Milwaukee Criminal Defense Professionals
A division of the Law Offices of Jeffrey W. Jensen
111 E. Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 1925
Milwaukee, WI 53202-4825


When your liberty and your reputation depend upon it, you need the professionals-  The Milwaukee Criminal Defense Professionals

Representative Cases


Attorney Jeffrey W. Jensen has defended some of the most high-profile criminal cases in southeastern Wisconsin.  Following is a list of some of attorney Jensen's cases:


State v. Abraham Negrete:  On February 15, 2012, Attorney Jensen argued before the Wisconsin Supreme Court in this matter.  The issue presented to the court garnished considerable interest across the state, and the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (WACDL) submiited an amicus brief.   The issue concerned a situation where Negrete was convicted of a crime in 1992; and, in 2010, he became the subject of deportation proceedings based on the conviction.  Negrete attempted to withdraw his 1992 guilty plea on the grounds that the court did not give him the statutory  immigration warning before accepting his guilty plea.  By 2010, though, the court reporter was deceased, so there was no way to reconstruct the record.   


State v. Theodore Oswald:  Theodore "Ted" Oswald, and his father, James Oswald, were a "father-and-son" team of bank robbers.  In 1994, the Oswald embarked on a spree of bank robberies, primarily in Waukesha County.  The Oswalds were finally captured by police following a dramatic shoot-out that was captured by television cameras, and it was broadcast nationally.  Ted Oswald was convicted in his first trial in 1995; however, in 2005 the United States District Court granted Oswald's petition for habeas corpus, and a new trial was ordered.  In May, 2005, Jensen defended Oswald in a three week trial where Oswald's plea was not responsible on the grounds of mental disease or defect.  Essentially, Ted's father had groomed Ted to be a bank robber, through the use of horribly cruel discipline.  Doctors for the defense testified that Ted suffered from a "shared psychosis" brought on by James Oswald's mental illness.   The jury found that Ted Oswald was responsible for his actions.


State v. James Earl Jackson.  James Earl Jackson was accused of first degree reckless homicide arising out of an incident in which it was alleged that Jackson hunted down his estranged wife and, while chasing her in a car, caused the wife to lose control of her automobile, which resulted in a fatal crash.  In 1993, the jury trial was broadcast nationally on Court TV.


State v. Carlos Gonzales.  Gonzales was charged with felony murder arising out of the botched robbery of a Miller Brewing Company executive in January, 2008.   The Miller executive was South African and, consequently, the case drew international attention.


State v. Walter Missouri: Jensen represented Walter Missouri on an appeal of his conviction for possession of cocaine.  At his trial, Missouri argued that the Milwaukee Police planted the cocaine on him and, in support of this argument, Missouri sought to present the testimony of other men who claimed that the same officer planted cocaine on them, as well.   The trial court excluded Missouri's evidence.  On appeal, though Missouri's conviction was reversed.  In an important decision, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals held that criminal defendants may present "other acts" evidence in support of their defense.


In 2007, Attorney Jensen worked as a Court TV legal analyst during the "Frank Jude" trial in state court

Attorney Jeffrey W. Jensen addresses the media during the Oswald trial
Jeffrey W. Jensen addresses the medial during the Oswald trial
Jensen confers with Oswald during the trial
Attorney Jensen as a Court TV analyst during the Frank Jude trial