Erika Bierma is a well-known and highly-regarded attorney who regularly appears in Wisconsin state courts and the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin. Her practice includes both criminal and civil litigation, and she has handled and been involved with many high-profile cases.
Erika represents individuals accused of serious felonies, including but not limited to, repeated sexual assault of a child, sexual assault, child pornography, drug offenses, burglary, and many other felonies as well as misdemeanors. She represents people accused of OWI’s, both criminal and ordinance. She represents individuals at all stages of the criminal process—from investigation to pre-charging negotiations to jury trial and through appeal. She appears in court almost on a daily basis and well respected by the judges, prosecutors, and courthouse staff. Erika has significant trial experience.
She is a former Associate Federal Defender where she represented individuals accused of a wide range of serious federal crimes. Some of which include white collar, computer, and tax crimes. Erika has also represented victims of crimes as well as grand jury and John Doe witnesses.
Juvenile Court and School Disciplinary Proceedings:
Erika’s practice also involves representing juveniles accused of ordinance violations, misdemeanors, and felonies. She also represents parents involved in the juvenile criminal justice system. Her practice also includes representing students subject to investigations in non-academic misconduct proceedings, school discipline, and the expulsion process for students at both the high school and university level.
Representing the Interests of Business Clients:
Erika represents the interests of business clients, having successfully recovered misappropriated funds for financial institutions, private individuals, and corporations. Her experience also includes assisting business clients with compliance with grand jury subpoenas and requests involving most investigative agencies.
Tom was admitted to the Wisconsin Bar in 1975 after graduating from the University of Wisconsin Law School. Tom has served in private practice in Madison, Wisconsin continuously since his admission to the bar.
Tom concentrates his practice on providing legal services to individuals and clients who require assistance in a diverse variety of legal matters, including family law, estate planning, probate, business organizations, criminal and traffic. In addition to counseling with clients on legal issues, Tom has conducted jury and bench trials, representing clients in divorce and family law matters, criminal, probate, personal injury, business, traffic, contract, real estate, land use, real estate assessments, and zoning disputes. His appellate experience involves oral arguments in the Wisconsin Court of Appeals and Wisconsin Supreme Court, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Tom has been named as a Top Lawyer by Madison Magazine in the areas of Divorce Law and Family Law. Tom is an Eagle Scout and also a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
A respected leader in the Wisconsin legal community, Gerald Mowris has handled a broad range of litigation in the areas of criminal defense, personal injury, professional malpractice and family law. He earns great satisfaction helping people in need of sound advice and experienced representation. Mr. Mowris’ style is to help clients cope with their situation by exploring with them various legal options to discover the best course of action. He was elected State Bar President in 2001, and has served as president of both the Dane County Bar Association and the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Mr. Mowris has also served for 21 years in the U.S. Army Reserves, retiring as a Major in the Army Judge Advocates General (JAG) Division. Gerry was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2015 in the field of Criminal Defense: Non-White-Collar.