BAR ADMISSION
Wisconsin

COURT ADMISSION

U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court of Wisconsin

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin

U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

U.S. Supreme Court

EDUCATION
Marquette University Law School (J.D., 2002)

Marquette University (M.A., Public Service, 2004)

Marquette University (B. A., Political Science / Criminology, 1999)

UW-Madison (Divorce and Family Mediation Training, 2013)

American Bar Association (Arbitration Training, 2016)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
African-American Chamber of Commerce

American Bar Association

Association for Conflict Resolution

Association of Family and Conciliation Courts

Divorce Cooperation Institute

DUI Defense Lawyers Association

FINRA

Milwaukee Bar Association

Milwaukee Urban League

National Bar Association

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Wisconsin Association of African-American Lawyers

Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Wisconsin Association of Mediators – Practitioner Mediator

Wisconsin State Bar Association

AWARDS

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Odalo J. Ohiku

“Care for the whole person!” These words of wisdom are the cornerstone of the Law Office of Odalo J. Ohiku. With a relentless passion for protecting people’s rights, Mr. Ohiku works tirelessly to ensure that law enforcement does not violate any of our rights guaranteed under the Constitution. Mr. Ohiku’s experiences at Marquette University, undoubtedly, solidified his mission to deliver high quality legal service to each and every client. In order to provide consummate legal representation and vigorous advocacy for his clients, Mr. Ohiku does, indeed, care for the whole person.

Mr. Ohiku’s extensive experience in all facets of the criminal courts system has molded him into a formidable adversary. He provides high quality legal representation on all criminal and quasi-criminal matters, including misdemeanors, felonies, probation/extended supervision revocation hearings, Children’s Court (CHIPS, JIPS) cases, mental health commitments, restraining orders, and municipal cases. Mr. Ohiku has successfully litigated countless evidence suppression motions, illegal search motions, illegal stop/detention motions, as well as various other legal challenges to law enforcement conduct. A trained mediator and arbitrator, Mr. Ohiku possesses the skills needed to resolve complex issues through strategic legal representation.

Mr. Ohiku has been recognized for inclusion in the “Top 40 under 40” by both The American Society of Legal Advocates and The National Trial Lawyers. He remains active with the Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund and Evans Scholars Foundation. He is an avid reader and enjoys topics such as “Race, Crime, and the Law,” political philosophy, and business organizations.  He frequently lectures on topics, such as “Fourth Amendment Search and Seizure” and removing barriers to employment. He sponsors the annual Second Chance Expungement Clinic to assist eligible people with removing criminal convictions from their records. Additionally, Mr. Ohiku mentors individuals interested in becoming lawyers so they, too, will embody, “Care for the whole person!”