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Exceptional Criminal Defense

Most criminal defense attorneys will tell you they’re aggressive. We all need to be. At Van Severen, Law Office S.C. we don’t use generic and outdated terms to describe our attorneys. We believe that our precise, intelligent focus allows us to provide criminal defense representation at a level beyond simply “aggressive.”

Our attorneys are dedicated to criminal defense. We don’t handle divorces, business representation, small claims, or any other kind of non-criminal case. If you need a lawyer to review that contract, we’re not the firm that’s going to help you. Our 100% focus on criminal defense allows us to dedicate all of our firm’s resources to defending the criminally accused. We don’t follow the developments in divorce law because that’s not what’s going to keep you out of jail. It’s not what will prevent you from being convicted of that felony. You’re looking for the best criminal defense attorney – the other things simply don’t matter. We believe that this precise focus allows us to deliver better, more positive results for clients.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following: 

  • Drunk Driving – OWI / DWI / PAC
  • Drug Crimes
  • Violent Crimes
  • Domestic Violence
  • Firearm Crimes
  • Property Crimes
  • Homicide
  • Sex Crimes
  • Child Neglect / Abuse
  • Parole / Probation
  • Traffic Crimes
  • Restraining Orders

Call 414-270-0202 today to arrange your free initial consultation

­­­Attorney Benjamin Van Severen

Education: 

  • Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2013
    • J.D.
  • Marquette University, Milwaukee , Wisconsin, 2010
    • B.A.
    • Major: Criminology
    • Major: Political Science

Professional Memberships and Achievements: 

  • 2020 WisconsinSuper Lawyers list
  • 2019 WisconsinSuper Lawyers list
  • 2018 WisconsinSuper Lawyers list
  • 2017 WisconsinSuper Lawyers list
  • 2016 WisconsinSuper Lawyers list
  • National Trial Lawyers Association, Top 40 under 40, 2015
  • National Trial Lawyers Association, Top 40 under 40, 2014

­­­Attorney Matt Last

Criminal defense attorney Matt Last earned his Bachelor of Arts of Criminal Justice from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2007.  Mr. Last graduated Suma Cum Laude from UW-M. He earned his Juris Doctor from Valparaiso University Law School in 2010.

While in law school, Mr. Last participated as an intern at the Lake County Prosecutor’s Office and Lake County Public Defender’s Office in Lake County, Indiana. While there Mr. Last discovered his inclination to work with people charged with criminal offenses.  During the summer before his third year of law school, Mr. Last served as an intern for the Wisconsin State Public Defender’s Office in the trial division.

Following graduation, Mr. Last moved back to Wisconsin and interned once again at the Wisconsin State Public Defender’s Office in the Trial Division while preparing to take the bar exam. Shortly thereafter, Mr. Last joined a Milwaukee criminal defense law firm where he developed with skills and passion for criminal defense. Mr. Last has developed a reputation of taking difficult cases to trial resulting in acquittals. He uses his passion for criminal defense to fight for his clients and has successfully argued and won pretrial suppression motion; has negotiated reduction of charges; and has argued for lower sentences throughout Wisconsin.


Attorney Gregory Isaac

Criminal defense attorney Gregory Isaac earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Marquette University in 2012. He continued his legal education at Marquette and earned his Juris Doctor in 2016. Before his third year in law school, Mr. Isaac interned with in the Milwaukee office of the Wisconsin State Public Defender in the Revocation Division. Throughout his third year, Mr. Isaac again interned with the Milwaukee office of the Wisconsin State Public Defender in the Trial Division.

After graduation, Mr. Isaac worked as a clerk for one year in a large personal injury firm. He then worked as an attorney in a small insurance defense firm. Mr. Isaac then decided to return to his passion: criminal defense.

Mr. Isaac worked in a small criminal defense firm where he developed the skills to handle trial-level cases, revocations and appeals. Mr. Isaac has successfully completed trials that resulted in acquittals, held revocation hearings that did not result in revocation, and has argued several pre-trial suppression motions. He certainly has a reputation of fighting for his clients’ rights and negotiating excellent resolutions.

Finally, in his free time, Mr. Isaac enjoys reading, watching Marquette basketball and rooting for Chicago sports. He is a Milwaukee resident and lives with his wife and cat.


Attorney Conner Helvig

Criminal defense attorney Conner Helvig earned his bachelor of arts in criminal justice from Blue Mountain College in 2017. While attending Blue Mountain College, Mr. Helvig was captain of the Men’s Basketball team for two years. He then continued his education at Marquette University Law School where he graduated from in 2020.  Mr. Helvig joined Meyer Van Severen upon his graduation from law school.  He’s currently accepting new clients facing any kind of criminal, drunk driving, or revocation issue.

Mr. Helvig certainly has a significant amount of experience defending criminal cases and fighting for clients facing revocation issues.  Mr. Helvig began building this experience while still a law student – he served with the Wisconsin State Public Defender’s Office in Milwaukee County while in his third year of law school.  Once he joined Meyer Van Severen, he hit the ground running and continued accruing valuable experience defending individuals facing criminal convictions.

While a law student Mr. Helvig gained a significant amount of knowledge that will certainly benefit the firm – he interned with a felony-level judge in Milwaukee County, and worked in the Village of Menomonee Falls as a legal intern, handling various traffic and municipal citations.  While in Menomonee Falls, Mr. Helvig spent a significant amount of time working on first-offense drunk driving cases. Finally, Mr. Helvig completed multiple court trials while working in the municipal court – all before ever earning his law degree.

Mr Van Severen was the best attorney ever! He kept in touch the whole time very professional and aggressive I would recommend him to anybody looking for a great attorney

Chanel H. – Milwaukee, WI (November 2019)

Attorney Matt Last, has been awesome. He got hired a day before my step father was suppose to be in court. He didn’t hesitate to show up the next day and postponed the court date, until he got him self Acquainted with my step dads case. He has always returned my calls and answered every question to the best of his ability. My step dads case is not easy but in Matt Last, I am confident we will get the best and fair results. Couldn’t ask for more

Jonathan C. – Milwaukee, WI (December 2019)

I was recently represented by Attorney Matthew Last. I had a wonderful experience with him in the handling of my case. It was stressful enough to be in the situation it was in and the last thing I wanted was to handle it alone. Attorney Last assured me he would get it resolved and he did just that. He was professional, prompt, and got me the results I was looking for in my case. I would highly recommend him in the future. Thank you!

Jordan T. – Milwaukee, WI (December 2019)

This place has the best lawyer's anyone can ask for. They focus on you and your case and are very adamant and passionate about there work.
I'd highly recommend them

Michelle B. – Milwaukee, WI (December 2019)

Matthew is a bold strategist that tackles issues head on with the goals of his clients being his utmost priority. I contacted Matthew as soon as I knew I had a hearing (a day prior!) He immediately reached out to me and gave me a consultation. Speaking to Matthew gave me the confidence I needed to hire him to keep my innocence. He immediately took note of my side of the story in full context and told me of what to prepare for in the charging court. Matthew's wit and knowledge was important in getting my case completely dismissed before I was even charged!

Mat P. – Milwaukee, WI (October 2019)

Office Locations

Milwaukee Office
316 N. Milwaukee Street
Suite 200
Milwaukee, WI 53202-1444
Port Washington Office
127 E. Main Street
Ste. 203
Port Washington, WI 53074

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