Jonathan A. LaVoy
Attorney Jonathan A. LaVoy is a partner with the law firm of Kim & LaVoy, S.C. Mr. LaVoy specializes in the areas of drunk driving, sex offenses, internet crimes, and drug offenses. He has an AV Preeminent™ attorney rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the nation’s leading authority on lawyers and law firms for over 140 years. This rating is the highest possible rating for legal ability and ethical standards. In addition to his AV Preeminent™ rating, Mr. LaVoy has also earned the Client Distinction Award from Martindale-Hubbell. This award is given to less than 1 percent of all attorneys and is based upon client reviews in the areas of Quality of Service, Overall Value, Responsiveness, and Communication Ability.
Mr. LaVoy has represented thousands of clients in courts throughout the State of Wisconsin in cases ranging from drunk driving to homicide and has built a reputation as an aggressive litigator who is respected by his peers. He has obtained not guilty jury verdicts in many different types of cases such as drunk driving, sexual assault, domestic violence, drug offenses, and aggravated battery. Mr. LaVoy has also handled numerous high profile cases and has provided expert commentary on criminal matters to various print, radio and television news outlets.
Mr. LaVoy is skilled in achieving positive results for his clients in both criminal and traffic matters. Besides obtaining not guilty verdicts, he is adept at presenting his clients in the most favorable light before the court, if and when, it comes time for sentencing. Mr. LaVoy makes strong sentencing arguments on behalf of his clients by utilizing various tools such as expert opinions, pre-sentence investigations, and sentencing memorandums to paint a full and accurate picture of his clients for the court. This technique has proven effective in achieving positive results for his clients.
Mr. LaVoy graduated with honors from Marquette University Law School and is active in the community. He has been a guest lecturer on the subject of trial advocacy at Marquette University Law School. His professional memberships include the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Waukesha County Bar Association, the Milwaukee Bar Association, and the Washington County Bar Association.
Mr. LaVoy is admitted to practice law in the State of Wisconsin, the United States District Courts for both the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin, the United States Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.
Areas of Practice
- Criminal Defense
- Drunk Driving Defense
- Traffic / Ordinance Violations
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin
- U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin
- U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
- U.S. Supreme Court
- Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- J.D. cum laude
- Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa
Professional Associations and Memberships
- National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
- Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
- Waukesha County Bar Association, Member
- Milwaukee Bar Association, Member
- Washington County Bar Association, Member