I try to represent my clients.”

Before he joined GRGB in 1990, Ray served as First Assistant Public Defender in charge of the Milwaukee Public Defender office for two years. He also was a trial attorney with the Milwaukee Felony Division for ten years and taught as an adjunct law professor at the Marquette Law School from 1985-1990. Prior to his public defender service, Ray was Legal Director of the Wisconsin affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union for several years.

Ray's criminal defense and civil litigation practice is complemented by his substantial expertise in constitutional law, evidence, and procedure.The majority of the cases Ray handles involve a government entity accusing an individual or business of a law or regulation violation, the government’s refusal to recognize the rights of the client, to treat the client fairly, or the government entity trying to take away or limit the client’s legal and constitutional rights. He makes it his job to step into the ring for the client and fight for these rights.

Ray makes it a point to get to know and understand his clients and how their legal problems impact on them, their families and businesses, so that he is able to represent them properly. He is passionate about his responsibilities to his clients and refuses to give up until their rights are honored and vindicated.

Outside of GRGB, Ray’s greatest joy is spending time with his wife and three children. He loves to travel in the United States and Europe, and to backcountry canoe, hike and fish. One of his life goals is to visit most of America’s National Parks.

About Raymond M. Dall'Osto

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Defense
  • White Collar Defense
  • Regulatory Investigations
  • Civil Litigation
  • Professional Licensing & Disciplinary Defense
  • Employment
  • Civil Rights


  • 90%

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner


Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin, 1977
  • Illinois, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1977
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin, 1977
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1979
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1980

Other Affiliations

  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Board of Governors, 2010 - 2012
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Chairman & Director, Individual Rights Section, 1979 - 1985 (Member)
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, 1990 - 1996 (Member, Professional Ethics Committee)
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Criminal Law Section, 1995 - 2001 (Chairman & Director)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Member)
  • Wisconsin Association of Defense Lawyers (Member)
  • Milwaukee Bar Association (Member)
  • Illinois State Bar Association (Member 1979 - present)
  • State Bar of Wisconsin (Member 1977 - present)
  • Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association (Member)


  • Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1977
  • Marquette University, 1974
    Honors: cum laude
    Major: History
    Major: Political Science

Pro Bono Activities

  • Frequently Lectures at CLE Programs for Attorneys and for Schools and Community Groups
  • Milwaukee Kickers Boys' Soccer Team Coach, 1990 - 1998
  • Whitefish Bay Recreation Department, Girls Softball Coach, 1990 - 1993

Classes and Seminars

  • Legal Ethics of Email


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Included on the 2024 Wisconsin list

Past Lists

  • 2023 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list
  • 2006 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list
  • 2005 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Raymond M. Dall'Osto on Super Lawyers


  • Testified before a Wisconsin Assembly Committee, on behalf of the State Bar of Wisconsin, in support of AB 331 - June 01, 2017
  • Named one of the "Best Lawyers" for Civil Rights Law, Criminal Defense-White Collar
  • Selected to Wisconsin Super Lawyers - 2005-2020
  • Named in top 50 Wisconsin Super Lawyers – 2018
  • Named in top 25 Milwaukee Super Lawyers – 2016
  • State Bar of Wisconsin President's Award - 2000
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent Rating


Office Information


330 East Kilbourn AvenueSuite 1170 Milwaukee, WI 53202


  • 414-271-7680

Accepts Credit Cards


Office Hours

Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm

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