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Benjamin W. Lutgen

  • Senior Attorney






Attorney Benjamin W. Lutgen is a senior attorney with the law firm of Kim & LaVoy, S.C. Mr. Lutgen is an experienced criminal defense attorney having focused solely on criminal defense work his entire career. He has handled hundreds of misdemeanor and felony matters and has a wide breadth of experience. Mr. Lutgen has practiced in courts throughout Wisconsin and has handled matters such as OWI (DUI), drug offenses, battery, domestic violence, embezzlement, and sexual assault. He has also handled numerous juvenile matters and probation revocation proceedings.

Mr. Lutgen is an experienced litigator and has obtained not guilty verdicts in matters ranging from theft, aggravated battery, and sexual assault. He has also litigated numerous motion hearings challenging the admissibility of evidence. If there is a legal issue to be found, he will find it.

Mr. Lutgen is a graduate of San Francisco Law School where he was named class Valedictorian. He is an active member of numerous professional organizations such as the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Milwaukee Bar Association, the Waukesha County Bar Association, and the Washington County Bar Association.

Mr. Lutgen is admitted to practice law in the State of Wisconsin and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, as well as in the State of California and United States District Court for the Northern District of California.

In his leisure time, Mr. Lutgen enjoys camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, and spending time with his family.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defense
  • Drunk Driving Defense
  • Traffic / Ordinance Violations
  • Restraining Order Hearings

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California


  • San Francisco Law School, San Francisco, California
    • J.D.
    • Honors: Valedictorian
  • University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    • B.S.
    • Major: Criminal Justice

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Milwaukee Bar Association, Member
  • Waukesha County Bar Association, Member
  • Washington County Bar Association, Member
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"I never thought I would need a lawyer so when I got in trouble, I didn't know who to turn to. I decided to call Kim & LaVoy. They told me to trust them, and I did. Their lawyers gave me all of my options and were there at every step of the process. With their help, I avoided a criminal conviction. Whenever someone needs a great lawyer, I always refer them to Kim & LaVoy."
E.E. - Milwaukee