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Benjamin T Van Severen

Benjamin T Van Severen

 
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI
  • Wisconsin
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Lawyer Rating and Reviews
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5.0
Legal Analysis
5.0/5.0
Communication Skills
5.0/5.0
Ethics and Professionalism
5.0/5.0
Matt Last
Reviewed by Matt Last December 2, 2018
Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
Attorney Van Severen truly cares for his clients and is willing to walk them through the most difficult times in their lives. He is an exceptional attorney.
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Q. How do you know this lawyer?
  • Current or Former Co-Worker/Colleague

Attorney Van Severen is one of the Managing Partners at Meyer Van Severen, S.C. who I currently work with.

Q. In the cases you were involved in with this attorney, which of the following apply?
  • Different Client, Same Side of Case

Attorney Van Severen and myself both work in Criminal Defense defending individuals throughout the State of Wisconsin.

Q. When did you work with this lawyer?
I began working with Attorney Van Severen in June 2018. Previously I interlaced with Attorney Van Severn on other cases.
Q. Was this lawyer an effective advocate/counselor and why?
Yes

Attorney Van Severen listens to his client's wishes and desires and turn those wishes and desires into results in the courtroom.

Q. Please rate this lawyer on the following:

Legal Knowledge: Excellent

Attorney Van Severen always stays up to date on the most recent developments in criminal law to better advocate for his clients.

Legal Analysis: Excellent

Attorney Van Severen has shown a desire to research and argue complex legal issues on behalf of his clients.

Communication Skills: Excellent

Attorney Van Severen has the ability to develop strong relationships with his clients which helps him be a zealous advocate on their behalf.

Ethics and Professionalism: Excellent

Attorney Van Severen is one of the most ethical attorneys I know. He always strides to be not only professional with his clients, but with the Courts also.

Q. For which practice area(s) would you recommend this lawyer?
Criminal Defense, Drunk Driving Defense (OWI, DWI, DUI)
Q. Which of the following skills does this lawyer possess?
  • Appeals
  • Arbitration
  • Client Relations
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Document Review
  • Drafting
  • Legal Research
  • Legal Writing
  • Litigation
  • Mediation
  • Negotiation
  • Oral Argument
  • Problem Solving
  • Trials
Q. I would recommend this lawyer to my family and friends
Yes
Matthew R Meyer
Reviewed by Matthew R Meyer December 2, 2018
Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
Many attorneys practicing in OWI and criminal defense lack the complete set of skills necessary to provide top-notch representation. Ben Van Severen lacks none of those.
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Q. How do you know this lawyer?
  • Current or Former Co-Worker/Colleague

I've practiced alongside Mr. Van Severen.

Q. In the cases you were involved in with this attorney, which of the following apply?
  • Different Client, Same Side of Case

Attorney Van Severen and I both defend individuals accused of committing crimes.

Q. When did you work with this lawyer?
I've worked with this attorney on numerous cases since 2013.
Q. Was this lawyer an effective advocate/counselor and why?
Yes

Attorney Van Severen aggressively pursued trial, motions, and plea negotiations during representation.

Q. Please rate this lawyer on the following:

Legal Knowledge: Excellent

Attorney Van Severen has demonstrated an excellent knowledge of both procedural and substantive caselaw during his representation of clients.

Legal Analysis: Excellent

Attorney Van Severen's legal analysis has also been excellent. His ability to pick up on various legal issues is unmatched.

Communication Skills: Excellent

I have personally observed Attorney Van Severen communicating with juries, courts, clients, and prosecutors. He does all with excellence.

Ethics and Professionalism: Excellent

Attorney Van Severen has an excellent knowledge of the supreme court rules and the general rules of ethics. He and I have had numerous discussions regarding these issues.

Q. For which practice area(s) would you recommend this lawyer?
Criminal defense, OWI/DUI law
Q. Which of the following skills does this lawyer possess?
  • Appeals
  • Client Relations
  • Document Review
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Financial Literacy (handling client funds)
  • Legal Research
  • Legal Writing
  • Litigation
  • Negotiation
  • Oral Argument
  • Problem Solving
  • Trials
  • Use of Technology
Q. Please provide any additional comments about this lawyer
If I were facing a potential criminal charge, Attorney Van Severen is on the short list of attorneys I'd consider.
Q. I would recommend this lawyer to my family and friends
Yes