Lawyer John Hyland | Featured Attorney DUI
John D. Hyland
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®.
, 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.
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.
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
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.
is certified, he
is able to cross-examine arresting officers utilizing the training that they both experienced.
John graduated from the UW-Madison Law School in 1989.
His undergraduate degree in music education was earned in 1979 at Milton College.
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.
belief that each and every client must receive personal attention has not changed.
first duty to his
client as making sure that the client understands what is happening at every stage of his
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.
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.
is also involved with his
parish's Knights of Columbus chapter.
still enjoys performing with the Madison Savoyards
and playing trombone with his
son in the Waunakee Community Band.