Milwaukee Criminal Defense Attorney
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Milwaukee Criminal Defense Attorney


Whether you are staring down misdemeanor or felony charges in Milwaukee or the surrounding areas, you can find the trial-tested powerhouse defense you need at Cherella Law. Our defense lawyer is backed by defense victories and has won an Avvo Client’s Choice Award for his outstanding service.

No case is too complex for our legal advocate, as he has defended 100s of clients in the Federal District Court for Wisconsin’s Eastern District. We have the proven insights, tenacity, and passion to help you fight your charge and preserve your rights. Discover what 20+ years’ experience can achieve for you.


You can rely on Attorney Cherella to provide the caring, one-on-one guidance you need, whenever you need it. When you work with our Milwaukee criminal defense lawyer, you get his business card and his personal cell phone number. We understand that your future is on the line and you may have urgent questions. Realizing what is at stake, our criminal defense attorney is committed to being available to help you around the clock.

We’re available 24/7! Call us now at (414) 882-8382 or request your free consultation online.

See What Our Past Clients Are Saying

  • You Can Tell That the Judges... and the Other Lawyers Respect Him

    “Chris is an excellent lawyer and I would recommend him to anyone. Chris dealt with a criminal charge and an unemployment issue along with my divorce. He is respectful, and he makes you feel taken care of. In the court room, he takes charge and you always feel as though you are in good hands. He is very knowledgeable, trustworthy, and he tells you how it is and doesn't sugar coat things. He is very up front with you as a client, and you can tell that the judges, personnel in the court, and the other lawyers respect him. I have the highest regard for Attorney Cherella and would recommend him highly for legal representation.”


  • Chris Is a Hard Worker and Won't Take You for Granted

    “I would highly recommend Christopher Cherella! We needed a "go getter" for a case. Chris immediately jumped in with both feet and got busy. He was able to give us peace of mind while prepping for a battle in court. Because of his preparations, we never saw a courtroom. He made sure every aspect of the case was covered and kept us informed of everything he was learning. Chris is a hard worker and wont' take you for granted. Definitely worth retaining him!!”

    Former Client

  • A Real No-Nonsense Guy

    “We needed help for our son, and Chris really went to work for us quickly. The outcome was better then expected, and the issues are now in the past. I would recommend Chris - a real no nonsense guy.”


  • "At one point, I felt sorry for [the plaintiff's] lawyer"

    “My soon to be ex-wife filed a TRO against me. All her claims were made up, however, the problem was that I had never been in court in my life and didn't know what to do. I was extremely overwhelmed by school work because the court data was on the same week of my finals. She had her divorce lawyer, who tried to make me look like a liar and an abusive husband. I am on F-1 visa which just added more salt to the injury. Mr.Cherella helped me through the case. He knew what he was doing. By the end of the day, my wife's lawyer was shaking and nervous during her last statement. At one point, I felt sorry for my wife's lawyer. If you can afford him, don't hesitate to hire him.”

    A Criminal Defense Client

How Can We Help You?

Your legal problems demand the experience and skill required to win a favorable result. Attorney Christopher J. Cherella is a leading Wisconsin criminal defense attorney who provides the legal advocacy you need to effectively defend against all misdemeanor and felony charges. Since 1991, he has handled thousands of criminal cases throughout Wisconsin.

Attorney Cherella makes certain that you get the defense you deserve. His legal practice is distinctly client-focused, as he prioritizes being accessible to clients and achieving their goals. With more than twenty years of legal insight, Cherella Law is ready to seek the most favorable outcome for your case.