Email: dean@strangbradley.com

Phone: (608) 535-1550

Fax: (608) 406-2602

Mailing Address:
Strang & Bradley, S.C.
PO Box 2320
Madison, WI 53703

Biography

I strive to offer what a client values most in a lawyer: good judgment, founded on listening to what the client really wants and needs. Then I try to express that judgment through exceptional written work; integrity in encounters with clients and everyone involved in a case; and simple care.

When this means taking the longer, harder route, I do that with a client. Shortcuts usually serve a lawyer’s comfort, not a client’s cause. And cutting corners serves neither the client nor the lawyer.

EDUCATION
Dartmouth College (A.B., Government, cum laude), 1982
University of Virginia School of Law (J.D.), 1985

BAR ADMISSIONS
Wisconsin, 1985
Minnesota, 1986 (inactive non-resident)
Supreme Court of the United States, 1993
United States Court of Federal Claims, 2008
United States Court of Appeals for the
Seventh Circuit, 1985
Fifth Circuit, 1986
Ninth Circuit, 1987
Eighth Circuit, 1989
Sixth Circuit, 1993
Tenth Circuit, 2014
United States District Court
Eastern & Western Districts of Wisconsin, 1985
Northern District of Illinois, 1992
Southern District of Iowa, 1992
District of Arizona, 1997
Western District of Michigan, 1998
District of Minnesota, 2006
District of Colorado, 2014

EMPLOYMENT
StrangBradley, LLC, Shareholder 2013—present
Past work includes five years as Wisconsin’s first Federal Defender; shareholder in two of the state’s leading criminal defense firms (Hurley, Burish & Stanton, S.C. and Shellow, Shellow & Glynn, S.C.); co-founder of a firm with superb criminal defense lawyer Michael J. Fitzgerald; a short stint as an Assistant United States Attorney (E.D. Wis.); and beginning as a litigation associate in a large civil law firm (Reinhart, Boerner, Van Deuren, Norris & Rieselbach, S.C.)

PUBLICATIONS & ESSAYS
Dean A. Strang, WORSE THAN THE DEVIL: ANARCHISTS, CLARENCE DARROW, AND JUSTICE IN A TIME OF TERROR (University of Wisconsin Press 2013)
Dean A. Strang, Becoming What We Pretend to Be: Signs of Values in the Casual Rhetoric of American Criminal Justice, 24 WIS. J. L., GENDER & SOC. 313 (2009)
Dean A. Strang, Felons, Guns, and the Limits of Federal Power, 39 J. MARSHALL L. REV. 385 (2006)
Dean A. Strang, Talking Law: Rules of Evidence as Language, 7 WISCONSIN DEFENDER 8 (February 1999)
Dean A. Strang, Why Whitty Does Not Work, 6 WISCONSIN DEFENDER (November 1998)
Dean A. Strang, The Rhetoric of Death, 1998 WIS. L. REV. 841 (1998)
Dean A. Strang, The Federal Government Loses One In Denver — For Now, 6 WISCONSIN DEFENDER (August 1998)
Dean A. Strang, Prior Inconsistent Statements, 5 WISCONSIN DEFENDER 12 (July 1997)
Dean A. Strang, Why We Shouldn’t Kill Timothy McVeigh, 18 SHEPHERD EXPRESS, cover story (June 12, 1997)
Dean A. Strang, Tim McVeigh’s Execution Would Be The Final Outrage, THE CAPITAL TIMES, Page 1C (June 16, 1997) (largely a reprint of the SHEPHERD EXPRESS article)
Dean A. Strang, Yes: Justice Is Best Served By Allowing The Defense Of “Not Guilty By Reason Of Mental Disease Or Defect,” WISCONSIN COUNTIES 26 (February 1995)
Robert K. Sholl & Dean A. Strang, Age Discrimination in the Modern Reduction in Force, 69 MARQ. L. REV. 331 (1986)

COURSES TAUGHT
University of Wisconsin, Department of Continuing Studies (2013-present)
Bombs, Victor Berger, and Fighting Bob: WWI’s Turbulence at Home
Clarence Darrow and Four Trials of the (American) Century
The Sixteenth Through Twenty-First Amendments: Progressive Influence at its Peak
Women Leading–and Succeeding–in the Progressive Era: Not just Temperance
University of Wisconsin Law School (2008—2013)
Selected Problems in Jurisprudence: Law, Social Sciences
& Humanities
Law & Contemporary Problems: Defense Function in Private Practice (with Prof. Michele LaVigne)
Evidence
Constitutional Law II: Fourth, Fifth & Sixth Amendments (with Marcus Berghahn)
Marquette University Law School (2002-08, Spring 2011)
Law, Social Sciences & Humanities (with Prof. Michael M. O’Hear)
Federal Crimes & Federal Criminal Procedure

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
Wisconsin Innocence Project, Advisory Board, 2011 – present
Friends of the Remington Center, Board of Directors, 2011 — present
Seventh Circuit Pattern Jury Instructions (Criminal) Committee, 2008 — present
University of Wisconsin Law School, Adjunct Professor, 2008 — present
American Law Institute, elected 2004
Milwaukee Bar Association Judicial Selection Committee, member, 2004 — 2005
Marquette University Law School, Adjunct Professor, 2002 — present
Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association, Vice President, 2005—2006; Criminal Liaison; Co-Chair, Court History Project, 2002—2006
National Criminal Defense College, Macon, Georgia, Faculty, 1999 — present
Wisconsin Public Defender Trial Advocacy Institute, Faculty member, 1999 — present
Wisconsin AIDS Fund, Executive Committee and Steering Committee, 1998 – 2001; board of directors, 1998 — 2002
Wisconsin Coalition Against the Death Penalty, Inc. and WCADP Fund, Inc., co-founder, director and officer, 1996 — 1998, 2000 — 2001
Seventh Circuit Bar Association, Wisconsin Criminal Law Chair, 1996 — 2000, Board of Governors, 2000 — 2007
Local Rules Advisory Committee (E.D. Wis.), member, 1998—2005
Wisconsin State Bar, Criminal Law Section, Death Penalty Liaison, 1994 — 1998, Board of Directors, 2005—2009
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, ad hoc faculty member, Political Science Department, 1997
Wisconsin Anti-Violence Effort, Inc. (W.A.V.E.), Board of Directors, 1995—2000
Sinai-Samaritan Hospital, Positive Health Clinic, Capital Campaign Committee, 1995—1996
Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1989—present
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1988—present

PUBLISHED DECISIONS
Gaertner v. 880 Corp., 131 Wis. 2d 492, 389 N.W.2d 59 (Ct. App. 1986)
South Central United Food & Commercial Workers Unions v. C & G Markets, Inc., 836 F.2d 221 (5th Cir. 1988)
United States v. Shyres, 898 F.2d 647 (8th Cir. 1990)
State v. Willis, 552 N.E.2d 512 (Ind. App. 1990)
Olympia Hotels Corp. v. Johnson Wax Development Corp., 908 F.2d 1363 (7th Cir. 1990)
United States v. Lechuga, 769 F. Supp. 1056 (E.D. Wis. 1991)
State v. Borrell, 167 Wis. 2d 749, 482 N.W.2d 883 (1992)
State v. Stevens, 171 Wis. 2d 106, 490 N.W.2d 753 (Ct. App. 1992)
United States v. Antzoulatos, 962 F.2d 720 (7th Cir. 1992)
United States v. Lechuga, 975 F.2d 397 (7th Cir. 1992)
United States v. Lechuga, 994 F.2d 346 (7th Cir. 1993) (en banc) United States v. Greene, 995 F.2d 793 (8th Cir. 1993)
Willis v. Aiken, 8 F.3d 556 (7th Cir. 1993)
United States v. Marlatt, 24 F.3d 1005 (7th Cir. 1994)
United States v. Knapp, 25 F.3d 451 (7th Cir. 1994)
Daniels v. State, 650 So. 2d 544 (Ala. Crim. App. 1994), cert. denied, 514 U.S. 1024 (1995)
United States v. Andersen, 45 F.3d 217 (7th Cir. 1995)
United States v. Gunderson, 55 F.3d 1328 (7th Cir. 1995)
United States v. D.F., 857 F. Supp. 1311 (E.D. Wis. 1994), aff’d, 63 F.3d 671 (7th Cir. 1995), vacated and remanded, 517 U.S. 1231 (1996)
United States v. Barry, 71 F.3d 1269 (7th Cir. 1995)
State v. Cummings, 199 Wis. 2d 721, 546 N.W.2d 406 (1996) United States v. D.F., 115 F.3d 413 (7th Cir. 1997 (decision after remand from Supreme Court)
United States v. Lovelace, 123 F.3d 650 (7th Cir. 1997) (argued only)
United States v. O’Neill, 27 F. Supp.2d 1121 (E.D.Wis. 1998) State v. Hobson, 218 Wis. 2d 350, 577 N.W.2d 825 (1998) (counsel for amicus curiae)
United States v. Ladish Malting Co., 135 F.3d 484 (7th Cir. 1998) United States v. O’Neill, 52 F. Supp.2d 954 (E.D. Wis. 1999)
State v. Brandt, 226 Wis. 2d 610, 594 N.W.2d 759 (1999)
United States v. Raszkiewicz, 169 F.3d 459 (7th Cir. 1999)
State v. Edmunds, 229 Wis. 2d 67, 598 N.W.2d 290 (Ct. App. 1999)
State v. Davidson, 236 Wis. 2d 537, 613 N.W.2d 606 (2000) (counsel for amicus curiae)
United States v. Conant, 116 F. Supp.2d 1015 (E.D. Wis. 2000) (Michael J. Fitzgerald reported as counsel; opinion published after I became Federal Defender)
State v. Raflik, 248 Wis. 593, 636 N.W.2d 690 (2001)
Buford v. United States, 532 U.S. 59 (2001)
United States v. Lemons, 153 F. Supp.2d 948 (E.D. Wis. 2001)
United States v. Bjorkman, 270 F.3d 482 (7th Cir. 2001)
United States v. Rodgers, 186 F. Supp.2d 971 (E.D. Wis. 2002)
United States v. Norton, 218 F. Supp.2d 1014 (E.D. Wis. 2002)
United States v. Lemons, 302 F.3d 769 (7th Cir. 2002)
United States v. Anifowoshe, 307 F.3d 643 (7th Cir. 2002)
United States v. Warneke, 310 F.3d 542 (7th Cir. 2002)
United States v. Klinzing, 315 F.3d 803 (7th Cir. 2003)
United States v. Kaquatosh, 242 F. Supp.2d 562 (E.D. Wis. 2003)
United States v. Kaquatosh, 248 F. Supp.2d 806 (E.D. Wis. 2003)
United States v. Kaquatosh, 252 F. Supp.2d 775 (E.D. Wis. 2003)
United States v. Long, 324 F.3d 475 (7th Cir. 2003)
United States v. Smith, 324 F.3d 922 (7th Cir. 2003)
United States v. Redemann, 295 F. Supp.2d 887 (E.D. Wis. 2003)
United States v. Sanapaw, 366 F.3d 492 (7th Cir. 2004)
United States v. Swanson, 394 F.3d 520 (7th Cir. 2005) (appointed after oral argument for supplemental briefing on Blakely/Booker issue)
United States v. Booker, 543 U.S. 220 (2005) (co-counsel for respondent Freddie J. Booker)
United States v. McGee, 408 F.3d 966 (7th Cir. 2005) (for appellant Thomas King)
United States v. Mixon, 457 F.3d 615 (7th Cir. 2006)
United States v. Calimlim, 538 F.3d 706 (7th Cir. 2008)
United States v. Knox, 540 F.3d 708 (7th Cir. 2008)
State v. Sveum, 2010 WI 92, 328 Wis. 2d 369, 787 N.W.2d 317
United States v. Larsen, 615 F.3d 780 (7th Cir. 2010)
Fischer v. Ozaukee County Circuit Court, 741 F. Supp.2d 944 (E.D. Wis. 2010)
State ex rel. Ozanne v. Fitzgerald, 2011 WI 43, 334 Wis. 2d 70, 798 N.W.2d 436 (representing Hon. Maryann Sumi, the trial judge)
State v. Williams, 2012 WI 59, 341 Wis. 2d 191, 814 N.W.2d 460
O’Keefe v. Chisholm, 769 F.3d 963 (7th Cir. 2014)
United States v. Black, No. 14-1000 slip op. (10th Cir. December 9, 2014)

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