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Attorney

Hurley, Burish & Stanton
Phone: (608) ***-****  HQ Phone
Hurley
33 East Main Street Suite 400
Madison, Wisconsin 53703
United States

Company Description: Hurley, Burish and Stanton Home Page
Background

Employment History

  • Lawyer
    Hurley
  • Clerk
    Hurley
  • Elected Municipal Court Judge
    Village of Waunakee
  • Municipal Court Judge

Education

  • UW-Madison Law School
  • undergraduate degree , music education
    Milton College
  • bachelor of art degree , music education/instrumental
11 Total References
Web References
Hurley, Burish & Stanton :: Profiles
www.hbslawfirm.com, 9 June 2014 [cached]
Lawyer John Hyland | Featured Attorney DUI
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John D. Hyland
p 608.257.0945 f 608.257.5764
jhyland@hbslawfirm.com
Since 1992, John Hyland has represented individuals accused of drunk driving related offenses in circuit and municipal courts throughout the state. Hurley, Burish & Stanton has been recognized as a Tier 1 Best Law Firm in the area of OWI (operating while intoxicated) defense, according to U.S. News & World Reports®. John, who has been with the firm since 1989, has defended drivers accused of all manner of civil and criminal OWI offenses, including cases involving injury and death. Whether the case involves a civil 1st offense allegation or a criminal felony charge for a 5th or higher OWI, John treats each case as the vitally important client matter that it is.
John's expertise in impaired driving defense is not simply based upon his years of experience. John has two assets, unique to him among the OWI defense bar. First, John is a municipal court judge. In 2008 John won a contested election for that position in his home village of Waunakee. He has since been re-elected twice. Shortly after his first election, John was invited to become a member of the municipal judge faculty of the Supreme Court Office of Judicial Education. He has presented programs at multiple traffic and trial seminars for fellow judges, and was recently named to the New Laws/New Cases Committee.
John's experience as a municipal judge lends a valuable perspective to his work as an attorney. Both the experience of judging and the educational opportunities provided to municipal judges, prove to be a unique benefit to his practice. This view from the bench broadens John's base of knowledge and approach to impaired driving cases.
Second, John is certified in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing through completion of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Student Course. This is the same training that is received by law enforcement and provides key insight into defending clients accused of impaired driving, since most of those drivers have been required to perform field sobriety tests. Since John is certified, he is able to cross-examine arresting officers utilizing the training that they both experienced.
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John graduated from the UW-Madison Law School in 1989. His undergraduate degree in music education was earned in 1979 at Milton College. He taught for seven years before entering law school. John began working as a clerk at Hurley, Burish & Milliken during his second year of law school. Upon his graduation he became the only associate attorney at the three-partner firm.
Over the years the firm grew and John became a partner. However, his belief that each and every client must receive personal attention has not changed. John sees his first duty to his client as making sure that the client understands what is happening at every stage of his or her case. He also believes that he must assist his client in making informed decisions based upon an accurate assessment of the facts and the law, together with a full understanding of the consequences of each decision. John is committed to making sure that his clients understand all of their defenses and their choices as the case moves forward.
John lives in Waunakee with his wife and three children. He is active in the school music boosters' association, serving on the board since 2010. He is also involved with his parish's Knights of Columbus chapter. John still enjoys performing with the Madison Savoyards and playing trombone with his son in the Waunakee Community Band.
WisBar: Dane County legal community recognized for public service
www.wisbar.org, 6 May 2003 [cached]
The 2002 Hotline Attorney of the Year Award will be presented to John D. Hyland.The Lawyer Hotline Program is a public service component of the State Bar's Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS), which has been in operation for nearly 20 years.Hotline volunteers answer simple legal questions free of charge, allowing callers to better assess whether they wish to hire a lawyer or use the resource information provided to them over the phone.Common hotline topics include landlord/tenant disputes and consumer issues.
Hyland is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School.During that time, he participated in the United States Army Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corp internship program, assisting the litigation section at the Pentagon.Hyland also earned a degree in music education and taught in that field for seven years prior to entering law school.He maintains close ties to the arts, and his vocal talent adds an extra dimension to the Hotline program - at times he sings his answers to the clients!Hyland currently practices criminal defense and civil litigation at Hurley, Burish & Milliken S.C.
WisBar | News Release May 2003: Dane County legal community recognized for public service
www.wislaw.org, 1 May 2003 [cached]
The 2002 Hotline Attorney of the Year Award will be presented to John D. Hyland.The Lawyer Hotline Program is a public service component of the State Bar's Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS), which has been in operation for nearly 20 years.Hotline volunteers answer simple legal questions free of charge, allowing callers to better assess whether they wish to hire a lawyer or use the resource information provided to them over the phone.Common hotline topics include landlord/tenant disputes and consumer issues.
Hyland is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School.During that time, he participated in the United States Army Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corp internship program, assisting the litigation section at the Pentagon.Hyland also earned a degree in music education and taught in that field for seven years prior to entering law school.He maintains close ties to the arts, and his vocal talent adds an extra dimension to the Hotline program - at times he sings his answers to the clients!Hyland currently practices criminal defense and civil litigation at Hurley, Burish & Milliken S.C.
Hurley, Burish & Stanton :: News
www.hbslawfirm.com, 1 April 2008 [cached]
John D. Hyland was elected Municipal Judge for the Village of Waunakee by a two-thirds margin. He will begin serving a two year term on May 1, 2008.
Hurley, Burish & Stanton :: News
www.hbslawfirm.com, 26 Sept 2008 [cached]
John Hyland: He's Waunakee's municipal court judge
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As elected Municipal Court Judge, John Hyland can utilize his 21 years of legal experience at Hurley, Burish and Stanton with the people who find themselves on the other side of the law in Waunakee.
"I wanted to expand my experience in the legal system and give to the community. Considering both sides and making a decision appealed to me," Hyland said.
Since May 1, the nonpartisan judiciary position for the village became the responsibility of Hyland.
"It's more work and harder than I expected, but in a good way," Hyland said.
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According to Hyland, juvenile cases are interesting, frustrating and gratifying.
"I have to be inventive in talking with juveniles and their parents; what will work, what is an appropriate punishment and future deterrent? I spend five times more discussion with juveniles than adults, and I find that very rewarding," Hyland said.
At the end of the day, what Hyland hopes is that the people, both adults and juveniles he comes in contact with, believe he gave them a fair shake.
The legal system was far from Hyland's mind while growing up the youngest of eight in Monroe, Wis. Since the fifth grade, music is what made Hyland happy. He took up the trombone because he thought it was an impressive instrument - and his arms were long enough.
With that he participated in everything music all through high school including marching band and jazz band. He also enjoyed acting in both musical and straight plays.
Following in his teacher's footsteps and alma mater, he went on to Milton College in Milton, Wis. and graduated with a bachelor of art degree in music education/instrumental.
His first job was as the general music teacher in a Catholic grade school in Rockford, Ill. During his three years there, he set up the program in conjunction with the public school so the students could receive lessons on instruments.
Hyland returned to Monroe High School, from where he graduated, and taught for the next three years.
It was a time of budget cuts and lay offs. Hyland was let go and spent a year substitute teaching and then started working at other things.
Hyland had become very involved in Janesville's community theater and Rockford's New American Theater, especially during his summers off from teaching.
He met a fellow actor who was a lawyer by day.
"I thought he had a nice job, made money and had time to be in shows," Hyland said.
Hyland made a life changing decision and entered law school at UW-Madison.
"Going to school again was fun. It was a diverse group of students," Hyland said.
His spent his first summer an intern in Washington, D.C. at the Pentagon helping with civil litigation in a program set up by Judge Advocate General or JAG.
"We researched some interesting legal issues," Hyland said.
During his second summer of law school, he accepted an internship at Hurley, Burish and Stanton and has been there ever since.
His initial legal practice dealt with general law and divorce. Eventually, Hyland started helping with trials and criminal cases, and his career took off. Today, he specializes in criminal defense at the trial level with some appellate cases.
Hyland has been involved with two noteworthy cases. Hyland wrote the briefs for the first Wisconsin case where the conviction was overturned due to DNA evidence.
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Hyland presented the oral argument in front of the Wisconsin Supreme Court for Debra Head who shot and killed her husband and lost in the court of appeals.
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"I enjoy when a case has a unique issue to litigate," Hyland said.
While practicing law, Hyland did continue to pursue theater as he planned.
Hyland joined the Madison Savoyards, a group involved in performing one Gilbert and Sullivan production each summer.
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Hyland claimed
"I love Pittsburgh," and they began dating.
The couple has been married for 15 years.
Hyland and Gardill have three children, Aedan, age 12, Olivia, age 6, and Julia, age 3.
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"She was meant to be ours," Hyland said.
When Olivia was 5 1/2 months old, the couple traveled to Guatemala to bring her home.
With such a good experience, Hyland and his wife adopted the second time and had the good fortune to bring Julia home when she was 4 1/2 months old.
Hyland states there was a "karma connection" with Julia as well. Julia's birth name was Norma and Hyland had lost a sister-in-law named Norma.
"We're adoption advocates. We love talking about adoption. The girls are healthy, bright and handfuls, and Aeden is a great big brother," Hyland said.
Hyland just finished building a tree house with his 79 year-old father-in-law. Both men and the kids are thrilled and proud of their project.
The Hylands love to travel and expose their children to the arts. After spending eight summers with the Madison Savoyards, Hyland quit the theater when his family grew.
But making music continues to make him happy, especially when he and Aeden resonate together with their trombones.
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